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

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 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 Walnut Real Wood Veneer
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 - 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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What's Included

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  • RT82W 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:

    Joseph May 18, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

    I have been using an LP60 for a little over a year now after gaining an interest in the world of vinyl. I've only had the RT82 for a few days but already I'm impressed with it's features and quality over my last turntable.

    The wood finish is pure eye-candy to look at. The plinth is solid and sturdy with a nice weight to it. The speed control knob has a great tactile feel. The 3 acorn shaped feet made it easy to level the plinth. The tonearm is a very nice quality and looks beautiful with the Ortofon Super OM 10 mounted to it. Speaking of the stylus; it produces great sound even on my cheap $100 powered speakers. I may upgrade to an Ortofon RED or BLUE someday, but this one pleases my ears greatly for now. I was afraid a lot of my music may sound washed out or dull since a great deal of my collection consists of technical death metal, yet this cartridge performs nicely even when playing heavy music.

    The RPM sensor has to be one of my favorite features of this TT. I almost bought the RT81 but I wanted more consistent speed and less hassle. The RT82 is right on the dot for RPM speed. An app on my phone is saying there is 0.00% wow and flutter; which is probably close to the actual case.

    The smokey colored TT dust cover that comes with the RT82 is great, too. The hinges feel of a nice quality and seem to be spring-loaded. One of the hinges were a little bit of a pain to get on to the dust cover but I used a butter knife to help pry it open.

    Another thing I love about the RT82 is that it is essentially the same thing as the RT85 minus the Ortofon BLUE and acrylic platter. I'll probably upgrade to those two features if Fluance offers the platter seperately someday. I could talk about this TT for hours as I'm loving it right now.

    After many months of research I decided to go with Fluance. This turntable is definitely giving Rega, U-turn and Pro-Ject a run for their money.

    Joe N. May 14, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Florida, United States

    The turntable was easy to set up, it plays perfectly, and it looks fantastic, too.

    Jordan C May 14, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    Just recently got into vinyl collecting and was looking for my first turntable. The RT82 turntable is a great solid turntable that is a clear cut above the budget entry level TTs, but is still an affordable product that won't break the bank. Out of all the Fluance TTs, or even other "beginner" turntables, I think the RT82 is probably the best value to start out with as it not only has great baseline specs and features (wow/flutter, OM10 stylus, hefty plinth), but is also an investment for the future if I ever want to upgrade parts of it.

    The only issue I noticed was that the balance between the left and right channels for my speakers seems to be a bit uneven. But I'm not sure whether that's the turntable or my speakers or something else. Either way, I reached out to the Fluance customer support team and they responded promptly with advice. Great customer support!

    Alex R May 11, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    Easy buying experience and great turntable

    Jamie H May 10, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    The turntable is amazing. Great quality, beautiful and works flawlessly. Love it.

    Joe K May 8, 2019 Novice Listener - 2 Years Texas, United States

    I've had my RT82 for about a 1 1/2 and it sounds great.

    Ryan May 3, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years New Brunswick, Canada

    Great turntable!! Runs super quite! Love the wood finish!

    Mark Hartig April 29, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    Easy to set up vs. the ProJect Elemental, which I returned because the belt wouldn't stay on. This Fluance is a much heavier & better designed turntable. Too bad all A/V stuff is in a media closet because I'd love to show it off!

    David, F April 27, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    The shipping was fast, and customer aftercare is excellent with Fluance so far, as others have pointed out, but more importantly than any of that, since purchasing the RT82, I'm listening to way more music than I was before. I'm buying more albums and flipping them again and again, connecting with music deeply. I think that's probably the highest praise a piece of audio equipment can receive.

    Jay L April 26, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years California, United States

    I absolutely love this turntable. I was blown away by the build quality when I received it.. then even more blown away by the sound quality. There is no other turntable even close to this at this price point, and would beat out turntables that cost a couple hundred more.

    Larry j April 20, 2019 Audiophile Maryland, United States

    got the RT82 and it had several faint scratches on it call and talk to Sean in customer service no problem sent it back , like how well he was at dealing with me so i going to get the RT 83 little more money but they made me feel good

    Sam S April 19, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Virginia, United States

    Nice looking and flawless performance. Easy set up and is a great addition to my living room!

    Matt L April 17, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

    I did a lot of research looking for a good turntable that hit the right sweet spot of affordability and quality, so that I could start using it today, and wouldn't have buyer's remorse when I decide to upgrade the rest of my system. After evaluating all the other turntables within $100 of this price point, the RT82 was the clear winner. This turntable is beautiful, with quality components and just the right balance of features and simplicity for novice and experienced vinyl enthusiasts alike. Paired with the newly released Fluance PA10 phono preamp, this is a great system that will last a long time, and allow you to do some upgrades along the way like a new cartridge and an acrylic platter until you truly get snobby enough to start dropping thousands of dollars on your hi-fi setup. If you are looking for a turntable, you do not need to look any further than the RT82.

    Thomas April 13, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years Indiana, United States

    The turntable is great so far and Sean in customer service gave me very quick responses to my pre-purchase questions. The TT arrived in just a few business days.

    Vincent G April 12, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    One of the most amazing decks I’ve seen. Build quality is fantastic. Sound quality rivals decks three or four times the price. But the customer service here far exceeded my expectations. From placing the order with Julie to working out a problem which turned out to be on my end with Sean, just an amazing company. You can build a great product but without a great service team to help your customers you fall short. Fluance does both in spectacular fashion.

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