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Above: Steve Oxley's upgraded Lenco.
Below: builder's comments;
Custom diy slate plinth.
The top motor plate is replaced with the famous PTP top plate upgrade.
DIY Schroeder (style) tonearms with ebony arm wands.
I have just completed another Lenco Project, this time a Lenco B51 in Slate.............
The Lenco B51 deck has had a heavy platter conversion, with a custom made
bearing, and a filler plate made from Tufnol. The platter is an L75 Platter that
has had its outer rim turned off so the platter appears like a standard B51
platter. The inner rim of the platter is lined with lead, to increase its mass
and add some damping.
The Armboard can be rotated through 180degrees, the same armboard mounting hole
will accomodate either a 9inch tonearm or a 12inch tonearm. Currently it is
fitted with a 12 inch Ebony tonearm.
"..... the tonearm was made to fit the original Lenco mounting collar,
with the same geometry as the original tonearm. It also utilises the original
arm lifter mechanism so no holes needed filling on the L75 Top plate. The
plinth, though not the ultimate in sound quality, makes for a small overall
footprint, it is covered in rexine.
Its a pity you dont have a tonearm section, i have been working on 2, 12inch
tone arms now almost completed, one ebony and one figured rosewood. Very pleased
I have also finished a similar arm to the cream lenco one, only for my Thorens
TD150, so weight was the main concern, this one really sounds wonderful."