Before you get too excited about the idea that Lenco are reissuing one of their classic idler drive turntables, you need to lower your expectations. I actually put my reading glasses on for this one because I wanted to make sure I did not misinterpret the opening paragraph. The Lenco 400 Series Turntables are “geared” towards a very different audience – the Crosley, Victrola or Audio-Technica crowd.
A part of me thinks that Lenco is missing an opportunity here because I would purchase a brand new Lenco L75 in a heartbeat but the new company is not the same. Fritz and Marie Laeng who started Lenco AG passed away many years ago and the new Dutch ownership is focused on a different segment of the market.
There are a number of companies like PTP Audio and Artisan Fidelity that do excellent Lenco L75-based designs but the price tag is significantly different.
You could buy a car for the price of the Artisan Fidelity version with a Koetsu cartridge.
The new Lenco 400 Series is for the dorm room, home office, or guest bedroom – which is perfectly fine considering the connectivity options and the price.
The included Audio-Technica MM cartridge is probably the best part of the package.
The 400 range including the 410 with a wooden finish, the 430 in Black or Brown and the 440 with either an impressive blue fabric or gray fabric finish.
For the ideal home setup, the new range of turntables each include four built-in speakers (2 x 15 watt and 2 x 10 watt amplifiers), delivering an extremely balanced sound. Setup is simple with no additional speakers, wires or amplifier required as users simply need to plug in and put their favorite vinyl on.
With Bluetooth 5.0, it is also possible to stream music directly to the speakers from a smartphone or tablet, whilst the included USB port allows users to convert their vinyl record collection into digital audio formats, making digitizing record collections easier than ever before.
With adjustable speed options of 33 and 45 rpm, both singles and LPs can be played on the LS-400 series of belt-driven turntables.
Price & Availability
The 400 range including the 410 with a wooden finish, the 430 in Black or Brown and the 440 with either an impressive blue fabric or gray fabric finish. The 400 range are available from Gear4Music and The Lenco UK Website with pricing starting from £ 219.99. Amazon UK is also expected to stock towards the end of February 2022.
- Lenco LS-440 – £ 249.99 | $ 295.00
- Lenco LS-430 – £ 239.99 | $ 283.00
- Lenco LS-410 – £ 219.99 | $ 259.50