Excellent news! Keep updating this thread on discs that perform well via the C.E.C.
I actually placed the Myrtle wooden blocks that came with the EX8 under the C.E.C instead as I already had Herbies footers and lampblack balls for the amp that made a tremendous difference on the old Ayre ax7e.
Now I just need a little more time to evaluate the difference
And I will also be placing "The Gate " into my electrical breaker box Saturday so exciting times indeed ahead!
I had been trying to follow the "wood for vibration control" thread but as per normal when a certain somebody gets involved it just turns into a peeing contest of which there is no return.
Shame as it started out promising.
Yes this CEC has really brought my CD to life again played through the EX8, it is a stunning combo.It is by far the best that CD has ever sounded to my ears with any configuration of equipment I have ever owned.
The kicker is that right now you can buy mint CD for $1 or less from most thrift shops, hard to go wrong!
Have you seen these: https://www.ebay.com/i/332646910294?chn=ps
It’s for a cd-3300R but might be compatible.
Also, this person might have what you need: https://marrscommunications.com/
(it looks like this link may no longer work or be valid: it did when I first linked it)
And you can buy a bunch of belts and see if one fits or contact them for a specific size: https://www.amazon.com/GoldenTrading-Cassette-Machine-Recorder-Maintenance/dp/B01CZSU6K8/ref=pd_cp_23_3?pd_rd_w=y7lfj&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=R4TG834WFWVGZS0QQD1W&pd_rd_r=287ee72d-5bee-11e9-8963-117ccf44e055&pd_rd_wg=IkYR9&pd_rd_i=B01CZSU6K8&psc=1&refRID=R4TG834WFWVGZS0QQD1W
Good luck and all the best,
You are correct.
With the now two problem belts I think I may have it figured out.
The "problem belts I have are a little tighter than the original, a lot stiffer, less stretchy if you will.
This is I believe stopping the tray to go completely back into position.
So to fix it I really would need to know the exact specs of the original belt to order exactly the right size but even then the rubber composition could be totally different.
Lets hope my original knotted belt holds up for a while!
Uber, I have that player. If I'm not mistaken, the transport has a magnetic locking mechanism that firmly holds the CD against the spindle. The magnetic locking is actuated when the tray closes and pushes it. Check if with the problematic belt, the tray is moving back to the correct person when closed.
As I do not know the exact size and specifications of the original belt that would be very difficult.
One thing for sure the original belt is a lot softer and more stretchy than anything I have tried so far.
However that also could be old age impacting its properties as well.
For now the down and dirty fix of original belt is still working!
Unfortunately in the big city, (lol), stores like Home Despot and Lowe's have put all the little mom and pop hardware stores out of business.
Our Ace hardware closed about 7 years ago and when I asked at our Home Despot if they had a selection of o-rings you would have thought I was asking for cocaine by the look on his face!
So it is what it is.....