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Flat Belt, Medium 31.5 Inch
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Flat Belt, Medium 31.5 Inch

Rubber drive belt (band) for consumer electronics.
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31.5 Inch Long Medium Flat Electronics Drive Belt

31.5 Inch Flat Belt, Medium

EMPIRE 498 Platter Belt - If correct for your chassis you would measure about 33.0 inches with a string around the belt path.
EMPIRE 598 [plain - no mark] Platter Belt select this size if you string measure about 33.1 inches around the complete belt path.
EMPIRE 598 II Troubador Platter Belt - per some customers find this size works better. You should string measure about 33.25 inches.
EMPIRE 598 III Troubador CAUTION: Reportedly correct for some production runs. If correct for you - you would string measure approx. 33.25 inches. Send us your serial #.
FISHER DAC-145 [combo cd/phono] Platter Belt - SOME report this size was correct for them. Belt path would measure about 33.25 inches.
FISHER DAC-145A Platter Belt
  • Meets or exceeds OEM specs. Found in many types of equipment.
  • This belt is of recent manufacture. Original legacy belts no longer exist. If they did, they'd be too old to sell in good conscience. As far as we can tell, even if the manufacturer name was stamped on the belt, all belts supplied with original turntables were outsourced to a belt specialist manufacturer, like ours are today. Our belts are made using state-of-the-art vulcanization chemistry, forming highly crosslinked polymetric structures which ensure long-term elastic stability even under the harshest conditions.
  • Prior to installation of your new belt, the belt path should be cleaned. Here in the repair shop we would use common household rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) or a similar solution to clean the old, (often invisible) belt residue from the entire belt path, including the hub around the underside of the platter, so it doesn't contaminate the new belt. With the belt off, we would get the turntable into play condition and hold an alcohol soaked Q-tip on the side of the spinning belt motor pulley. It's amazing how much black contamination comes off from the old belt. See our belt installation page for related details.
      Electrosonic Labs (ESL) ESL-2000
  • 5 Stars
    Brand: AVCR-private label Our Part# FBS31.5 Belt
    This is the first time in all my entire life since 1973 I had the right belt for my Empire 598 turntable. I recommend this belt to any Empire 598 audiophile. Simply, THE BEST BELT IN THE WORLD! for Empire 598 turntables. [Website comment: Several belts are correct for various 598 versions. See our "Find My Player" tool for details.]
    Helpful?  2 of 2 Found Helpful
    Reviewed by:  from Maryland, USA. on 10/26/2012
    5 Stars
    Empire Troubadour 598 III with 31.5 Medium
    It is a perfect fit with my Empire Troubadour 598 III. Old belt was 33.25" long after breaking. Replacement belt 31.5" medium works great.
    Helpful?  1 of 1 Found Helpful
    Reviewed by:  from Canada, Qc. on 5/29/2015
    5 Stars
    Empire 598 turntable belt
    Tried to resurrect an old favorite Empire 598 but the belt ordered from another web site wouldn’t adjust to correct speed. Inquired of TurntableNeedles and was told that the 598 had used two different belts. I sent them my serial number at their suggestion and was advised to purchase a belt which now has this 45 year old turntable sounding fantastic. THIS IS CUSTOMER SERVICE!
    Reviewed by:  from Dayton, Ohio. on 4/1/2018
    5 Stars
    Empire 598 turntable belt
    It works fine with my Empire Troubadour 598. Brought the turntable back to life after sitting in storage for many years. I ordered this belt using the string measuring method.
    Reviewed by:  from Valparaiso, IN. on 12/21/2018
    5 Stars
    Empire Troubador 598II
    Purchased this belt for my 598II, works great. This is the correct size if you have a 598II!
    Reviewed by:  from Ohio. on 3/15/2020
    5 Stars
    Thumbs Up
    Fits vintage Empire 498. With built in adjustment got to 98.5% accuracy on speed. Good product good shipping good company.
    Reviewed by:  from Chicago Area. on 4/11/2020
    5 Stars
    Drive Belt for Empire Turntable
    The vendor was able to advise the correct size, shipped the order promptly, and the product was indeed the correct size. This is an important as Empire turntables may have different size drive belts within a given model designation. Thank You for your valuable assistance.
    Reviewed by:  from Woodbury, Minnesota. on 11/11/2022

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