flat section neoprene rubber drive belts available in popular sizes to fit many hi-fi turntables
and other diverse units; eg Revox A77, B77 &
PR99 Mk1 tape recorders, cassette decks, Walkman, CD
/ DVD / XBox door tray drives, VCRs,
tools, models and toys.
For most Japanese decks (full
Remove the rubber mat and lift off the platter (most hubs just lift off, some require the removal of a circlip at the
2. Turn the platter over and measure the circumference of
the hub (red
line in the photo). The belt needs to be tight enough to hold on the
with minimal stretching so deduct 5 - 10mm from the circumference to
calculate the right length.
The motor pulley
offset should not be added to the equation as this stretch provides the
correct drive tension for the belt.
3. Fit the belt on the hub and replace the hub on the spindle.
4. Rotate the
hub until one of the inspection holes is above the motor pulley. Grasp
the belt and hook it over the pulley and through the speed changer
mechanism (this stretch gives the belt the correct drive tension).
that the deck runs with no fouling, replace the mat and you're ready.
a transcription turntable (split platter):
Remove the rubber/felt mat and lift off only the outer ring section of
2. Use a piece of string to measure the total distance round
the hub and motor. Then deduct 3 to 5% (typically 18-30mm) to give the
correct drive tension.
Fit the belt on the hub and place the outer platter
upside down on the hub to check that the belt runs with no
4. Then turn the platter the right way up,
replace the mat and you're ready.
you still have the old belt:
This is the least accurate way to replace your belt and is not
When measuring an old belt, remember it has certainly stretched with age
like a rubber band, so you will need to replace it with a slightly smaller one. The problem is
that there is no way of knowing how much it has stretched.
If you are unable to measure your
line in the photo)
circumference, measure the diameter and use the table above, which uses
the equation: C (circumference) = Pi x D (diameter).
Pi = 3.141592 (abbreviated). Click here to learn more about
All measurements shown are approximate given the elastic nature of
neoprene rubber drive belts, measured internal, flat and non-stretched.
belts are £7.58 + 0.75
(UK p&p) + VAT @ 20% =
guarantee. If you buy a belt which does not work because it is
the wrong size, you can return it to us (with a self-addressed
envelope) for a free exchange for a belt of a different size.
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This belt is known
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"Just wanted to thank you for the quick and efficient delivery of my
recent order. With this new Belt I have been able to bring back into
service a high quality Pioneer CT-506 Cassette Player, which must be
at least 35 years old! Hopefully the other belts will hold up Ė if
not Iíll be back to you for the others! Regards, R Clapton
"Many thanks for the
T38 drive belt. All working perfectly.
Great service from your company" Kind regards.
East Stoke Nottinghamshire
belt fits I had obviously got the measurement to within the
correct tolerances for the belt to grip
just enough with minimum stretching". Thanks From Mr S Mulligan
there, Just wanted to say the turntable belt arrived
very quickly and I managed to attach it okay. It is the
perfect size! Thanks so much for your help, my trusty
Pioneer record player is as good as new. All thanks to
your great online measurement guide! All the best," C
"Hi, Many thanks for your
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Regards" C. Cox (15/06/2012)
"Many thanks for the
excellent customer service. I will gladly buy from you again. Best
Regards", J Houston (07/04/2012)
"To thank you for the
excellent turnaround on the item I purchased on Tuesday January 3rd. -
an item which I ordered on your advice. It was delivered on Monday 9th.
which, considering that Friday 6th was a national holiday here in Spain
was sooner than I expected. The item is working perfectly. Many thanks".
E Robinson (11/01/2012)
"Many thanks I now
have a double deck which no longer crumples my tapes exelent service a
pleasure to have been served by you". O. Clark (07/12/2011)
"BELT-25 received this morning and seems to be exactly right. Many
thanks". Georges (28/11/2011)
"Dear GB Audio, I just
wanted to let you know that the drive belt I ordered (BELT12) is now
fitted and working perfectly in the 8-track car stereo that I was
restoring". J Siddons (28/11/2011)
"Dear Sir, This is to
acknowledge receipt of drive belt 10 and to thank you for such
prompt service. This belt has enabled me to bring back to life my
old TEAC A-400 Stereo Cassette Deck in which the original drive belt
had disintegrated. I was unable to locate any references for an
exact replacement, however your site advice regarding method of
calculating the belt length etc., enabled me to establish the
nearest equivalent from your list of drive belts. Thank you again.
Yours faithfully, F.D.Stewart. (24/10/2011)
off my order form for a replacement turntable drive belt on Tuesday;
on Thursday it arrived. Followed very clear instructions to get the
right size drive belt; new one works perfectly. An exemplary
"That's brilliant! Thank
you so much for the excent and speedy service. Best wishes," L.
"Thanks for the easy to use website"
P. Collins (05/07/2011)
"Nice one, left message on
Sunday, GB Audio called me back just after 9am on Monday, had drivebelt
and turntable up and running on Tuesday. Couldn't have been easier or
faster. Loved the Replacement Drive Belt selection table and guide,
H Wood" (12/04/2011)
"Thank you for the
speedy service. I ordered the belt yesterday over the telephone and
received it this morning. It works and fits well. Regards D Ewers"
"Many thanks for your
help , the band arrived and fitted perfectly. My elderly father is now
happily listening to Bach again! Cheers Ellen" (12/03/2011)
"Thank you GB audio,
great service, only a replacement drive belt but arrived first class
post next morning, have deck working again after a very long time.
