RT83W Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - LIfe Style

RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT83W 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 %E2%96%BC
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
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%C2%B0
Rubber Belt Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
Connector RCA (Gold-plated)
Preamp No - Separate Phono Preamp Required
Phono Output 5.5 mV
Ground Terminal Yes
Power Specification %E2%96%BC
Input 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Output 12 V / 500 mA
Consumption 1.5 W
General Specifications %E2%96%BC
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%C2%B0F to 95%C2%B0F (5%C2%B0C to 35%C2%B0C)
Wireless Playback No (Requires Bluetooth or WiFi transmitter connected via RCA connection to transmit audio wirelessly)
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UPC 871363024978
What's Included

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RT83 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • RT83W 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"

    Customer Reviews

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    Mark B June 30, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    Pure joy to be listening to my vinyl again. Very easy to set up, instructions were clear. The sound is terrific, warm quality. Nothing short of a time machine that transported me back to the 60’s. From Liverpool to Woodstock, just great to be listening to my vinyl again.

    william L June 26, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    So much to say about this table. The RT 83 competes in a crowed 500 dollar market but offers so much more value. The motor is dead quite, and 0 hum. The plinth has some weight to it an with the legs very stable. The assembly instruction very complete, and the styli's was pre mounted and spot dead on. So a lot of this is available else where, so moving on to the adjustable anti skating feature, replaceable head shell, the ability to chose a cartage and of course the gloves to keep finger prints down make this the best value in a turn table out there. i can honestly say that for the money this purchase has exceeded my expectations to the point of purchasing a second turn table for another room. Job well done FLUANCE will be talking to you soon. Almost forgot the sound is increadable.

    Colin W June 25, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Brunswick, Canada

    I have had the Walnut RT-83 for a few weeks now and I love it more every time I use it! The turntable looks fantastic and sounds even better. The Walnut finish is very attractive and the overall table is great. I was impressed by the care taken with the packaging and overall presentation of the turntable. Setup was a breeze and took about 20 mins just because I was being very cautious especially balancing the tonearm.
    I am using it with an Art DJ Pre II Phono preamp and the combination sounds great. The turntable speed is consistent and the Ortofon Red cartridge sounds really good. I have about 40 hours of listening on the deck so far and it is consistently sounding good.
    I am super happy with my decision to go with a Fluance turntable and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one or recommend it to others! Looking forward to enjoying this with my vinyl collection for many years.

    Jim R June 24, 2020 Washington, United States

    I am a really old guy who is picky, beyond belief when it comes to High End Audio. I have been collecting Marantz, McIntosh, Thorens and other high end equipment since 1972.
    After numerous disappointments with various new turntables, specifically Denon, I believed that everything today was simply sub standard. My new Fluance RT-83 with its Ortofon Blue cartridge exceed all expectations.
    My friends, great turntables at stunningly low prices are manufactured in 2020 by Fluance. I plan to now purchase a RT-85 to enhance my second audio system.

    Carla June 20, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Mexico, United States

    The RT83 is beyond expectation!!!
    Buy with confidence.

    Rob,M June 19, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Mexico, United States

    Top Quality, Easy to Operate, Crisp Sound, etc... I love it!

    Brent Moore June 12, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    My first turntable in over 35 years and my RT83 does not disappoint! The RT83 makes the old and new vinyl I’ve purchased sound incredible! This thing not looks fantastic but has the chops to back it up. Our family loves sitting around to vinyl music. Would recommend this model to anyone looking to get back to vinyl!!

    Mitchell A. June 3, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    Received this as a gift for my 30th birthday. This is the best record player I've ever owned! The sound is phenomenal! The directions for setup were very easy to follow. After taking time to get setup with my wife we sat in our office and enjoyed our record collection the way it should be. I couldn't be any happier, and highly recommend this to any audiophile.

    Stacey L. May 31, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    Great turntable. I’m new to vinyl collecting and opted for the RT83. It comes well packaged and is a breeze to set up. I see that the walnut color is popular but I opted for the piano black and it is beautiful. I’m already planning to upgrade the stylus and platter but the RT83 is awesome out of the box. Especially like the auto stop because I have fallen asleep and don’t have to worry. Highly recommend this turntable as either your first or as an upgrade. It’s an awesome performer.

    A.J.A. May 30, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    My new RT83, in black piano finish, worked perfectly from the start and the smoothness of its operation was a delightful surprise. The 3 adjustable feet is a really good design choice for reducing contact transmission of vibrations and ease of leveling the whole setup. Including a spirit level was a nice touch.

    The turntable assembled in minutes with tone arm calibration being a little fussy only because of the grey-on-black markings on the counterweight and anti-skate knob. Using a small LED flashlight solved that minor issue.

    I've ordered extra headshells for easier cartridge changing of my other vintage cartridges. All in all I think I'm in for many years of happy listening.

    By the way, the RT83 arrived in perfect condition in spite of the shipper's efforts at destruction of the box so kudos to whoever designed the packaging.

    Gerald W May 28, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    I’ve been listening to records since I was a kid and used to dj when I was younger I’m 41 now and have been collecting records heavily I started to learn about audiophiles and wondered could it be true can you really hear subtle nuances is it really like hearing the records for the first time well it is I love my R83 I listened to records for hours once I got it set up and set up was easy can’t believe how great this sounds I’ve been to a lot of concerts and worked construction so my hearing is not great but with my R83 it’s true you can hear the difference

    David Lawton May 26, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    I love thus turntable. Owned a technics table for years and decided to upgrade. Did a lot of research and this is the model I chose. Easy to set up and play great . I'm hearing my music I never heard from my albums .The stereo separation is great. Would recommend this turntable to anyone.

    Candi B. May 22, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    Had this for 2 weeks now and loving it, looks great sounds great!
    Hoping for many years of enjoyment.

    Eric D May 19, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years California, United States

    Great product and experience all around!! Loving my new RT83!!

    Nicole H May 18, 2020 Novice Listener - 3 Years Kansas, United States

    First, it's beautiful. Most importantly though, it sounds amazing!

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