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)
UNPARALLELED VINYL MUSIC PLAYBACK
|Finish||High Gloss Piano Black|
|Dust Cover||Yes - Tinted|
|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|
|Wow and Flutter||0.07%|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted)||76 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted)||65 dB|
|Diameter of Platter||12 inches (30 cm)|
|Weight of Platter||3 lbs (1.5 kg)|
|Height of Platter||0.62 inches (16 mm)|
|Turntable Mat||Not Required|
|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|
|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 Type||Moving Magnet (MM)|
|Cartridge Model||Ortofon: 2M Blue|
|Replacement Stylus||2M Blue|
|Stylus||0.3 x 0.7 mil|
|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)|
|Preamp||No - Separate Phono Preamp Required|
|Phono Output||5.5 mV|
|Input||100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)|
|Output||12 V / 500 mA|
|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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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"
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I love this turntable
It is quiet and i get new listening experience
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.
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.
Amazing turntable. Miles above what I owned before, the unit itself is dead silent and gorgeous. Vinyl sounds beautiful on this thing.
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.
John M. Young
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.
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!
Best turn table for the money!
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.
Great looking table that performs as well as it looks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
-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.