RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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

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 the open, dynamic and warm sound of the Ortofon 2M Red 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 – 3.95 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: 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 (10 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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  • RT83T Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Metal Platter with Belt
  • Rubber Platter Mat
  • 100 - 240 V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • 3ft RCA Cable
  • 3 ft 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:

    Don R. November 14, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Georgia, United States

    The RT-83 has a very solid, substantial feel, and looks great with the highly polished walnut veneer finish. Fluance even includes a pair of white gloves in the box to keep fingerprints off of the finish during setup.

    Setup was a breeze following the well written and easily understood instructions in the user manual. The music from the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge sounds very good.

    I am very pleased with the Fluance RT-83 turntable.

    5
    Jason H November 12, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    After doing extensive research on a new turntable for around the $500 mark, I decided on the RT83 and I made the best decision possible. Elegant design and superior sound quality brings my vinyl collection to life like never before. Amazing turntable Fluance!

    5
    Chris m November 5, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    I got the rt83 figuring i could always upgrade it latter on. It the first turn table i have owned in years. It is very nice and would recommend to anyone. I looked at several other brands trying to decide but always came back to fluance because it had all the features i wanted.

    5
    Mike J. November 4, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Shipping was very quick & packaged very well!! The setup was a breeze and it sounds amazing!!! Very satisfied with the Quality & Price!!!...I can now retire my 1980 JVC Turntable!

    5
    Duane W. October 17, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Indiana, United States

    I absolutely love this turntable! I watched several videos and read the feedback reviews and took the plunge and couldn't be more satusfied! It's everything I had read that it is and for the money, nothing comes close! I was apprehensive of buying a turntable mail order but when it arrived my concerns were put to rest! Packaged very well and set up instructions are very good! Playback performance is wonderful! Great turntable!!

    5
    Duane W. October 17, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Indiana, United States

    I absolutely love this turntable! I watched several videos and read the feedback reviews and took the plunge and couldn't be more satusfied! It's everything I had read that it is and for the money, nothing comes close! I was apprehensive of buying a turntable mail order but when it arrived my concerns were put to rest! Packaged very well and set up instructions are very good! Playback performance is wonderful! Great turntable!!

    5
    Frankie B October 12, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Great quality!

    5
    Ned E. September 26, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    I purchased my RT-83 about 6 months ago, and I've had a chance to evaluate it thoroughly. I wrote a review of this turntable shortly after it arrived. I am still amazed by how quiet this turntable sounds when idling. I've used the Ortofon 2M, and it is a very good cartridge. I've also had a chance to mount my Shure V15-IV cartridge. It tracks very well with the RT-83 tonearm.

    So far, I have no complaints or regrets. Great job Fluance!

    5
    Walter C September 26, 2019 Advanced Listener - 13 Years Virginia, United States

    A beautiful turntable that has gotten me back into playing vinyl. The speed is consistent throughout every vinyl I play. Convenient to change headshells/cartridges. Amazing overall quality at a great price!

    5
    Mark M September 25, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Saskatchewan, Canada

    The product was excellent, although I wish they have put an option with a built in preamp. I would have chosen the rt 81 with that feature, but I also like the upgraded feature and upgrade path (I can't get an acrylic platter with the rt 81?, or i would need a different counter weight if i would go with a ortofon cartridge?) of the reference line series turntables.

    4
    Preston R September 19, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Florida, United States

    Great company. Updated me to the exact time they’d deliver it. Product was great. Would shop here again

    5
    Stephen C September 16, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Massachusetts, United States

    I’ve had the RT83 for about a month and I absolutely love this turntable. Easy to set up and I’ve been impressed with the sound quality, it has brought some older albums back to life for sure. The overall value based on other turntables in the price range is outstanding. The cartridge and motor are what you’d expect from more expensive turntables and the wood plinth looks great!

    5
    Radu L. September 15, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    I am really glad that I could afford to buy this turntable. It is not a very affordable one and when I finally had the money to buy it, I had to wait because it was out of stock. But it was worth the wait!!!
    I like its nice vintage design and the sound quality too. It's a very smooth turntable, well-balanced and noiseless.

    5
    Eric H September 15, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years Washington, United States

    So far a brilliant turntable. Sound is clear and build quality feels solid. All my records have worked with the auto stop function. The tinted cover looks great. I chose the gloss black so it does attract fingerprints and dust, but that is to be expected. If I had to complain about one thing it would be the feet. They are nice and adjustable, but I found that due to the spring mechanism it is a little wobbly/unstable. This is only an issue if you bump the table or close the cover too hard as this can cause the arm to jump and the record to skip. Not a major issue, just be gentle.
    Well worth the money. I plan to upgrade the platter to acrylic when it is available.

    5
    Brian B September 11, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

    Great turntable! Perfect balance of great sound, features, and aesthetics. Love that I can upgrade it in the future easily, but don't have any need to as is!

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