RT85W Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - Life Style

RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT85W 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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Natural Walnut swatch

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RT85

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

RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Cabinet Specifications %E2%96%BC
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer
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 061783270523
What's Included

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  • RT85W 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

    Overall Rating:

    Jamie G August 5, 2020 Novice Listener - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

    I’m very satisfied with my purchase of the Fluance rt85. Setup was very simple and straightforward. The sound is fantastic, I run it through a Denon X1600H with HTD Level 3 speakers and it sounds as good as I could’ve imagined. The build quality is excellent from what I can tell. The adjustable spring feet are a nice plus. For the money, I don’t know if it’s gets better than this. The auto stop feature is a huge plus, I’m not always around when the record ends so this was important to me one way or another. The Ortofon 2M Blue is as good as people say. Absolutely loving the sound that comes from this, old LP’s new LP’s, 180g or 200g LP’s all sound clear, distinct and offer a very wide range. There is ALWAYS better out there, but do you wanna spends 1000’s for a little better? For $499 I don’t think you can go wrong. This is a turntable that will last me years and the only thing to upgrade, maybe to the Ortofon Bronze? Other than that, you get quiet. Perfect rotation speed, acrylic platter Ortofon Blue, speed control switch, auto stop? What else are you looking for?

    5
    Kyle G August 5, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    Just upgraded my turntable to the RT85 and wow, what an upgrade. Love the sound. Now, I’m going to upgrade my speakers next.

    5
    Randy D August 4, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Oklahoma, United States

    Makes a belt noise for about 3 seconds on start up and then... perfection! I hear instruments that weren't there on my other turntable. What a difference!

    5
    Andrew K. August 3, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    I couldn't be happier! The RT85 is quick and simple to set up, looks beautiful, and sounds amazing. The only slight issue I ran into was that the tonearm bridge was set slightly too high and a few records were skipping. A quick search of the Fluance website provided the solution and everything plays fine now.

    5
    John C August 2, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    This is the best turntable is its price cathegory, no question about it. Sound is outstanding and the turntable is beautiful to look at. Every record I throw at it sounds really really good. Very happy with this purchase, two tumbs up!

    5
    Renukanth R. August 1, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years British Columbia, Canada

    I bought the RT85 as an upgrade to my existing turntable. Was looking for a semiautomatic in particular. Enjoying every minute of it. Excellent build quality and the walnut finish is very pleasing to the eyes. Excellent performance from the ortofon blue cartridge. I'm probably first to own the RT85 in Malaysia. No regrets with the purchase.

    5
    Mike F. July 31, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! I absolutely love this turntable!!! Talk about bang for your buck!!! THE RT-85 DELIVERS!!! This is the last turntable I'm ever gonna have to buy!! Thank you, Fluance!!

    5
    Bill B July 30, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    The assembly was pain free, less then 15 minutes.
    Exterior belt and vinyl plater are nice touches.
    Sounds fantastic with my Rotel 1592 amp and JBL 4429s

    5
    Stephen T July 30, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years California, United States

    Easy order process, and fast shipping (arrived earlier than anticipated). Set up was a breeze (level was perfect, out of the box). Sounds great, used with phono amp, headphone amp as well as Klipsch speakers. Well done, and Thank You!

    5
    Mario P. July 30, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    Incredible value with the Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge and acrylic platter included. Great sound. Very good stereo imaging. Mids and highs are very detailed. Even my non audiophile grilfriend heard the difference compared to my vintage Audio Reflex MR-110 turntable. You have to pay way more for the same quality from other known brands. The walnut finish is so beautiful! And buying from a Canadian company is a big plus for me. Setup was easy with the instruction manual and the online video. I'm very happy with my purchase. :)

    5
    Mark M July 29, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    Love it so far. Excellent upgrade from my Denon

    5
    Neal H July 28, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 7 Years Arkansas, United States

    Lovely piece that sounds incredible. The wood finish is exquisite and love the clear platter for a clean look.

    5
    Sebastien P July 27, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    First ever new turntable I'm buying, had used ones since the last 20 years, and I have to say I love it! It's quiet and it looks good, and the sound is great too! Someone somewhere wrote that the dust cover will scratch just at looking at it, and I have to agree. Does it deserve a bad review for that? No, it doesn't! All in all I love it and can't wait to try my Nagoaka MP-110 and Denon DL-110 on it! Very please with my purchase.

    5
    Matthew A July 27, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years Louisiana, United States

    had been doing a lot of research trying to to get back into listening to vinyl. I had looked at all of the other competing entry to mid level companies. I decided to get the RT85 and also ordered the PA10, and I am blown away by the features, performance, and value. I have 2 Focal 936 tower speakers and a California Audio Labs CL 2500 pushing them with an Integra preamp and they help bring every detail together.... the missing piece was this Fluance RT85.

    5
    Eric B July 26, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    Purchasing the RT85 turntable was the best thing I've done in a long time. Turntable was very easy to set up and my old vinyl never sounded to good. I've played various old & new albums and hear nothing but clear sound. No rumble, no feedback even at high volume. It tracks fantastic, speed it precise, cueing works great with nice slow needle drop. To top all that - it looks fantastic with the walnut and acrylic platter.
    I replaced an older AT turntable with new stylus, but didn't expect this level of improvement. Absolutely worth the purchase. I would highly recommend the RT85 to anyone that wants to hear what they have been missing on their vinyl collection.

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