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
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)
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)
Anti-skating Adjustment Yes – Adjustable
Pivot Bearing 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)
Catridge Model Ortofon: 2M Red
Replacement Stylus Stylus 2M Red
Stylus 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Cantilever Aluminum
Mount Half-inch
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
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 14.1 lbs (6.4 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:

    Don F March 11, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    This is impressive. I upgraded from two vintage Technics and Dual turntables and was astounded at the sounds coming out of my vintage records. I listen mostly to opera that were recorded in the 50's and 60's and this turntable has really opened up the sound. The base is much clearer and the separation among instruments and voices is great. It is beautifully made, set up in just a few minutes and quite attractive ( the piano black finish).
    Only warning, the dust cover scratches very easily, seems placing a box set of an opera on it scratched it.

    Helder J March 10, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    After reading the review on CNET I purchased the RT 83, when I got the turntable home I was very impressed. The quality of the build was excellent. As was packaging. The shiny wood plith is beautiful and the sound that comes really shines. After playing some of my old records I remembered why Albums sounded so good. Honestly for the price the turntable is an excellent purchase.

    Kenneth March 2, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    I researched turntables in the $200-$500 range and decided on the RT83. Fluances'Quality workmanship, sound, and looks far surpassed my expectations! Now I am trying to figure out with Fluance product to buy next!

    Robert C February 28, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Oklahoma, United States

    Qapla'! A work of art. Simple, functional, elegant. The three feet leveling is spot on, no pun intended. Recommendation: Change the end of record auto-stop to end of record, auto lift and stop.

    Russell C February 27, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Iowa, United States

    I had pined about purchasing the RT81 for over a year. When the reference series was announced with the new motor and cartridge/upgrade options.... take my money. Went with the RT83 and couldn't be happier. Exponentially better than the old Technics it replaced. Plus, I can still upgrade the platter, ect down the road if desired. Beautiful looks, and more importantly, beautiful sound.

    Kevin Rhodes February 27, 2019 Novice Listener - 20+ Years Indiana, United States

    I have had a Technics SL-J33 since I bought it in the 80’s. It was nice, but I think it was more gimmicky than quality. I got an RT83. The different is amazing!! The setup was easy and it looks fantastic!! I hope in the future Fluance offers the acrylic platter as an upgrade.

    Ram C February 14, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Illinois, United States

    I grew up with a turntable being the only source of entertainment and I forgot all about it. I recently saw a turntable at a hotel and felt all nostalgic. Did some research and read a lot about Fluance. It had great reviews from audiophiles and regular folk like myself. I wanted RT84 but that was out of stock, so ordered RT-83. I had high expectations and when I opened the box and set it up, I was super impressed. I paired with the new Fluance Ai 60 bookshelf speakers (Which are great for the price BTW). Of course, this needs a preamp and I hooked it to Schiit Mani, which is nice and compact. The build quality is exceptional. It looks great and sounds as good as it looks. The set up was actually pretty easy. I have had it now for few days and it plays beautifully.

    Bigeault D February 9, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    I love my rt83, but i was more looking for an rt85 out of stock, so i was no patient to wait for the rt85, but my choice was more an acrylic platter including Ortofon 2m blue, but does not regret my current purchase.

    Alex G January 31, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    Do not hesitate. I initially purchased the RT-81 for my son and I was immidiately impressed with build and sound. A couple of days later other models became available. Purchased the RT-83(only because the 84 was sold out) Amazing tables! Go for it!

    Ted S January 30, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

    I purchased the RT 83 to replace a 40 year old Empire 698. So far I am pleased and really like the pairing with the Ortofon Red. I am only a week into this, but this is looking like a great purchase.

    Matt W January 26, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Connecticut, United States

    A great system, great sound. I love it!

    LeRoy K January 24, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    every thing from the way belt drive is set up ,outstanding specs ,table legs that are adjustable and minimal contact drive motor isolated

    Steve January 21, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    I love this turntable. I have it hooked to my Onkyo amp using ART DJPRE II Phono Preamp and a sheilded cable and there is no noise. I am enjoying listening to mine and also my fathers old vinyl. Look forward to trading and buying many more. I also like the setting where the turntable stops rotating at the end of the record.

    Greg January 16, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    Had this for about 3 days so not a long term test ( will update this after a month or so) but it certainly does everything right so far. The speed control is spot on, the Ortofon red cartridge is perfectly matched at this price range and i love the fact you can upgrade when/if you choose. I certainly think that the acrylic platter and the Ortofon Blue are worthy upgrades but the RT-83 setup is no slouch as it is. I like the fact that they truly thought about what was important to the users and added the platter speed control, a more solid cuing lever, a heavier tone arm weight for a wider range of cartridge choices, better isolation for the motor and the table, and kept the auto-stop feature. The loss of the pre-amp (from the RT-81) might be a deal breaker for some but it was the right move for most to have a cleaner signal path and a choice of pre-amps. I easily set up my old Shure V15 type 4 cartridge and paired it with my older Yamaha amp with phono inputs and WOW it really performed! Hard to choose - the new Ortofon or the old Shure...one thing is certain however, they have a winner with this new Reference series, great job!

    Vincent January 10, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Connecticut, United States

    I absolutely LOVE the new line of Reference Turntables. I purchased the RT 83, was delighted with it, but decided that I wanted to take advantage of the cost savings by getting the RT85, so I'm upgrading!

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