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Building another turntable

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Had a slew of parts and came across a donor lenco for a great price at a garage sale so I decided to put another one together. 
 

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I spy the Fisher 500 , Pioneer sx? And I'm not sure what's on the bottom of that stack...

 

 

So what's the game plan... With the new table build ?

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The bottom one is a stereo tech receiver aka McIntosh. 

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Don’t really have a plan for the tt. I’ll more than likely let one of my kids or one of their friends use it. Next up is an old AR that I am going  to refurbish. 

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I've refurbished several 'tables over the years, but never a Lenco. Make sure to post pics during the process!

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Looks very cool. So do you favor mixed wood, or laminates and why.  And what kind of woods do you use?

 

I ask because I tried redoing a plinth for a Technics SP25 but wasn't happy with it, and was thinking of making another attempt.

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On 11/7/2019 at 1:32 PM, thebes said:

Looks very cool. So do you favor mixed wood, or laminates and why.  And what kind of woods do you use?

 

I ask because I tried redoing a plinth for a Technics SP25 but wasn't happy with it, and was thinking of making another attempt.

Not being much a woodworker myself, I have more the most part had plinths made by others. The tts that I have done have been a Linn LP12, Lenco, and AR's. For all of them there is a pretty robust community of people who build them. The best plinths and the ones that are the most robust have been laminated. I bought this one from a guy in Moldova. The heavy acoustically dead plinth is important for the Lenco because it is an idler drive. I would think that would also be the need for the direct drive SP25. If I had router skills ( or maybe even a router!) I would certainly think that a block of hard wood would certainly work as well. I think the ultimate material would be slate or some other stone. I know there are companies that sell Lenco based turntables with slate plinths and they are pretty cool. My main turntable is a PTP Solid 9 and it is a Lenco based turntable from the Netherlands. The builder, Peter Reinders fabricates the plinths from Corian - the countertop material from DuPont. It is heavy as all get out and it is can be machined easier than most stone. 

Not sure if this answers your question!! 

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I have one of Josh’s Lenco rebuilds in my system. It is a huge improvement over my Clearaudio! Huge. The PRAT is fantastic and the sound floor is silent. I can’t imagine a better sounding rig for my system. At any cost. 

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