Rega are pleased to announce that all of the current Planar range of turntable models will now be factory fitted with the very latest Rega Advanced EBLT drive belt as standard. Originally reserved for Rega's high end models, Rega has invested heavily in new tooling and R&D to allow us to manufacture higher quantities. The good news is this new Advanced EBLT drive belt is now available to purchase as an upgrade over the previous drive belt.
Each belt is moulded on our highly accurate custom tooling using a unique secret blend. Once moulded, the belts are cryogenically frozen and barrelled to remove any excess flash in order to create perfect cross sectional roundness which is critical for accurate speed and stability. In normal use and conditions, the lifespan of the EBLT drive belt is 50% longer than the previous model.
Below you can see a direct comparison taken from Rega's custom test software. You can compare the old belt (top) versus the latest EBLT reference belt (bottom). We have used the same Planar 1 turntable. The only part that has changed is the drive belt. You can clearly see a notable reduction in weighted peak Wow / Flutter measurements produced by the increased accuracy and cross sectional roundness of the EBLT belt. The standard belt measures 0.253% / the Advanced EBLT measures 0.162% and the Reference EBLT measures 0.075%
Rega Advanced EBLT specifications:
• Rega Drive Belt: Advanced EBLT monomer
• Diameter/cross sectional roundness: improved stability/Speed accuracy
• Lifespan: 50% longer lifespan than a polychloroprene belt
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