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Dual belt drive hi-fi turntable

One of the UK's most popular record decks from the 1980s, the CS505 and its successors (mk2, mk3, mk4) represented excellent value for money. Dual's simple design and mass production made good reproduction fidelity achievable on a modest budget.

Choice of two speeds: 33 or 45 rpm
Vari-speed adjuster
Semi automatic straight, low mass tone-arm
Detachable perspex lid
Dual-specific clip-on headshell/cartridge
Anti-vibration sprung floating chassis
Usable cartridge weight: 4 - 10g
Power requirements: 230V AC (50Hz)
Power consumption: 8W (max.)
Dimensions: 422 (w) x 135 (h) x 368mm (d)
Weight: 4kg

Dual CS505 belt drive hi-fi turntable  
The CS505 was sold with a Dual cartridge which clipped onto the end to the tone-arm. Other standard cartridges can only be used with a special adaptor plate, which are now extremely rare.


Turntable replacement neoprene rubber belt

How to replace a drive belt

Replacement drive belt (BELT13) available for 8.50 + 1.50 (UK p&p) = 10.00
Replacement pitch belt (BELT2) available for 8.50 + 1.50 (UK p&p) = 10.00
Or buy both together and save on the postage.

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Buy with confidence.  Unsolicited Customer Quotes:

"Dear GBAudio, Just to say thank you for your prompt help and service. With the help of the DIY video and your advice as to the right belt for my Dual turntable I was able to fix it myself (I have never dared fiddle with my Hi-Fi before as I was afraid of damaging it). Belt fits fine and it plays LPs again. The best 10 I have spent on audio.
Well done!" A Freer (31/12/2015)

"Thanks very much for this, it's very helpful... I am most grateful for your advice." D Scott (21/02/2014)

"Hi, Many thanks for your excellent efficient service.  The replacement belt is working well. 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)

"I sent 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 service. Thanks" J Rizq (14/09/2011)

"That's brilliant! Thank you so much for the excent and speedy service. Best wishes," L. England. (03/09/2011)

"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, superb: 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" (22/03/2011)

"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)

Turntable Class by GB Audio - YouTube service tutorials for the Dual CS505
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Basic Service introduction

Adjusting the Transit Screws

Remove the headshell and change stylus

Setting the tracking weight

Replacing the main drive belt

Replacing the pitch control belt
Useful vinyl and hi-fi accessories:
Turntable replacement neoprene rubber belt other turntable drive belts
Audio-Technica AT95E phono cartridge  Audio-Technica cartridges and styli
HS4ULM phono cartridge headshell for standard Japanese turntable tonearms Headshells
Custom audiophile headshell - cartridge leads Cartridge link leads
BT-26 RIAA phono pre-amp Phono pre-amps to connect your turntable to an amp or PC with a line input
AC-1 USB audio capture device. Analogue to digital converter with built in RIAA phono pre-amp USB converters to digitise your vinyl via your PC or laptop.
Filters, recording and other Hi-Fi accessories
How to change your drive belt on the Dual CS505 VIDEO TUTORIAL. Dual CS505 basic service: set the transit screws, remove the headshell, replace the stylus, set tracking weight, replace main belt, replace pitch adjust belt.
How to change your drive belt VIDEO TUTORIAL. See how quick and easy it is to change a regular drive belt in Bobby Crabtree's helpful video:
Dr Know's Audio Clinic Dr Know's helpful advice for diagnosing and servicing your turntable and cartridge.

How to replace a drive belt on a belt drive turntable.

High grade custom lead making facility

High grade custom lead making facility

Our cable-making service can build bespoke, specialist audio leads to your specification.

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