Different t/t drive types - which is 'best'?

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nilsatisnisioptimum wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:21 pm
Had to look these up and they seem to be circa £6k a go. Even as a true vinyl junkie that's a very large amount of for a bit of kit
Yes, I think it might be pertinent at this point to mention that my potential budget does not run to £6k, I'm afraid. About a third of that and we're there or thereabouts...

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I think it is important to remember the drive system is not the only component in a turntable that affects sound quality ie the tonearm and correctly matched cartridge are key components too. It also depends on what type of sound you are looking for eg my Lenco with Decca C4e provide a very dynamic full on musical experience. With your budget you should be able to get/put together a very capable deck that should be able to minimise the flaws of whatever system you choose.

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Arm/cartridge can be employed on a drive mechanism.

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Here's a list of direct drive TT's that are worth looking out for that I made on pfm in 2010:

Pioneer P3
Technics SP10
Trio L07D
JVC QLY7
Yamaha GT2000
Denon DP100
Sony PSX9
Marantz TT1000
Aiwa LP3000
Sanyo TP1000
Hitachi HT860
Luxman PD444
Onkyo PX100M
Sansui SR929
Nakamichi TX1000
EMT 948 and 950

Some of them will cost you £6000 or more today, unless you happen to make a once in a lifetime, right place, right time type purchase.
Some of them should be buyable for less than £2000. Or go down the range for something that will offer good sound for less than £2000. EG other Sony PSX turntables, or Pioneer PL range.

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Well I've managed to pick up a Lenco GL-75 for what looks to be a reasonable price on ebay, so even if I ultimately go another route I don't think I'll lose money on it. The thought of Ant rebuilding it and installing an Audiomods Classic or even Series 6 is presently the idea that's got its nose ahead in the 'My next Turntable Stakes'. But if that doesn't happen I don't think I'll be out of pocket.

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For the money you will not be dissapionted.

You may as well have a go at mods yourself.

The ones I did.

I cut of the metal were the arm would go. Placed a piece of carbon fibre attached to the plinth not the lenco.
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I bought a plinth and placed the top plate on blobs and springs.

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Daniel Quinn wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:31 pm
For the money you will not be dissapionted.

You may as well have a go at mods yourself.

The ones I did.

I cut of the metal were the arm would go. Placed a piece of carbon fibre attached to the plinth not the lenco.
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I bought a plinth and placed the top plate on blobs and springs.
Thanks for the encouragement, Daniel, but I'm not sure I've got either the tools or the 'cujones' to make a decent job of it. :grin:

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Berty bass wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Thanks for the encouragement, Daniel, but I'm not sure I've got either the tools or the 'cujones' to make a decent job of it. :grin:
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The Lenco GL-75 is a great choice.

Presumably you bought it at a decent price?

I'm confident you can do a great job of modding / fettling it.

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For the money it don't matter. If I can do it with one functional arm/hand anyone can do it.
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