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    Posted: 20 Feb 2019 at 7:52am
I recently cleaned the the drive belt, along with the pulley & sub platter on my Roksan, with Pledge.
Regrettably this had not been done before.
The deck had lost some of its 'grip', drive, bass depth & resolution & was being played less often
over recent weeks..

A few minutes spent cleaning has restored the Roksan to its best  - in fact I don't think it has sounded
as good.
There is also much less 'groaning' from the drive system at start-up & when applying a carbon fibre
brush to clean a spinning record.
All goes to show the importance of a good drive system.




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Never thought about this before; must admit I wouldn't have expected a 'polish' would have been a great idea (promotes slippage?) but sounded like it has worked for you. I believe Roxan have more than one belt a 'normal one' and a very expensive one (which I am told sits inside my Source Turntable) any idea which one yours is?  
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Roksan recommend using Pledge for belt cleaning in the TMS manual, but I was a bit suspicious
of using it - as you say it is a 'polish'. There is no doubt though that it has done the trick.Smile
The belt is the one supplied with the deck - probably the standard one. I wasn't aware there
was another more expensive belt - I'll investigate. Thanks.

'Clean the belt with a non-alcohol, wax based furniture polish (such as Johnson's Pledge). The belt may require replacing after every five years or after five thousand hours of use'



Edited by RichW - 20 Feb 2019 at 11:00am
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Sony say that the shiny sides of the capstan drive belt goes towards the drive pulley (on cassette tape recorders)
A bit of info from the 70's.
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