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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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 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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RT85 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • 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:

    spooky juice May 24, 2020 Advanced Listener - 10 Years Oregon, United States

    if you’re considering this turntable honestly just commit already. for the price, you’re getting a sexy smooth turning acrylic table with an auto stop feature, and a great starting cartridge with a simple overall assembly. i have been researching pros and cons of different tables in this price range for weeks and to save you some time, this one is IT

    David K. May 23, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Although this is only the second turntable I have owned, I feel confident in vouching for its quality and performance. At a price higher than entry level units, but still far below the cost of many high end tables, this is a great choice if you want to start getting more out of your vinyl. The Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge and acrylic platter combine to a value already over half the cost of the turntable, and if you compare specs to other products out there you’ll quickly find that anything offering this much typically starts out with a higher price tag.

    Anna S May 23, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years North Carolina, United States

    Great product. Makes great music. Very easy and smooth transaction. Great customer service.

    Kyle May 22, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 7 Years Missouri, United States

    Love it!

    Noah B May 22, 2020 Intermediate Listener Maine, United States

    The RT85 has been a great dive from amateur turntables, like my AT-LP60X, into the world of hobbyist and beginner audiophile with the amazing features that allow this to fight above its price. The Ortofon 2M Blue is very warm and a great deal as an initial upgrade and still worthwhile later. I love the look, feel, and practicality of the Avril luv turntable as it reduces some vibrations. I also like the three adjustable rubber cone feet that reduce vibrations and make leveling much easier. For some it might be a lot of money up front but the RT85 is worth the investment! Happy turning!

    Raymond R May 21, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    WOW! Sounds better than my OPPO when playing CD's. I hear the Boom shaka laka zing a zing zing a lot better ;) LOL. No really incredible. Beautiful design and solid. This will be my last turntable for sure. I bought it directly from Fluance because they deserve it and should have every penny!! Merci!

    Matt May 21, 2020 Advanced Listener - 7 Years Virginia, United States

    Love the sound. The turntable sounds amazing. The only issue I have a the cueing level feels a little cheap. I don't mind certain things being cheaper but something that is used every time feeling cheap can be seen as a downside. Otherwise amazing product

    Zach S. May 21, 2020 Novice Listener - 2 Years Texas, United States

    So far the RT-85 is great! It was super easy to set-up and the sound is so much more detailed compared to my previous TT

    Quoc, P May 20, 2020 Advanced Listener - 5 Years Pennsylvania, United States

    It's a beautiful piece of audio equipment. The acrylic platter is such a convenience to have since I don't need to worry about slipmeats which can cause a a little static build up. Also, the cartridge is so precise but it still goes over older records like butter.

    Steven, K May 19, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years Maryland, United States

    It’s everything I could have imagine and more. All the way down to the packaging. They nailed everything. So ecstatic for this. Sounds amazing with the ai60 bookshelf speakers

    Winston McGill May 15, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    The RT 85 is a fantastic turntable,solid,beautiful and produces great sound. I'm not sure why you would need to spend thousands when you get such great value in the 500.00 the human ear is only capable of so much. Anyway great value you can't go wrong.

    Rick K May 15, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    Received in a timely manor. Well packaged. Easy set-up. The white gloves are a nice touch. Beautiful finish. Most importantly, it is dead quiet! At this price point or even twice the price, there is nothing better.

    Kenneth P. May 14, 2020 Audiophile - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    easy to set up, looks great. Sound is crisp yet deep. At this price point its hard to beat.

    Barry M May 14, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    When first looking for a new turntable I was surprised at how many in this price range there were, On further looking I found The Fluance RT 85 to be in a league of its own. In the RT 85 price range I could not find another turntable offering an acrylic platter with the Orofon 2m blue for any where near this price. It was at least another $200 or more above the Fluance RT 85. When finally putting it together I was very impressed with its weight and wood body. Finally when I finished setting it up my first LP played was of the Beatles Abbey Road from Mobile Fidelity Master Collection. All I can say was wow the sound was absolutely amazing.

    Dave H. May 13, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    It was high time to place my almost 40-year old turntable, a Pioneer PL-L800. Two years ago, I had replaced my also aging Kenwood speakers. But I'm keeping my venerable Sansui AU-D9 integrated amplifier. I had researched numerous turntables from various manufacturers hoping to discover a suitable replacement when I found professional reviews lauding the Fluance RT85. The reviewers weren't wrong. After commendably quick delivery, I found the turntable to be meticulously packaged and extremely easy to setup.
    To date, I have only played this unit for a few hours, but the sound quality is excellent. No doubt the Ortofon OM-2 Blue cartridge deserves much of the credit. How Fluance can supply this cartridge as well as an acrylic platter at this price point is beyond me. Thank you Fluance!

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