Originally designed for use with the Rega derived Edwards Audio turntables, this drive belt is quite different from the regular Rega ones. It has a smooth, shiny, and slightly sticky surface which is much less elastic than normal rubber belts and offers much more grip on the subplatter.
Please note you may notice a squeak when starting up your Rega turntable using this belt, this is perfectly normal.
I recently bought the Edwards Audio Little Belter for my 2016 REGA P3, which now spins at EXACTLY 33 1/3 rpm.
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Earlier this year I purchased a Rega white belt for my Rega 25 turntable.This was a significant improvement on the black belt.I continued the upgrade with the Edwards acrylic platter and aluminium sub-platter, each bringing its own improvement in musical presentation.After reading reviews of the Edwards little belter, and Edward's own advice for pairing their aluminium sub-platter with their little belter, I decided to purchase the blue belt to determine if there was any difference between it and the Rega white belt.Well profound may be too strong a description for some, but in terms of dynamics and clarity I think that is exactly the case. Detail has also increased. Tonight I went back to the white belt and played the beginning of Mozart's Piano Concert no.17 with Daniel Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra, then changed to the blue belt and played the beginning again. The difference was immediate. As said before dynamics and clarity changed dramatically. This was confirmed by wife who listened without knowledge of the belt changes and after I had played both tests I asked which she preferred. Without hesitation she chose the second, greater clarity and realism were her words.Overall I have to say I am experiencing vinyl reproduction which is as steady as a rock, and as close as one could get to live music without having the musicians in the house.For those interested, my system includes an Ortofon Quintet Bronze MC Cartridge, a Lehmann Black Cube phono pre-amp, a Gryphon Callisto 2200 integtated amplifier with Gryphon online mk2 power cord and Harmonic Technology interconnects and speaker cables. The speakers are Opera Secondo.
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Very fast air mail delivery, well protected for shipment. Replaced today standard Rega black belt in my RP1. Immediate improvement of platter stability and speed is now right to the spot (was ca. 1,5% too fast with original belt).Have feeling the sound is more free and relaxed, bass slightly deeper. Can be an autosuggestion just after two LP.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Fitted to my RP1 along with aluminium sub and acrylic platter.It's a drive belt,runs at 33.3 rpm
A very good allround upgrade for my RP3. Highly recommended.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Finally tested my 1 year old RP8's speed accuracy, and discovered it was in fact 1.7% fast!, so, after a bit of reading I decided to try the Edwards Little Belter option, and low and behold it's now bang on speed. Sonically there are some differences too, things just seem a bit tighter overall.Certainly a good value upgrade, but realistically on a deck the class of an RP8, this shouldn't even be an issue.
Immidiatly better pitch stability, and RPM just spot on!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
It's twirly to give an in-depth review, but I now have three different drive belts, so comparisons will take some time. Initially, it seems an excellent buy, speed stability is good, and it arrived shortly after ordering. Recommended.
This belt solved the problem with my Rega RP3 running too fast. Now, at 33.3 rpm my turntable sounds much more relaxed and bass is deeper + my instruments are in tune with my records. Highly recommended to rega owners!
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