Reviews of turntables from Lenco and TEAC, plus the High End cartridge test from Ortofon

Today we decided to make a small digression from a series of compact collections of turntables. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 — от наиболее доступных систем до моделей, стоимость которых превышает планку в сто тысяч рублей]… We introduce you to the latest reviews of turntables without a rigid reference to the price – in this digest you will find noteworthy audio equipment and components of various levels.

Turntable Lenco L-91 -
Turntable Lenco L-91 –

[24 990] Lenco L-91 Is an affordable mid-weight turntable [5 кг] and dimensions [451 х 133 х 366 мм]… In addition to its interesting appearance, it boasts a versatile filling and good design solutions. For example, a hidden belt drive located under a 332mm aluminum platter. There is also a switchable hitchhiking, plus – electronic speed change [33 / 45 / 78 об/мин], which is not always available for this money.

The J-arm on the L-91 already contains a ready-to-use Audio-Technica AT-95 MM cartridge with a replaceable stylus unit, plus it allows you to adjust the tracking force and anti-skating settings. Under the hood of the turntable there is also a place for a built-in phono stage, so it can be connected directly to an amplifier, soundbar or AV receiver. And there is also a USB output, which opens the way to amateur vinyl digitization using specialized software.

V review This model from has several pictures and a detailed description of the appearance, components and capabilities of the system. The expert also shares his personal opinion about his personal experience of listening to records on this turntable.

Tonearm turntable TEAC TN-3B -
Tonearm turntable TEAC TN-3B –

[49 890] TEAC TN-3B – this player is close in size [420 х 117 х 402 мм], comparable by weight [5 кг] and stuffing with L-91, but is in the more expensive segment of turntables. The 300mm platter is made of aluminum and makes up less than a third of the system’s weight. A belt drive is used, which this time is not hidden under the platter. There is electronic speed control [33 / 45 / 78 об/мин]…

The manufacturer ordered 223-mm s-shaped tonearm in TEAC TN-3B from the famous Japanese company SAEC [Sound of Audio Engineering Company]… The complete MM-cartridge Audio-Technica AT-VM95E is installed, there is a possibility of replacement.

The TN-3B has a switchable built-in phono stage and a USB output under the hood [16 бит / 48 кГц]… In general, this model is broadly comparable to the L-91, but we recommend that you look at its photos in a thematic review and get acquainted with the opinion of the editors about what this system is.

Pickup Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 -
Pickup Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 –

[90 000] Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 Is an MM pickup prepared by the brand’s engineers to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven. On the body of the cartridge there is a miniature portrait of the composer, a diamond needle with sharpening Shibata and boron needle holder. The total weight of the component is 7.2 g.

The pickup is compatible with most tonearms, but – considering the cost and features – it can be attributed closer to the high end class of audio systems. This model is produced at the company’s plant in Denmark. In general, this brand has a rich history, which we talked about earlier, and a wide line of cartridges

V review from the journalists of you will find eight detailed pictures of the Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250, a careful analysis of the technical features and, of course, the expert’s impressions from listening to various compositions.

Reviews of other players in our hubblog: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10].

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