RT85B Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - Life Style

RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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

RT85B Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - LIfe Style 2
RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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

$499.99 USD

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RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT85 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 detailed high resolution sound of the Ortofon 2M Blue elliptical cartridge delivering improved linearity, higher channel separation and reduced distortion


The greater mass of the acrylic platter damps unwanted vibrations resulting in a more 3-dimentional sound with tighter bass, a fuller midrange, and overall improved clarity


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 and adjustable resonance damping feet, ensuring superior isolation from unwanted micro-vibrations (Note: phono preamp not included)




RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish Matte Bamboo 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 0.10%
Wow and Flutter 0.07%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted) 76 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted) 65 dB
Platter Acrylic
Diameter of Platter 12 inches (30 cm)
Weight of Platter 3 lbs (1.5 kg)
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 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 (9g)
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 16.76 lb (7.6 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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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Brad H January 22, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Florida, United States

Amazing piece of equipment. My expectations were high and I have not been disappointed! I am listening to music more than ever now!

Cheyne B January 21, 2021 Advanced Listener - 15 Years Ohio, United States

The RT85 turntable was an excellent purchase; very good quality for the price being asked. Looking forward to really breaking it in and, concordantly, the many hours of listening enjoyment that it will entail.

Dwayne Anderson January 21, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

I love my new RT85. I'm going from a pro-ject classic which is a decent entry level turntable. This turntable with the Ortofon Blue gave me a clarity and sound stage that I didn't know was possible with my gear.

James C January 21, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

This is my 2nd RT-85 turntable. I bought the 1st one for my Son as a housewarming gift. When I heard it, I fell in
Love with it instantly. Had to get another for my listening pleasure....

Gregory B January 20, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

I’ve been wanting to get back into a HiFi system for years. I found Fluance through a friend and coworker. Immediately started researching what I wanted out of system and decided on the RT85. Best idea yet! The packaging was wonderful and everything was secure inside the box. Shipping was prompt especially buying during a pandemic and holidays. Setup was very easy and the provided instructions were very detailed. I had the platter spinning within about 10 minutes.

Tom R January 20, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

I am so happy with this turntable. The soundstage has expanded over my Pro-ject deck, and the bass is more noticable and refined.
The deck is extremely well made and was easy to set up. Couldn't be happier.
I was disappointed in the amount of time it took for it to get to me (Christmas Season), but Brent at Customer Service was incredible helpful and worked to make my purchase an overall enjoyable experience. I did think about cancelling the order and getting something else, but there is nothing comparable at this price point with this stylus. I am so glad I didn't let disappointment in shipping produce a bad decision as this deck is phenomenal. And Customer Service (Brent in this case) really worked to make me happy. Overall an excellent experience with an outstanding product and customer service.

Ben K January 19, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

the turntable looks and sounds beautiful

Joseph January 19, 2021 Novice Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

Looks and sounds great seems to look like it is well build.

Chris P. January 19, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

Haven’t listened to vinyl in decades. This turntable made me understand why that was a mistake. Sounds incredible.

Devin S January 19, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years Pennsylvania, United States

So far so good. Couldn't be happier. Setup was super easy. The turntable looks and sounds great. I'm no audiophile, but I could immediately hear the vast sound improvement from my AT LP-60.

dean j. January 18, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Indiana, United States

very impressed with the deck. easy set up, and it really does sound sweet. Nice job guys. Combination of acrylic platter and Ortofon cart. is a great pairing. Excellent value.

Sabrina G January 17, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 7 Years British Columbia, Canada

Simple and precise with attention to detail.
Great sound without breaking the bank.
The acrylic plater is a must.

Mark G January 17, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

Upgraded to a RT85 at Christmas. Don’t know why I waited so long. Couldn’t be happier with it. Quiet, easy to set up and sounds fantastic

Jeff H. January 16, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Washington, United States

The RT85 is an excellent turntable for the price. The acrylic platter and Ortofon 2M blue cartridge are usually found on turntables costing significantly more. The sound quality is superb and the table is beautifully designed. Set up was easy. I also liked the autostop feature.

Rob A January 13, 2021 California, United States

Very please with my RT85 so far. It's a serious upgrade in quality (and looks!) from my prior turntable. The quality of components is unparalleled for the price, plus it's one of the only high-quality turntables to have autostop these days. Setup was pretty straight-forward and Fluance provides lots of helpful videos if you want to make sure you get things just right. Customer service was super responsive as well!

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