RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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

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

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
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°
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)
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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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
  • Pro Reviews

    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" *please note: the RT84 model now includes the 2M Blue and aluminum platter

    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" *please note: the RT84 model now includes the 2M Blue and aluminum platter

    Matt Kessler of Too Many Records Reviews the RT85

    "My favorite turntable under $1000 "

    "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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    Audioholics Raves the RT85 "Punches Above Its Class"

    "The RT85 is my new 'go-to' turntable recommendation for the excited music enthusiast. High-quality features, build quality, and ease of setup"

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Orlando V. December 10, 2019 Advanced Listener - 2 Years Puerto Rico, United States

    Clear Sound... and as the same level of my cd player..

    5
    J W December 6, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    I really like this turntable. I ordered a $2500 turntable elsewhere only to find that they didn't have any stock in the finish I wanted so I gave this a try and I am very impressed. I swapped out the Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge for a Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge that I had on a Audio-Technica AT-LP120 and there was a noticeable difference. I have ordered new phono cables from Morrow that should make it sound even better. For the money you can not find a better tunrtable! With a few minor tweaks you can make it even better.

    5
    Jake.W December 6, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Ohio, United States

    Love, Love, Love. The value is in its looks, quietness, and performance. 2M Blue - Seriously that's half its value right there. She's as quiet as a church mouse, and as elegant as a Hollywood star. Competition is $100 more. Why bother paying more for less?

    5
    Jeff F December 3, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Colorado, United States

    Replaced AT-LP120 with RT85 and the difference is noticeable. I had been missing more than I thought…played ‘Wish You Were Here” out of the gate and it sounded better than I ever remembered the LP sounding (even when the LP was new). Great TT…easy setup, balancing the TT is a snap, love the acrylic platter, black piano finish is classic and white gloves (great touch). Over all I am pleased with RT85 and it did not ($$) break the bank. I don’t know if it is entry level, mid-level or whatever…I do know that many of my older LP’s sound great and fill the room with great music. I expect many years of listening enjoyment from the RT85.

    5
    Richard J. G. December 2, 2019 New Jersey, United States

    This is a follow up review from August 26th which when like this and gave it 3 stars - Waited for over 6 months to order the RT85 and received it last week. Sound quality with the Ortofon 2M Blue is excellent. It is super clear and precise and open ended. I only gave it 3 stars because the the cover had a scratch and the motor is not dead quiet. The motor makes a scratchy sound when it is running.I let it break in for awhile before I decide if I should return the unit to Fluance for a replacement or a refund.

    I am happy to report that the sound quality has improved and the motor noise went away after a few days. Also, customer service was excellent and replaced my scratched cover with no problem.

    Thus, I have upped the rating to 5 stars. Can't ask for a better turntable for the price.

    5
    Brant N. November 30, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 17 Years Oregon, United States

    Absolutely gorgeous. I have the RT85 paired with the Ai40 Powered Bookshelf speakers and the Fluance Preamplifier. I feel like I'm listening to all of my favorite records for the first time. I am in awe.

    5
    Max November 29, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

    There is a reason CNET reviews says the RT85 is their pick for the one turntable they would but in 2019. It was my pick too after reading many reviews of turntables in the $500.00 price range. Easy to set up and simply beautiful sound! Add to that the beauty of the craftsmanship and you have a winner!

    5
    Douglas M November 26, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 7 Years Illinois, United States

    This is my first ever turntable ever so I did a LOT of research and by a lot I mean hours upon hours! Almost every day of my research I came across a good review of the Fluance Brand. At first I was gonna go for a cheap usb-bluetooth turntable but all the advice was against them so I settle for something in the range of $200; finally everything was pointed towards the rt81 so I was happy with my decision whilst being hopeful that some sort of deal came for me to get the top of the line RT85. My budget was modest so I was on the fence about something like the RT85 since I still needed a Phono PreAmp till one day in August? the offer of the RT85 with free amp ($85 value) came and I decided to go for the best of the best, way out of my budget but I couldn't happier with my decisions; as long as you take care of the turntable this will be a piece of you that might be pass down to your children/family. Cheers!

    5
    James November 26, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Nevada, United States

    I got an RT85 through Amazon. It is replacing an AT LP120. There is no comparison. I can already tell the sound quality is just amazing. There was 80's vinyl that sounded muddy on the old turntable. On the RT85 it sounds brand new. My only suggestion would be to use a record puck while using this, I noticed some records slipping while the table is getting up to speed.

    5
    Geoff, S November 25, 2019 Pennsylvania, United States

    Excellent value. Easy to setup and sounds great. Very stable.

    5
    John A. November 24, 2019 Novice Listener Georgia, United States

    When I first saw the price for the RT85, I was surprised by how much it cost. Now that I decided to purchase it, I see why it costs as much as it does. The high quality of this turntable is absolutely amazing and I'm surprised it only costs $500. If you're looking for a high-quality turntable but at a decent price this is it. I'm in love with this turntable and its perfect.

    5
    TiMM. M November 23, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    What can I say that has not been already said. It is a simple and beautiful Fluance 85 turntable with the most accurate $499.00 I have ever spent. Easy to set up, sound quality is impressive and esstatics are timeless.

    5
    Leeanne D. November 22, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    After buying the RT81 and loving it I just couldn't help but upgrade after a few months. Everything I read about the RT85 is true. It's still in the break in period so I'm really excited to hear what I'm in for....I've been collecting and listening to vinyl since the early 70s when I was just a young teen. I knew the difference between hearing records spin and listening....therefore I knew the equipment had to be good if I wanted to experience what the album had to offer. Then the 80s hit and there was nothing to buy but CDs. So like a fool we sold all our stereo equipment and bought a CD changer. And because big screen TVs were the "thing", the Cerwin Vegas were then sold. Running out of room now with three kids. Fastward to now. I've got all these pristine 70 era records and no way to play them. Did research and Fluance kept coming up. I didn't know anything about them but everything I read was good and that's why I bought the RT81 plus it had the preamp built and I didn't need to buy additional equipment. But I couldn't get the RT85 out of my head, so I bought it. What a difference! Warm & rich, I can hear the separation of the instruments, just like I remember back so long ago. Let's not forget about the price and what you get for your money!! My gosh, every pro reviewer says they don't know how Fluance can do this but it proves that it can be done, be affordable and still have quality sound & quality components without sacrificing anything! Husband now deceased and kids grown, I'm listening to our favorite records and traveling back in time. The sound is clear, the bass and midrange awesome. It's the best money I've spent. Now I'm going to upgrade my Fluance Speakers. As good as they are, I know the next step up will be better. You can't go wrong with this company. The customer service is excellent which is rare these days. You get a huge bang for your buck and the TT is so pretty! With all its great technical attributes it's a beautiful, hefty, well built table. I love it and so happy I bought it.

    5
    Stephanie B November 20, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    Love this turntable! The sound quality it has produced is amazing. This was initially going to be the first purchase of the whole set up, but since buying it, it has made our Yamaha amp and speakers sound amazing! The sound coming out has caused us to fall in love with vinyl all over again! Proof you don’t need to spend thousands on a quality turntable! Would absolutely recommend the RT85 to anyone!

    5
    Krissapol C November 19, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    Great turntable The Fluance Rt85.
    Very happy with my purchased.
    Create superior sounds with lot of details for my bookself speakers (polk lsim703). Highly recommended.

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