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, Solid 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, 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
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°
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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RT85 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • RT85W Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Acrylic Platter with Belt
  • 5ft 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:

    Howard K December 1, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years New York, United States

    I love my new turntable. It's beautifully designed. The plinth with the damping feet is magnificent. The packaging is impressive - especially the white gloves. My only concern is that the cueing lever feels is a little flimsy. The customer service provided by Brent was unsurpassed. He assisted me with my purchase and guided me as I installed the unit. I have already recommended Fluance to a friend.

    kevin c December 1, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years New York, United States

    don't regret a thing, very easy to setup

    Dave S December 1, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years North Dakota, United States

    After much research and reviews , I decided on the fluance Rt85. I was looking for a high quality turntable that would pamper my precious records, sound great , and be something to look at as well. This checks all the boxes. I chose the bamboo finish. The turntable showed up quickly and well packed . I was even able to sign up for a promo code to save a little off the price before ordering. I will admit the setup of this is not entry level stuff but with patience and help from some other knowledgeable friends , I got figured out in a couple of hours. First off , all the components of this unit are of high quality : from the cartridge, to the platter and plith . The tone arm and belt motor are solid and have a quality feel to them. Upon spinning some of my first choices of vinyl , I could immediately hear an upgraded listening experience. I would highly recommend this turntable for people who are serious about quality and great sound.

    Hank L December 1, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    I am very glad that I listened tp all of the reveiws on you tube.

    Hank L November 30, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 18 Years Oregon, United States

    All of the reviews are correct!!! This is beautiful and sounds amazing!
    I am so glad that I took the chance to order it even without seeing one in person....so the reviews on you tube sold it. I do wish that it had a small led to help when it is dark.

    Joseph K November 25, 2021 Advanced Listener - 10 Years other

    Pleasing sound; easy to set-up. No problems observed after two weeks of operation. On some records, the auto-stop does not work; but Fluance website says it is because of the way the final grooves are cut on them. It is only a minor inconvenience.

    Gene November 25, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    Ordered the RT85, and received it in a few days. Set up was simple. The quality seems excellent. I ordered this one in piano black and the finish his superb. Sounds great and so far very happy.

    Bruce L November 23, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    This is a true value for an Audiophile that wants beauty along with practicality. It was nearly instantaneous to assemble and setting the balance and anti-skating was easy.

    William S November 23, 2021 Advanced Listener - 5 Years Ohio, United States

    Love the way it works and looks. The directions for set up were easy to follow and everything sounds great

    Ryan November 23, 2021 Advanced Listener - 15 Years Indiana, United States

    The only reason I gave two stars is because of the ortiphon blue cartridge. This cartridge is absolutely beautiful. The deck itself is sub par. It takes twenty or thirty seconds to get up to speed and has a loud motor sound. After emailing them during my return period I was assured that this was normal. I’m sorry, but at this price range I shouldn’t be leaning against the wall for thirty seconds just to drop the needle. The motor is so weak that even lightly applying a carbon fiber brush will stop the motor. Really any other $500 turntable would be better than this. My biggest regret is not returning it in the first thirty days. I didn’t buy this to end up feeling like I am settling. I’m going to cut my losses and buy another turntable somewhere else. At least I have an overpriced ortiphon blue right?

    Larry J November 16, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    I've had my RT85 for a couple of weeks, so this review pertains to my initial impressions. The direct order processing and shipping speed is easy and fast! The packaging is well constructed and the setup was straightforward including setting the correct tracking weight and anti skate settings. I'm currently using it through my 40 yo Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 8000 amp and Klipsch RP600M's. (A new Rotel A11 tribute amp is in transit). So far, I couldn't be happier! It is a beautiful turntable, and the piano black finish is striking. With the exception of glitching one-time, where the platter did not start turning when I moved the tonearm into place, it has worked and sounded beautifully. As with any Hi fidelity turntable/cartridge it's imperative that you are playing clean vinyl, and have a clean stylus (a nice addition would be a stylus brush). My only minor complaint, is that the cueing lever does seem a little undersized and cheap, and can be slightly hard to see in a dimly lit space. All in all I'm completely satisfied with my purchase. The auto-stop is a great feature (I'm not sure I'd get a table without it). At this price point there really isn't anything that close considering the Ortofon blue is $236 separately, and it includes a heavy acrylic platter. I expect the sound clarity to improve further mated with a new amplifier. The test will be it's longevity, but so far I'm very impressed. Get it, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    Ryan November 12, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Beautiful piece of functional art. I didnt realize how much stress my previous tables were giving me, always in a panic to catch the needle. This is something u can turn on then leave the apt to make happy hr. Or if u happen to be in the bathroom a little longer than planned woooopse. 5 stars if the pitch wasn't wobbly on activation, hoeever the benefits outweigh this.

    Richard M. November 9, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years Washington, United States

    Fit and finish is first rate. (Walnut finish) Set up went fine. First record selection sounded great. This is going to be a lot of fun, re-listening to my record collection. Great turntable! Thank You Fluance for a first rate product.

    Bob R November 4, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Washington, United States

    Great sound and appearance. I have a large record collection and I am hearing details in music I haven't heard before. I had a problem (my fault) with set-up and support staff (Rebecca & Julie) were outstanding in solving the issue in a timely manner, both were personable, professional and quick and efficient.

    Curtis S. October 30, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    I never knew my stereo system could sound so good!

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