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JPablo 26th February 2002 08:28 AM

Belt for Thorens TD280 MKII
Hi all,

I'm in trouble looking for a replacement belt for my Thorens TD280 MKII. Even the Thorens dealer in Spain cannot offer me a solution (!). It seems that the owners of belt driven turntables are facing a difficult future, isn't it?


Does anyone know where can I find one?
Is there a DIY alternative for those belts?



boessenkool 26th February 2002 10:36 AM

beltdrive Thorens

Of course I'm not able to compare the situation in Spain with the Netherlands but why don't you buy a "not original" drive belt for your Thorens.

A year ago I bought a replacement for my Thorens TD145 at an electronics shop in my hometown. The original would have been about 15 Euro, the not so original did cost me about 4 Euro. This belt does the job perfectly. Take your old belt to a shop near you, perhaps the are able to help you.


Luuk Boessenkool
the Netherlands

JPablo 26th February 2002 04:06 PM

Hi Luuk,

Well, in fact that's what I did. I went to a hifi shop and the Thorens dealer itself sent us a "non original" belt (according to what you say, at the price of an original belt, 18 euros), but the belt didn't work, it was too short. That's why I posted my questions.

Anyway, I don't believe the situation in Spain can't be so different than in the Netherlands, I will investigate another shops (maybe I went to the wrong one, but what amazes me is the situation, without original replacements, of the official dealer).



woody 4th March 2002 01:46 AM

I ordered a belt for my old AR table from
he might handel them for your table or know someone who does.

Good luck


JPablo 5th March 2002 03:17 PM

Thanks, I'll check this (I wonder where are this people from and if they deliver to Spain...).


planet10 5th March 2002 07:50 PM


Originally posted by bob12345678
I ordered a belt for my old AR table from

That is a BC, Canada email address... i'd be interested to know where in BC if you have that info.


FrankDIY 11th May 2002 01:06 AM

I have ordered my belt, cardridge, etc. there:

Best price, fast and good service.

I am sure they can find you the right belt or an equivalent

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