Goldring Lenco GL 75
Idler-drive turntable with infinitely adjustable speed between 30/86 rpm and 15/18 rpm via a conical spindle.
In every field there's one unit that stands out as the point of reference against which all other equipment is compared.
In Hi-Fi transcription turntables it's the GL75.
Dynamically balanced turntable
Viscous damped pick-up lowering device
Speed adjustment: infinitely variable 30 to 86rpm
Wow and flutter: 0.6%
Motor: 4-pole constant velocity with conical motor spindle
Pickup arm: with counter balanced weight and knife edge bearings
Stylus pressure: 0.5 to 5g
Mounting distance: 8.3"
Offset angle: 23 degrees 12 minutes
P flyer (en) - alanomt
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Goldring Lenco Idler Drive Turntables
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Excellent old deck with 4kg platter. Arm is the weak point, but can be replaced..Has a high mass and stylus pressure of 3.5 to 4 gramms
7/10 by grant brown
A truly horrible arm, with (on my example) incredibly sloppy bearings - obviously new parts would help but this arm is not worth the hassle.
Replace with something better, but be aware of the low platter height on the GL75 and that geometry is an issue.
2/10 by mike19455
Actually this arm is much better than its reputation, not horrible at all, and fine sounding. Of course it is not high-end and of course there are better arms, but this one is good enough for hi-fi if you use a cartridge for medium-heavy arms. The key is REPLACE THE VERTICAL BEARINGS (v-blocks) AND TIGHTEN THE HORIZONTAL BALL RACE BEARINGS!!
If you don't replace the v-blocks and check the horizontal bearings, you will have a crappy arm, but this is true for all pivoted arms...
8/10 by flavio81
Actually, I agre with flavio81 on this. The tonearm is not that bad at all. Of course, if you pick up one that has been mistreated, of course you will have problems. The v-blocks are an easy fix. Set up properly, this arm works a treat.
8/10 by jasonclark
i used one of these 1971 to 1974 on a garrard 301 and found it easy to use and set up, it is a pity that at that time it was in fashion for low mass arms with high compliant carts. if lower compliant moving coils were the fashion then this arm would have been a good platform for them, and not regarded as a bit naff
7/10 by desertdog
Good sturdy deck. The arm, once returned in good condition, is better than many people say : not the high end but better than a Linn LVV, for example. Ideal deck for many tweaks.
7/10 by ipapb