Lenco L75 VTA Ring in Rhodium plated
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Lenco L75 L78 VTA adjustment Kits
Hi-end turntable tend to come with a tonearm that can adjust VTA of the stylus because hi-end equipment manufacturers know well how important it is when you want to bring the best sound result out of your records. Some tonearm even provide VTA adjustment on the fly, but then likely to cost you a fortune.
Turntable like Lenco L75 L78 also allow users to adjust the VTA. To do this, simply unlock those screws at the pivot ring and adjust the height of the pivot tube by HAND so that the stylus VTA change accordingly.
Before we do adjustment of the VTA , we better understand WHAT IS VTA.
When the producer and sound engineers finished recording of the master tape, they then are using an electronic cutting stylus to etch the sound grooves in a hard plastic disc with a "Lathe". The sound is passed through the sapphire cutting stylus by moving up and down, left and right, tracing out an exact waveform representation of the music to the soft lacquer, and after several steps then pressing the records. Those grooves are engraved constantly in an unique angle according to the angle of the cutting stylus being set in the process above. So when we play the record, we need to align the angle of the stylus same as the angle of the stylus of the cutting stylus and there you will obtain the TRUE signal. Unfortunately, each record company and engineer may set up the cutting stylus angle differently, which means all records from different record companies and era have different VTA. But when you find it, we will be able to hear true nature sound stage, plenty of right information, very life and a lot of moving music.
So, we can't find the VTA by looking nor by any kind of measurement, it has to be by listening. Since there is only one correct VTA, you need to do this in fine tuning manner rather than in wider range searching. So the effectiveness of finding the VTA depends on whether your tonearm has a sophisticated devise that can allow you to listen to any VTAs you set and compare them to see which one is better or the best.
With the understanding of the above, you can understand that move the pivot tube up or down by hand is like just taking your chance rather than tuning and most likely end up up wasting a lot of your precious time from listening to good music.
To help finding the right VTA timelessly, we have designed a VTA kits for Lenco L75 L78 original tonearm. After installation, you will be able to set any VTA at your desire, even on the fly. Practically, we suggest you set your pivot height with the tonearm parallel to your record as a start. Then, adjust the pivot height by dialling the VTA adjustment screw up or down (clockwise or anti-clockwise) to hear the sound different. The VTA that sound better is then pointing you to the right direction and eventually will help you find the right VTA. Please dial in small range like 2 - 3 degrees at a time. There will be audible difference. Over dial will possible over pass the right VTA and make you confuse. We will show you by videos and recording to prove what adjustment is needed and how big difference it could be.
Our VTA kits including:
1. copper make collar which can be fixed tight onto the arm tube.
2. 2 M3 hexagon screws, one long and one shorter. The long one is for the tightening of the anti-skating support spring onto the collar hinge. The short one is for tightening the collar onto the arm tube.
3. A long screw with a circular copper holder. It used to be screwed through the hole next to the opening end. This screw is to linearly adjustment the pivot tube up or down easily with the screw on the arm collar are loosen.
4. A M3 hexagon key is included too.
5. M4 set screw for the arm ring. Advantages: 1. Using the hexagon key, easier to tighten and loosen the arm ring. 2. More precise for the VTA adjustment
1. Removed all counter weight parts and original -anti-skating spring.
2. Connect two copper collar and the new copper anti-skating spring(we will not use the original one, just keep it) with the long M3 hexagon screws.
3. Before fixing the collar, please make sure the fixed part of the arm tube is not less than 15mm, you can do this by loosen screwed arm base and lift the arm tube by your hand, then tighten it when you have 15mm clearance.
4. Fixing the collar by the short M3 heaxgon screw as the photo shows. The fixing level of the collar shall not interfere the original upper moving cap. Please look at the photo to find the right level.
5. Tighten the short hexagon screw so that the collar is reasonably tightened onto the pivot tube. The gap between the collar when tightening the short hexagon screw remains and the gap should be pointing exactly to the right of the turntable.
6. The right position of the VTA Ring should be near to the tonearm but didn’t disturb the normal function of it. Avoiding to scratches or deform the arm tube. DON’T screw too tight)
7. Screwing the circular copper holder through the hole to the arm base which is next to the opening end.
8. Replace the provided set screw on the arm ring.
9. Re-install all counter weight parts and that’s it!!
For more easy understanding of the installation, function and effect of using our Lenco VTA kits, we have recorded the following videos for reference.
Part 1 - Right VTA Setting example on Lenco L75
Part 2 - Wrong VTA Setting example on LencoL75
Installation of VTA Ring
The Function of VTA Ring
So, let's enjoy your Lenco and enjoy more music.