Goldring Lenco GL 78
Four Speed Idler Drive Turntable
The GL78 is another exceptional unit which draws to the full on the past achievements of Goldring-Lenco and adds some new ideas of it's own.
In fact it's a further development of the famous GL75, and improves still more on a unit which itself has become a yardstick of hifi excellence.
In the GL78P, the drive through the 4-pole motor and the conical spindle allows for infinite variable speed adjustment.
The pick-up arm, which can be balanced out in every plane, has low inertia and a friction-free movement through its knife-edged bearings, and adjustable stylus pressure from 0 to 5g.
It assures faultless reproduction with minimum record wear.
The unit features a new shut-off which automatically stops the turntable and lifts the arm from the record at the end of play.
Override manual control is also provided.
The GL78 chassis is fitted with four hydraulically damped suspension springs which ensure that the stylus is kept in constantly close contact with the record.
The unit is housed on a handsome plinth with friction hinge dust cover.
Motor: 4-pole with conical spindle
Drive system: idler drive
Speeds: variable from 30 to 86rpm
Wow and flutter: +-0.06%
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Goldring Lenco Idler Drive Turntables
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A decent turntable. Like the GL 75, many criticise the tonearm, but frankly I have no idea why. It is what it is. The v-blocks can deteriorate, but they are an easy fix. I am more than happy with mine fitted with a Nagaoka MP-100 cartridge. As with most turntables, if you do not take care to set them up properly, you will have problems. Set this up by the book, and you will enjoy it.
8/10 by jasonclark