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 - 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)
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:

    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.

    Albert C. May 22, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years Tennessee, United States

    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...

    Axl V May 21, 2019 Advanced Listener - 2 Years Texas, United States

    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!

    Beth Hanlon May 16, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    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 !

    Ram May 11, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years Illinois, United States

    Purchased RT83 few months ago and I found the turntable to be really well built. Easy to assemble and produces good sound

    Fraser S May 10, 2019 Novice Listener - 4 Years Alberta, Canada

    Sounds great, works well. Easy to setup and use. High quality and the ability to upgrade later made it an ideal choice for me.

    Jack, P. May 9, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years Virginia, United States

    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.

    mike hottle May 9, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 6 Years South Carolina, United States

    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.

    Jack P May 9, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years Virginia, United States

    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.

    Collin G May 8, 2019 Novice Listener - 3 Years Indiana, United States

    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.

    Zack A May 5, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    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!

    Zack A. May 3, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    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.

    Mike Cameron May 2, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    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!

    Ned E. April 30, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    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.

    John R April 29, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Kentucky, United States

    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!

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