RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Record Player with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge, Acrylic Platter, Speed Control Motor, Solid Wood Plinth, Vibration Isolation Feet
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)
UNPARALLELED VINYL MUSIC PLAYBACK
|Finish||High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer|
|Dust Cover||Yes - Tinted|
|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|
|Wow and Flutter||0.07%|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted)||76 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted)||65 dB|
|Diameter of Platter||12 inches (30 cm)|
|Weight of Platter||3 lbs (1.5 kg)|
|Height of Platter||0.62 inches (16 mm)|
|Turntable Mat||Not Required|
|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|
|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 Type||Moving Magnet (MM)|
|Cartridge Model||Ortofon: 2M Blue|
|Replacement Stylus||2M Blue|
|Stylus||0.3 x 0.7 mil|
|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)|
|Preamp||No - Separate Phono Preamp Required|
|Phono Output||5.5 mV|
|Input||100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)|
|Output||12 V / 500 mA|
|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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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
I was looking at a Marantz turntable, though at $1,500 it would have took a month or 2 to scrape that much up. I was surprised to see the RT85 has most of the features of that turntable for 1/3 the price. The choice was obvious and I am very happy with my new turntable.Chris W. 5
I learned about the Fluance RT 81 when looking up a tube amp on youtube. I have not heard of the brand, so decided to look into it as I was in the market for a new turntable.Maxime A 5
EVERYTHING I read or heard was pointing me towards the RT85. It was beyond my original budget of about 300USD, however, the cartridge that comes with the RT85 alone costs 200USD+. What a bargain.
The packaging was well made and everything secured. The assembly took 10min, with white gloves (provided!). I love the bubble level that comes with it too.
Overall, a crisp and clear sound come out of this baby. I could not be any happier.
I am so glad I purchased this over a Music Hall or U-Turn.
Having started my collection of vinyl and quality equipment starting back in 1983 I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of my RT85. Playing records from the 70s sounded practically new again. I love the simplicity of the bayonet style tone arm which makes swapping cartridges so easy and Ortofon Blue is a fantastic cartridge. I'm still getting use to the acrylic platter as my old Technics SL M3 used direct drive and a rubber platter mat. But the sound that comes from this turntable is just awesome. That makes this turntable amazing for the money!William W. 5
I am amazed at the quality, look and function of this turntable. I am very pleased with this choice even after having had a few turntables in the past. I don't believe you can go wrong with the RT 85!Brien H 5
This is the nicest turntable I've ever had the pleasure playing my vinyl collection on! The spring loaded adjustable feet are excellent at isolating the table. My turntable sits between 1200 watts of subs and is rock solid no interference from the subs at all with the dust cover closed while playing. The fit and finish on the Walnut wood is awesome. The blue stylus is superb in sound quality. You have definitely built a rock solid turntable with a beautiful finish that sings to my ears. The 3 pound acrylic platter is a very nice touch and no mat required to play an album. The smoked dust cover is a perfect match with the Walnut finish. I coupled the turntable with your preamp and a Schiit Loki and the sounds is excellent thru my Denon to my Klipsch speaker setup. I know the book calls for a 24 hr. burn in period for the unit so I let it burn in till the next evening. My vinyl collection consists of 1975 thru 1985 rock eara all original cut that i collected as a kid. (150 plus vinyl albums all VG+ quality)Donald Lanier 5
I have been giving this table a work out every day for about 4 to 5 hrs. each day since I got it without 1 hiccup. I did order a spare belt since I don't exactly know how long they last at the rate I'm using this RT85. I checked all measurements and alignment at setup which appeared to be a waste of my time since everything was spot on from the factory. The only thing I had to tweak was the stylus weight by .15 grams to set it spot on at 1.80 grams. Not an issue since I have a stylus scale. I couldn't have asked for a better turntable, it has surpassed all my expectations in quality build and sound. I dought a person could find a better quality turntable at 3x the price.
Thank you Fluance for what you have produced in the RT85 turntable to bring out the kid in me while playing vinyl on your turntable master piece. You have set the bar very high for all turntables. Thanks again for what do!!!!
