RT84 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT84 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT84 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
RT84 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge, Aluminum Platter, Speed Control Motor, Solid Wood Plinth, Vibration Isolation Feet

$449.99 USD

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RT84 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT84 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

SPECTACULAR MUSICAL ACCURACY

Immerse yourself in the detailed high resolution sound of the Ortofon 2M Blue 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

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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)

Overview

unparalleled vinyl music playback

Specifications

RT84 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Piano Black
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 Not Required
Tonearm Specifications
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
Cartridge Type Moving Magnet (MM)
Cartridge Model Ortofon: 2M Blue
Replacement Stylus Stylus 2M Blue
Stylus 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Cantilever Aluminum
Mount Half-inch
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz (+2/-1 dB)
Frequency Range 20 - 25,000 Hz (-3 dB)
Channel Separation 25 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°
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 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°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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What's Included

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  • RT84T Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Blue 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 Adapter
  • Motor Pulley Cap
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
  • The RT84 underwent a slight component change since initial launch. The cartridge has been upgraded from the Ortofon 2M Red to the Ortofon 2M Blue. The acrylic platter has also been replaced with the aluminum platter. Pricing remains the same.
  • Pro Reviews

    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" *please note: the RT84 model now includes the 2M Blue and aluminum platter

    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" *please note: the RT84 model now includes the 2M Blue and aluminum platter

    Matt Kessler of Too Many Records Reviews the RT85

    "My favorite turntable under $1000 "

    "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:

    Fred J March 24, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    Over the past year I read as many turntable reviews as I could find. I found Fluance was almost always noted as a contender in my price range. I was considering the RT83, but when they added the the Ortofon Blue cartridge to the RT84 I was convinced to get that model.

    Delivery was quick. I was a little bit concerned about setting it up, but there's a great YouTube video and it actually came together easily. The little levelling tool is great.

    So it's well reviewed, came quickly, and was easy to assemble. Now, it looks great and sounds lovely. I had a vintage Toshiba direct drive, and this really does sound noticeably richer. I'm very happy with this purchase.

    5
    Justin M March 22, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

    This is a beautiful looking and wonderful sounding turntable. I've upgraded from an older vintage Sony model. The Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge reveals unheard details in comparison with the cartridge used on my old Sony. The RT-84 is also much more aesthetically pleasing.

    Setup took about 30 minutes from opening the box to playing records. Everything was well packaged.

    A couple of minor gripes. Due to the high gloss, there are micro scratches in the finish and the dust cover. They're only visible when looking close up in the right lighting. Also, the hinges are a bit creaky, but hopefully they break-in over time.

    Otherwise this is a great unit, especially for the price.

    5
    Elizabeth R March 20, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 12 Years California, United States

    I recently set up my RT-84 and am super happy. It's gorgeous and sounds great. It's exactly what I was expecting based on its online representation and I'm glad I took the leap.

    5
    Seamus S March 19, 2020 Advanced Listener - 2 Years New York, United States

    This turntable was very straight forward to set up and is an absolute joy to listen to. The Ortofon Blue cartridge makes a night and day difference over the cartridge on my previous turntable.

    5
    Bill P March 18, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Georgia, United States

    I was not familiar with Fluance products until I began researching turntables. A small group of manufacturers, including Fluance, consistently received favorable ratings in online reviews for products in my price range. The RT83 met my needs in a stylish package and included the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge at a reasonable price.

    THEN, on the day I planned to order it, Fluance put their RT84 ON SALE! I bit. For a modest increase I upgraded to the 2M Blue. (If the 2M Red were a hot fudge sundae, the Blue would be the same, but with nuts and a cherry on top.)

    My RT84 arrived well packaged and in prefect condition. Setup was straightforward. I paired it with a phono preamp found on Craigs List, an Adcom preamp & amp, and Monitor Audio bookshelf speakers.

    First Music was Carly Simon's Torch followed by Willie Nelson's Stardust. They never sounded so good. At some point I stopped listening analytically and simply immersed myself in the moment. The Fluance RT84 just became transparent and got out of the way of the music. Then came the big test – Horowitz in Moscow. I believe a piano is likely the hardest instrument to accurately record and play back. This is where the RT84 won me over. The sound stage grew noticeably, and closing my eyes, I could almost believe there was a Steinway Grand in the room with me.

