The Lenco L70 turntable entered the market in 1959 and was the first Lenco turntable with a heavy platter and hi-fi stereo tonearm.
Many Lenco´s have been sold between 1959 and 1967 and it was succeeded by the L75 in 1967. The L70 is an idler-wheel drive turntable with a very heavy platter drive. The turntable motor is connected to a tapering drive shaft and a slideable idler-wheel making the speed infinitely adjustable. Many Lenco´s have been sold between 1959 and 1967. Succeeded by the L75 in 1967. The L70 is a idler wheel-drive turntable with a very heavy platter drive. The reclining engine has a tapering shaft on which the idler wheel is slidable making the speed adjustable.
This feature, combined with the incredibly robust construction made the L70 highly popular amongst true hi-fi enthusiasts during the fifties and sixties.
Idler wheel turntables have long been forgotten, due to higher rumble when compared to belt driven turntables and directly driven turntables. By now, the popularity of idler wheel turntables is constantly increasing