RT85T 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

RT85T 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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Get it : February 02 - February 08


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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 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 (78 RPM - No)
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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What's Included

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RT85 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • RT85T Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Acrylic Platter with Belt
  • 5ft 100 - 240 V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • 3ft 90pF RCA Cable
  • 3ft Ground Wire
  • 45 Adaptor
  • Motor Pulley Cap
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
  • Press

    "A new AFFORDABLE Record Player to BEAT”

    I feel like every time I listen I pick up some new details I didn’t know were there last time.

    Vinyl Rewind Reviews the RT85

    "I give this my highest rating of 5 pompadours out of 5."

    Jarrett New from Vinyl Eyezz Reviews the RT85

    "For the price, this is the best sounding turntable that I've come across."

    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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    Theo from TechHive Reviews the RT85

    "By any measure, the RT85 is an overachiever. From its acrylic platter, Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge, and included accessories, to its genuinely solid performance, the RT85 will have you enjoying high-end sound at a fraction of the price of the competition."

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    Part-Time Audiophile Reviews the RT85

    Deep dive with Marc Phillips in a detailed review of the RT85 turntable.

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Tom U January 26, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

    I've had this turntable for two weeks and I absolutely love it! The quality is first-rate. It is solid and elegant. The piano white along with the acrylic platter grab attention. Performance-wise, it's five stars. The calibrated tone arm floats perfectly to the vinyl. The 2M Blue stylus delivers crisp, authentic reproduction. I will say that it appears to pick up dust/dirt easily, requiring frequent (every two records) cleaning to avoid noise. I couldn't be happier with my choice and look forward to years of great sounding music!

    Scott B January 26, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Everything about this turntable is first rate. The hinged cover over the turntable is a nice touch. The bubble leveling tool is over the top. Great sound too :-)

    kathy s. January 23, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Iowa, United States

    Been buying vinyl since the 1960's. Back in the day when it was said vinyl was no longer going to be made we decided to invest in a good quality turntable. Bought a Bang&Olefson. What a great turntable. Thought there would never be anything better. Boy were we wrong! First of all we could no longer get needles for the B&O and no one new how to repair them. Bought an "el cheapo" turntable to get us by. Bad move. After much research we decided on the RT85. Wasn't sure I should be spending $500 on a turntable. Again, boy was I wrong! Worth every penny. The sound is absolutely amazing. Makes even the oldest of vinyl sound good. Set up was a bit time consuming but easy to do. My only gripe is the Auto Stop does not work on every album . Didn't say that before we bought it but does in the owners manual. If anyone is on the fence about this one. jump the fence and do it!

    Boatwright January 22, 2022 Montana, United States

    Listening to albums that have been dear friends for 50 years and they have never sounded this good!

    Justin January 19, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Washington, United States

    I have had my RT85 for 1 day and am already a believer.

    The sound is a meaningful upgrade to my 25 year old Technics TT, even with an upgraded stylus.

    Purchasing and shipping was a breeze and setup was incredibly well laid out.

    And it looks incredible in my listening room.


    Kevin L January 19, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Louisiana, United States

    I received my RT85 just after the holidays. The ordering process was easy. I also ordered an extra belt and the record wait. Everything arrived on time and if perfect condition. The assembly went well except when putting on the counterweight I pushed it too far on the tonearm. This turntable/cartridge combination sounds fantastic. I have a collection of records from the 70,s, 80's and 90's that for the most part were very lightly used and they sound terrific. I am looking forward to adding to my collection and enjoying this turntable for years.

    Jeff E. January 12, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    Even better than I expected. Easy to set up, and the sound is so crisp and clear I was astounded - even though I have had other, more expensive tables in the past. This is honestly the best value for the money anyone could hope for.

    Michel D January 12, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    The best turntable I ever had. The quality of the materiel. The packeging. The acrylique plater et the ortofon 2M blue are the best

    David G January 12, 2022 Advanced Listener Florida, United States

    Simply an outstanding value. If you want a first class ticket to vinyl that will not break the bank. Excellent build quality and a great stylus pairing. This can be your first and last turntable. But the RT85 you will not be disappointed.

    Tom S January 7, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years New Jersey, United States

    The RT85 is a great value for the money, highly recommended. I’ve had it for about 17 months and couldn’t be happier with its performance.

    Ron D. January 2, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years New Jersey, United States

    Great value for the money. Packaged well and easy setup. Sounds beautiful.

    Tony, S January 1, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 6 Years Washington, United States

    Huge upgrade from my first record player, $100 pioneer.

    Joe C. December 30, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Purchased RT 85…. Build quality is outstanding, and sound is crisp! Listening to CSNY LIVE Album brings out the clarity very well.

    mike, s December 27, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

    Just set my RT85 up last night and was blown away by the detail from my 35 year old vinyl. And this coming from a 1990s receiver phono preamp.

    STEPHEN December 21, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Kudos to DAWN in Sales Dept as she was excellent to deal with in regards to my purchase. As for the turntable, it speaks for itself or should I say 'sings' for itself. Incredible turntable !!!

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