Turntable Belt Significance

Can a humble turntable belt really make a significant difference? If you think heavy weight platters are impervious to motor vibration, or that a platter designed to be “inert” will render turntable belt design irrelevant, the following may be of interest.

We received an email on this subject from Alon Sagee – President of the San Fransisco Audiophile Society. This is a significant group with 654 members and includes presentations by senior industry figures such as Michael Fremer among others. With his kind permission we are publishing this in case you are harbouring any doubts about what an Origin Live turntable belt will do for your turntable. The deck used here is a Rock 7.

“I’ve been an audiophile for what seems like forever, and yet, I’m sitting here like a beginner in utter disbelief. How is it possible that changing a belt could make such a difference? How did I not know about this before? I’ve been playing album after album and experiencing holographic three-dimensionality, new discoveries of inner detail, and spaciousness of soundstage that literally gives me goosebumps. The difference is not subtle at all. Due to what must be the improvement in speed stability of the platter, the music just snapped into focus and now emanates from the speakers with more impact and ease than I’ve ever heard. I’ve made no other changes to the system to account for this instant and significant improvement in sound quality, except for installing this unassuming belt and letting it break in overnight.