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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  Estimated Delivery Date : April 29


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


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
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)
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)
Anti-skating Adjustment Yes – Adjustable
Pivot Bearing 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)
Catridge Model Ortofon: 2M Red
Replacement Stylus Stylus 2M Red
Stylus 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Cantilever Aluminum
Mount Half-inch
Frequency Response 20 - 22,000 Hz
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
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 16.5 x 5.5 x 13.75 inches (419.1 x 139.7 x 349.25 mm)
Unit Weight 14.1 lbs (6.4 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)
UPC 061783268391
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
  • 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:

    Chris H April 13, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Texas, United States

    New to vinyl. Read good things about the reference series. Bought it. It shipped very quickly and was easy to set up. My music has never sounded better. Will recommend highly to anyone. Oh and it looks awesome.

    Slim April 8, 2019 Intermediate Listener New York, United States

    This TT looks and sounds amazing. Came well packaged and was able to be set up in a matter of minutes. Great TT that you'd be hard pressed to beat at this price point.

    Stephen S April 2, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Nevada, United States

    I wanted something brand new (with warranty) to take over for my vintage Linear Tracking Turntable. After much searching, I found the turntable I was looking for!!!! I chose the RT83 as an entry point for the Reference Turntables that had the Ortofon 2M cartridges already installed. After five days of waiting for it to arrive, delivery was delayed not 1 but 2 business days due to bad weather along the way. I finally received it yesterday. I had been looking at unboxings of this and similar models over and over, so I knew pretty much not only what was in the box, but the assembly steps as well. Assembly took just under an hour. The surprise came when I fired it up....and wow!!!! Just beautiful!!! The wait was definitely worth it. I am not ditching my LT Turntable as it is going to be the turntable (with preamp) that will play vinyl on my computer. The RT83 is now my new main go-to turntable for enjoying Vinyl the way it was meant to be heard. The sounds pop out and everything is so clear, it sounds like you're right there in the studio. I'm using this turntable through a Marantz SR-4023, Bose 901 Series IV Equalizer (restored) and output to a pair of Bose 901 Series IV speakers (also restored). The result? My whole living room is totally bathed in sound so rich that I am instantly taken away to another world. :) I cannot believe how beautiful it looks and build quality? Very solid!!! I am definitely pleased with my choice as I believe I have made a solid investment in my vinyl playing future!

    Joe H April 2, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years California, United States

    Got the RT83, didn’t get ship notice but arrived 1 week after order in good shape, great packaging to protect TT. TT is great, easy setup and sounds great!! Ortofon red sounds great as well!!

    Jim S. April 1, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Missouri, United States

    Excellent product, Excellent Price, Excellent packaging Easy setup. The only issue I have had and keeping me from giving a 5 star rating is that I was missing the bubble level, even after contacting support twice problem was not remedied which will prohibit me from further purchases as I cannot count on support for something small like this I certainly doubt they would support me with a real problem. Otherwise exceptional product.

    Scott S March 28, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years British Columbia, Canada

    I bought the RT83 Reference based on a few things:

    1) Fluance is a Canadian company so I wanted to give a little love to my home country.
    2) It seemed like a great value.
    3) Steve Guttenberg of The Audiophiliac raved about this series.

    I'm impressed by the quality of the turntable and by the customer service team at Fluance. I had a concern about the cueing lever and they contacted me within 12 hours and got it all sorted out (FYI, there was no issue, just me being unfamiliar with how high it should lift).

    I'm extremely happy with my decision and plan to pick up a pair of their powered speakers in the near future.

    Darren G March 25, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Thank you Fluance team,
    I'm listening to a direct metal mastering of an album on the RT83 turntable and the sound is totally gratifying.  This TT has breathed new life into my integrated amplifier.  The RT83 was worth the wait.

    Lui B March 20, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    I purchased the RT83, to replace my 30 yrs old Dual turntable, & I am very pleased with this turntable. Having the speed control was important to me & this TT delivers, the competition charges big for this feature.

    Bob G March 20, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Product arrived on time, packed very tight no damage. Instructions to assembly spot on and for me who lacks that ability, no problem. The turntable is so good I now have to upgrade the speakers. I am reviewing the Ai 60 which has optical to plug into CD player. Excellent company which appears to stand behind it products from all the reviews I have read.

    Lui B March 19, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    I purchased the RT83 Turntable & liked the sound & build quality, I found the power supply to be cheap. Would like to see a better power supply in future.

    Hedley D March 15, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Arkansas, United States

    I wanted to add to my previous review. After a week I can truly say this turntable is amazing. The sound quality is awesome. If you are thinking of purchasing one, do it.

    Luc M March 11, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    L'esthétique de la table tournante Fluance RT83, son fonctionnement silencieux, la qualité sonore de la cartouche Ortofon, en font un achat plus que recommandé pour les mélomanes.
    The aesthetics of the Fluance RT83 turntable, its quiet operation, the sound quality of the Ortofon cartridge make it a more than recommended purchase for music lovers.

    Josh March 10, 2019 Advanced Listener - 8 Years Nebraska, United States

    I was initially hesitant since I hadn't seen many reviews on these at the time of my researching, but I am glad I took the risk. These are very well made and have a great sound. I'm glad I took a chance on Fluance over the more expensive turntables out there!

    James, G March 10, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    The unit was packaged well. Set-up was a breeze. It's so beautiful and sounds great. I like the speed knob as opposed to a switch. It's a solid, attractive, well built turntable at a good price.

    Don F March 9, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    Beautifully made and good looking. Most importantly, it drew sounds out of my vintage records I didn't know we're there. Especially good with bass and separating the instruments. Only problem, and I almost dropped down to 4 stars, the dust covered scratches very easily. Don't even put a dust jacket on it.

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