Some customers requested a LH-2 with the inner label recession so here we are: LH-5
a beautifully finisched corian platter with stainless spindle extension, inner label recession and step for vinyl outer border.
Always with the natural rubber mat betwenthe original Lenco platter and the LH-5.
It is available in neutral white and warm white.
From a customer a LH-2 on a great CTC-Classic-301.
Those are his impression
The spindle replacement arrived a couple of days ago (thank you!), and I’ve just got it fitted and the LH-2 installed. The VTA adjustment on my SME M2 tonearm had to be virtually at its maximum extension to cope with the extra depth – as I knew it would be. Playing the first record with the LH-2 in place (see pictures attached) the sound is very, very good!
Ideally I would like the other platter (LH-4) to go with it, but my arm can’t cope with this. I did have an idea of getting another spacer for the base of the arm, but as the tonearm cables attach to the side of the base, not the bottom, this wouldn’t work as there would be no space for the connection.
I know I will enjoy listening to music with the LH-2!
I send you my best wishes for 2019!
I am learning to listen again. The platter has changed the dynamic presentation of well loved recordings significantly. There is now very little background noise and the detail within the background is more coherent. Sounds just swell from the background too. Music flows and there is better continuity throughout a track. It makes some difficult music more listenable. Bass initially appears to be lighter but when it is present it really makes itself known. Well recorded drums have real impact. The frequency extremes have been extended and are very clean and fast. No muddle or brightness. Soundstage has expanded in width and depth and the imagery within is more stable. Lots of air. It is now much easier to find a satisfactory listening level and it’s not as loud as before. Great for late night listening. Sadly not all recordings are equal but most benefit and all are enjoyable. So far I have tried a 1mm pigskin mat which I didn’t really care for, though detailed it was a bit lifeless. Might try a thicker one.
Currently I am using an Oyaide BR-12 that I used on the Lenco platter and that is very enjoyable. Familiarity maybe.
I’ve got a 1mm nitrile cork mat that I will try between the LH-2 and a Boston Audio Mat 1 to prevent possible slippage at the interface. I have high hopes for that combination. Though I’m in no hurry as I am really enjoying it right now. I would be interested if there were any other mats you might consider worthy of trying. My arm is a Linn Akito with an Ortofon OM20 cartridge. This feeds the phono input of my Crayon CFA 1.2 which in turn drives my ART Emotion loudspeakers. All in all a nice system. I also have an Aurender N100H and an Auralic Vega for digital playback. Though excellent sounding it’s no match for my analogue source. Oh and sometime I may try it on my Garrard 401 with Audio Origami PU7 and Shelter 501 Mk2.
I listen maninly to jazz and rock with a little classical.
We are glad to say that TNT-AUDIO.COM has published a review of Lencohell LH-2 and LH-4 products.
This is the link: https://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories/lencohell_platter_e.html
The reviewer Roger McCuaig made quite a long and accurate investigation about our products. We are very satisfied with his work and we find his review very professional and fair.
It was made as a special order from a client. The LH-4/16.
It is a LH-4 with a 16inches , 40mm., diameter.
Here it is how it compare to a 33rpm record and the ordinary LH-2.
It is really Big. Here it is installed in one of our audio system for quality control. It is mounted on early Lencohell turntable. It’s size allow to mount only a 12inch arm.
My collague Roberto did a listening session with it and he said he liked very much and he is going to make one for himself. It isn’t a night and day difference but a whorty upgrade. He hear an even more rock solid image.
Cerntanly is not easy to implement in every already existent plinth. Anyway if you have in mind to go for a new plinth take this possibility into consideration.
Of course it must be used with the LH-2 spindle extension. All of original Lenco L75 facilities are warranted.
A client succefully tested the Lencohell LH-2 stainless spindle extension and corian platter on his highly modded Garrard 301. The improvment is quite obvious he said.
We have just bought a Garrard 401. Lencohell LH-2 fits perfectly inside the plate border.
We are anxious to make a plinth for it. The LH-2 looks great on it!! Still we don’t know if we go with corian or something else because we like so much our L75 that we don’t if it is a keeper or let it go.
From another customer we had this feedback:
“I’m very happy with your LH-2. In terms of sound, I don’t tend to do A/B testing but the table sounds great, the increases weight is also a benefit and I’m very happy with the quality of the product. The LH-2 really solves the issue I was having with my L75.”
LH-4 the new corian mat.
This is our new mat. It is a 12mm. thick corian platter , weight is a pretty substantial 1,45Kg. It is usable in any turntable provide it has enough. spindle tip or in conjunction with LH-2 platter with spindle extension. The mat is acoustically dead but it doesn’t kill dinamics, just the opposite it’s true. It greatly improve the vynil isolation.
We think it is a must for all those vintage idler wheel beautiful turntable , Garrard, Emt, Thorens, Lenco etc. to eliminate the vibration and noise coming from the drive system.
For corian performance properties: http://www.corian.com/IMG/pdf/performance_properties_of_corian.pdf
LH-4 comes in whitIe or black corian.
Here you see the label area closeup with 0,4mm. depression. See here for references:
LH-4 and LH-2 the perfect combo
If your tip spindle is too short to accept a 12mm. mat don’t worry you can use the LH-2 corian platter and 25mm spindle extension . This will make 24mm. 3kg. solid corian platter for outstanding isolation and performance.
This was our mats shootout: it was pretty and hard work.
We love horns audio system. Here are some great horns pictures from fellow photographer Arko Datto from India. The setup look to be quiet troublesome but they must be highly rewarded for sure.
We don’t enjoy only music: even pizza…
LH-2 is the name of the spindle extension and corian platter. It came out really nice looking but especially it sound great in our Lenco’s.It is available to pubblic. Just go to the component page for details.
Corian platter height is 12mm. This is just the minimun high that can make the all thing work. It is just 0,5mm. higher than the original Lenco spindle extension. This allow the original spindle to be housed in the new spindle extension.
On the right you see the natural rubber mat that match the original Lenco platter to the new corian platter. The rubber act as vibration absorber and an integral original -corian platter matching.
This is how it looks once mounted in some original L75:
and now complete in another one: