L-07D Accessories

 

The L-07D was introduced with a number of  standard accessories that were included with the deck, as well as some optional accessories that were available separately for additional cost.


Standard Accessories

 

The following items were supplied with the L-07D as standard accessories:

The standard plexiglas platter dust cover is shown above.


The platter dust cover is shown mounted on the L-07D in the picture above.


The metal overhang gauge/45 rpm adapter is shown above.


Supplied screwdriver shown above (with 45 rpm adapter).


The tonearm sub-weight is a supplied accessory.  It is used for cartridges weighing from 9 to 22 grams.


The picture above shows the supplied platter sheet lifting screws.


The top side of the four supplied absorbers, that can be placed under the feet to absorb external vibrations, are shown above.


The bottom side of the four supplied absorbers are shown above.  Note the felt bottom surfaces.


The included original Silicon Cleaning Cloth, still factory sealed, is shown above


Three L-07D power cords are shown above.  These cords are useable with dual voltage capable models only.  The top cord is for use with European style 220 VAC outlets.  The middle cord is for use with 240 VAC Australian style outlets.  The bottom cord is for use with 120 VAC U.S.A. style outlets.  Each L-07D was supplied with only one power cord to match the wall power outlet type particular to the country where the unit was sold.  L-07D's sold in North America and Japan had fixed power cords and were not dual voltage capable.


The photo above shows the original boxes.  The deck and platter components were packaged in the large box.  The tonearm box and Control Unit were packaged in the smaller box.  The standard tan cloth dust cover and plexiglas platter cover are seen atop the boxes.


The large box contained a protective inner box, as seen in the photo above.


The main box with packaging pieces shown above.


The smaller box contained the styrofoam tonearm box and the Control Unit.  The photo above shows the tonearm box opened to reveal some standard accessories. 


Four stick-on "Compensating Felts" are shown above in their original packaging.  These were standard accessories that were supplied in the tonearm box.  These strips could be applied by the user to the optional DS-20 Outer Disk Stabilizer at 90 degree intervals around the DS-20, per the Compensating Felt Application Instructions.  When applied to the DS-20 Outer Disk Stabilizer, these felt strips took up all space between the inner rim of the DS-20 and the outer rim of the sub-platter.  As a result, the DS-20 could be perfectly centered without the need for the DS-20 centering device. 


The four standard DS-20 Compensating Felt pieces, shown above.  The third felt from the left is overturned to show the white peel-off backing, which covers an adhesive surface.  These four Compensating Felt pieces are "peel and stick".


The L-07D was supplied with a standard tan cloth dust cover, which is shown above.  Other accessories shown include the supplied instruction manual, platter mounting sheet instructions, and the Control Unit.  The original brochure is shown above in the lower left corner.


The picture above shows a number of standard accessories which includes the tan cloth dust cover, a North American instruction manual,  France/Germany/Netherlands/Sweden instruction manual, U.K. instruction manual (labeled Trio instead of Kenwood), silicon cloth, absorbers, 45 rpm adapter, platter sheet screws and tonearm sub-weight.  The picture above also has some optional accessories, which brings us to the next topic.  The optional accessories shown above include the DS-20 Outer Disk Stabilizer, DS-20 aluminum triangular Centering Device, DS-21 Inner Disk Stabilizer, L-07D service manual and the L-07D II service manual.


Optional Accessories

 

The optional accessories for the L-07D include the DS-20 and DS-21 Disk Stabilizers, the TB-07-E Tonearm Sub-Base for mounting a second tonearm to the rear of the deck and the TS-10 Ceramic Platter Sheet:

Two DS-20 Outer Disk Stabilizers and a DS-21 Inner Disk Stabilizer are shown above.  The DS-20 Outer Disk Stabilizer has three functions.  One of its functions is to flatten the periphery of the record thereby reducing record-warp-wow.   Another one of its functions is to firmly secure the record to the platter.  The third function is to increase the platter's moment of inertia (momentum) and rotational speed stability by adding its 2.8 pound mass to the platter's periphery.


One method of centering the DS-20 Stabilizer is to use the optional spindle-mounted Centering Tool, the triangular metal version of which is shown above.


The DS-20 Centering Tool was also made in a circular clear acrylic version as shown above.  The acrylic version of the Centering Tool appears similar to the platter cover.  However, it is smaller in diameter than the platter cover and has a beveled outer edge.  It also has the same type knob as the metal version of the DS-20 Centering Tool.  The knob is inscribed with the words "Model DS-20".


However, the simpler method of centering the DS-20 is to apply the four supplied Compensating Felt pieces 90 degrees apart.  These felt strips take up all the slack between the DS-20 and the platter rim.  When applied, they allow fuss-free perfect centering of the DS-20 every time.  The photo above shows one such Compensating Felt piece applied to the DS-20 Outer Disk stabilizer.


The DS-20 Outer Disk Stabilizer can also be used purely as a device to add peripheral platter mass.  It can be mounted to the platter (and left there indefinitely) below the record surface, as shown in the picture above.  When used in this manner, its 2.8 pound weight greatly increases platter momentum and rotational speed stability.


The DS-20 Outer Disk Stabilizer was made in two versions. The newer version is shown on the left in the photo above.  It has a beveled inner lip to allow more clearance for the phono cartridge.  In comparison, the inner lip of the earlier model DS-20 on the right has a flat inner lip which is flush with the top surface of the stabilizer.


 

A side view of two DS-20 Outer Disk stabilizers.  The later (beveled lip) model on the left is slightly thicker and heavier than the (all flat top) earlier model on the right.


The DS-21 Inner Disk Stabilizer is used as a spindle mounted record clamp.  It weighs 521 grams.


The earliest models of the Inner Disk Stabilizer were labeled DS-20, as seen in the photo above on the left hand side.  Later models, such as the one on the right, are labeled DS-21.


Close-up of early model Inner Disk Stabilizer shown above.  Note that it is labeled DS-20.


Close-up of later model Inner Disk Stabilizer shown above.  Note that it is labeled DS-21.


The tonearm Sub Arm Base box from version E is shown above.


Contents of the Sub Arm Base box for version E.


A multi-language instruction sheet is packaged with the Sub Arm Base.  Shown above are the directions in English.  The figures referenced in the instruction sheet are reproduced below.


Figure 1 of the Sub Arm Base instruction sheet is shown above.


Figure 2 of the Sub Arm Base instruction sheet is shown above.


Figure 3 of the Sub Arm Base instruction sheet is shown above.


Figure 4 of the Sub Arm Base instruction sheet is shown above.


Figure 5 of the Sub Arm Base instruction sheet is shown above.


Sub Arm Base versions A, B and C shown above.


Service Manual shown above.


Shown above is the optional TS-10 Ceramic Platter Sheet.


Center detail of the optional TS-10 Ceramic Platter Sheet is shown above.


The photo above shows the TS-10 mounted directly on the sub-platter, in place of the standard stainless steel platter sheet.


However, the long spindle of the L-07D also allows the TS-10 to be mounted on top of the standard stainless steel platter sheet as shown above.


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