RT83T Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - LIfe Style

RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT83T 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 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 0.18 – 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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  • 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 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" *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:

    David W. March 24, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years Colorado, United States

    After years of digital listening I decided to reacquaint myself with vinyl. I wasn't sure I wanted to invest too much into it, mainly because any LP purchases I made would replicate what I already had in hi rez digital format (8000 LPs in mostly 24/96 flac files ). Much research led me to Fluance. I immediately decided upon the RT85, but it was sold out, as was the RT84. I waited impatiently for over 2 months, then finally bought the RT83, figuring that I would be able to return it within 30 days to upgrade when the RT85 would surely become available. As luck would have it, the RT 85 didn't come back on the market for approximately 45 days after I received my 83, so I was stuck with it. The only difference between the two models is RT83-metal platter, rubber mat and 2M Red cartridge. RT85-Acrylic platter and 2M Blue cartridge. Everything else is exactly the same. Price is $150 difference. Fluance says "No problem, upgrade the RT83". OK, do the math. A 2M Blue cart runs about $236, and the platter is $119. Total upgrade cost is $355, or $6 more than what I paid for the whole RT83 in the first place. I have read that the cart bodies of the Blue and Red are similar, but not exact (more windings in the Blue?), so just buying the stylus replacement isn't quite the same, and at $204 still gets you really close to the original RT83 price (also buying the acrylic platter). All this being said, I do believe you get a good deal with great sound from the RT83, But for $150 greater outlay you get $355 worth of better stuff. If you can afford it, go with the RT85!

    Tony N. March 24, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    Absolutely a solid performing turntable. I have it hooked up to my recently purchased ancient Yamaha RX V1 AVR and it is such a joy to hear my old albums again. Love it!!

    Richard M February 25, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Kansas, United States

    so far, I am very pleased with the RT83... I was struggling between this and the RT85.

    Jason C. February 23, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    Amazing turntable. The looks and performance is light years ahead of my previous turntables. I had a few issues with setup (attributed to my lack of experience in setting up higher end unit). I highly recommend this turntable.

    DONALD February 22, 2020 Intermediate Listener New Jersey, United States

    I posted a very favorable review when i received turntable.
    Two updates:
    1. I upgradeed to acrylic platter and see improvement
    2. I accidently ordered the black. Should have returned it and got the wood. Rhe black is beautiful but shows every bit of dust, fingerprints and microscratches.
    Unless you really want black...go for the wood.

    Alex K February 15, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    I missed the sale on the RT 84 by just one day so I stepped down to the RT 83. I was hoping to get the 2M blue cartridge but so far the RT 83 has been fine.

    Jeff B February 1, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Really happy with my purchase. Was looking for a quality TT that wouldn’t break my budget. Didn’t need a bunch of bells and whistles at the expense of great sound, and the RT83 fit the bill perfectly. It’s beautiful, well built, and my vinyl sounds amazing. Set up was a breeze.

    Justin E January 24, 2020 Advanced Listener - 4 Years Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    Beautiful sound with a sleek look

    Thomas F January 15, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 15 Years Wisconsin, United States

    It's exactly what I'm looking. Insanely high quality for the price, sounds amazing, looks great. I love everything about.

    Ryan January 11, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Manitoba, Canada

    The unit is beautiful and well built. Set up was easy and the sound is excellent. Customer service was also great to deal with. High recommended.

    Soraya C. January 6, 2020 Novice Listener - 3 Years Indiana, United States

    I bought this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend, and I definitely knocked it out of the park if I do say so myself. The set up was super duper easy for him, even though he hasn't owned this high-quality of a turntable before. It was a little frustrating having such short wires for the cord and grounding wire, etc. but he also has quite a big speaker setup as well. Hearing Queen's Night at the Opera album through his Klipsch setup was amazing. I'd totally recommend this turntable to anyone who had a semi-entry level budget ($200-400). The quality of the product is fantastic, as well as, the sleek design.

    Dan F January 5, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    The turntable looks fantastic and sounds even better, easy to set up, was shipped fast and well packaged

    Rachael W January 3, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 13 Years Michigan, United States

    This is a fantastic turntable, and it was very easy to put together! I was worried the sound quality would not be good considering the low price, but I was very wrong! I am so happy with my purchase!

    Jerry, G December 12, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Records sound smooth and clear. I went with the RT83 for that red cartridge and it was worth it.

    Keith R December 5, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    Beautiful turntable. Fast shipping Best bang for your buck!

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