RT83T Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - LIfe Style

RT83 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT83T 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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  Estimated Delivery Date : June 10 - June 16


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 %E2%96%BC
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Piano Black
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
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%C2%B0
Rubber Belt Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
Connector RCA (Gold-plated)
Preamp No - Separate Phono Preamp Required
Phono Output 5.5 mV
Ground Terminal Yes
Power Specification %E2%96%BC
Input 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Output 12 V / 500 mA
Consumption 1.5 W
General Specifications %E2%96%BC
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%C2%B0F to 95%C2%B0F (5%C2%B0C to 35%C2%B0C)
Wireless Playback No (Requires Bluetooth or WiFi transmitter connected via RCA connection to transmit audio wirelessly)
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UPC 061783268391
What's Included

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RT83 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • RT83T Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Metal Platter with Belt
  • Rubber Platter Mat
  • 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:

    Mitchell A. June 3, 2020 Texas, United States

    Received this as a gift for my 30th birthday. This is the best record player I've ever owned! The sound is phenomenal! The directions for setup were very easy to follow. After taking time to get setup with my wife we sat in our office and enjoyed our record collection the way it should be. I couldn't be any happier, and highly recommend this to any audiophile.

    Stacey L. May 31, 2020 California, United States

    Great turntable. I’m new to vinyl collecting and opted for the RT83. It comes well packaged and is a breeze to set up. I see that the walnut color is popular but I opted for the piano black and it is beautiful. I’m already planning to upgrade the stylus and platter but the RT83 is awesome out of the box. Especially like the auto stop because I have fallen asleep and don’t have to worry. Highly recommend this turntable as either your first or as an upgrade. It’s an awesome performer.

    A.J.A. May 30, 2020 Florida, United States

    My new RT83, in black piano finish, worked perfectly from the start and the smoothness of its operation was a delightful surprise. The 3 adjustable feet is a really good design choice for reducing contact transmission of vibrations and ease of leveling the whole setup. Including a spirit level was a nice touch.

    The turntable assembled in minutes with tone arm calibration being a little fussy only because of the grey-on-black markings on the counterweight and anti-skate knob. Using a small LED flashlight solved that minor issue.

    I've ordered extra headshells for easier cartridge changing of my other vintage cartridges. All in all I think I'm in for many years of happy listening.

    By the way, the RT83 arrived in perfect condition in spite of the shipper's efforts at destruction of the box so kudos to whoever designed the packaging.

    Gerald W May 28, 2020 Pennsylvania, United States

    I’ve been listening to records since I was a kid and used to dj when I was younger I’m 41 now and have been collecting records heavily I started to learn about audiophiles and wondered could it be true can you really hear subtle nuances is it really like hearing the records for the first time well it is I love my R83 I listened to records for hours once I got it set up and set up was easy can’t believe how great this sounds I’ve been to a lot of concerts and worked construction so my hearing is not great but with my R83 it’s true you can hear the difference

    David Lawton May 26, 2020 New York, United States

    I love thus turntable. Owned a technics table for years and decided to upgrade. Did a lot of research and this is the model I chose. Easy to set up and play great . I'm hearing my music I never heard from my albums .The stereo separation is great. Would recommend this turntable to anyone.

    Candi B. May 22, 2020 Oregon, United States

    Had this for 2 weeks now and loving it, looks great sounds great!
    Hoping for many years of enjoyment.

    Eric D May 19, 2020 California, United States

    Great product and experience all around!! Loving my new RT83!!

    Nicole H May 18, 2020 Kansas, United States

    First, it's beautiful. Most importantly though, it sounds amazing!

    Billy S May 18, 2020 Maryland, United States

    As a teenager, I fell in love with my father's record collection. He had a vintage turntable with a platter that waved as it rotated, a cheap cartridge, and a heap of old records. It wasn't a perfect setup, but it gave me a platform to enjoy music and take it to the next level. Ten years, later, I wanted to step up my game and relive the magic that made me fall in love with music, and so after much deliberation, I settled on the RT83. At first, I was a little unsure as I wanted to go with the more high-end RT85, but any doubts I had about the turntable faded as I played a record for the first time. Fluance turntables are excellent value for money, providing you with everything you need to get started; detailed instructions for setting up the tonearm and attaching the cartridge, a bubble level to minimize any distortion caused by a wonky base, and even white gloves for handling records and the player! The turntable itself is extremely sturdy and sounds fantastic. It doesn't come with a preamp, so make sure that you buy one or that your receiver has a dedicated phono input. I would also recommend buying Fluance's antistatic carbon and velvet brush set to keep your records and needle free of gunk. All in all, I am extremely happy with my RT83, and would recommend Fluance to anyone getting into hifi, or looking to step up their game.

    Alec T May 16, 2020 Illinois, United States

    The sound is exactly what I was looking for in a turntable. The natural wood finish is stunning. All around fantastic turntable. A huge upgrade from my double decker gpx

    Darryl K May 16, 2020 British Columbia, Canada

    Surprisingly straightforward setup and great sound.

    Jacob V May 16, 2020 Michigan, United States

    Prior to ordering the rt83, I owned an automatic Sony turntable. So it was most certainly a HUGE jump in quality and clarity. After doing research online I decided I needed to find the right turntable for me. I came across the Fluance Reference line and found that it could be the best value. The product shipped really quickly, I received it in less than 3 days of when I ordered the item which was great. The walnut finish looks so fresh. Currently I have it hooked up to a Behringer pp400 pre amp, that may just be the only thing I need to upgrade. As stated earlier it sounded amazing and exceeded my expectations. If you’re looking for an upgrade to last you a long time; potentially forever, the rt83 is one of the best options out there,

    Jerome Y. May 14, 2020 Illinois, United States

    The RT-83 is just awesome! Set up is a breeze with the supplied directions from Fluance. Packaged for shipping was great as well and fast too. My turntable sounds great! Would definitely recommend Fluance and its amazing lineup of turntables!

    Dan W. May 12, 2020 Illinois, United States

    Looks great, sounds great, easy to put together, was exactly what I was looking for. Only reason I didn't give it a 5, was some records don't stop when done playing, even though I flipped the Auto Stop switch on in back.

    John V May 12, 2020 Georgia, United States

    Such a beautiful machine that really adds a quality sound to my vintage equipment. I compared three turntables, the Fluance R83, U-turn orbit and the ProJect Carbon. The U-Turn looked cheap and flimsy. The Project cost more but was very pretty. However the Fluance had the S tone arm I am accustomed to and one feature that the others did not. This feature was the auto shut off. I have always been fond of semi or fully automatic tables and this feature gave me the critical feature I needed. As a more seasoned individual, I fall asleep when listening to music.. Now I can rest without worrying that I am damaging my stylus when i zone out. By the way the hardest part of my decision was choosing wood over piano black

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