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)
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What's Included

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RT83 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • 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:

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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!

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

    Great turntable - perfect combination of great sound, features, and aesthetics. Great to know I can easily upgrade it if I want to but haven't found any reason to yet!

    Corinne H September 4, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    The RT83 was shipped quickly and packaged very securely. It was very easy to set up. And it sounds great! I've only listened to a few records so I can't speak to longevity, but it seems to be of high quality and I have no concerns.

    Hector, S September 3, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 11 Years Virginia, United States

    Love my RT83 turntable. Instruction were clear and straight forward. If you need further clarity the youtube video is amazing as well. I've been looking for a turntable for quite a while and finally pulled the trigger when it went on sale. Beautiful build and the sound is golden. Very happy with my purchase!

    Andy V August 30, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years California, United States

    Solid build, well packaged and classy presentation. Set up was easy and balancing the tone arm was a pleasure.

    Doug Duwenhoegger August 30, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Minnesota, United States

    I love my new RT83. It sounds and looks fantastic. It was a birthday gift for myself! Had one small issue. The bubble level was defective. Chatted online with Sean and he mailed a new one out the same day for free. Great customer service!

    Mike M August 30, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Washington, United States

    The product was well packaged and went assembled easily. I only have a couple of records to try, but so far it sounds good. I just wish the included cable was a bit longer so i don't have to stack it on the amp. It is cool that they did include a cable though as i didnt have a grounding cable handy.

    Neil B. August 30, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Beautiful turntable with easy set up. I'm decent with equipment but not particularly handy and had never set up a real turntable (one with tracking force adjustment, arm balance, etc.) before. I was able to have it up and running in twenty minutes (total, from the time I started to open the box till the time I was playing a record). Love the auto-stop feature which works very well, and the styling won't disappoint. As for the sound...I don't think you'll be disappointed. I can't compare this to high-end Regas and Music Halls because I don't have the cash to shell out for those, and of course, vintage turntables are a whole other beast. But it's been a great upgrade from an Ion usb turntable I'd been using while searching for something better, and it matches well with my Klipsch Capitol The Three speaker. I would buy again...but I don't think I'm going to have to because it feels solidly built and it appears thought went into its production.

    Jim W August 29, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Great turntable. Fast shipping. Easy setup.

    Alex L August 29, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years British Columbia, Canada

    Good quality, good sound!!
    The packages were fantastic for the protection of the products during delivery. Unpacking and putting them together was straightforward, just follow the instructions. It was well arranged and easy to follow. The outcome of the sound from the Rt83 turntable, PA10 preamp connecting with the Ai60 speakers is excellent. The sound is clear, and with proper depth from the bass makes the music listening so much enjoyable. Great!!
    One thing though, the Ai60 does not come with the 2RCA to 2RCA cable for connection with the PA10. The cable included a RCA audio vedio cable. Didn't notice that untill the very last step to the system connection. It turned out I had to buy the right cable myself. Why didn't Fluance have the right cable for connecting their preamp instead? So be aware!

    Bob Y August 29, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Great value. I also added the acrylic platter. Sounds great, looks great. If I had to take issue with anything I'd say the tone arm doesn't seem of the same caliber as the rest of the build ( I find it feels and looks cheap/unrefined) and the tracking force system leaves room for inaccuracy due to it's slide and twist nature. That said a scale and 5 mins of research or a good ear/eye and you're good to go, so not a big deal. More of a concern for buyers who are new to turntables. I'm very happy with my purchase and maintain it's the best table I could source currently for under $600 CAD. Thanks Fluance. Replaced my Technics SL Q-D2 that I have had for a very long time. It was like night and day.

    Mike M August 29, 2019 Advanced Listener - 10 Years Nova Scotia, Canada

    Great turntable, huge upgrade on sound quality from my last turntable. Very high quality construction and design. It feels like a turntable that will last decades. Very solid feel and the 2M Red cartridge is a perfect fit for this turntable. Highly recommend Fluance for their quality, design, and customer service.

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