Already singing your praises. D Terry" (01/02/2011)
"Dear GB Audio, Many
thanks for your prompt assistance in resolving my situation with regards
to my Ariston RD 80 record deck. The belt arrived this morning much to
my surprise and is now installed and playing quite nicely. I think the
choice of belt was just about spot on, by the time it's bedded in, I'm
not sure it would have taken the next size up. Once again thanks for
great service. Best regards. JP Southward" (27/01/2011)
"Hi GB Audio
person! Just quick note to say thanks very much for the drive belt which
arrived safely today. Iím not sure which one of you Iíve been dealing
with, but the service has been top class. You correctly predicted that a
BELT29 would be the one for my deck (it was) when I couldnít figure it
out from the chart ... and then got the belt here in just a couple of
days. As I write, Iím sitting here listening to vinyl that hasnít had a
needle through the grooves in years Ė all thanks to you. G Brown"
your excellent website whilst searching for a turntable drive belt for
my Pioneer system. Unlike most on-line sales places your way of
explaining about belt sizes and how to measure the turntable seems very
logical and fool-proof". (09/03/2010)
Audio, Just a line to thank you for the very quick service and for
taking the trouble to provide a website where we could easily identify
the correct belt for our video machine. We are involved mainly in
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and now there seems to be a demand for transferring VHS tapes to DVD,
hence the need to keep our VHS machine working! Thanks again we will
keep details of your website and recommend it to our customers if the
occasion should arrise.
"Hi Guys, I
ordered my Sansui Sr222 MK2 TT belt yesterday - it arrived at 9:30 this
morning. I was up-and-running inside 5 minutes.
Fantastic service! Let's hope this one lasts 30 years too ... Cheers,
P Grogan, Dronfield" (06/03/2010)
The belt arrived yesterday - overnight delivery first class post. It
fits a treat and works perfectly. What can I say but great service and
thank you. Paul B" (14/01/2010)
"I would just like to say that
when I did a uk google search (drive belt), your site was the easiest to
use and understand, with good, clear insructions. I especially liked the
link to Pi, it made me smile. Best wishes, Ben UK" (26/03/2009)
"Hello, Just to let you know
how impressed I was with your prompt service! I sent you the order form
for a replacement drive belt on Thursday, and on Saturday the belt
arrived. That is faster than any online order I have ever done. The belt
fits perfectly and I can now listen to my records again for the first
time since I moved to England 17 years ago. Anyway, thanks again for a
great service. Regards, Martin, UK" (18/03/2009)
"Hi, Just received
drive belt in this morning's post. It works a treat too! Thank
you for great service. Regards, Adrian, Kendal" (07/03/2009)
"Replacement belt received in Spain within 3 days. Old Pioneer
Turn table doing the rounds once again. Thankyou for your
assistance and prompt service.
From R J M" (27/02/2009)
"To Sales at GB.Audio, Many
Thanks for your quick and prompt service the drive belt for my pioneer
PL112D turntable fits perfectly so no I can now proceed to transfer all
my vinyl collection to Cd. I was most impressed how fast the delivery
arrived it was less than 24Hrs. Once again many thanks for the excellent
service. Regards, John", UK (06/02/2009)
"Just a quick "thankyou"
for a turnround on my order of under 24hours. The belt arrived this
lunchtime & the turntable works perfectly now! Thanks for the help
getting the turntable off the spindle. Great service. cheers, Peter"
"many thanks for the quick delivery -
turntable belt fitted, working perfectly so my thirty year old NAD
101 still going strong! best regards Russell", Tonbridge, Kent
"Many thanks for great
service. Drivebelt for turntable arrived this morning, after ordering
yesterday afternoon. It fits perfectly, so for your information, should
you ever get another enquiry about a belt for a Strathclyde
Transcription Development turntable ( STD 305 model ), then belt no. 24
is the correct one. May get back to you about a cartridge sometime in
the future. Thanks again! Ian" (01/11/2007)
"Thank you for the very
quick delivery of my turntable belt.. i received a
phone call from you at 1830 hrs , spoke to a very helpful gentleman, who
took all the information, and the following day the belt arrived in the
post.. will probably need a new stylus shortly, so will be
contacting you again shortly... in the meantime many thanks...
excellent service.... regards Gary" (2007)
"Hi, I ordered 2 drive
belts for a Pioneer PL12D deck from you at about 5.00 pm yesterday
(Wednesday) evening by phone. I've arrived home this evening to find
them delivered among my post today. I know it's not a large item but
that is amazing service - if only other suppliers could be as efficient
as you. Many thanks and well done. Bernie" (07/06/2007)
"I initially found your
website via Google search, probably using the string "turntable belt
replacement". There were a few options, but your site is the most
informative and reassuring of correct ordering.
Regards, Steve" (2004).
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