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


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
  • 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:

    Somnath Choudhuri June 25, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Delaware, United States

    The Fluance RT-83 is a superb turntable in every respect - looks, build and sound. Sean from Customer Service was an absolute delight - a great company with great products and fantastic people. Thanks Fluance!

    Rob C June 24, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    The RT83 is a great TT. The build and quality is the best there is at this price point. The RT84 & 85 were out of stock so I decided on the RT83. I am waiting for the acrylic platter to be sold separately so I can upgrade. I upgraded to the Ortofon blue and it was a big upgrade over the red. The blue is an incredibly precise cartridge, maybe even a little too precise, almost CD like quality. I have since upgraded to the Nagaoka MP-150 which is very precise as well with the perfect amount of warmth.. The only reason for 4 stars is because when I contacted Fluance for the correct overhang and they told me to contact Nagaoka. This measurement should certainly come from the manufacturer of the TT and not the cartridge. Still waiting to hear back from them.

    Jeremy June 6, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 8 Years Michigan, United States

    Looks great while producing a great sound. I am very impressed overall and love the auto stop feature for when kids take my attention away from the music.

    Kevin V May 29, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    This is a review for the XL7F speakers and the RT83 turntable. I wanted the RT85 turntable, but they were on back order so I got the RT83 with the intention of upgrading the platter and cart later. The RT83 with the Ortofon 2m red cart is crystal clear compared to what I've used before. The bang for your buck is amazing on the RT83 and the quality of craftsmanship is far beyond the price point.
    The XL7F speakers are unbelievable for the price. With the down firing 8" subs you get plenty of bass for small to medium sized rooms. Pull these speakers away from the wall when listening and you will get clear bass and amazing mids and highs. I listen to everything from the clash & Iron Maiden to Miles Davis and Shpongle. These speakers play everything well. You will not be disappointed for the price. You would have to spend over $1000 on speakers to get the same range and sound out of other speaker brands.

    Leonard L May 23, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Kansas, United States

    At 71 years old when I buy something, I tend to get the best I can afford because I figure it will likely outlive me. I could have afforded a R-T85 but got tired of waiting and ordered the RT-83 instead. Well, I just saved myself $150 because this is all the turntable I will ever need. I just can't believe the difference between the Fluance and my 35 year old BSR that it replaced. The sound is so clear and transparent I don't think I will ever be happy with streamed audio again. If there is a better turntable available I don't want to hear it.

    DaveK May 17, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    Wow! I had forgotten just how good vinyl could sound!

    From many years ago, I had a modest collection of (mostly) gently-played vinyl, and then inherited a somewhat larger collection. I decided to take the plunge back into vinyl, and had to find a suitable turntable (my old rather decent Pioneer was sold 20 years ago due to a move overseas). After lots of searching, reading reviews, and comparing prices, I settled on the Fluance RT83 as a compromise between performance and cost. It turns out that I chose well.

    The turntable arrived and I was very impressed with the packaging. Although it arrived in excellent condition, it could have been dropped and kicked around, but would have likely survived due to the excellent packing.

    Anyway, setup was straightforward, took about 30 minutes, but could easily have been done in less than 10 minutes after doing it once. The only hiccup was that when I first started the motor spinning, there was an awful sound!!! Yikes!!! It turned out to be my own fault with a slight misalignment of the motor pulley cap, and with that fix, all was well.

    In the end, the sound of my old vinyl is simply awesome! I'm sure some of that is due to the quality of the cartridge and stylus, but they sound better than I remember from 20+ years ago.

    Needless to say, I'll be happy to recommend this turntable to any of my friends who want to jump back into vinyl. On the other hand, I'd be happy to take their gently used disks off their hands!

    Anne Bentz May 11, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    In love with this table. Slapped on my old Avalon by Roxy Music I was saving for this moment and actually got emotional from the listening. Very happy with this product. I reviewed the unboxing too in YouTube find my channel at: ishootforaliving. Thank you Fluance.

    Chris M May 4, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    I purchased an rt80 3 I love this so much I returned it and upgraded to the rt80 five waiting for that turntable as we speak

    J.m. April 27, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Colorado, United States

    A great looking and performing record player. I had to get a preamp to get my speaker to work so I had to wait a few extra days to enjoy it but I am very pleased with this purchase.

    Jason B April 25, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Wisconsin, United States

    Awesome turntable! I am coming from an Audio Technica AT-LP120 and I can say there is a HUGE difference! The sound quality is night and day. I'm sure part of that is the stylus, but I think it's also that there isn't a built in pre-amp.

    The build quality of this turntable is solid as a rock. Unboxing and setup was very easy thanks to the included manual. I was up and running in no time. After letting it run for 24 hours as recommended, it was good to go. I didn't notice any difference going from a direct drive to a belt drive. The sound was amazing through the entire spectrum. Crisp highs, nice thumpy lows, and good mid-range.

    Overall I am VERY happy with my purchase and would recommend this turntable to anyone looking to buy one in this price range. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

    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.

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