RT83B Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - LIfe Style

RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT83B Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - LIfe Style 2
Fluance RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge, Speed Control Motor, Solid Wood Plinth, Vibration Isolation Feet

$349.99 USD

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RT83 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 open, dynamic and warm sound of the Ortofon 2M Red elliptical cartridge delivering improved linearity, higher channel separation and reduced distortion


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 with a highly precise metal platter and adjustable resonance damping feet, ensuring superior isolation from unwanted micro-vibrations

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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


RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish Matte Bamboo 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 0.13%
Wow and Flutter 0.07%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted) 76 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted) 65 dB
Platter Aluminum
Diameter of Platter 12 inches (30 cm)
Weight of Platter 1.22 lbs (553 g)
Height of Platter 0.62 inches (16 mm)
Auto-Stop Yes
Turntable Mat Rubber
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 Red
Replacement Stylus Stylus 2M Red
Stylus 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Cantilever Aluminum
Mount Half-inch
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz (+3/-1 dB)
Frequency Range 20 - 22,000 Hz (-3 dB)
Channel Separation 22 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 (9 g)
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 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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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Todd J. December 21, 2020 Kentucky, United States

Excellent value for the money. Quality item. My only issue was the ability to change out the cartridge. Don't get me wrong the 2m Red is a very good cartridge, but I also have a few AT that I would have liked to use to compare the sound. Those are not compatible with the RT 83.

Corina G December 19, 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Great record player! Very stylish looking!

Stephane, D December 6, 2020 New Brunswick, Canada

I really love my RT83 turntable. It's built solid, easy to assemble and love the adjustable legs that reduce vibrations and helps to make the player level.

Tony R December 5, 2020 California, United States

I up graded from a standard $100.00 Sony record player to the RT83 and wow what difference in quality, and much more important the quality of sound.

Kevin B November 10, 2020 Ontario, Canada

Great performance of this table has gotten me back into vinyl. Beautiful construction. Dead quiet. Constant speed. Only the thing I could add is if your are intending to upgrade the platter and stylus go for the RT 85 right from the start...great value! Happy Listening.

Jesse C November 1, 2020 Texas, United States

the set up on this is tough....Still have not got it calibrated not sound dragged....First player in a long time, very disappointed. And yes, I've balanced and calibrated it twice.

Richard C October 30, 2020 California, United States

After research on YouTube from various video blogs reviewing Fluance turntable, I couldn’t be anymore happier with buying a Fluance for myself. So happy I made this investment for myself!

Sammy N October 22, 2020 Louisiana, United States

It plays beautifully. The sleek look fits perfectly. It took a while to put it together but when it was finished it was pretty. When it arrived it with a cracked dusk cover but the customer service was great as sending a new one.

Clinton H October 20, 2020 Ohio, United States

The reference turntables are elegant and pleasing to the eyes. The unit has good weight and solid construction as well. The unit has an S-shaped tone arm which allows versatility in upgrading outside of the recommended selection of cartridges. This is very important. The automatic stop is an excellent feature and is difficult to find in other tables. The 30 seconds automatic stop time would work better at 5 seconds in my opinion. I had several questions concerning the turntable and Julie in customer service did very well in either answering or finding the answers for me, thank you.

Jeff V October 8, 2020 Ontario, Canada

I finally treated myself to a high quality turntable and it's made listening to music even more enjoyable! What great sound!

Tony B October 6, 2020 Colorado, United States

Rt83t is great!

Ronald G. September 28, 2020 Washington, United States

Replaced an old turntable with this beautiful RT83 and couldn't be happier. Sound is more defined and it brings out the best in my old vinyl records. Thanks

Hung L September 15, 2020 Georgia, United States

I purchased the RT83 after considering the different Fluance models as well as other brands. I first considered the RT82 based on the list of features: great sounds, no built in pre-amp, ease of set up, ease of upgrade. I then decided that the Ortofon 2M Red was worth the immediate upgrade, so I sprang for the RT83. The set up went smoothly as expected, and the sound quality is top notch. I expect to upgrade to the acrylic platter down the line, but for now the RT83 works wonderfully right out of the box.

Gordon M. September 14, 2020 New Brunswick, Canada

I did a lot of research in my quest to find a new turntable, and I finally chose the RT83. I honestly could not be more pleased with my purchase. The build quality is impressive, the sound is amazing and it looks fantastic. Thank you Fluance for providing me with another high quality product that I plan to enjoy for years to come.

Word S September 14, 2020

I bought the RT-83 about 8 months ago. The first unit I received had what I would consider excessive platter wobble. After going back and forth with their customer service department about the issue, they sent me a new unit at no extra cost. The platter wobble is far less noticeable on the replacement unit, so there's obviously some variance in the tolerance at the factory where they are built.This is my first turntable purchase and so I have a limited perspective regarding how it sounds compared to other units of similar cost. What I will say is that it has worked flawlessly since I bought it and sounds good to my ears through my Yamaha Aventage series integrated amp. I think a lot of the credit for that goes to the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge. Though not the best cartridge you can buy, it delivers accurate sound with good low, mid, and high end frequency reproduction. Depending on the pressing, you get a room-filling sense of space and volume that's missing from the more compressed sound inherent in MP3's and digital streaming services like Spotify. It has made me a believer in the superiority of vinyl, but again: that's highly dependent on the quality of the pressing.Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and it's nice to know that I can upgrade the platter and cartridge if I so choose to in the future. The only thing that I would improve on is the tone arm assembly. Though the arm itself is metal, the assembly is made of plastic and feels a bit cheap. Still, I would recommend this unit to anyone looking to get into vinyl without breaking the bank. Note: make sure you buy a decent gauge to dial in the downforce of the stylus. Makes all the difference when set right and will save unnecessary wear on your records.

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