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Empire DB-508 Flat Belt, Medium
Empire DB-508 Flat Belt, Medium

Empire DB-508 Flat Belt, Medium

Stock#:FBM DB-508
Rubber drive belt (band) for consumer electronics.

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.025 Inch / .6mm Thick
.203 Inch / 5.2mm Wide

Inside Circumference (total length) = 33.1 inches. Certified to be exactly the same length, durometer and quality as the original Empire DB-508 part# that was provided to us in 2006. However it seems Empire saw fit to change the length of the DB-508 that was shipped at various times so proceed with extreme caution.

Much confusion exists as to the correct size replacement belt for ALL Empire brand turntables. That's because Empire saw fit to build turntables with, in some cases as many as five different chassis under the same model number, thus requiring as many as five different belt lengths. This means it is absolutely impossible to rely on model number alone to source the correct belt. An absolute disaster!

So, the genuine Empire belt labels pictured above are wrong. They should read some not all. You MUST accurately measure your model's belt path with a string, then multiply the result by 0.95 & 0.97 and look for a length match below that is within the range of 3-5% less than your string measurement.

This belt is sometimes found in, but NOT necessarily limited to, the following Equipment:

    Some Empire 400, 500, or 600 series turntable.

    Empire 408
    Empire 498
    Empire 508
    Empire 588
    Empire Troubador 598
    Empire Troubador 598-II (some)
    Empire Troubador 598-III
    Empire 698 (some)
5 Stars
Empire 698 Lives Again!
Parked the Empire 698 years ago due to belt breakage and aged V15 stylus which wouldn't track properly. After hearing of your store and ordering the correct items it's now back in beautiful operation, daughter is thrilled it's working again and not just a piece of stoic '70's art. Thanks for the great items, service and fast delivery! Much appreciated!
Helpful?  6 of 6 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Ajax ON Canada. on 5/8/2012
5 Stars
So glad to get my Empire 598 back!
Had this turntable since 1973 and love it. We moved and it set for 10ys. When I tried to use it and the belt was slipping not putting out the music I was used to. I found this web site while looking for cassette deck drive belts and there it was. I love this site it has a wealth of detailed information that someone trying to repair vintage equipment needs. Keep up the good work guys your efforts are appreciated and I will be back.
Helpful?  5 of 6 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Pierre Part, La. on 10/25/2013
5 Stars
Could not find a belt for my Empire Turntable. Was told about your website. It was exactly what I needed. Price was very fair. Item works perfectly. I'm listening to LP's again.
Helpful?  4 of 5 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Columbia, SC. on 5/23/2011
5 Stars
Empire 698 Turntable Belt
Got this belt. Delivered super fast. Fits my Empire 698 table perfectly! Thanks!!
Helpful?  2 of 2 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 3/14/2016
5 Stars
Received turn table belt nicely packed. Can play my records again after 23 years. thanks guys
Reviewed by:  from Near Rotterdam the Netherlands. on 4/7/2018
4 Stars
Fine but wider
I received my Empire DB-508 quickly (ahead of est. time) and found it the correct length for my Empire 598 III Troubadour. However It was a bit wider than the original one, so I had a bit of trouble having it stop jumping from 33 1/ to 45 rpm. Also some problem (probably due to the width being to high) finding the correct pitch, but the difference is only minute. However, it would have been nice to have had it the same width as the original. Owing to this, not the full 5 stars.
Reviewed by:  from Iceland. on 10/19/2018
5 Stars
Empire belt
Fits perfect , works perfect . Thanks
Reviewed by:  from Southern California . on 5/5/2022
4 Stars
It's working
The 2 belts arrived in good condition. I would prefer that they were just a tiny bit tighter fitting, so I rated them 4 stars instead of 5. That said, they are working and I've been able to digitize a few albums to my computer (using an analog-to-USB adapter).
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Reviewed by:  from Canada. on 3/14/2017

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