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


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
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 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)
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
  • 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:

    Dustin L August 12, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years Arizona, United States

    Currently listening and enjoy a smile every second. Sounds great, a great step up from my LP60.

    Steven F August 12, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Great product. Well built and easy to set up. Sound is terrific. Love it!

    Anthony Young August 9, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Good product love it !!!

    Steven F August 8, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Beautiful turntable, excellent construction, easy to set-up...a great overall turntable at a great price! The sound is sweet. It doesn't disappoint.

    Rod L July 30, 2019 Advanced Listener - 10 Years Iowa, United States

    The TI-83 is a very nice, well built turntable with quality components. Well packaged and shipped without incident. Initial set up is straightforward and well described.

    Playback is very clean. All in all this is a nice piece of audio equipment. It can be easily upgraded to TI-85 when the stylus wears out, so why wait. Just listen and enjoy.

    Tyler N July 26, 2019 Advanced Listener - 10 Years Washington, United States

    Great TT ,great customer service

    Noel H. July 23, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Nevada, United States

    Excellent turntable. One of the most beautiful pieces of stereo equipment I've ever had, and sounds great!

    John S July 23, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Best value in the turntable market. Shipping was extra fast and everything was better than I had imagined.

    Barry Kiefaber July 17, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Georgia, United States

    I love this turntable. It is everything I hoped it would be with one exception. That exception is I would like to see the next generation of Fluance Turtables feature a semi-automatic feature. (Reject at end of record and return the arm back to the arm rest) Everything else is Great ! The turntable is so quiet I can't hear any noise at all. The Wow & Flutter is undetectable. The Ortophon Cart (2M Red) is very clear and gives an all most live sound. The turntable itself is beautiful. I have the piano Black. I am very happy I decided to buy this turntable. Well Designed and well built and The Fluance Customer Service Team is first rate. Very Professional. Barry Kiefaber

    Robert F. July 17, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

    The product was undoubtedly fantastic. It was returned due to some communication and shipping issues.

    Tom G. July 14, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Ontario, Canada

    I got myself a wood vainer RT83. I really like the looks of this turntable. I own the unit for over 4 months now. Sometimes I feel I should have gotten RT-84, but I highly doubt I'd notice any sound differences. (its just me) I'm new and old to vinyl. Back in the old days that is all I had. Now I decided to get back to vinyl.
    The finish on this turn table is great. My minor negative comment is that the bottom, base cover (under the player), seems like a pressed cardboard. You only see it when the player is lifted.... hence never :) The other very minor negative comment is that there is not holder for the 45 adapter. This is very very minor.
    I am not a audiophile, but I think this player sounds very good. This is based on my memory with my old turntables from the 80s.

    Would I recommend the unit? yes, or else I would not have gotten it. Three leg support is very simple to level the unit. The legs have very good dampening system. I am impressed.

    Brian G July 12, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    I am delighted with the RT83! The packaging for shipping was great, and set up was simple. The unit looks even better in person than in the photos, and it opertates smoothly and effortlessly. I wish I had upgraded sooner. My vinyl collection sounds better than ever!

    Andrew B July 10, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Massachusetts, United States

    This player came highly recommended and I can see why. It’s been fantastic. It came well packed and shipping was very fast. It sounds great and I look forward to more time with it. Oh and it looks absolutely sick.

    Amy S July 5, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 9 Years Georgia, United States

    Great player! I bought this for my fiance's birthday this year. I wanted to buy the 85, but both the 84 & 85 were sold out, so I went with the 83. Everyone said that it was the same player, just didn't have the ceramic plate and the upgraded cartridge. But a good friend was already giving us a high end cartridge, so worked out anyway. We can definitely hear a major difference in the quality and my fiance is crazy for this player! My only complaint, which isn't about the player really, is that I thought it would eliminate the records from skipping when we walk by it, but I live in a old house and I am sure every step makes the whole house vibrate, so I don't think any balancing or cushioning would fix that.

    John Schultz July 5, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    I had a problem that we couldn’t figure out. The tech said return the turntable and we will gladly refund your your money. I did exactly that and my account was reimbursed. NOT ONE PROBLEM. It was unfortunate but the service was great. I’m ordering a RT 85 as soon as they arrive.

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