Turntable Belt Upgrade?
Can a turntable belt upgrade significantly affect sonic performance? It’s those seemingly insignificant areas of a system that can sometimes yield a surprising upgrade. The concept that a belt does no more than connect the motor to rotate your platter at a constant speed, is understandable but superficial. Lurking beneath the simplicity of a turntable belt drive there are a host of unrecognized problems and opportunities to improve. As an innovative manufacturer, it did not take long to realise that different turntable belts had an inordinate influence on sound quality. We therefore invested considerable time auditioning countless belt materials, shapes, thicknesses and configurations.
The resulting turntable belt is remarkable in producing noticeably better sound in all aspects, especially in deeper and more precise bass. It also eliminates static problems which sometimes occur on decks. This is important because high static charge on a record affects cartridge performance.
The price of our turntable belt upgrade is well below that of it’s performance worth. In fact there are manufacturers offering ground neoprene belts costing £80 which offer little or no improvement over a standard neoprene turntable belt and certainly come nowhere close to the performance of our upgrade belt which is nearly 1/3rd of the cost.
Review Quotes on the Origin Live Turntable Belt Upgrade
“That innocuous looking piece of rubber has a far greater effect upon the sound of a turntable than most of us realise…The Upgrade Belt…is one of the most cost effective changes that I have made to this deck (LP12). I suggest you buy one and try it. I am both amazed and impressed at the improvement it makes to the sound of my Sondek.”
Hi-Fi World Magazine
“This is an extraordinary product. I expected an audible but marginal change. Nothing prepared me for it’s effect. It needed about an hour to get properly ‘run in’ – during which there was a transformation in the sound coming out of my speakers: 3D and in the room. Everything claimed in the recent email announcing this product was evident and the comments of the reviewers reflect exactly what I heard. I am quite astounded at the difference this product has made – and all for thirty quid. Don’t think about it – just give yourself at treat.”
Iain, Owner Comment
“Amazing – cleans up bass remarkably and general improvement overall but removes static completely which was a real nuisance in the present hot dry weather.
Amazing for a little rubber belt and very good value for money”
Philip, Owner Comment
A normal turntable belt inadvertantly transmits unwanted vibration from your turntable motor, to the platter, then to the record where it finally feeds into your stylus. This chain directly influences your deck’s performance. Upgrading your standard drive belt, to one which dampens vibration properly has been proven to deliver spectacular results well beyond expectations.
A record player belt, fabricated from superior material with the correct surface finish, will dramatically improve the performance of your turntable. In fact, most people who have tried the Origin Live turntable belt upgrade started out not expecting a significant difference, only to be shocked by the improvement.
The turntable belt upgrade comes with a cast iron guarantee–if you’re not delighted we’ll refund your money.
We list Upgrade Belts for many turntables or you can specify the length you want us to make. If your deck is not listed you can work out the length as outlined at the END of the ordering page >.
Turntable Belt sizes are specified using the circumference which is the total length of the belt.
Note that these belts are flat (4.7mm in height approx and 0.75mm thick). They will not work on decks with round belts such as Rega, Michell, etc unless they have an Origin Live motor kit fitted.