RT85B Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - Life Style

RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT85B Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - LIfe Style 2
Fluance 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


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 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 0.10%
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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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Rob A January 13, 2021 California, United States

Very please with my RT85 so far. It's a serious upgrade in quality (and looks!) from my prior turntable. The quality of components is unparalleled for the price, plus it's one of the only high-quality turntables to have autostop these days. Setup was pretty straight-forward and Fluance provides lots of helpful videos if you want to make sure you get things just right. Customer service was super responsive as well!

Curtis T January 12, 2021 Minnesota, United States

I couldn't be happier with the RT85. I put in a lot of listening hours immediately and it's stellar. Setup is a breeze, the Ortofon 2M blue is lush, distinct and fully present.

Special shout out to Julie in Customer Service who helped resolve a question instantly. Fluance people are great.

Finally, bamboo finish and acrylic platter are a dope combo! :-)

Victoria B. January 11, 2021 British Columbia, Canada

This was better than I could ever expected. The design is so sleek and sexy. I got the Fluance85 in black and it looks so good with the frosted acrylic late. The functionality of it all is incredible and the sound is superb. I am so happy with this purchase.

Julio, R January 8, 2021 California, United States

I have to first state that I'm a total beginner when it comes to turntables, so I don't have much to compare to. I wanted to get something nice that I wouldn't really have to worry about upgrading, but nothing crazy expensive, so the RT85 fit the bill (better value than the RT84 in my opinion for just a little bit more). I had done my research and watched plenty of video reviews. It's definitely a nice piece of audio gear! Great sound and quality. I guess we'll see how it holds up with some time. Do your research before buying but I can almost guarantee you'll be happy with your purchase if you decide to go with the Reference line.

Jon D January 8, 2021 Pennsylvania, United States

Great Table with an impressive instruction manual which is very easy to set up. You get a nice quiet servo-controlled motor for outstanding speed consistency and accuracy, a nice 3 pound acrylic platter riding on a quiet bearing system with a quality brass bushing on the spindle. The tone arm is decent and will treat your records well but is one of the weak points. Table is quiet and pretty solid but could use some improvements with dampening the plinth. If Fluance decides to make an RT-86 with a better quality tonearm and dampened plinth, I would be willing to upgrade on my next purchase..
All in all, a great value and I am very pleased with the slightly warm and lively sound.

Wayne K January 8, 2021 British Columbia, Canada

Great looking TT audio is the big feature that impressed me very happy about the unit.

Martin H January 6, 2021 New York, United States

Terrific turntable. Well made and great sound!

Eric C. January 6, 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Great turntable. Looks great and sounds even better. Excellent bang for your buck.

Jonathan S January 4, 2021 Ontario, Canada

Great value, wonderful sound and high quality machine. Table looks great! Easy to set up & had it spinning in minutes! Woudl recommend the unit to anyone in the entry to mid range upgrade market.
Came with minor defect in the finish under the plate & am waiting for a response to my inquiry regarding this detail through the website. Taking a couple days but over the holidays it can be expected.

David D January 4, 2021 Ontario, Canada

I have rediscovered the beauty of vinyl records and I could not be more happier with the RT85. It was super easy to setup and it sounds incredible. I also think it looks really stylish and modern in the piano black.

Donald S. January 4, 2021 South Carolina, United States

Beautiful turntable with a beautiful sound.This is a high quality product that is superior to turntables costing twice as much! This is a must have component for any audiophile!

Russell T January 3, 2021 South Carolina, United States

Set up was so easy, had it up & running in less than 15 minutes. And I took my time.
This is by far the best turntable for less than $1,000.
So far it has tracked all of my LP's flawlessly, even ones that sounded crappy on my old ProJect table. The Ortofon blue has a lot to do with that. I simply cannot recommend this turntable enough. Unless you have very deep pockets, you shouldn't consider anything other than the Fluance RT-85.

Rocco D January 2, 2021 Ontario, Canada

I was juggling the idea of getting an RT85 for around a year or two. I finally talked myself into it and what an amazing upgrade. The sound quality and build quality is fantastic. I was pleasantly surprised that the wood finish looks better in person. The Ortofon 2M Blue brings a whole other level of sound out of your speakers. The Bass quality is fantastic and will bring new life to any genre of music. I highly recommend it, it'll help you realize how great the vinyl collecting hobby can be.

Torry December 30, 2020 California, United States

Class Company
RT85 series beats competition, contains all bells & whistles (platter & cartridge) for great price
Straight forward setup.
Auto Stop greatly appreciated.

Wish came double boxed.
Ground screw was extremely difficult to turn and on first play had massive hum which simply needed more tightening.

Joseph V December 29, 2020 Ontario, Canada

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box the turntable is absolutely stunning to look at I got the piano black, very easy to put together hooked it up to my stereo and Wow I have an Audio Thechnica 120 and it does not even come close well that could be because of the stylus but whatever I couldn’t be happier, I even bought the weight and I really believe it helps the bass sounds deeper the auto stop doesn’t work all the time but that’s apparently because of the grooves at the end of the records so the manual says but Kudos to the Fluance team very impressed I would not hesitate to recommend the Fluance turntables especially the RT85.

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