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stacked platters and the bearing

I finally got around to having a spindle extension made, so decided it would be a good opportunity to test the Lencomotion bearing with stacked platters. In theory, there is no problem running the bearing with the extra weight of … Continue reading

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Bearing update

My original lencomotion test bearing now has over 100 hours on it, so I thought it was time to pull it apart and see how it looked. I was primarily interested in the bearing oil. I wanted to see if there … Continue reading

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the bearing oil

Locomotion is pleased to offer a premium quality oil for both the lencomotion and original Lenco bearings. This is a pure mineral oil with no additives and is the perfect match for your lencomotion bearing, or your original Lenco bearing … Continue reading

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Signal gounding

I finally got around to a job that has been on my to-do list for far too many month. A couple of years ago I installed a separate ground, or earthing circuit for my listening room. The earthing spike I … Continue reading

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Lenco replacement record mat

Over the past 4 years I have played around with a variety of record mats on both my Lenco turntables. My preference is for a hard mat of either glass or acrylic because I find the sound, using a hard … Continue reading

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the chip amp

Over the past couple of years I have been playing around with little chip amps. When I started looking at these I was firmly rooted in the tube amp camp, and really thought that I had found the sound I was after. … Continue reading

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suppression capacitor

On offer are replacement suppression capacitors for Lenco motors.  These replace the 3900pf brown capacitors found wired across the switch on Lenco turntables. A common symptom of capacitor failure is the inability to switch off the motor. Another symtom is a loud ´pop´ … Continue reading

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lenco headshell

The Lencomotion headshell has been in development now for the last couple of years and, although a prototype exists, the final design is still evolving. The original idea was to produce a heavy headshell for the rare Lenco P77 tonearm. … Continue reading

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the lencomotion bearing

The remit for this project was to produce a replacement for the original Lenco bearing, but making use of modern materials and manufacturing processes. The original bearing, while good for its time, does have its limitations. The Lencomotion bearing is … Continue reading

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the new bearing

Lencomotion is pleased to announce a new replacement bearing for heavy platter Lenco turntables. This is an all new bearing fabricated using modern materials and production methods, and provides a significant improvement over the original bearing. Tighter tolerances and the use of Teflon bushes … Continue reading

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