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

RT85 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

EXCEPTIONAL 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

HIGH DENSITY ACRYLIC PLATTER

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

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

Overview

UNPARALLELED VINYL MUSIC PLAYBACK

Specifications

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)
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What's Included

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  • 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
  • 3 ft Ground Wire
  • 45 Adaptor
  • Motor Pulley Cap
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
  • 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:

    Tandiane September 13, 2019 Novice Listener - 2 Years California, United States

    I love this turntable
    It is quiet and i get new listening experience

    5
    Jin P September 12, 2019 Novice Listener - 5 Years California, United States

    Very good sound and amazing craftsmanship. The only reason I would not give them 5 stars is that the customer service was poor and a bit rude.

    4
    Sanjay D September 10, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Delaware, United States

    Getting back into vinyl after a long time. This RT85 is not out of place with my amp and speakers costing many times more than this. All the upgrades are already present. The music is exciting and dynamic. Excellent value - this TT leaves little else to be desired, and is better quality than the other tables at this price point.

    5
    Eric, P September 7, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Amazing turntable. Miles above what I owned before, the unit itself is dead silent and gorgeous. Vinyl sounds beautiful on this thing.

    5
    John M. Young September 5, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Waited over 6 months for this turntable - was about to buy something else. Glad I waited - am playing it with an ART phono pre-amp (not the best) until my preferred phono pe-amp arrives. First impression is very good. Lots of detail and a distinct lack of listener fatigue. Worth the wait.

    4
    Dale S. September 5, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Saskatchewan, Canada

    This turntable exceeded my expectations , great sounding , exceptional looks, easy to set up. I would recommend this to anyone.
    Glad that I waited for this model.

    5
    Dale S. September 4, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Saskatchewan, Canada

    This record player is impressive in all areas. It has exceeded my expectations and glad that I waited for this to be back in stock.
    Highly recommend, you will not be disappointed!

    5
    Jake D September 4, 2019 Novice Listener - 3 Years Maryland, United States

    Best turn table for the money!

    5
    Rob S September 3, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Been waiting all year for a chance to buy an RT85 and it finally came. With the walnut plinth, acrylic platter, and black tonearm and controls it's a beautiful piece. It has all the basics you'd want if you grew up in the vinyl era plus a lot of value included for the price. I'm still working out a couple issues with feedback and speed variation but other than that I'm thrilled to retire my beat-up old warhorse and enjoy playing my records as much as listening to them.

    5
    Brent C September 3, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Minnesota, United States

    Great looking table that performs as well as it looks

    5
    Ananth Kumar September 2, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    This turntable and the supplied Ortofon 2M Blue truly shines over any other I have used so far. Set up was very easy, the cartridge was already well aligned on the head shell. There is a small issue with the actual stylus on the cartridge as received, but this will inevitably be sorted out by Fluance's excellent customer support team I am sure.

    5
    James H. September 2, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

    I had waited on the RT85 walnut turntable to return to stock since april 2019. I am so glad I waited and didn't buy a differnt turntable. This is by far the best Turntable I have ever own. This Turntable is so beautiful to look at and the sound is outstanding Set up was very easy just go by the book that comes with it.

    5
    Jose L. September 2, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    As someone who had just gotten back into vinyl, after finding some old albums of mine, I get it. This turntable sounds fantastic. After many years of CD's and iPods, I get why vinyl sounds so good. The music sounds more natural, and the RT85 is the machine that's taking me on this journey.

    5
    Marccelo L. September 1, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years Florida, United States

    I've had the RT85 for a couple of weeks now and I am pretty sure this is the best purchase I've made music wise. Sound is incredible and even if I write about it, it does not make the RT85 justice, you have to check it out by yourself. Quality is top notch, no joke. I have no complaints but one, one that is not actually a complaint but just an observation. When I play the 45s, the adaptor is a bit loose so there's a bit of “wow” when the songs are about to end, it does not happen every time but it does sometimes. Knowing that now, there is not a question on my mind I would buy this turntable again and again.

    5
    Keith B September 1, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Pros:

    The record player arrived quickly and was well packaged. The instructions were clear and assembly was easy. I had the unit up and running in under an hour even when taking my time to inspect each part. Upon initial listen, the tone is warm and full. I didn’t see anything in the instructions about a break-in period, but other reviewers have reported that the tone gets even sweeter after about 10 hours or so of use. I look forward to many years of spinning black circles without issue, as this seems like a high quality record player.

    Cons:
    -Not a whole lot here, other than the plastic dust cover being very prone to scratches (even using the soft white gloves included for assembly caused instantaneous light scratches in the cover). Perhaps some sort of clear coat should be applied to the cover to make it more scratch resistant. In the sort run time I’ve had so far, I noticed that the unit has a tendency to attract dust on the surface of the record while playing, which causes the needle to skip a little. I’ve been playing brand new records right out of the package. Not sure if this is a factor with the dust. Perhaps this is just an artifact of the vinyl technology, but I didn’t expect the record player to be as sensitive as it is. I plan on double checking all of the arm settings just to see if there are any adjustments I can make to make it less sensitive to dust. In the meantime, I keep a microfiber cloth handy.

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    5

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