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 - 25,000 Hz|
|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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Steve Guttenberg of CNET Reviews the RT84
"The Fluance RT84 turntable looks, feels and sounds like a winner"
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"I give this my highest rating of 5 pompadours out of 5""
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"It didn’t matter the genre... it all just plain sounds noticeably better on this turntable"
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"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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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!
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.
Exactly the quality I'd hoped for. Couldn't be happier.
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!
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.
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.
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!
I upgraded from a Teac TN300, and the RT85 is another world. Excellent design, and... I love it!!
Great looking , great sound , great price.
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.
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.
Very easy to set up and great sounds. Replaced my vintage Garrard and I can hear the improvements in sound quality.
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
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.
My god this is the turntable i have waited my whole life for. I had a Music Hall 5.1 turntable with a Ortofon black cartridge so all together about a 2000 dollar turntable and im totally serious the Fluance RT85 blows it away. Fluance i dont know how you do it but from the bottom of my heart Thank You Thank You Thank You for letting my record collection sound so sublime.See all reviews