RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
PURE ANALOG PERFORMANCE
The definitive vinyl record listening experience for beautifully warm and natural music, transporting you into the center of the performance
EXCEPTIONAL MUSICAL ACCURACY
Immerse yourself in dynamic music reproduction with the Ortofon Super OM 10 elliptical cartridge delivering improved linearity, higher channel separation and reduced distortion
SPEED CONTROL FOR PRECISION PLAYBACK
The isolated motor prevents unwanted vibrations and noise while the speed control mechanism ensures consistent platter velocity (0.07% Wow/Flutter)
SOLID WOOD PLINTH
Revel in the gorgeous solid wood cabinet with a highly precise metal platter and adjustable resonance damping feet, ensuring superior isolation from unwanted micro-vibrations
SPECTACULAR SIGNAL CLARITY
Caress your records with the balanced S-shaped tonearm for accurate tracking of the record groove and no electronics in the signal path for a cleaner, exceptionally detailed sound (Note: phono preamp not included)
unparalleled vinyl music playback
|Finish||High Gloss Piano Black|
|Dust Cover||Yes - Tinted|
|Drive System||Belt Drive|
|Motor||DC Motor with Servo Controller Analyzes motor speed 500 times/sec|
|Speed||33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM|
|Wow and Flutter||0.07%|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted)||76 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted)||65 dB|
|Diameter of Platter||12 inches (30 cm)|
|Tonearm Type||Static Balanced, S-Type|
|Supported Cartridge Weight||0.12 – 0.25 oz (3.5 – 7.5 g)|
|Anti-skating Adjustment||Yes – Adjustable|
|Tonearm Wire||36 AWG Litz Cable / 7 Strand|
|Effective Tonearm Mass||0.99 oz (28.2 g)|
|Overhang||0.76 inches (19.2 mm)|
|Effective Tonearm Length||8.82 inches (224 mm)|
|Headshell Mount||H-4 Bayonet Mount|
|Cartridge Type||Moving Magnet (MM)|
|Catridge Model||Ortofon OM 10|
|Replacement Stylus||Stylus 10|
|Stylus||0.3 x 0.7 mil|
|Frequency Response||20 - 24,000 Hz|
|Channel Separation||22 dB at 1 kHz|
|Channel Balance||< 1.5 dB @ 1 kHz|
|Load Impedance/Capacitance||47k Ohms/200 - 500 pF|
|Output Voltage||4.0 mV|
|Cartridge Weight||0.18 oz (5 g)|
|Headshell Weight||0.35 oz (10 g)|
|Cartridge Height||0.71 inches (18 mm)|
|Recommended Tracking Force||0.05 oz (1.5 g)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||20°|
|Rubber Belt Specifications||▼|
|Width||0.17 inches (4.5 mm)|
|Length||36.02 inches (915 mm)|
|Thickness||0.02 inches (0.6 mm)|
|Preamp||No - Separate Phono Preamp Required|
|Phono Output||4.0 mV|
|Input||100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)|
|Output||12 V / 500 mA|
|Dimensions||16.5 x 5.5 x 13.75 inches (419.1 x 139.7 x 349.25 mm)|
|Unit Weight||14.1 lbs (6.4 kg)|
|Operating Temperature||41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)|
|Wireless Playback||No (Requires Bluetooth or WiFi transmitter connected via RCA connection to transmit audio wirelessly)|
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"Beautiful, Well-Thought-Out Table" - Napier Lopez of The Next Web
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Wanted my first table to be able to switch out cartridges and adjust counterweights that are usually not seen with entry level models. It does that, looks sleek, and is a decent price for the value you get out of it. My package came with a damaged dust cover that happened probably through its transportation. I contacted customer support and got a free replacement in a few days. Great experience even with the minor hiccup.
Extremely well made piece of equipment. Beautiful sound and aesthetics!
Was a little more than I wanted to spend on my first turntable, but I read all the positive reviews and felt comfortable with the purchase. Wow, was I impressed with the overall quality and sound for the price. All the positive reviews were spot on!
Love our new RT82. It was super easy to set up with clear instructions. It looks and sounds amazing.
So far I am very happy with my RT82. Platter doesn't spin completely perfect but it doesn't seem to affect playback. I have about 10+ hours of listening on it, but so far so good.
I am really happy with this turntable, there are few things that it would make this turntable an amazing one, the rca cable and the ground cable are on the short side, you might want to buy a different one if you decide to place your turntable not next to your receiver.
Outstanding value for the money. Solidly built. The on-off/speed selection knob operates silky smoothly. Especially like that the turntable has an auto shutoff feature (which can be enabled or disabled). That is a feature that is not commonly available on better quality turntables. Also appreciate that the same base and motor are used on the RT82 through RT85. The cartridge quality and platter material are the only differences.
I had retrieved my LP collection from storage, and was listening on my old turntable. Even though it was a quality turntable, its age was showing. (I could detect wow & flutter.) This new turntable provides the means to truly enjoy that old vinyl again.
Was going to buy the RT80 until I saw this was released. Do not regret spending the extra money for this turntable. Excellent build quality, sound and design!
Extremely happy with the unit very impressed with the company overhaul I will purchase again
Had this record player or about 2 weeks now and have gotten about 20 hours of play time out of it. So far I am 100% satisfied. Very well built and very good sound
After reading all of the reviews of the RT-81, I was already set on buying a Fluance. Lucky before I clicked the "Buy Now" button, I noticed they new line of Reference Turntables.
After doing the view, I thought $50.00 more was not bad considering the listed upgrades, so I went with the RT-82.
I was also excited to see the upgrade path in the event I felt I needed more, so starting out with the RT-81 don't leave me feeling cheap.
After the setup (very easy), I went back to play some LP's to see if I could really hear a difference. And I did!!!! I was sceptical, because everybody claims "Sounds so much better!!!" but in this case. It did.
Considering how easy it was to set up, and the improved sound. I know I made the right choice. Not to mention how sexy the piano black looks.
I would really be interested to hear if the acrylic platter makes a difference, but for now, I am going to soak up the enjoyment of what I have.
This turntable exceeded my expectations. I am listening to vinyl again and I am not disappointed. Great return on investment and I am happy I bought from Fluance.