    Highly recommended.

    NOTE I ordered the walnut finish as I felt that fingerprints on the gloss black might become an issue. However, the walnut is every bit as glossy (and fingerprinty) so don't let that be a deciding factor. Use the white gloves provided by Fluance for assembly.

    5
    Wes G. February 23, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Minnesota, United States

    This is my first hi-fi turntable and I could not be happier with it.

    5
    TonyV February 19, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    I have been reviewing many different types of turntable for the past several months in order to get into the world of vinyl and continually came back to Fluance products. All the reviews I read and watched on you tube spoke of it’s high quality and affordable price point for the beginner like myself to the seasons listener. This turntable will get you into vinyl with many years of listening without having to worry about trading up. The website is very user friendly and you can compare their products to find the best turntable for you. I purchased the RT 84 turntable as well as the signature series HiFi two-way bookshelf surround sound speakers. Both are truly amazing in sound and in appearance. The sound quality is comparable to my Bose system. I decided to call a representative from Fluance to ask a few question and to place my order and she was very professional and took the time to answer my questions with no up sales. Overall I am very happy with my decision to purchase Fluance products and will return to purchase more of their products.

    5
    Philip L February 18, 2020 Novice Listener - 2 Years California, United States

    I started out with an AT LP120 USB. It was a great initial turntable for me, allowing me to upgrade the stylus and preamp while learning more about record players and vinyl.
    I began looking into other ways to upgrade, but finally decided to sell my LP 120 and get a new turntable. I did a fair amount of research on the U-Turn Orbit, Rega Planar Series, and Pro-Ject Debut Carbon. I decided to go with Fluance RT84 because of all the great reviews that I saw and read. It was very hard for me to even find anything really negative.
    Features of the RT84 that I like:
    2M Blue stylus! No discernible motor noise compared to the LP120, Very stable, Adjustable feet to balance plinth, Anti-skate works! Auto stop
    Things I don't necessary like:
    Can't adjust the VTA, Dust cover is scratched- not sure from what but if it was me, it scratched very easily because I've been really careful with it.
    Overall, this thing is a great value- feels sturdy, sounds nice, looks awesome. Wish I just invested in a Fluance right off the bat.

    5
    Michael M February 11, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years Alabama, United States

    Looks great sounds wonderful!

    5
    Charlie C. February 8, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Hampshire, United States

    I absolutely love this turntable! The ortofon blue cartridge is a clear improvement over the ortofon red (also very good). Product is easy to set up. Bought the 84 without acrylic platter. Hard to believe there is a significant improvement.

    5
    Jeremy G February 7, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Nebraska, United States

    Everything I wanted in a turntable! I replaced a Dual 701/Ortofon Super OM 10 with this and couldn't be more pleased. It is beautiful, easy to set up, and soundstage and clarity are vastly improved.

    5
    Griffin H February 7, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year North Carolina, United States

    Love this turntable! Solid design all the way around. Excellent sound for this price range!

    5
    Dave Q February 3, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    I was looking for a turntable upgrade and decided on the RT84. I was looking for a turntable with a detatchable headshell and height adjustable feet. The Ortofon Blue cartridge is a plus and the high quality wood veneer finish looks great. As for the sound, well, I think this turntable sounds fantastic. Quiet with a deep, wide soundstage. I definitely do not regret this purchase. I will eventually upgrade to the acrylic platter. Caught this on sale for $382.00 USD, but even at full retail, it's a steal. Highly recommended!

    5
    Neil B. February 1, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    We recently decided to get our opera records out of storage and set up a sound system based on a Sonos Amp. We chose the Fluance RT84 because it offered a phenomenal value in design, finish and Ortofon 2 M Blue cartridge. Our records sound glorious! Also, Fluance’s technical support was very responsive

    5
    Steve C January 29, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Nova Scotia, Canada

    This R 84T was an amazing Christmas gift from my loving wife and family,now I just can’t stop playing vinyl. Would now love to try the acrylic platter to see if it makes this turntables sound even better.

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