RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
PURE ANALOG PERFORMANCE
The definitive vinyl record listening experience for beautifully warm and natural music, transporting you into the center of the performance
EXCEPTIONAL MUSICAL ACCURACY
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
SPEED CONTROL FOR PRECISION PLAYBACK
The isolated motor prevents unwanted vibrations and noise while the speed control mechanism ensures consistent platter velocity (0.07% Wow/Flutter)
SOLID WOOD PLINTH
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
SPECTACULAR SIGNAL CLARITY
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
|Finish||High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer|
|Dust Cover||Yes - Tinted|
|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|
|Wow and Flutter||0.07%|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted)||76 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted)||65 dB|
|Diameter of Platter||12 inches (30 cm)|
|Weight of Platter||1.22 lbs (553 g)|
|Height of Platter||0.62 inches (16 mm)|
|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|
|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 Type||Moving Magnet (MM)|
|Cartridge Model||Ortofon: 2M Red|
|Replacement Stylus||Stylus 2M Red|
|Stylus||0.3 x 0.7 mil|
|Frequency Response||20 - 22,000 Hz|
|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)|
|Preamp||No - Separate Phono Preamp Required|
|Phono Output||5.5 mV|
|Input||100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)|
|Output||12 V / 500 mA|
|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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"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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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.
After too much research reading countless reviews, Reddit postings, blogs and watching a number of YouTube videos, I decided on the RT 83. Assembly was easy (love the gloves) and from the first record...I knew I had made the right decision. The Ortofon 2M Red sounds wonderful, and the high gloss walnut color of the turntable looks fantastic on my office bookshelf. Looking forward to using it for many years to come...
The RT83 is a very good turntable! Playback is quiet, unit seems good quality. Two drawback is that the finish has light scratches and the clip that holds the tonearm in place scratches it when un-clipping . Changed the mat for a music hall cork decoupling cork mat which improved the experience. Overall very pleased with purchase!
RT 83 Looks and Sounds great with my Vintage Pioneer amp and EPI speakers. This turned out to be a good replacement for my old turntable. I would highly recommend this turntable !
Purchased RT83 few months ago and I found the turntable to be really well built. Easy to assemble and produces good sound
Sounds great, works well. Easy to setup and use. High quality and the ability to upgrade later made it an ideal choice for me.
Has been excellent so far, paired it with my Shiit preamp and the old speaker I was using, can't wait to pair it with my new speakers that are arriving soon. Really solid construction and just very beautiful to look at. Setup was also easy and the instructions were clear. Look forward to adding a acrylic platter to it down the line over the aluminum.
exceptionally good value,well dfined and spacious soundstage very good highs and lows ortifon 2m red cartridge delivers. speed control excellent. extremely little or no noise feedback. definetly reccomend.
Excellent product with very solid construction and everything just screams quality. Got the RT83 with the hope to upgrade the platter down the line if I really like the player. Waiting to get some improved speakers to really let this player shine, already running through my Shiit Audio phono preamp.
This was the first turntable I’ve owned and it was amazing. Really easy set up and great quality. Its look really matched the quality of sound coming through the speakers.
My RT83 turntable arrived well packaged with the easiest of instructions for assembly. I had it up and running within minutes and was able to immediately enjoy my record collection. The table is incredible both visually and audibly . The Orftofon 2M red that comes stock with the table has such amazing clarity you just cant go wrong with making the purchase. There is so much bang for the buck here!
My RT83 arrived well packaged with easy instructions to follow. Setup was super simple and I was plugged in listening to my records within minutes. The quality of this turntable both visually and audibly is immaculate. The Reference series is straight up the best bang for your buck. From the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge that comes stock with the turntable to that beautiful natural walnut finish plinth, you simply can't go wrong with this choice.
Upgraded from a very old Thorens 165C with an MP-11 cartridge. Couldn't be happier. The RT83 sounds fantastic! Simple to order. Delivered promptly. Easy as 1-2-3 to set up. Thanks, Fluance!
I almost considered buying a U-**** turntable until I discovered Fluance. A good turntable should include a cue lever, adjustable anti-skate, and a decent phono cartridge. I purchased an R-83 and have been very happy with it. No regrets.
I am very happy with my purchase of the RT83. I am glad the new turntables came out around the time I was going to be buying one. Originally I was going to get the RT85 but when it was out of stock I ordered the RT83. It plays great, looks great, and sounds great. I will upgrade to the blue needle at some point but the red sounds pretty good. I don't think I will upgrade the platter though. The acrylic sounds nice but I really like the looks of the black platter. My only complaint would be that the auto stop usually takes at least 10 revolutions to stop, but since most high quality players do not even have an auto stop, I cannot complain too much. But overall, I highly recommend this player. It sounds great and treats the records gently!See all reviews