shhh...listen wrote:Thanks flavio81 for your input. I see in your profile no listing for an SL-1200. Where you converted to the Lenco 75 due to your experience? Perhaps you can provide some specifics on the difference you heard.
I toyed around with several technics of the SL line including the linear trackers. Now i only have Lencos.
I have written previously of the specifics of the difference, but long story short, it sound simply was more fluid and smooth, timebase-wise; this was more evident on piano recordings. I don't mean pitch, pitch was perfectly OK with the technics direct drives (plural), but the DDs had like a brittle quality of sound which was totally absent on the stock Lenco L75. Mind you, with exactly the same cartridge, preamp, amp and speakers.
The interesting thing is that before trying the Lenco, the Technics DDs sounded perfectly OK to my ears. It was only after comparison than i found that the records could sound better in terms of speed smoothness. I always assumed DD=perfect rotational smoothness. I was wrong.
Of course this is a different story if we talk of DD turntables of the calibre of the SP10MKIII or the EMT 950...