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

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)

Overview

unparalleled vinyl music playback

Specifications

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 – 3.60 oz (102 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 0.77 oz (21.78 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 - 22,000 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 (9 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 5.5 x 16.5 x 13.75 inches / 14.0 x 41.9 x 34.9 cm (HxWxD)
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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What's Included

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  • 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 90pF RCA Cable
  • 3ft 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:

    Glen B. November 26, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    So very happy! I was unsure whether my 50 year old vinyl would sound okay. It's better than okay, Long John Baldry never sounded this good before! This is a solid turntable with great customer service. Glad I went with Fluance.

    5
    Bert M. H. November 22, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Arkansas, United States

    Love the looks of it the piano black is fantastic. It was well packaged and the white gloves that came with it added a touch of class. But the best thing is the way that it preformed. Records that looped before played right through. Can’t wait to up grade the platter! It’s going to look great with black

    5
    Louis-Philippe November 19, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    Très satisfait, elle est belle et fonctionne à merveille!

    5
    Thomas M November 12, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    This was a huge step up from the cheaper consumer turntable I had before, and I couldn't be happier. Came well packaged with good instructions. It looks as nice as it does in the pictures, and for me was a really good balance between price and performance, with a few key features (tone arm lever, auto stop, auto speed control) over a 100% manual table, without getting bloated or complex. I also picked up Fluance's pre amp and seems to work great. Would buy again for sure.

    5
    Francis Lavoie November 11, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    Great turtable. Paired with the Fluance pre-amppli this is an amazing duo . And an astonihing vintage look. !!!!

    5
    david c November 5, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Hi this turntable fit my needs perfect. I have been playing vinyl for 45 years,my vintage pioneer pl510 just had to many issues after thousands of hour,s So the rt 82 was my pick, I am very happy ill give it 5 stars due to the value and over all build, dont forget the cartridge is most important for sound the ortofon m10 is very nice it was aligned perfect, removable headshell is the only way id ever go

    5
    Stephanie, R October 29, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Love this TT, I love how records sound especially the ones that you can tell have been used. I got this as a gift for my boyfriend he loves it and hasn’t stopped playing his records on it.

    5
    Bradley D October 23, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    After wanting to get into the hobby for a long time I was finally given permission... lol. I had a very nice existing audio system at home and didn’t want to just use any turntable. I’m quite particular so I wanted a system that was very good but didn’t want to break the bank. I came across Fluance via YouTube and checked it out. What sold me was the ability to upgrade the table as I go. I got the RT82 because it didn’t have a preamp (which I already have a nice one) a solid cartridge to start with the ease of updating to Red, then Blue, then... So I figured once I’ve upgraded cartridge after my current one needs replacing and maybe then the platter I’ll have a system that’ll satisfy the audiophile in me. All that being said the stock RT82 is great! So no real hurry to upgrade anything as the sound of everything is fantastic as is. The setup was simple and the resources available via their website and manual had me confident that once setup everything would be as it should. The final thing I would have to say is the value I got from the system. In my price category this system was the best value for the money for sure. A real positive experience as I enter into the world of vinyl.

    5
    Gene C October 19, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

    First shipment was damaged by carrier. Fluance quickly handled the issue and I received my replacement within a week after returning damaged turntable. Replacement was perfect. Love the walnut finish, and the overall performance of the turntable. I especially like the automatic off. I have been playing my vinyls from three generations. Sound great, and better than ever as to enjoyment. Plan to buy a few new ones. Julie made the whole process smooth and professional. Listening to James Gang on the RT82 while writing this.

    5
    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.

    5
    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!

    5
    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.

    5
    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.

    5
    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!

    5
    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!

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