There is no doubt that this is the best decision I have made in purchasing a new product which I am a total newbie.I am a CD guy since the 90s and this is my first venture in records! I am a happy and satisfied guy. Overall from purchase to shipping then unboxing and setup until I play my very first Grover Washington winelight used record, it’s gonna be something I will remember!Henry T 5
Very pleased with the purchase so far. Delivered one day ahead of schedule. Set up was easy with very clear instructions. They even provide a Youtube video.Dominic N 5
I also purchased their PA10 preamp which I know will be perfectly compatible and good quality (based on reviews).
Very beautiful to look at . The RT85 came with the Orthofon Blue, I am pleased with the sound quality although I don't have anything to compare with. There is room for upgrade (Bronze or Black) but I am not in a hurry.
I can now enjoy many of the vinyls in my collection from years ago.
The RT-85 arrived well protected and looks beautiful. It took about an hour to assemble, but that's due largely to my limitations.Bill F. 4
The sound is great, but honestly, not a huge amount more than my previous early 90s Technics it's replacing (one that was nowhere near a top of the line Technics). Still, I am quite satisfied.
The only problem I have is that the turntable doesn't stop at the end of the side even though I set it to do so. It only did it on Sgt. Pepper's, but no other album. That is quite disappointing.
What a beautiful and awesome sounding turntable this is! WOWD.L. 5
I upgraded my entire AVR 7.1 surround system to Denon and Klipsch speakers and the RT85 turntable was the last piece of the puzzle and what a excellent turntable it is! Love the sound it produces thru the Fluance pre amp. Thank you for making this old man happy hearing my 40 year old album collection.
So far VERY PLEASEDAlan Lenseigne 5
After doing months of research I couldn't be happier with the quality of the table. In addition to great sound quality I get positive comments on how good it looks in my family room.Bernie 5
This RT85 has made me feel like I am hearing many of my vinyl records for the first time. Incredible detail! I purchased the Piano black and absolutely love the look. My only regret is that I didn’t purchase this sooner.Jason G 5
This is my long awaited, debated and frustrated-over upgrade to a refurbished Technics SL-1900.ray m 5
Arrived quickly, unpacked and assembled easily, totally refreshing experience.
Only downside is lacking an option for built-in preamp. Not a big deal at all.
I looked at specks and features on many turntables and found the RT85 to be the best in it's category. This being my first purchase with Fluance, I found they take great care in packaging their product. As I'm unpacking the RT85 I noticed the parts that make up this turntable and the Walnut Finish is more attractive in person than in the pictures So Now, to make a long story short, Murphy's Law took place as I was setting up the turntable. An internal part was damaged. I had to call Customer Service. Well ! 10 Gold Stars Here ! Brent and Akeem got on top of this issue and took care of the matter immediately. I have to say the Customer Service Is Top - Notch ! Well now I'm waiting for the new replacement and anxious to get this on line ! With All The Great Reviews, I'm sure the turntable will play music just fine. I'll write another review when I get the replacement on line.Ken C. 5
I bought this turntable because of the favorable reviews and features. I have mostly direct drive turntables and i wanted a belt driven one of good quality. And this one convinced me to give it a try. It all started with my search for an Ortofon Blue Phono cartridge for my Technics SL-1210 MK2, a turntable I cherish for many years. Then I came across the Fluance RT85 that came with the Ortofon Blue cartridge, plus an acrylic platter and automatic end of record stop, so the the stylus doesn't get worn out when the record is finished. I also liked how you can see the belt rotating the platter. It is also convenient that it comes with a dust cover. A lot of very expensive turntables do not include one. But when I listen to records I take it off, because I think it sounds better, perhaps there is no extra vibrations. The sound is very clear and quiet. It's very easy to use and I would recommend to any lover of vinyl, even beginners. Because sooner or later if you are starting listening to vinyl you're definitely are going to be happy with this beautiful turntable.See all reviews Giovanni C 5