RT85T Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - Life Style

RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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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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 %E2%96%BC
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Piano Black
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
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%C2%B0
Rubber Belt Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
Connector RCA (Gold-plated)
Preamp No - Separate Phono Preamp Required
Phono Output 5.5 mV
Ground Terminal Yes
Power Specification %E2%96%BC
Input 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Output 12 V / 500 mA
Consumption 1.5 W
General Specifications %E2%96%BC
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%C2%B0F to 95%C2%B0F (5%C2%B0C to 35%C2%B0C)
Wireless Playback No (Requires Bluetooth or WiFi transmitter connected via RCA connection to transmit audio wirelessly)
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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 90pF RCA Cable
  • 3ft Ground Wire
  • 45 Adaptor
  • Motor Pulley Cap
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
  • Press

    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"

    Customer Reviews

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    Joyce H July 2, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

    We absolutely LOVE our new Fluance RT85 turntable. The sound quality and clarity is unbelievable. We've would highly recommend this turntable, it's a great value and high quality!!

    Rajesh July 1, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    I purchased this turntable recently as I am looking to get back in the vinyl hobby after many years. Set up was easy; the acrylic platter looks great against the walnut finish on the plinth. The build quality feels solid. What I am still waiting for is the "wow" factor from the sound. It could very well be my set up or something that I am missing. I have it connected to Denon AVR X7200WA which has a built in phono stage, and it is not bad based on my prior experience using it with a much cheaper turntable. But the combination of RT-85 with my AVR has left me "underwhelmed". Again, so many people giving good reviews to this turntable can't be wrong, so it most likely is some "user error" at my end. I will continue to tweak the settings and see how it goes. I am not yet ready to give up. Good luck to me!

    Karol, R June 30, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    RT85 arrived very well packed. Setting up the turntable was a breeze. Great looking table, love the acrylic platter, walnut plinth is gorgeous. Sound is crisp connected to B&W 600 series towers via Yamaha receiver.

    Andrew M June 30, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    I purchased a walnut RT85 as the centre-piece of a new system for a cottage - a place that somehow seems to suit listing to vinyl records by the fire when there is a chill, or windows open on warm summer evenings. Like many others, after a little research I recognised the great style and value the RT85 offers. It was run in over the winter on an unexceptional system at home before being moved to the cottage. It is now feeding a NAD D3045 Amplifier and Mies S1 speakers (I’m reluctant to buy speakers on -line) on Kanto stands – everything bought on sale to make the budget stretch, and all Canadian brands to boot. The result is exactly as hoped –warm, detailed, spatially expansive music (mostly jazz) that makes me happy. We now miss having the turntable and records at home – so another RT85 may be in our future.

    Steve N. June 29, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    Love the turntable! Looks and sounds great. Shipping was very fast.

    Don F June 26, 2020 Advanced Listener - 5 Years Nevada, United States

    Everything about this turntable is fantastic! The look, build quality, and most importantly the SOUND - are all incredible! This table has taken my vinyl collection to the next level - older albums have gained a new life, and newer releases have even more clarity and presence. If you are on the fence about picking up this product, trust me that you will not regret it. With my previous turntable I feel like you could always tell I was playing a record - it sounded a bit muffled and distant, but with the RT85 I feel like I’m in the same room as the artist. Beat Father’s Day gift ever!

    Yi De Zhu June 26, 2020 Advanced Listener - 5 Years Utah, United States

    very good sound quality output

    Luca B June 20, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years New York, United States

    After a solid week of research on into $300-600 entry level audiophile turntables (Pro-Ject, Denon, AT, U-Turn) the Fluance RT85 simply offered the best set of features/upgrades at the best price. I've now had it for 2 weeks and am 100% satisfied with my decision. It sound wonderful, feels sturdy and looks great (I chose the walnut version) alongside my late 70's Pioneer SX-780. Setup took about 15mins and was pretty straightforward.

    David C June 19, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years New York, United States

    The RT85 is a fantastic turn table. It was easy to set up and the sound is out of this world. The only minor issue is I wish the queuing and locking system was a sturdier,buy this certainly does not effect the quality of the table. The sales personnel were top notch and I certainly can't complain about shipping since I received it the next day. Do not hesitate to purchase this table,no need for outrageously priced tables.

    John S June 18, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Indiana, United States

    This is a great product for the money. Which I would have bought it sooner.

    Kevin N. June 17, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

    Old school here at 65 years old.
    Retired and ran across a crate of vinyl and decided I needed to have a hobby so I started shopping around and read review after review an saw a vast range of prices but one thing was consistent in the $500 - $1000 range and the RT85 got rave reviews and I put together the cartridge cost and platter cost and thought belt drive, three legs, and a gorgeous look so it was a no brainier for me.
    I took the plunge and have to say this table rocks!
    I hadn't owned any gear since the mid sixties so the bar was high and Fluance was a home run for my budget and ear.
    My kid has spent some bucks on his setup and admitted to my wife that Dad's setup sounded better that his and he laid out the big bucks on his!
    Couldn't be happier and that cost ration can't be beat!

    Jared C June 16, 2020 Advanced Listener - 19 Years New York, United States

    great player that doesn't cost thousands

    Stan S. June 16, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

    Excellent turntable! Excellent Directions!
    White gloves for assembly was sheer genius.
    Planning to buy one for my son and daughter-in-law
    as a gift, too!

    Dimitrie June 13, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Colorado, United States

    Beautiful record played with top notch sound...some assembly required but nothing that even someone new to record players couldn’t handle. I definitely recommend the rt85!

    Robert June 12, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    Canadian made, beautiful mechanics and finish for a little more than the price of the cartridge. This introductory level turntable is an incredible value proposition with a beautiful finish that adds class to any room

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