RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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


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)




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 0.10%
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 0.12 – 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 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 (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 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)
UPC 061783268414
What's Included

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RT83 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • RT85T Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Acrylic Platter with Belt
  • 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:

    Keith H May 31, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    Great Value. Great Sound quality with the blue cartridge. Highest recommendation!

    Marc B April 11, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    This is just a great turntable. You cannot beat the features you get for that price. In addition, the finish is beautiful. My third Fluance product, but definitely not my last!

    Chris C April 1, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Louisiana, United States

    Experience with the turntable thus far is very good. It appears to be a simply designed, well made and thought out machine. I have the piano gloss black finish which is a dust and fingerprint magnet, but striking in appearance nonetheless. The dust cover is a nice shade of tint and functions well, and the cueing lever has a very smooth action that results in a gentle needle drop. The Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge is breaking in nicely after approximately 3 weeks of play. It produces a clear and detailed sound with pleasing dynamics. Impressive. One small suggestion would be to modify the Fluance badge on the front of the turntable to more of an etching in perhaps a satin finish, which would be more congruent with the overall design and distinctive finish of the unit. All in all if you're interested in vinyl and are in the market for a high quality audio component, you should consider adding the Fluance RT85 turntable to your shopping list.

    Robert G March 27, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

    Exactly the quality I'd hoped for. Couldn't be happier.

    Dave W March 25, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Kentucky, United States

    I waited a couple of weeks before reviewing my new RT85 to put it through its paces. This turntable is excellent! The aesthetics are obvious-who wouldn't like this? But more importantly the sound: the blue cartridge really delivers and was a major factor in my decision. Previous TT had an AT100 cartridge which I really liked, but I am at another level now. $500 is a lot of $ for me(I don't know bout you lol) so I needed this to be worth it- and it is!

    Jon T. March 23, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    The rt85 was easy to set up and works flawlessly. I purchased a protractor to check cartridge alignment and it was perfect right out of the box. Looks great and sounds great. Build quality is excellent.

    Joe H. March 22, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

    My new RT-85 was very well packaged, and very easy to put together. It is beautiful to look at and sounds wonderful. I recommend this turntable and think that it is a lot of quality for the money.

    Brett Busic March 21, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Georgia, United States

    Could not be any more happy with the purchase of the RT85. From the beautiful acrylic platter, to the top of the line Ortofon 2M blue cartridge, the Fluance RT85 is everything you could ever want from a turntable. It truly brings your vinyl's to life. With deep and rich sounds, you will want to listen to your entire record collection, like they're brand new again. Thank you Fluance for delivering perfection at a unbeatable price!

    Marco A. March 19, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

    I upgraded from a Teac TN300, and the RT85 is another world. Excellent design, and... I love it!!

    Harold A March 19, 2019 Advanced Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    Great looking , great sound , great price.

    Dave E March 19, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Ohio, United States

    This has been a wonderful addition to our home. It's certainly a conversation starter and it sounds phenomenal. I had done quite a bit of research before purchasing, and this setup was impossible to beat for the price. The sound quality is amazing. It truly brings out the life of our growing record collection.

    Ben K March 19, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Arkansas, United States

    Got the gloss black RT85. Had to wait a bit for them to get back in stock, but it was worth the wait. Looks great sitting on top of my rack. Sounds great. Just need to find a good record cleaning system that doesn't break the bank.

    Manny S March 19, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

    Very easy to set up and great sounds. Replaced my vintage Garrard and I can hear the improvements in sound quality.

    Gerry S March 19, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    I had the rt81 for seven months when the 85 came out , and I had to have it. The ortofon 2m blue sealed the deal for me. It’s a beautiful TT, solid and well built. The acrylic platter is a must have and the servo controllable speed is right on, unlike the 81. The cueing lever has more control than the 81. I’ve only had it for about two weeks, so it’s not fully broken it , but so far, it sounds great. Setup was a breeze. It’s a well thought out piece of equipment

    Jordan Z March 19, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    All I can say is wow! I didn’t think it was going to be as good as it is for the price and it is.
    They really found a way to make a great product that everybody can afford.

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