RT82 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 dynamic music reproduction with the Ortofon OM 10 elliptical cartridge delivering improved linearity, higher channel separation and reduced distortion
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)
HIGH MASS MDF WOOD PLINTH
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
SPECTACULAR SIGNAL CLARITY
Caress your records with the balanced S-shaped tonearm for accurate tracking of the record groove and no electronics in the signal path for a cleaner, exceptionally detailed sound (Note: phono preamp not included)
Unparalleled vinyl music playback
|Finish||High Gloss Piano White|
|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 (78 RPM - No)|
|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||1.22 lbs (553 g)|
|Height of Platter||0.62 inches (16 mm)|
|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||0.77 oz (21.78 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 OM 10|
|Replacement Stylus||Stylus 10|
|Stylus||0.3 x 0.7 mil|
|Frequency Response||20 - 20,000 Hz (+3/-1 dB)|
|Frequency Range||20 - 22,000 Hz|
|Channel Separation||22 dB at 1 kHz|
|Channel Balance||< 1.5 dB @ 1 kHz|
|Load Impedance/Capacitance||47k Ohms/200 - 500 pF|
|Output Voltage||4.0 mV|
|Cartridge Weight||0.18 oz (5 g)|
|Headshell Weight||0.35 oz (9 g)|
|Cartridge Height||0.71 inches (18 mm)|
|Recommended Tracking Force||0.05 oz (1.5 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)|
|Preamp||No - Separate Phono Preamp Required|
|Phono Output||4.0 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)|
|Certifications||FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL|
|Unit Weight||14.99 lb (6.8 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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The product is well built and worth every penny.First I bought the rt 82 turntable.It sounds very good.The om10 cartridge give great sound for the money.I then purchase the rt 85 with Ortofon 2M Blue Stylus. Noticeable difference.Cleaner and fuller with more base. Definetly worth he extra $200.I do have a pretty superior sound system too and was able to hear the difference right away. Customer service is also awesomeJim P 5
I am enjoying the Fluance 82 very much!Kyle R 5
Excellent well balanced sound that brings the best out of your record. Simple elegant design. Cannot be beat for the price.Bryan C 5
I absolutely love the RT82!! I had an AT-LP120 USB for over 10 years and felt like now would be the perfect time for a change. I'm so glad that I switched over to Fluance for the the true Analog sound and quality build. I know this turntable will last me many years to come!Dylan H 5
Love this upgrade! Decent sound, simple operation, and super stable speed (love that!!). One big thiang and one little thing. The big thing, Fluance says the cartridge comes prealigned and you don't need to check it I trusted that... However, after about 15 hours of not sounding as it should (I thought it was stylus wear in), I checked the alignment and it was waaaaay out. So yeah, donr trust that the cartridge comes prealigned, mine certainly didn't! I hope I didn't mess up my break in period!!! One other thing, the tone arm lifting handle feels pretty cheap (a little attention could be given to that one piece).Rick K 4
I’ve heard a lot of good things and it was all true . I love my rt82 from the looks down to the quality. Highly recommendAustin L 5
I bought this for my musician son after our old Techniqs died. He loves it. No issues and a great turntable.Woody R 5
The RT82 came within 3 days, packaged beautifully with great instructions that led to an easy setup. I run mine through a tube amp, into a preamp, and it sounds fantastic! Hell of a product that's easy to use and looks super clean.Curtis 5
This is my first real turn table. I had no idea what I had been missing. I chose to go with the 82 for cost considerations with the idea to upgrade along the way. Assuming the needle lasts a few years, I’ll get the blue then. Platter when it feels right. It’s a killer piece of equipment.Brian 5
I had a problem with the RC cable . I contacted Fluance and Julie, their support rep, addressed the issue and sent a replacement cable.Marshall W 5
Nice player. Looks awesome. Had vinyl from 1980’s that I kept. My gf bought me a player a couple years ago but wanted to get to get a better quality one. This one is very nice.Fred S 5
I bought this for the love of my life who has an extensive record collection but a subpar player. She’s a music connoisseur while I’m an audiophile with a love for good production value that brings the artists’ full intentions to life. She has been overjoyed at its performance and honestly so have I.Eric L. 5
I previously had a Gemini turntable with Audio Technica cartridge and nude elliptical stylus. The Fluance RT82 arrived today and wow, what a difference! It is very quiet and smooth operating, and the ortofon OM10 cartridge tracks excellent. So much more of the music is now present, and I'm hearing things things that I didn't notice before. The bass is strong with a punch yet still well balanced with trebles amd mids. An all around fantastic listening experience compared to my old turntable. Assembly was easy and the instructions were extremely clear and helpful, and the turntable is a high quality build. . I am extremely pleased with this turntable!Scott 5
Super simple to assemble and set up, this is my first experience with a turntable, I'm glad I spend the money for this great product. I compared it with the stir it up turn table and it's day and night!! The cartridge sounds amazing, I paired the turntable with Kanto YU6 and SUB8, great combo.Marc-Andre 5
I bought the Rt 82 for my wifes first unit. Overall set-up was fairly easy and it sounds great.See all reviews Chris H. 5
An amplifier is only needed if you’re connecting the turntable to passive speakers such as the Signature Series Bookshelf Surround Speakers.
