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 Walnut Real Wood Veneer
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 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 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:

    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!

    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.

    Justin S July 2, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 15 Years Maine, United States

    Very impressed with this turntable. Right from unboxing it becomes clear that a lot of care and thought was put into the design of this turntable. Assembly was very straight-forward and instructions were super easy to follow but thorough. Build quality of this unit seems to be very strong. All the parts feel very thoughtfully designed and purposeful. Aesthetics of the Walnut finish are pretty impressive, very glossy finish and great colors. In operation is where this device really shines though. Sound floor is dead quiet, speed is ultra consistent and platter is spins super flat. Sound quality is excellent. Very happy with my decision to purchase this!

    Zach P June 30, 2019 Advanced Listener - 15 Years Illinois, United States

    Fantastic build quality plus an Ortifon 2m red! Can't beat it for price. I had been researching TTs in this price range for a while but wanted to avoid the others that seemingly cut corners. The rt83 is all quality - fully adjustable tone arm, solid wood plinthe, and servo motor set it apart. I also purchased the fluance PA10 preamp and am very happy with the combination. Customer service is great as well! Great experience. Will buy their products again.

    Jim T June 22, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    I don't know what else you could ask for. It's quiet with aluminum platter and rubber mat. I would have bought the RT85 if it would have been in stock. But the 2m red is great. only thing I really want is the upgraded platter and really only for appearance. it would look so good on that piano black finish.

    Michael L June 10, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years North Carolina, United States

    Best bang for your buck under $500. I researched for months and months before pulling the trigger. Love the Ortofon 2M red and look forward to upgrading to the acrylic platter one day. Excellent sound paired with Fluance's PA10 pre-amp.

    Steve S June 10, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Minnesota, United States

    Love the turntable, sounds great looks great and the price is reasonable. You can tell they put a lot of thought into the design of the product for the market they are trying to serve. For an audiophile on a budget, not having a phono preamp was key and the upgrade path. Unlike pure audiophile products out there I like having the auto stop, electronic speed change and detachable head-shell. I would also point out that I purchased a mmf 2.3 and the Glumack sounds better to my ears. Anyway if you are on the fence on this turntable, for the price you cannot do better in my opinion.

    Michael, L June 5, 2019 Advanced Listener - 2 Years North Carolina, United States

    I believe not only the RT83, but all reference series turntables by Fluance (RT82-85) to be the best money can buy within this price range, or even slightly higher. I'm very interested in the acrylic platter upgrade once they come back in stock. The attention to detail and build quality is amazing. Sound quality also excellent. I'm pairing with Fluance's PA10 external pre-amp and it sounds great. I'm honestly thinking now my speaker setup is my weak link. I recommend the reference series to anyone who wants a new turntable. If $300-$500 is out of your budget, save your money, until it is in your budget. I wouldn't spend a dime on anything under $500 other than one of these reference series turntables.

    Dan F May 31, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years North Dakota, United States

    Love my RT83! Looks great and sounds great as well. I upgraded from a AT-LP60 and the sound quality and solid construction of the RT83 is far superior to the entry level AT. Hoping to upgrade the platter in the future. My signal chain RT83 -> Phono Box Preamp -> Fluance Ai40 and it sounds great! One complaint - the clip for locking the tonearm is leaving a mark. Other than that - Love it!

    Mario S May 29, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    First of all my RT83 is a great turntable and easily compare to my Thorens TD166. It is a fantastic product and you get more than you pay for. Second, in my 70 years I have never experienced customer
    service as great as that which I have received from Fluance. Thanks for a wonderful turntable and great service. Sean in customer service
    Is great and a credit to the brand.

    Jacob L May 28, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Washington, United States

    This is my first ever turntable, and it was everything I could have asked for. I was originally going to get the 85 but since it's still out of stock, I eventually decided to settle, and I'm very happy with it!

    Robert Langenhahn May 26, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    Beautiful lines, solid construction and beautiful sound. Setup was easy with the adjustable 3-point system. The light tone arm with the perfect balance achieved by the counterweight allows the needle to drop so gently that on a really clean record you don’t even hear it, even at mid-volume levels. I couldn’t be happier with the product.

    Chuck W. May 23, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    I replaced my Marantz belt driven turntable (circa 1976) with the RT83. My old Marantz turntable certainly didn't owe me anything, but it finally bit the dust. I looked at many different tt's from several companies and decided on the Fluance Reference series. I originally wanted the RT85, but got tired of waiting. So I setteled for the RT83. I don't regret the choice It can be upgraded to the features of the RT85. The RT83 plays all my LP's fantastically and that goes for my old 43+ year old LP's and newly purchased LP's. I would definitely recommend this TT to anyone wanting to upgrade their old TT or anyone just getting into vinyl. No problems so far. No hum. It is very quiet and beautiful looking. Just take the time to set it up and you will be amazed.

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