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


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
  • 2x 3 ft Ground Wire
  • 45 Adaptor
  • Motor Pulley Cap
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
  • Pro Reviews

    Steve Guttenberg of CNET Reviews the RT84

    "The Fluance RT84 turntable looks, feels and sounds like a winner"

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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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    Craig Farraway from Vinyl TV Reviews the RT84

    "I haven't found anything about this turntable that I don't like"

    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"

    "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:

    Brian M June 21, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    Wonderful turntable! Huge improvement from my previous turntable which was the audio technica lp60. I can simultaneously enjoy music while knowing my records won't be destroyed, wonderful combo! Also pictures don't do the table justice, it looks absolutely gorgeous in person.

    Harry S. June 20, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    A bit of drama that ended very well. When I first received the turntable, it was defective. I contacted the company and got the best possible customer service. Within 24 hours I had authorization to ship it back at no cost to me, and within a fortnight I received a new turntable. This time it was flawless. I like the operation of this turntable. It has all the features that are desirable with nothing that is superfluous to performance. The design is superb, and thoughtful. I appreciate the auto-stop function, detachable and therefore replaceable interconnects, the detachable head-shell to facilitate cartridge swaps, the adjustable and well designed feet, the excellent Ortofon cartridge, and thoughtful little touches like the bubble level. I did replace the #10 stylus with the nude mounted diamond #20 stylus. It sounds great and functions perfectly. Fluance impressed me not only with the turntable but the superb customer service. Nice to see how well they back their products. I don't know of any other turntable that gives as much for so reasonable a price.

    Michael M June 12, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Maryland, United States

    After a lot of research and deliberation I decided on purchasing the RT82 as my first turntable. It seemed like a good sweet spot of quality and affordability, with room to grow with upgrades to the table.

    Granted this is my first table and so I have a very limited frame of reference, but I am absolutely loving it so far. Set-up was simple even for a newbie like me, and everything sounds great and functions smoothly.

    All in all I'm very happy with the table, and I plan to keep it for years.

    Michael M June 11, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Maryland, United States

    After a lot of research and deliberation I decided on purchasing the RT82 as my first turntable. It seemed like the sweet spot of quality and affordability, with room to grow with upgrades to the table.

    Granted this is my first table and so I have a very limited frame of reference, but I am absolutely loving it so far. Set-up was simple even for a newbie like me, and everything sounds great and functions smoothly.

    All in all I'm very happy with the table, and I plan to keep it for years to come.

    Screaming Doug June 8, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    Smooth and quiet. Belt drive ensures no motor noise. Exact speed checked with strobe. Beautiful sound! Sweet highs and full lows. Best tt for the money.

    Hernan F May 31, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    My first turntable, although I am old enough to have owned them when they were still around in the 80s. But I went with CDs. After upgrading my speakers and replayed those 80s CDs I was disappointed. So I decided to get a turntable to try the analog sound, and boy was I impressed!!!
    The RT82 is fantastic. The sound is detailed and stereo imaging is incredible. I've been buying used LPs from Goodwill like crazy and with very few exception, I have been very pleased.
    The other great thing about the RT82 is that it is upgradeable. This to me is a lot of fun, trying new cartridges, an acrylic plate, a different pre-amp, etc. You will not get bored.
    Overall, I fully recommend the RT82. A great buy at a competitive price.

    Andrew W May 17, 2019 Advanced Listener - 1 Year Illinois, United States

    This turntable performs just as good as it looks. I saw the review on Vinyl TV and wanted one, so I switched over from the Audio-Technica AT-LP120 because the built in amp was not that good, this with the new PA10 Preamp is amazing, I also switched to the ortofon blue and what a difference. Waiting for the black to come in and hear this with the preamp and put is through it paces, should preform admirably. I am very happy with my purchase! HIGHLY recommend.

    Kurt G May 8, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Upgraded from a 30 year old Sony turntable with a worn out belt and a sub-par cartridge. The RT82 has really brought my records to life and I'm happy about having a properly aligned cartridge and tone arm to help protect my vinyl investment. At this price point, you cannot go wrong with this turntable.

    Sam F April 24, 2019 Advanced Listener - 1 Year Virginia, United States

    Before getting my RT82 I had a low end turntable. My low end turntable was having tons of issues with skipping and wow & flutter after only a week. I chose the RT82 as my upgrade & have nearly zero issues with it. The functionality of it is great & it is a beautiful piece of hardware. Thank you fluance for keeping happy and letting me play my records with zero issues!!

    Mike W March 26, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years New Jersey, United States

    Very solid and sturdy construction, fantastic value and overall best turntable in the price range. Only wish acrylic platter could come as a separate.

    Kevin A March 19, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Florida, United States

    Bought the RT82.. first turntable and have no buyers remorse. It's a fantastic product, shipped very well and fast, has been working flawlessly.

    Jer R February 28, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year New Jersey, United States

    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.

    Vance H. February 26, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Extremely well made piece of equipment. Beautiful sound and aesthetics!

    Chris S February 20, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years Virginia, United States

    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!

    Andy R February 20, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Minnesota, United States

    Love our new RT82. It was super easy to set up with clear instructions. It looks and sounds amazing.

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