RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Ortofon OM 10 Cartridge, Speed Control Motor, Solid Wood Plinth, Vibration Isolation Feet

$299.99 USD

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RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable


The definitive vinyl record listening experience for beautifully warm and natural music, transporting you into the center of the performance


Immerse yourself in dynamic music reproduction with the Ortofon Super OM 10 elliptical cartridge delivering improved linearity, higher channel separation and reduced distortion


The isolated motor prevents unwanted vibrations and noise while the speed control mechanism ensures consistent platter velocity (0.07% Wow/Flutter)


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


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


Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Piano Black
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications
Drive System Belt Drive
Motor DC Motor with Servo Controller Analyzes motor speed 500 times/sec
Motor Isolation Under-mounted 7-point silicone isolation with decoupling isolation ring
Speed 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
Speed Variation 0.13%
Wow and Flutter 0.07%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted) 76 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted) 65 dB
Platter Aluminum
Diameter of Platter 12 inches (30 cm)
Weight of Platter 1.22 lbs (553 g)
Height of Platter 0.62 inches (16 mm)
Auto-Stop Yes
Turntable Mat Rubber
Tonearm Specifications
Tonearm Type Static Balanced, S-Type
Supported Cartridge Weight 0.12 – 0.25 oz (3.5 – 7.5 g)
Counterweight Yes – 3.95 oz (112 g) - Adjustable
Anti-skating Adjustment Yes – Adjustable
Pivot Bearing Yes
Cueing Lever Yes
Tonearm Material Aluminum
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 Specifications
Cartridge Type Moving Magnet (MM)
Cartridge Model Ortofon OM 10
Replacement Stylus Stylus 10
Stylus 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Cantilever Aluminum
Mount Half-inch
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz (+3/-1 dB)
Frequency Range 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
Rubber Belt Design Continuous loop (joint-less)
Width 0.17 inches (4.5 mm)
Length 36.02 inches (915 mm)
Thickness 0.02 inches (0.6 mm)
Output Specifications
Connector RCA (Gold-plated)
Preamp No - Separate Phono Preamp Required
Phono Output 4.0 mV
Ground Terminal Yes
Power Specification
Input 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Output 12 V / 500 mA
Consumption 1.5 W
General Specifications
Dimensions 16.5 x 5.5 x 13.75 inches (419.1 x 139.7 x 349.25 mm)
Unit Weight 14.99 lb (6.8 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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UPC 061783268377
What's Included

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RT82 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • RT82T Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon OM 10 Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Metal Platter with Belt
  • Rubber Platter Mat
  • 100 - 240 V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • 3ft RCA Cable
  • 3 ft Ground Wire
  • 45 Adaptor
  • Motor Pulley Cap
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
  • Pro Reviews

    Ty Pendlebury of CNET Reviews the RT82

    The Fluance RT82 "is the best overall turntable under $300... offers everything you could want"

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    Vinyl Rewind Reviews the RT85

    "I give this my highest rating of 5 pompadours out of 5"

    Joe N Tell Reviews the RT82

    Follow along as Joe Mariano unboxes and sets up his new RT82

    Brad Moon of Forbes Reviews the RT85

    "It didn’t matter the genre... it all just plain sounds noticeably better on this turntable"

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    Jarrett New from Vinyl Eyezz Reviews the RT85

    "For the price, this is the best sounding turntable that I've come across"

    Craig Farraway from Vinyl TV Reviews the RT84

    "I haven't found anything about this turntable that I don't like" *please note: the RT84 model now includes the 2M Blue and aluminum platter

    RT84 Review by Colin from This Does Not Compute

    "If you're looking to improve your vinyl setting, Fluance's reference series is worth considering, to take your records to the next level" *please note: the RT84 model now includes the 2M Blue and aluminum platter

    Matt Kessler of Too Many Records Reviews the RT85

    "My favorite turntable under $1000 "

    "Beautiful, Well-Thought-Out Table" - Napier Lopez of The Next Web

    "The experience was a bit of a revelation... I finally understood why some people have such an affinity for vinyl"

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Nick B October 15, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 15 Years Nevada, United States

    I received a turntable damaged in shipping. Sean worked with me on getting a replacement quickly. New turntable sounds and looks great. Researched dozens of different tables and I'm happy I went with this one.

    Chris B. October 4, 2019 Advanced Listener - 3 Years Connecticut, United States

    All I can say is WOW! It's beautiful. This piece of equipment does not present itself as a $300 turntable. It looks and feels like something much nicer. Comparing it directly with my Pro-Ject DC, since it's relatively in the same category, I can say unequivocally that the build quality on this thing is much nicer. Significantly nicer, actually. Not to say the Pro-Ject isn't nice, because of course it is. It's hard to do an A/B on sound since they are on different setups, and my DC has a 2M Blue and an acrylic platter and is on better equipment all-around, but this Fluance table presents itself stunningly.
    My issue with the U-Turns and lower end Pro-Jects (Elemental or T1) is that they don't come with real counterweights. They're setup specifically for the cart that it comes with but if you ever want to upgrade it'll be a real pain on the ass the get the tracking force correct.

