Is power cord upgrade worthwhile on Lenco L75

Is power cord upgrade worthwhile on Lenco L75. I would have to have an IEC outlet installed on the TT so cannot simply try it myself. I have found in my system that a power cord upgrade is an improvement so I expect would be one here too. I played around with power cords on my other TT Townshend Rock 7 that is belt drive with external motor and somehow different power cords did affect the sound.

So Lenco people....what have been your experiences?


I have tried a few cords on my Thorens TD124 and found that even with a better ( upgraded cord ),you loose something with the extra connection using an IEC requires..I also have found going Hardwired with a better quality cord ( same gauge ),not thicker than Stock, about 18 Gauge ( thus elimnating IEC )is much more transparent and musical..At least in my set up...
I agree with Thorman. I have always felt that a good quality hard-wired cord is to be preferred over a megabuck power cord that is connected via IEC. In my unit, I use XLO power cord, available by the foot from M Percy; it's hard-wired.

A motor controller designed for the Lenco motor is a much better way to spend your bucks. There are none made that suit the Lenco except possibly those dedicated to Garrard. Both Garrard 301/401 and Lenco L75 used induction type motors. Hence I make the inference that a motor controller that works with one would work with the other. Popular conventional motor controllers are made for AC synchronous motors and in my experience do not enhance the Lenco at all. I have been tempted to try a Loricraft motor controller, made for Garrard 301/401 (and their own 501, I think).
Keep the stock cord and spend the extra $$ on a worthwhile upgrade or better yet, buy more vinyl.
Thanks for the advice about not adding an IEC.

One other question: there is a guy Mirko who does quality Lenco upgrades who has an upgraded platter. anyone try replacing the platter?

Did not know Mirko has made a Lenco L75 replacement platter. Have you got a URL? I would like to see that myself. I do not use his idler wheel or bearing, but he does seem to do quality work. I use the "Jeremy" "super"bearing, made by Jeremy Clark in England. It's quite nice.