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Postby jy3 » 15 Jan 2018 12:06

I can buy an original PT belt for £24.99, an Origin Live for £33.00 and also one for £6.99. What do PT owners on here use, and would the cheaper belt have any serious lack on sound quality?
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Re: PT too belts

Postby karatestu » 16 Jan 2018 09:15

I wish I could Help Dave but have had no experience with this yet.

Where does one buy the original belt ? I have seen the OL belt advertised on the true point site so it may be good but it seems over priced (not as over priced as a Linn belt though)

Maybe the cheap one is worth a go ? You will know then if it is any good.

I am sure there must be people on here that can answer the question......

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Re: PT too belts

Postby jy3 » 16 Jan 2018 09:24

Links to the ones seen on ebay.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pink-Triangl ... SwTmtaKpl9
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Belt-for-Pin ... Sw5cNYhzbe
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TURNTABLE-DR ... xyA4ZRTZeX

I will probably go for the cheaper one unless someone chips in with negative comments.
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Re: PT too belts

Postby tim_bissell » 17 Jan 2018 23:42

I think I have tried one of the cheaper ones (Malvern Audio/dappletoft) and could not notice a different. The original ones come from the Funk Firm - they also sound good. I may try an OL one, as a couple of people I know reckon they can hear an improvement.

Not much Help, but that is all I know!

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Re: PT too belts

Postby Big Al » 20 Jan 2018 19:42

I have also bought belts from Malvern Audio and found them to be fine and reasonable value.
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Re: PT too belts

Postby abril » 20 Jan 2018 21:09

Have bought belts in the past that were listed for Garrard :wink:
Found them to be every bit as good as the 'specialist' items :!:
A lot of bull [-X spoken about belts.
Just get the right one---not too much tension #-o
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Re: PT too belts

Postby jy3 » 21 Jan 2018 07:31

I ordered the cheaper belt yesterday. Will update my findings when the belt arrives.
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Re: PT too belts

Postby karatestu » 21 Jan 2018 17:08

Looking forward to your findings Dave.

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Re: PT too belts

Postby deviral » 24 Feb 2018 18:52

I have the belt that came with my PT (said to be a PT supplied belt), an eBay cheapie, a Malvern audio and Origin Live versions. Not sure if I can honestly say any one sounds radically better than the other. There are differences in start up performance as some belts definitely slip more than others and yes I think they do sound ever so slightly different but I would suggest the differences are very subtle, not worth chasing and if you want your £30 to make you smile buy some more vinyl instead. Possibly heresy but the biggest single night and day improvement I made to my PT Export was changing from the AC motor to the Origin Live DC motor kit, suggesting the DC motor was the right philosophy from the outset.
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Re: PT too belts

Postby jy3 » 24 Feb 2018 19:20

Sorry I have not replied as promised. I have received the belt but am still waiting for my cartridge to be returned from Esco.
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Re: PT too belts

Postby jy3 » 17 Mar 2018 08:24

Well I finally have my cartridge back after retipping (Esco did not receive my original confirmation email). I can say this new belt is much tighter than the old one, the PT was purchased 2nd hand, so I had no idea on how old the belt was. Well the new belt works fine, don't think I would be able to hear differences in belts, since the tt is sounding very good now.
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