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Old 26th February 2002, 08:28 AM   #1
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Question 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?

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


Thanks,


JP
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Old 26th February 2002, 10:36 AM   #2
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JP,

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.

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Luuk Boessenkool
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Old 26th February 2002, 04:06 PM   #3
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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).

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JP
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Old 4th March 2002, 01:46 AM   #4
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I ordered a belt for my old AR table from bill.morrison@telus.net
he might handel them for your table or know someone who does.

Good luck

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Old 5th March 2002, 03:17 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'll check this (I wonder where are this people from and if they deliver to Spain...).

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Old 5th March 2002, 07:50 PM   #6
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I ordered a belt for my old AR table from bill.morrison@telus.net
Woody,

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

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Old 11th May 2002, 01:06 AM   #7
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I have ordered my belt, cardridge, etc. there:
http://www.turntablebelts.com

Best price, fast and good service.

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