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Lenco L-92WA and L-3809 Turntables 

Lenco celebrates its 75th anniversary this year with two new turntables: one belt driven and the other a direct drive design

The Lenco L-92WA is a belt-driven turntable with a built-in dust cover, an integrated phono amplifier and USB port and pre-installed Audio Technica cartridge AT3600 cartridge. 

The dual speed design is a semi automatic turntable because the L-92WA includes an auto-return feature for the tonearm.

That means the arm returns to ours cradle when the record has finished playing.

Including an aluminium platter, the Lenco L-92WA is available for £249.

The Lenco L-3809 is a direct-drive design with, again, an aluminium platter and built-in phono amplifier and USB port to rip vinyl to a digital file. 

The twin speed design also includes a dust cover. Price is £240.

Having reviewed the L-3808 in the past, I was intrigued buy the L-3809, noting how compact the newer 3809 looks. Some of the interface furniture has been remodelled or reshuffled to allow that to happen.

I’ll be grabbing a review sample in the future to see if sound has changed in any way. 

To learn more, click www.lenco.com/en

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  • Reply
    Doctor Fine
    24th September 2021 at 4:33 pm

    Please test these for performance—look for zero hum especially with moving coil.
    A lot of these cheap Direct Drive tables are designed with zero shielding inside and they make terrible electrical noise and hum because of it.
    Test arm mass so we can figure out what cartridges work best with each.
    Compare the overall tone that you hear with a well sorted turntable with great tone.
    It is no good “saving money” on a cheap table IF the thing makes your cartridge sound fuzzy or shouty.
    Than you in advance.

  • Reply
    20th November 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Dear Sirs,

    about the Lenco L-92WA turntable:

    1) I see It has no ground wires that come out from the turntable (I’m talking about the ground for the audio signal, not the ground on the ac plug);
    Does this turntable has the ground? Does is It internally soldered?

    2) Does the counterweight is adjustable or fixed?

    3) Does the anti-skating is adjustable or fixed?

    Thank You very much indeed for the help.
    Best Regards.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      24th November 2021 at 11:05 am

      I *think* – I’d need to check – that it takes a Rega-like direction and includes the ground within the cable. Both the counterweight and ant skate can be adjusted.

  • Reply
    bob armstrong
    7th December 2021 at 10:04 pm

    hi paul
    did you check the internal ground, i use a mixer, and past decks have always had a earth connection from the decks to the mixer.. thinking of buying two for d’jing with,,,
    cheers bob..

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      8th December 2021 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Bob – I asked Lenco about this (for the 3809) and this was its answer, “We did not add a Ground on this model. In all our tests there was no HUM noise and HUM noise is mostly the reason why we would add a Ground connector.”

      I have to add that, during my review, I didn’t experience any issues.

  • Reply
    bob armstrong
    8th December 2021 at 8:47 pm

    cheers for that paul
    appreciate it

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