My restored Lenco L75

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  1. Luis.correia

    Luis.correia Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys. Just wanted to share some pictures of my Lenco L75 that has just returned home from being veneered and painted. Turned out very clean looking. I like it. Just need to put it back together. Will post some more pictures.
     
  2. Luis.correia

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  4. AudioSoul

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    Very nice looking. What cartridge are you running on that bad boy?
     
  5. revox-b77

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    Congratulations, that will be a step up from the Pioneer!
     
  6. Johncan

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    Looks fantastic!
     
  7. Luis.correia

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    I was using the AT120eb, but i will now put in the Ortofon 2m Red.
     
  8. nkorah

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    Very nice looking indeed.
    I don't really like the Lenco-Basic combination, as the tonearm tends to sit too high for most cartridges, but this is an easy change for future days.
     
  9. Luis.correia

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    thats easily fixed with a thicker mat
     
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  11. Kim G

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    Nice looking veneer job. What kind of finish does it have?
     
  12. jgordon

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    Is the Basik not height adjustable?
     
  13. fizzgig

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    Is it a multi ply plinth?
     
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    Congrats..very nice!
     
  15. Frank Sol

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    I like

    Congrats !
     
  16. nkorah

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    Yep, and after being lowered to the minimum - it's too high.
    It's a known issue within Lenco modifiers - the Basic isn't the best match. My personal tonearm of choice is the Ortofon AS 212, which falls right into the original cut, is relatively inexpensive, sounds amazing, and is quite easy to match with cartridges.

    BTW - IMHO, the original L75 tonearm, with fresh lube and a fresh set of set of V-blocks, sounds better than early Basic arms, and matches the later ones. It's not a bad arm - just doesn't withstand time as well as other tonearms out there.
     
  17. Luis.correia

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    its cherry I think, but with varnish on top.
     
  18. Luis.correia

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    Yes. Baltic wood multi layer
     
  19. Luis.correia

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    It was applied some varnish, then it was polished and some wax in the end. And polished again
     
  20. fizzgig

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    haha, you posted here at the same time I posted on LH! Very nice. :)
     

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