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RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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

RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - Lifestyle
RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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

$299.99 USD

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This turntable requires a phono preamp to function. Click the button above to automatically add this turntable and the PA10 High Fidelity Phono Preamp to your cart. Note: If your Amplifier/Receiver has a Phono Input, an external preamp is not required.


RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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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 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 gorgeously crafted cabinet with real wood finish and a highly precise metal platter with adjustable resonance damping feet, ensuring superior isolation from unwanted micro-vibrations

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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


RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Piano White
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 (78 RPM - No)
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 0.18 – 0.25 oz (5.0 – 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° (Non-Adjustable)
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
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)
Certifications FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL
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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  • RT82WH Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon OM 10 Cartridge
  • Counterweight (CW02)
  • Metal Platter with Belt
  • Rubber Platter Mat
  • 5ft 100 - 240 V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • 3ft 90pF RCA Cable (CA03)
  • 3ft Ground Wire (GW03)
  • 45 Adaptor
  • Motor Pulley Cap
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
  • Press

    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"

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Tom C November 23, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Massachusetts, United States

    All the positive reviews are right - this is a great turntable for $300.

    In addition to what others have said, here are a few things that I like that I didn't necessarily expect:

    - The ground works! I've had a problem with hum with a number of other turntables and thought it was something I just had to live with because of the old wiring in my house, but the RT82 is almost dead quiet once grounded to my amplifier.

    - It came with higher quality connection cables than is usual - no need to upgrade.

    - The feet have very fine threads - this makes leveling very easy and precise.

    - Auto-stop is great. It does take about 30 seconds to kick in but that's much better than the alternative if you wander off.

    - The flip side of auto-stop is that it is also auto-start. The motor starts spinning once you move the tonearm to the left. This doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere but I like it.

    Overall no regrets about getting this and I can't imagine a better turntable at the price. It's definitely superior to the slightly more expensive one that it's replacing as well as a number of others I've had in the past.

    Bob K November 22, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Massachusetts, United States

    From top to bottom, I couldn't be happier. The RT82 is what I was looking for, great looks, function and the sound from the OM 10 Cartridge is a pleasant surprise. Customer Service couldn't haven't been better. From pre-sale to making good on a return, changed the color, they were GREAT.

    Tone Deaf Plus November 11, 2022 Novice Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    First off prior to a few weeks ago I never heard the word audiophile. I am not taking up the hobby.
    I had a stereo system in school in the late 60's / early 70's and somewhere along the line it got
    lost in the shuffle but I did keep my records. I am currently studying various record cleaning options
    and this summer decided to get a new setup and it came down to Fluance vs U-Turn so I chose the
    RT82 upgrade path. I already bought the acrylic platter and someday may upgrade the cartridge to Ortofon Blue
    but a lot of my records are mono so I got a mono cartridge elsewhere otherwise I will just use the one that
    came with it.

    The turntable shipped from the Redmond Washington area to Ohio which worried me a bit but it arrived
    very well packaged and looks beautiful. Everything that is supposed to be in the box was.
    I was suprised the platter came from Buffalo and was here a day after I ordered it. It is VERY heavy
    compared to the metal one that comes with the RT82. It is really cool looking, I am glad I got it.
    It adds a lot of quality to the setup.

    I am going to use a receiver with phono jacks. I don't really care to go the ampilfier/powered speaker route.
    I can not tell you what it sounds like yet because it is still in box. I am not a sophisticated listener but I
    like the reference concept after studying it. I just want to crank some tunes and party.
    I did read all the the reviews and watched every online video I could find and the feedback is overwhelmingly
    positive so it should sound ok for my purposes.

    Andrew F November 11, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Nova Scotia, Canada

    My RT-82 arrived very quickly after I ordered it and it's absolutely beautiful. The white gloves for putting it together was a nice touch! The performance is better than expected and It's brought new life to my vinyl collection and I couldn't be happier.

    Tim K November 5, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    I'm a dj but wanted a turntable for just enjoying music so I went with Fluance. Reviews were great, I liked what I saw and it's a Canadian company! So far it's been great. Just make sure you set it up correctly and you're good to go. I may upgrade in the future... But I kind of doubt it. It sounds great and it's only my beat up records that are the problem

    Johnny V. October 19, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Minnesota, United States

    Purchased this as a second table for a smaller system. It was easy to assemble. However the queuing lever was lifting the arm way to high and the arm would sit on the que arm-rest and NOT track at more than .9 g. I had to learn how to adjust the set-screw and fiddle with the arm rest to get the table to track at 2 g. Seems to work well now even with a different cartridge and head-shell.

    Matt W October 16, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    I am in love with this turn table, amp and speakers i purchased from Fluance. Could not be happier.

    John T. October 13, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

    The Fluance turntable is an outstanding audiophile product. It is very well made and a beautiful turntable to listen to as well as look at. I chose the RT82 I order to use my own cartridge and it has never sounded better.

    Matt B September 23, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    Works perfectly. Easy to setup and solid sound. Quality turntable. Thank you!

    Matt B September 11, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    Easy setup, great sound and nice design. Upgradable so can be made even better.

    Joel C August 10, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Brunswick, Canada

    Very happy with the turntable! I love absolutely everything about it. Setup was very easy.

    Mark J. July 27, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    It was my granddaughter who got me back into vinyl. I gifted her my old Marantz turntable, then decided to try something new. The Fluance RT82 fit my budget, and sounds better than any vinyl spinner I have ever listened to. Depth and detail shine on every track.

    Andrés O July 22, 2022 Audiophile - 8 Years New York, United States

    The turntable was easy to assemble & it worked like charm with no distortion, no hums with the proper connections, even with the default RCA cables (sounded better with Audioquest Forest RCA between the turntable and the preamp)

    Bob W July 15, 2022 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    I'm a beginner vinyl hobbyist, so there's not much weight to my thoughts here. But I will say the assembly of the RT82 was simple and straightforward thanks to the helpful videos. I know the sound quality is also as good as the lowest-quality piece of equipment in your setup, and my preamp and amplifier are not exactly what I'd call top of the line. My speakers, while the most expensive speakers I've ever owned, are still considered entry-level. However, I have never had music sound so good as I do now. I feel like I can hear what material the instruments are made of.

    The turntable itself has a premium feel in its operation. I love how it looks in my setup. Even my kids are using it competently like little audiophiles. Very happy overall with the purchase and would highly recommend for anyone entering into the hobby.

    Pedro July 14, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    Great table overall. Had a small issue with a crooked head shell that was quickly solved. Brent from customer support was super helpful and quick to send me a new one.

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