Lenco L-87 (White), L-88 (Walnut) and L-90 Turntables @ Lenco (fulfilled by Amazon) - from £112.99
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Lenco L-87 (White), L-88 (Walnut) and L-90 Turntables @ Lenco (fulfilled by Amazon) - from £112.99

£112.99Amazon Deals
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Found 18th Dec 2017Edited by:"busterdan"
Updated to include L-90 at an even lower price...

Now this is interesting.... not least because I noticed the prices had been dropped but also because this turntable looks to be a rebadged Teac TN300 (which happens to be around £230). The design is slightly different and the only feature it seems to be missing from the TN300 is anti-skating adjustment.

Even better value though is the L-90 at just £112.99 - that is a bargain as it generally looks to be higher in quality and has anti-skating.

Assuming the L-87 and L-88 are a rebadged Teac, then they are good turntables and have the opton to replace the cartridge (although the Audio Technica one is OK - probably an AT95E MM) - I have an Ortofon 2M Red. You also have the option to digitise your vinyl (I've had some really good results with that). The built in phono stage is fine and means you can run it into a standard AV system, or you can disable it and use your own phono stage/preamp.

So these turntables are leagues ahead of the many crappy £70-£100 turntables that will get sold this Xmas and anyone receiving one of these will I'm sure be very happy (I would).

The listings on Amazon are slightly cheaper than Lenco's own website CLICK HERE

The Amazon ones are still sold by Lenco though.

L-87:


L-90


Amazon links....

L-90 - £112.99
L-87 - £129.99
L-88 - £134.99
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Aparently a pretty horrendous issue with Autostop on these turntables. It stops midway through the last track. If you turn autostop off the platter keeps spinning even after you've returned the tonearm to the rest position. So you literally have to power off to switch sides lol.
Agree with previous comment issues with Autostop seem annoyng you would think they would have corrected the design by now.
Edited by: "Ralph888" 18th Dec 2017
I've had a Pro-ject Debut since it was launched in 1999 and that's fully manual - you need to switch it off to stop the platter spinning. I suppose the fact that this one is supposed to be semi-automatic does defeat the object though.
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davidfwalsh18 m ago

Aparently a pretty horrendous issue with Autostop on these turntables. It …Aparently a pretty horrendous issue with Autostop on these turntables. It stops midway through the last track. If you turn autostop off the platter keeps spinning even after you've returned the tonearm to the rest position. So you literally have to power off to switch sides lol.


Yeah I have read that..... an annoyance for sure but can be switched off, plus for £112..... it's a very low price for a turntable of this standard (in my opinion).
What Hifi review of l-90
whathifi.com/len…iew

Seems ok, and def a big price drop, but not a great review.

Though as the OP states, any of the 3 would be amongst the best turntables you will get for that price range. Other options at this price range would be one of the Audio Technica LP60 versions.
Edited by: "barrjamy" 18th Dec 2017
"So these turntables are leagues ahead of the many crappy £70-£100 turntables"

I'm not so sure. This is not a 'real' Lenco - I'm not a particular fan of the marque, but it has a following and no Lenco aficionado would look twice. The real stuff died off in the 90s, at which point the company was sold, and it's really only existed since as a brand name.

This particular model is just a generic budget Chinese turntable with some cosmetic customisation and a Lenco badge stamped on it.

If you want a 'proper' budget belt-drive turntable, and you want to buy new, there are only two options: Project and Rega. Anything else is basically plastic tat. If it has a USB socket, or a line output, avoid.
Edited by: "Furyous" 19th Dec 2017
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Furyous39 m ago

"So these turntables are leagues ahead of the many crappy £70-£100 t …"So these turntables are leagues ahead of the many crappy £70-£100 turntables"I'm not so sure. This is not a 'real' Lenco - I'm not a particular fan of the marque, but it has a following and no Lenco aficionado would look twice. The real stuff died off in the 90s, at which point the company was sold, and it's really only existed since as a brand name.This particular model is just a generic budget Chinese turntable with some cosmetic customisation and a Lenco badge stamped on it.If you want a 'proper' budget belt-drive turntable, and you want to buy new, there are only two options: Project and Rega. Anything else is basically plastic tat. If it has a USB socket, or a line output, avoid.


Each to their own, and whilst I agree that Project and Rega make good turntables, it is perfectly possible to buy others that are not plastic tat and perform very well indeed.... Certainly no complains with my Teac.... this is a track ripped using the USB feature and Audacity.... (you might not like this track though)
busterdan12 h, 52 m ago

Each to their own, and whilst I agree that Project and Rega make good …Each to their own, and whilst I agree that Project and Rega make good turntables, it is perfectly possible to buy others that are not plastic tat and perform very well indeed.... Certainly no complains with my Teac.... this is a track ripped using the USB feature and Audacity.... (you might not like this track though) [Video]


Ohh, ouch.....
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Looks like prices have now increased so going to expire....
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