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, High Mass MDF 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 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

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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 (78 RPM - No)
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° (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)
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)
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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What's Included

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  • RT83B Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge
  • Counterweight (CW02)
  • Metal Platter with Belt
  • Rubber Platter Mat
  • 5ft 100 - 240 V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • 3ft 90pF RCA Cable (CA03)
  • 3ft Ground Wire (GW03)
  • 45 Adaptor
  • Motor Pulley Cap
  • Cotton Gloves
  • 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:

    Sarah T. May 1, 2023 Colorado, United States

    Generally new to the vinyl world, so was excited to have a better quality player. Had some trouble with setup but the issue was due to lack of experience and not reading instructions carefully.

    Travis F April 18, 2023 California, United States

    I can't be more pleased. I did a ton of research on turntables prior to purchasing the RT83. Here's what it came down to. If I buy a super expensive Turntable (TT) (I have never owned a TT nor have any experience with one) how would I know if it sounds good if I've never owned one before. It didn't make sense to spend a lot on something I may not like. I usually won't buy the first model of something because I believe there are bugs to work out to become a good product. That being said, after all my research, I bought the RT83. I bought this model because the stylus was stated to be better and "if" I want to upgrade it, to what I dont know, I can.
    I can't speak to the instructions for setup because I didn't use them I watched a YouTube video that walked you through everything step by step.
    It took me ~30 minutes from opening the box to dropping the needle on my first Album.... maybe 40 Minutes, its not a race and its better you take your time and you will get it right on the first try. Watch the video, pause it at each step, go back and watch it again if you want......too easy. All the scary talk online about not setting the Anti Skate and Tracking Force Bla, Bla, having to be dead-on or your TT will explode is nonsense. Watch the video, it will take you through it. Piece of cake!
    Owning a TT takes a bit of care. Not like just wiping down the exterior of your AV equipment. With a TT, you need to make sure it is level, once level, clean the vinyl, and stylus before each album side is played. I also purchased the Fluance Record cleaning device and the TT weight. I dont mind pulling an album out, setting it on the platter, cleaning the album with the brush and then the felt side. Gently clean the stylus with the stylus brush. I add the weight to the platter (I do this because a dirty album damages a stylus. You don't want to listen to a dirty album anyway). I start the TT drop the needle and the analog sound, to me, is better on my system, than my digital sources. It's warm, full, and spacial.
    If I spent more would it sound better? I no longer care, the RT83 sounds incredibly fantastic, looks gorgeous and in my opinion, lacks nothing......Well might I suggest, a good clean album and, a comfortable chair.

    Bruce W March 17, 2023 California, United States

    good value for a manual turntable

    Daniel G February 2, 2023 Quebec, Canada

    Absolutely beautiful very surprising of the quality of the product I recommend

    Christopher. D January 20, 2023 Maine, United States

    The Fluance RT83 turntable is absolutely amazing. Everything from the unique S shaped tonearm to the aggressive anti skating feature. Don't forget the isolation feet which absorb any vibrations interfering with the play of the music. The most important feature is the Ortofon 2M Red stylus cartridge also interchangeable with the 2M Blue stylus cartridge. The sound that pours out of your speakers is heavenly. The only minus that I got from the turntable is that the platter was a little flimsy but not a deal breaker.

    Tyler C January 19, 2023 Ohio, United States

    I'm hearing things I've never heard before from songs I've been losing to for years. I've owned other turntables before. This one takes the cake so far. I switched out the head shell with a generic needle and that even sounded great. The Ortofon Red is a great needle but you may need to turn the bass up a bit. The Treble is perfect but the low end seems to not be there. The gloves and bubble level are a great touch. THIS IS HOW MUSIC SHOULD BE TREATED!

    Chris January 18, 2023 Ontario, Canada

    Can't stop playing it
    Sounds just awesome

    Robert January 18, 2023 California, United States

    I finally have a turntable that can let me play my vinyl Loud. My old Micro Seiko was great but the Fluance RT83 and acrylic platter shine. I bought two head shells so I can A-B my other cartridges. A AT530em and a Grado gold all thru a Marantz 2252 and four JBL L100T's. My 71 year old ears are happy. Vinyl is king and Fluance has crowned it.

    Peter January 18, 2023 Ontario, Canada

    Been away from vinyl for 22 years after leaving the UK, wanted back in, got the RT83W and set her up and haven't stop listening since, great clarity and excellent build quality, a player with excellent components that out performs its price well done Fluance

    Tonio January 12, 2023 Ontario, Canada

    Fast delivery from Fluance: living in Toronto, I received my RT83 within a week. So far, this is a really good product (which I upgraded from an old LP60), easy to assemble. Just struggled with adjusting the feet (4 stars for that) but the turntable was already pretty much levelled so not a big deal at the end. The auto stop function is a nice option!

    James M January 6, 2023 Pennsylvania, United States

    Build quality is great at this price point, The Walnut glossy finish is very classy looking. I added an acrylic mat to replace the rubber one included. Arm seems very light but there are no issues. Speed is accurate. Worth the price.

    Chandler December 29, 2022 Mississippi, United States

    This is my wife’s first turn table. We set it up with my Emotiva TA1 integrated amp. I’m using the CSS Torri speakers that I built. The sound is good, but I think I need a better phono pre amp than the one in my amp. I’m going to try a Ifi Zen and see what that does. The quality, packaging, and shipping were great.

    Thomas S December 27, 2022

    Better than expected.

    John G December 15, 2022

    went from a 30+ year old Sony to this. works and sounds great. time to clean up some old vinyl and add more new ones.

    Mark K December 7, 2022 New York, United States

    This is my first Fluance turnable and I couldn't be happier. Shipping was fast, it was easy to set up and sounds amazing.

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