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early stages of development and has only been uploaded at this
stage to allow people to suggest topic headings, layout changes,
navigation rules, etc.
This website is all about the
vintage turntable made by Goldring Lenco - the L/GL75. Built in
the 70's by a Swiss Manufacturer, the 75 has long been
overlooked by audiophiles and even in its heyday, it was much
maligned because of its idler-wheel technology.
At the time, belt-drives were pretty much
the "new thang" and anything with an idler-wheel was snubbed by
the hi-fi press. The L75 differed from its competitors though,
because the idler-wheel didn't drive the outer rim of the
platter like other turntables - it drove the underside of the
platter - and a very heavy platter at that (8lb).
In addition to the benefits of this
unique drive method and heavy, speed-stabilising platter, the
unit was fitted with a very high-quality, high-speed, cogless motor.
The only downside of the whole package
was the rather poor plinth upon which it sat. It was no
different to the other myriad record-players available at the
time. This had a significant impact on the quality of sound
reproduction and was the main reason that the deck was not
recognised as a truly great turntable.
Luckily, for a very small outlay,
enthusiastic owners are now rebuilding these tank-like decks and
turning them into what is arguably an audiophile's dream
On this site, you will find the story of
a few such rebuilds and hopefully, you'll have a mind to try it