    The RT-82 came with the Super OM10 cart, and it's playing beautifully. I'm sure the 2M Blue would trounce it, but all in due time. Super happy with my secondary rig. The movements of the table, from the tone arm action, cue lever, the lid hinges, speed control knob, etc. are all super smooth and tight. It also has auto-stop (not return) and an anti-skate dial as opposed to the fishing line and weight that the Pro-Ject comes with. Certainly pluses. The speed box and auto-stop feature really set this otherwise manual table apart from other manual tables at the same price point. All in all, out of the gate I would recommend this table anyone that is looking for a high-quality listening table but can't play with the big boys of the audiophile world. Either by choice or by responsibility! ; ) Spin on!

    Demetrius T. October 1, 2019 Novice Listener - 6 Years Louisiana, United States

    My first true turntable purchase. Before I had an all in one record player and fluance blows that out the water. Wonderful table and the customer service is top notch.

    Mark D. September 27, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Nova Scotia, Canada

    The RT82 is an excellent turntable. Well made and sounds great. I upgraded to the acrylic platter to add that little extra touch.

    Demetrius T. September 25, 2019 Novice Listener - 6 Years Louisiana, United States

    Though I've been listening to records for some years, this is my first legit turntable. Before I had an all-in-one with built in speakers along with a cd player. After some heavy research I decided to go with Fluance and I do not regret it one bit. Not only does the turntable sound wonderful paired with my floorstanding speakers but the customer service is outstanding. It was my first time so i had many questions and they were very helpful answering all my concerns about what i would need for setting up. For a bonus, the employee even gave me a discount code that saved me more than the 10% that I was going to use from the enrollment of their newsletter. I will definitely be doing business from here again!

    Salvatore E September 25, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Massachusetts, United States

    I've been looking turntables for a while and always found myself back to the Fluance. I just love this turntable. It looks amazing, it's heavy, and the motor is so quiet. The Ortofon 10 needle sounds amazing to my ears. My vinyl from 40 years ago to current sound amazing on this turntable! I had a slight issue with lever to lower the needle onto the record, but their Customer Service helped me with it. Amazing product and Customer Service!

    Royce S September 20, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Nebraska, United States

    I have had this turntable for a few months and would say it is a wonderful piece of equipment. Works flawlessly and sounds great. Replaced a Technics SL23 turntable I purchased just out of college.

    Chan I September 6, 2019 Novice Listener - 5 Years New York, United States

    Great turntable; easy to set up and very stylish.
    Sounds great with my novice setup.

    Neil Richey September 3, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years California, United States

    the RT82 really hit the sweets spot for price vs. performance the stylus is the warmest of all the offerings.

    Hunter L September 1, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Missouri, United States

    I had been using my parents’ old 80s turntable for a while, but could tell it wasn’t doing a great job anymore. I’d had my eye on the RT82 for a while, and I jumped on it when the time and price was eight. Thankfully I did, because it’s just great. I’ll definitely be picking up my listening pace now that I have this guy. Great value and great quality through and through.

    Neil R August 30, 2019 Advanced Listener - 10 Years California, United States

    The RT82 is the real sweet spot. loads of features, and a amazing warm cartridge.

    David S. August 29, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    I decided to buy this turntable based on a review by CNET stating it was the best $300 turntable, and was even better than some turntables that cost more. I can say that my new turntable is beautiful and produces accurate sound. I can't complete my review, yet, because I am slowly rebuilding my system and the last thing will be new speakers that will allow me to really appreciate the turntable. I am also very impressed with their customer service. I contacted them twice during the setup of my turntable, and both times they were very helpful. I highly recommend this company and their products.

    Rusdi, A August 28, 2019 Novice Listener - 5 Years Oregon, United States

    I have been dreaming of owning turntable for few years. And finally decide to get Fluance RT82 because of the upgrade path which what all I can ask as a novice.

    The setup was easy to follow although I did few very stupid mistakes and panic when the turntable didn't spin when I turn it on for the first time and later figured that it was because of autostop feature. After all of the those and playing some old records its just a blast.

    I would easily recommended RT82 to any novice like me. Its easy to setup, looks great, great reviews, perform as expected and most importantly the upgrade path is available when you wanna take it a notch or two.

    Sorry for my language as English is not my first language.

    Jeff L August 24, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    When my B&O 4004 finally gave up the ghost, I went without listening to vinyl for a while. One day I decided to see what else was out there. A review from Cnet pointed me towards the Fluance RT82. I have not been disappointed. The sound is great. The setup was simple. The price is right.

    Mike, R August 23, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Massachusetts, United States

    I have been listening to my present stereo for almost 40 years now. Onkyo Integra integrated amp, ADS L810 series II speakers and a Dual 504 CS with an Ortofon VMS 20E Mk II. I know how everything sounds on this setup. I can honestly say that I don't hear any derogation of the sound going down to the Ortofon super OM10. My direct to disc Charlie Byrd and my Telarc digital copy of the Atlanta Symphony doing the Firebird Suite sounds as good on the OM10 as they do on the VMS 20E. Could be my 70 year old ears aren't as good as they once were but I am very pleased with my purchase.

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