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Belt needed

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by flasher1, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. flasher1

    flasher1 Active Member

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    I just acquired a Kenwood KP-5021 and am looking forms some guidance. This table is a model that has limited information available. It was produced by Treo for the Japanese market but there was a US version, the KP-4021.
    Under the covers, it has a similar arrangement as a Thorens TD124 with a pretty massive drive mechanism which utilizes a belt and idler drive.
    I am looking for the proper belt for this table. The original is a flat stretchy belt similar to silicone.
    It's about 1/2" wide and very thin.
    This table is really amazing and totally dead silent. The bass notes really slam.
    If anyone knows where I might be able to secure the belt, it would be greatly appreciated. The large idler will need service as well but I know where to send it for a rebuild.
    Thanks in advance for your help
     

     

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  2. Binkman

    Binkman AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  3. flasher1

    flasher1 Active Member

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  4. DJG

    DJG New Member

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    Binkman, Just recently picked up the same Kenwood Kp-5021 turntable, do you remember where you got the belt?
     
  5. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

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    Welcome to the AK turn table forum.

    Binkman had written this in his previous post:

    "Just a shot but may be able to help."
    http://www.vintage-electronics.net/ :rolleyes:
     
  6. Harvey/ Ga

    Harvey/ Ga AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Googled the TT and found a belt on Amazon for $15
     
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  7. bimasta

    bimasta Super Member

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    FYI — All Kenwood products were named Trio in some markets — TM issues. Otherwise identical.
     
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