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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:26 pm 
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Any vinyl HiFi enthusiasts in the house? Rummaging around looking for something else, I have found in it's original box a Lentek moving coil cartridge pre-amplifier. It must have been stored for more than 30 years in it's box. I think I bought it around 1978 or 79. The picture below isn't of mine, but it's of the same thing. I have no idea if it still works or not, I have no records these days to try it with. Is there any interest in this stuff at all out there?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:38 pm 
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Yes that is interesting, but it depends on condition and if it works without hissing on one channel. I’ve read that repairs are not straight forward. :?

I understand that one attraction of the Lentek is that being battery powered, it avoids mains hash, like my photo electric light cell powered Densen phono amp. The Lentek has also been said to work well with things like the DL103 MC so favoured by fans of idler drive decks. The main limitation is that cartridge loading is not adjustable so it might not work well with some more popular MCs today. Never mind though as every old bit of quality British Hifi will find a home with a willing hifi nut eventually. lOl

The picture shows a later model with twin RCA leads, so is yours identical? One sold recently on EBay for £64. Or you could just put it on the shelf and look at it as a design curio and reminder of simpler and better times. 8-)

I am currently building a tweaked Lenco idler drive deck and may try a 103 cartridge, but that’s a little way off in the current climate. Will send you a PM. ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:47 pm 
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Would pm, but you have no messaging at present. :? How much do you want given it’s unknown condition? ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:30 pm 
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edd wrote:
Would pm, but you have no messaging at present. :? How much do you want given it’s unknown condition? ;)

I just sent you PM, presume you will be able to reply? Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:14 pm 
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edd wrote:
Would pm, but you have no messaging at present. :? How much do you want given it’s unknown condition? ;)

I just sent you PM, presume you will be able to reply? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:16 pm 
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....disabled private messaging receipt.

Not sure what box you need to tick to enable? :?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:14 am 
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try to empty your pm inbox :yup:

this normally happens when it's full up


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:33 am 
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edd wrote:
....disabled private messaging receipt.

Not sure what box you need to tick to enable? :?

Apologies, please try again.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 am 
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03 wrote:
Any vinyl HiFi enthusiasts in the house?

Jesus....don't start them off again :roll:

22 pages ffs! lOl

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:10 am 
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03 wrote:
Any vinyl HiFi enthusiasts in the house?

Jesus....don't start them off again :roll:

22 pages ffs! lOl


50 more where they came from! :hehe:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:08 am 
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03 wrote:
Any vinyl HiFi enthusiasts in the house?


Here are some. I wouldn't bother listening to the music if I were you, but the artwork is good, done by the grandfather of one of them, Chaz, who used to do strips for kids comics and newspapers, he's about 95 now :) Olly (AKA Beavs) is my offspring.

https://www.juanforte.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:00 pm 
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I did warn you Steve. There's folk here who'd have a heart attack if you put thruppence on the record player arm! :rotfl:

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Adam wrote:
I did warn you Steve. There's folk here who'd have a heart attack if you put thruppence on the record player arm! :rotfl:

lOl

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:38 pm 
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Adam wrote:
if you put thruppence on the record player arm! :rotfl:

Ee by eck , showing your age now , I can hear the novis advert music playing lOl
https://youtu.be/6Mq59ykPnAE

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:36 pm 
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Vinyl LP covers, I had a ritual of having to roll a joint on every one I bought. Sadly CDs are too small to carry on the tradition :cry:

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