RT83B Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - LIfe Style

RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge, Speed Control Motor, Solid Wood Plinth, Vibration Isolation Feet

RT83B Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - LIfe Style 2
RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge, Speed Control Motor, Solid Wood Plinth, Vibration Isolation Feet

$349.99 USD

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RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT83 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 the open, dynamic and warm sound of the Ortofon 2M Red 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

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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


RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish Matte Bamboo 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 (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 0.97 oz (27.5 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: 2M Red
Replacement Stylus Stylus 2M Red
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 (-3 dB)
Channel Separation 22 dB at 1 kHz
Channel Balance < 1.5 dB @ 1 kHz
Load Impedance/Capacitance 47k Ohms/150 - 300 pF
Output Voltage 5.5 mV
Cartridge Weight 0.25 oz (7.2g)
Headshell Weight 0.35 oz (9 g)
Cartridge Height 0.71 inches (18 mm)
Recommended Tracking Force 0.06 - 0.07 oz (1.6 - 2.0 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 5.5 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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  • RT83B Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Metal Platter with Belt
  • Rubber Platter Mat
  • 5ft 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
  • 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:

    Greg S January 15, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New Brunswick, Canada

    This turntable is a piece of art in its looks, it’s function, tone and nuances. I’m so impressed with its sound, how solid it is and quality of the turntable. Setup was a breeze, customer service was awesome and I’m am more than satisfied with this purchase. I had an M2 Blue cartridge from another turntable. So i purchased a second head so I can easily swap between the two heads. This makes listening to the same record a new experience as I hear different nuances from each needle.

    Tom g December 30, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

    The product is a let down for me. I bought the rt83. I read over and over about the quality of the player. I was going to purchase an audio technica player, but I went with the rt83 to support a smaller NA company. The build quality is awesome. However the oroton 2m stylus is absolute rubbish. It picks up all surface noise. I washed my records and I used a carbon fiber brush before each play and there is still a lot of pops and static. I have the tracking and anti skid at the recommended settings per fluance. The turn table is balanced as well. I wrote support a week ago and I haven't heard anything back. I am giving them the benefit of the doubt due to the holidays. I have an audio technica lp60 and I have zero issues with noise and extreme popping on my records.

    Steve M. December 27, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    I'd seen several friends move to Fluance decks, and I needed a replacement deck. I chose the RT83 as a nice middle ground and opted for the white finish, even though the Fluance site noted an approximate six week lead time at that point. Much to my surprise, I received a shipping notice within a week!
    The unit looks good, sounds great, and has seen lots of use in the six months that it's been in the house. The RT83 hasn't skipped a beat in that time.
    I might change to a cork mat or an acrylic platter at some point, but the unit performs wonderfully as-is. Do yourself a favor and get one for your setup!

    Paula H. December 18, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years Illinois, United States

    So glad that I picked this one, the sound is great!!

    Jerry E December 17, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    I had a nice DJ table, but wanted something that would stop on it's own, as I tend to wander off and forget. This looks SOOO much nicer, and was very easy to set up and balance. I don't have it into a high end component system, but I can still hear the difference, including that the records actually sound cleaner now. And yes, the stop works very well!

    Amazon Customer December 9, 2021

    It took a little extra time to balance the tone arm, but once I got the hang of it then everything is fine. The turntable is has a reasonable price. The sound does not match the performance of my Music Hall, but it is half the price. So no complaints.

    Jack C December 7, 2021 Vermont, United States

    First turntable in decades, very happy with the sound and build quality.

    Jerry D October 21, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

    Great turntable for the money. Good quality and a very thoughtful build. Couldn’t be happier. Thank you Fluance.

    Sid, L October 13, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    I bought my first "stereo" in the 1970s. I didn't have the money to buy anything worthwhile. I always heard pops and static. I thought that was the way LPs sounded after many uses. In the 1980s I bought CDs and thought this was the way of the future. So clean but missing the top and bottom end.

    I decided to come back to vinyl and did a fair amount of research on turntables and listen to what users where saying for this price point. All seem to point to Fluance. As someone who is not prepared to invest into a hobby that can be expensive, I was hesitant to purchase a good turntable.

    The reviews were spot on! My old LPs are playable. I thought they were ruined. With proper cleaning, I have been able to enjoy music as it were the first time. I will upgrade to the next the Frosted Acrylic Platter soon.

    My soul has never been happier.

    Bruce K. October 9, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

    Product came very well packaged with a very well-written manual to get things set up. Had a bit of trouble balancing the tone arm but it was operator error due to inexperience. Video's on youtube helped out. Love the new piano white color and the sound is fantastic. I'm all about getting value for my money, and Fluance tables are impossible to beat for the money!

    Jon R October 8, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years North Carolina, United States

    Awesome turntable that is budget friendly but is a high end piece of equipment.

    Tim B September 24, 2021

    Clear, powerful sound. Stylish look.

    George D September 20, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    All was great, but anti-scaring would not set.

    Brent from customer service quickly, and competently resolve my issue. One of my best customer service experiences ever.

    Rudi L September 15, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    Great sound! I love the easy setup, cool stance, great looks.

    Josh E. August 11, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 11 Years Texas, United States

    Great clarity an easy to setup.

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