RT84 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
- Product Review (submitted on January 12, 2019):
- This turntable is the perfect middle ground for someone who's just getting into collecting vinyl or for a more seasoned audiophile. As a newcomer, myself, I originally purchased a competitor's TT but I noticed that it had a somewhat filtered sound in the high frequency range. After some research I became aware that it was the built-in pre-amp that wasn't providing a clear signal path, even when bypassed. The online community's solution was the open it up and physically remove the pre-amp. Not wanting to perform this "surgery" on a brand new TT, I decided to return it and upgrade. I saw a lot of glowing reviews of the Fluance RT81 but once I saw the Reference models don't have a built in pre-amp, I intrigued. The fact that it also comes with an Ortofon 2M Red AND acrylic platter, I was sold. Had it for a couple weeks now and I couldn't be happier. I attached my own head shell with an AT-VM540ML cartridge and this TT just sounds amazing! Had a friend of mine stop over and he walked in the door, thought I was listening to a CD. Of the TT is a small piece of the puzzle as pre-amp, power amp and speakers will effect your overall sound, the old rule of garbage in, garbage out stands and the RT84 assures that you'll be inputting a high quality signal to your sound system.