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  1. The Blues

    Mounting tonearm in new plinth- drill press required?

    The cleanest hole cuts I have made when building plinths are with Forstner Bits. Highly recommended.
  2. 36cm high! I'm building one with an aftermarket extra long bearing and it is only 15cm high (without feet). I think those dimensions are a bum steer.
  3. That is one very big Lenco
  4. Are you looking for dimensions of the plinth or the top plate? The plinth in the wooden 'box' that the top plate sits upon. There were lots of different plinths made for the Lenco top plate so there are no definitive dimensions for a Lenco plinth. Spend some more time on Lencoheaven I'm sure the answer is there.
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    Enjoying some tulips

    Agree with the Coronet purple label, great sound and quality heavy records. Apparently this is the only record label to use a hexagonal design
  6. Agree with you about spade bits however I find hole saw bits to be just as bad. Forstner bits are the best I've used: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ultra-forstner-bit-set-5-pack_p6373522
  7. Yep, I think this is the ideal solution 👍
  8. Interesting idea. Maybe some clay as a base for the pipe
  9. I don't think there is an 'easy' way. You could build a separate tonearm pod and set up with correct alignment. Here is an interesting diy idea: https://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=18191.0
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    Vinyl Enlightenment and Celebration

    Interesting read, thank you. I have Lencos too and have been keen to try the roadrunner and eagle. It's unfortunate they are not being made anymore and they never seem to come up for sale second hand. Is there anything else on the market that does the same job?
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    What in Analogue Have You Bought Today?

    Sam Cooke at his finest.
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    It needs a step down transformer to run here. When that is done the speed will be slightly off due to the change in Hz. To fix this one needs to change the size of the spindle which drives the idler. I haven't researched it but it would require either a simple modification or maybe there are 50hz spindles available.
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    Item: VICTROLA RCA VICTOR 45J Location: Sydney Price: $120 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: funding new amp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: Pick up, can deliver in Sydney This little piece of hifi history is rarely seen in Australia. I bought it in the States a couple of years ago fully restored. It was working a treat when I was there. It has been looking cool on a shelf in oz but has not been played here. Because it is an idler drive the size of the spindle needs to be changed for 50hz if you want to use it in Australia. Pictures: