RT85W Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - Life Style

RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge, Acrylic Platter, Speed Control Motor, High Mass MDF Wood Plinth, Vibration Isolation Feet

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, High Mass MDF Wood Plinth, Vibration Isolation Feet

$499.99 USD

Free Shipping & Free Returns


Shop risk-free knowing that you can return your order within 30 days of receipt for a full refund. We'll even cover the return shipping!

Learn More

Get it : December 14 - December 20


Natural Walnut swatch

Natural Walnut


Learn More

This turntable requires a phono preamp to function. Click the button above to automatically add this turntable and the PA10 High Fidelity Phono Preamp to your cart. Note: If your Amplifier/Receiver has a Phono Input, an external preamp is not required.


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 gorgeously crafted cabinet with real wood finish and a highly precise metal platter with adjustable resonance damping feet, ensuring superior isolation from unwanted micro-vibrations (Note: phono preamp not included)




RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications
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 (78 RPM - No)
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
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
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° (Non-Adjustable)
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)
Output Specifications
Connector RCA (Gold-plated)
Preamp No - Separate Phono Preamp Required
Phono Output 5.5 mV
Ground Terminal Yes
Power Specification
Input 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Output 12 V / 500 mA
Consumption 1.5 W
General Specifications
Dimensions 5.5 x 16.5 x 13.75 inches / 14.0 x 41.9 x 34.9 cm (HxWxD)
Certifications FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL
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)
Fluance Speaker Size Comparison Chart

Click to Expand

Fluance Size Comparison Chart

UPC 061783270523
What's Included

RT85 Reference Turntable Line Out

Click to Expand

RT85 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • RT85W Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge
  • Counterweight (CW02)
  • Acrylic Platter (AP03) with Belt (RB35)
  • 5ft 100 - 240 V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • 3ft 90pF RCA Cable (CA02)
  • 3ft Ground Wire (GW03)
  • 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"

    Read Full Review

    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"

    Read the Full Review

    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:

    Vince P November 23, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    Love it! Replaced a 40 year old turntable that died. Didn't realize how its performance had deteriorated. This turntable has such a remarkable sound.

    Joel B. November 11, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Sounds amazing

    kris m November 6, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    the universal tone arm makes it a breeze to change phone cartridges-makes it a bargain at this price

    Donna, Y October 28, 2022 Novice Listener Florida, United States

    Amazing sound quality and construction. It's more than I expected.

    Ella L. October 17, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years Arizona, United States

    I LOVE my Fluance RT85! It sounds amazing, the walnut finish is gorgeous. Records sound warm, clear, and precise. The auto stop feature is key and has prevented me from wearing out the stylus. Balancing the tone arm was not the easiest—but Reddit was helpful for that. We use this player every day and it gives us joy every time. Don’t hesitate to buy this! Especially with the Ortofon cartridge while still available.

    Dan V October 12, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    Beautiful wood base, nice controls, sounds great, Ortofon 2m Blue offers a detailed and full window to my albums...it's also quieter than my former Nagaoka MP110. Quiet running, easy to level.

    Minor nitpicks....the counterweight numbers are small and hard to read, which makes set up difficult. The tonearm is damped when lowering on to a record, but not when lifting up off the record. Would be nice to have the tonearm return to rest after the turntable stops (it just rests in the runout groove). Tonearm is aluminum but feels a bit on the light side.

    Mike September 28, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    The sound re-production quality from the turntable is incredible. The Ai61 powered speakers sound amazing and the Bluetooth capability is an added bonus. This system has awakened my love for vinyl and has made my music enjoyment even better. I'm ecstatic over this purchase.

    Timothy W September 25, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Great turntable with a wonderful sound. We are happy we found it.

    Tim M. September 22, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    It came packaged well and set up was easy with the included user manual. I ordered the bamboo plith which looks great! This turntable is heavy and the acrylic platter really sets it off. The operations is very smooth and it tracks well. The Ortofon blue cartridge is very detailed, especially in the upper midrange areas. I thoroughly enjoy this turntable! I did plenty of online research and for the money, there's nothing that can come close to this!

    Bradford C September 7, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

    I’m new to turntables. The RT-80 through RT-84 models include a mat for the platter, but the RT-85 doesn’t. I mistakenly thought that meant it didn’t need one. Records were quite treble tilted and staticky. Once I bought a cork mat for the platter, it sounded excellent!

    Jarod K September 2, 2022 Audiophile - 10 Years British Columbia, Canada

    Fantastic turntable! sounds excellent, looks sleek and is well worth every penny.

    Luis D August 5, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Purchased the RT85 to replace my (still working) Yamaha PF-30 with an Ortofon OM 10 stylus that I purchased in 1986.
    So far, I am very pleased with the RT85 and its performance!
    Setting it up was relatively easy (thanks YouTubers).
    It helps if you have a Digital Turntable Stylus Force Scale Gauge (about $20) to be certain you are setting the correct manufacturer stylus force adjustment .
    Once set up and plugged into my Denon receiver's Phono inputs, I tested different types of LP's: Amadeus soundtrack, Santana, Santana Abraxas, The Zombies Odessey and Oracle (mono and stereo) and Analogue Productions version of The Beach Boys Pet Sounds in mono. I'm waiting for a few more hours of break-in use before I play The Beatles in MONO LP's.
    I also purchased the Fluance Vinyl Record Accessory Kit. I never knew that the HiFi Vinyl Record Weight Stabilizer would make a difference - it does for me (although without it, it still sounded good)!
    The only issue so far is the placing the 'stylus guard' back unto the Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge. Removing it is easy. Returning it back to its place took a little work, especially while making certain I don't bend/break the stylus nor the cantilever.
    Thank you for your patience in reading my lengthy assessment.
    Good music listening to all of you!

    Joe C August 3, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    Outstanding entry-level turntable. High quality across-the-board in terms of workmanship material Quality value ratio in my opinion is outstanding. So far I have no concerns and love the way it sounds. Is sleek and fits in nicely with the set up. Let me hear more!

    Sam W July 26, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Absolutely outstanding turntable, great sound great customer service what more can you ask for.

    Chuck H July 20, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    I am extremely happy with my RT85. Fluance has hit a home run! This will be my last turntable. This turntable is truly the best value and is audiophile quality. Well done Fluance!

    See all reviews 5

    Articles from our experts