If you’re looking for an option without a separate amplifier, the Ai40 Powered Bookshelf speakers fit the bill.
With the Ai40, all you need to do is connect the included RCA cables to your preamp, then to the speakers and you’re ready to listen to the music the way it was meant to be heard.
If you intend to use your Reference series turntable with powered bookshelf speakers such as our Ai40 model, a preamp will be required.
The preamp will boost the signal to line level (similar to a headphone jack) so you can play it on speakers with RCA or AUX inputs.
If you have a home theater or stereo receiver/amplifier, you will need a preamp if the amplifier does not have a PHONO input. If you have a PHONO input, you may have a preamp already built in. Be sure to refer to the manufacturer’s specifications or manual for confirmation!
This design choice was made with a number of factors in mind. The main reason was to separate electronics from the turntable’s signal path to maintain the purity of the analog signal. Many listeners also like to customize their listening experience and choose specific components such as preamps based on unique sonic qualities. Using separate components also allows for optimization of cartridge and phono stage compatibility. If you upgrade your cartridge in the future, you can pair with an optimal phono preamp to maximize performance and achieve the sound profile you desire. !
These new turntables include a servo belt drive motor.
What does this mean for you?
This means that you have a sensor checking and adjusting the speed of the motor up to 500 times a second to make sure the speed of your turntable is consistent with no manual adjustments, bringing wow and flutter under 0.07%!
|What's new!||What does it mean?|
|The motor is located away from the platter||Allows the use of an acrylic platter, reduced rumble at the stylus.|
|90pF RCA cables||Upgraded RCA cables with higher capacitance to protect and maintain the purest signal path.|
|No internal preamp||Provides a clean signal, with no electronics in the path for increased audio quality.|
|Spring loaded adjustable feet with built-in isolation||Allows the turntable to be leveled on any surface, bubble level included.
Spike-shaped feet prevent outside vibrations from affecting audio quality.
|Servo controlled motor||Improves speed consistency and reduces wow and flutter by checking the speed up to 500 times per second!|
|Ortofon Stylus||All Reference turntables are compatible with Ortofon OM10, Blue and Red Cartridges.|
|112g Counterweight||Heavier counterweight to accommodate the Ortofon stylus.
More diverse upgrade options.
|Compatible with an acrylic platter (RT85)||Heavier, denser material reduces resonance and improves speed consistency, not to mention great looks!|
|Customizable||All Reference turntable components are compatible with each other giving you a clear upgrade path!|
Reference turntables are compatible and shipped with with moving magnet cartridges such as the Ortofon OM10, 2M Red and 2M Blue, giving you the ability to customize your system for top tier performance.
Cartridges must be between 3.5 to 7.5 grams to be balanced correctly.
All Fluance Reference turntables are sold with an Orotfon cartridge included.
We do know that our users love to customize their decks and there are many options out there, so we designed our Reference series to have extensive upgrade potential!.