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Re: make your own g88

Unread post by Vinyl-ant » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:37 pm

took this pic the other day while i was working on finishing the 99 and the arm swap for paul, 3 variations of the same theme, factory, slightly modded and very modded

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Re: make your own g88

Unread post by Firebug1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:48 pm

Hi Ant, you have done great job with those modded lenco's :clap:
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Re: make your own g88

Unread post by savvypaul » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:41 pm

In my vintage / vintage inspired system...

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Thank you to Ant for brilliant work. He is super helpful, knowledgeable and expert. And, thanks to wiicrackpot for letting me buy his AT tonearm. It's a great match for the Lenco and the 103. Must also mention Andy-831 who bought his slate plinth Garrard all the way over to the wilds of West Durham to get me hooked on Idlers!

Proper write up to follow over next few weeks.
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Re: make your own g88

Unread post by Toontrev » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:06 pm

Cant wait for the write up Paul, looks like a 70's electric heater sitting next to your new TT.

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Re: make your own g88

Unread post by savvypaul » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:41 pm

Toontrev wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Cant wait for the write up Paul, looks like a 70's electric heater sitting next to your new TT.
Coming over for a listen?

And a warm... :lol:
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Re: make your own g88

Unread post by Toontrev » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:51 pm

Would appreciate that , why not do a vintage bake off ?

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Unread post by herbie07 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:59 pm

Nice turntable Paul. Might inspire me to pull my finger out with my Lenco project.

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Re: make your own g88

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:17 pm

Those very old Lenco arms aren't as bad as you'd think either ime. In addition to Ortofon and Grado, Audio Technica now do 'pro' versions of their new VM 95 series - https://eu.audio-technica.com/cartridge ... net/AT-XP5 - which should be a more durable version of the VM95E, which these arms should also take well (I bet the GL58 arm would have been good for the DL103 as well, wiring permitting, but no, I haven't tried it). The later GL72/75/78 arms in serviced condition should be fine with most cartridges up to £200 these days and the K9 (AT520 or 530 now) and DL110 were always a great match I remember.

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:45 pm

They are ugly.

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Re: make your own g88

Unread post by savvypaul » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:44 pm

Toontrev wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Would appreciate that , why not do a vintage bake off ?
Cool. Bring your Magnums over...
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