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Reference EBLT Upgrade Drive Belt

Custom made premium Reference EBLT drive belt. Fitted as standard to all Planar 8 and Planar 10 turntable models from March 8th 2021.

The Rega Reference EBLT drive belt is the culmination of many years of R&D and advanced tooling trials. The most accurate drive belt we have ever produced, the Reference EBLT is now fitted as standard to all Planar 8 and Planar 10 turntable models as standard. The Reference belt is suitable for all Rega turntables but highly recommended for the Planar 6 and any Planar 3 using the Rega Neo TT PSU.

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. All Reference belts go through a unique curing process which guarantees the highest achievable level of accuracy.

Below you can see a direct comparison taken from our 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 drive belt comparison
Rega drive belt comparison
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Reference EBLT Upgrade Drive Belt

Technical Specifications

Rega Drive Belt
Reference EBLT monomer
Diameter / cross sectional roundness
Improved stability / Speed accuracy
Lifespan
50% longer lifespan than a polychloroprene belt
Advanced curing process
Improved consistency in modulus of material

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Complementary Components

Rega Planar 1 Plus Turntable

  • RB110 tonearm
  • Carbon cartridge fitted
  • Phenolic resin platter
  • 24 V low noise motor
  • Low mass plinth
  • Clear dust cover
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt
Rega Planar 1 Plus Turntable

  • Integrated MM phono stage
  • RB110 tonearm
  • Carbon cartridge fitted
  • Phenolic resin platter
  • 24 V low noise motor
  • Low mass plinth
  • Clear dust cover
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt
Rega Planar 2 Turntable

  • RB220 tonearm
  • Rega Carbon cartridge fitted
  • 10 mm glass platter
  • 24 V low noise motor
  • Three high gloss acrylic skin finishes
  • Clear dust cover
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt
Rega Planar 3 Turntable

  • RB330 tonearm
  • Elys 2 (optional)
  • 12 mm opti-white polished glass platter
  • Double brace technology
  • 24 V low noise motor
  • Compatible with Neo power supply
  • Clear dust cover
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt
Rega Planar 6 Turntable

  • RB330 tonearm
  • Exact, Ania or Ania Pro (optional)
  • 16 mm Dual layer float glass platter
  • Double brace technology
  • Tancast 8 foamcore plinth
  • Custom matched Neo PSU
  • Smoked dust cover
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt
Rega Planar 8 Turntable

  • RB880 tonearm
  • Ania, Ania Pro or Apheta 3 (optional)
  • 18 mm Triple layer float glass platter
  • Double brace technology
  • Tancast 8 foamcore plinth
  • Custom matched Neo PSU
  • Custom designed smoked dust cover
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt
Rega Planar 10 Turntable

  • RB3000 tonearm
  • Apheta 3 or Aphelion 2 (optional)
  • 18 mm Ceramic Oxide diamond cut platter
  • DB technology with ceramic top brace
  • Tancast 8 foamcore plinth
  • P10 Advanced PSU
  • Custom designed smoked dust cover
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt

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Lifetime Warranty

All Rega products carry a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects.

Every product we make is designed and assembled in the UK to the highest possible standard. This warranty covers genuine confirmed manufacture defects. This warranty does not cover wear and tear. Any unauthorised modifications or failure to follow the Rega recommended guidelines may invalidate the warranty.

Please see your user manual for detailed warranty information for your particular product. Your statutory rights are not affected.