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Lenco announces L-30 and L-400 budget USB turntables

In our experience, Lenco’s turntables have been rather a mixed bag. But we liked the £120 L-85, so are optimistic for the brand’s latest budget offerings: L-30 (£100) and L-400 (£200).

Both feature USB outputs for digitising your vinyl and, more typically, run both 33rpm and 45rpm speeds.

The L-30 (pictured) is a semi-automatic belt-drive deck with line-level output - so it can plug straight into an amplifier or active speakers. It's available in a choice of wood or black finishes.

The L-400, meanwhile, uses a direct-drive mechanism and features a built-in switchable pre-amplifier and an Audio Technica moving magnet cartridge.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.