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Paul Woodger's Lenco collection:

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Above: Lenco GL70 with Karmadon 9" Unipivot Tonearm.

Paul's comments:

"This is my current and preferred Mono turntable with a beautiful tonearm made by Serge Karmadon, based on the Gray 206.  It is a silicone damped uni-pivot arm made from magnesium alloy sporting a GE VR11 Mono cartridge with stylus re-tipped by Expert Stylus here in the UK.  

The plinth is made from layered ply then sprayed by the very talented Carl Ellis.  The deck has been re-sprayed off white and it's been screwed to the plinth via the platter pan.  The whole turntable is very solid and, considering its size, weighs in at a hefty 27 lbs."

Above photo: Karmadon's tonearm 

$_57_edits.jpeg (136853 bytes) The Gray 206 from which the above arm is based.

Lenco L70

Calrad SV-12 tonearm and General Electric RPX triple play cartridge

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Above: Lenco GL70 in a Neil Hollow custom plinth.  Tonearm is Ortofon SMG212, with SPU cartridge.  Cone feet are of RDC from Clearlight Audio.

 

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My second Lenco build in an original lenco plinth with Ortofon SMG 212/SPU 
....deck was stripped original arm hole filled new arm hole cut and re-sprayed light Green 

 

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Above:  "here are a few pictures of my Mono Cupboard ( my wife's name for it ) 

I go there when I need sanctuary !!  with 2 teenage kids it can get a lot of use. I have an old 50s corner speaker and a 20s BTH speaker in there. 
I keep some of my vinyl there and all my shellac collection in there {out of harms way }  
It's a strictly mono set up with a Pye Mozart 10hf amp ,Graham Slee Jazz club phono stage ,Various old GE valve phono stages ,CD recorder 
and good old valve table top radio .....I put a lot of shellac onto CD for my enjoyment and also clean any New/second hand vinyl there as well "

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I have 4 sliders for the G60 arm with 3 GE RPX single stud mount stylus with varying tip sizes for 78s and a GE VR11 Triple Play for Microgroove/Minigroove Mono Records 
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headshells/Cartridges for the GL59  

from top to bottom
Tannoy Variluctance Cartridge 33/78 mainstay cartridge of the BBC in the 50s 
Shure M3D Stereo .7 mil 
GE RPX  for shellac 
Pickering D240 minature for Mono 1 mil tip 
Pickering D240 minature for Shellac 3 mil tip 
the Pickering's are a new find and they sure sound good very life like sound 

 

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Above: GL 60 with G60 tonearm circa 1958.  Originally offered for stereo, this tonearm has been rewired for mono use.

 

 

 

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GL59 from 1962, heavy platter model