RT85N Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Fluance RT85N Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Nagaoka MP-110 Cartridge, Acrylic Platter, Speed Control Motor, High Mass MDF Wood Plinth, Vibration Isolation Feet

$499.99 USD

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Overview

UNPARALLELED VINYL MUSIC PLAYBACK

Specifications

RT85N 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 0.10%
Wow and Flutter 0.07%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted) 68 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted) 59 dB
Platter Acrylic
Diameter of Platter 12 inches (30 cm)
Weight of Platter 3 lbs (1.56 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 0.74 oz (21.1 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 Nagaoka: MP-110
Replacement Stylus JN-P110
Stylus 0.4 x 0.7 mil (Superfine polished elliptical bonded diamond)
Cantilever Aluminum
Mount Half-inch
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz
Channel Separation 23 dB at 1 kHz
Channel Balance > 1.5 dB at 1 kHz
Load Impedance/Capacitance 47k Ohms - 100pF
Output Voltage 5.0 mV
Cartridge Weight 0.23 oz (6.5g)
Headshell Weight 0.35 oz (9g)
Cartridge Height 0.73 inches (18.5 mm)
Recommended Tracking Force 0.05 - 0.07 oz (1.5 - 2.0 g)
Vertical Tracking Angle 31° (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 5.0 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 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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What's Included

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  • RT85NB Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Nagaoka MP-110 Cartridge
  • Counterweight (CW02)
  • Acrylic Platter (AP03) with Belt (RB35)
  • 5ft 100 - 240V ~ 50/60Hz Power Adapter
  • 3 ft 90pF RCA Cable (CA03)
  • 3 ft Ground Wire (GW03)
  • 45 Adaptor
  • Motor Pulley Cap
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
  • Press

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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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    Vinyl Rewind Reviews the RT85

    "I give this my highest rating of 5 pompadours out of 5"



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    Joe N Tell Reviews the RT82

    Follow along as Joe Mariano unboxes and sets up his new RT82

    forbes

    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"



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    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:

    Michael A February 3, 2023 New Jersey, United States

    Looks and sounds beautiful. Extremely happy with my purchase; I feel like I got excellent value for the money. Setup was reasonably easy.

    One nitpick -- the locking mechanism for the tonearm feels chintzy, and out of character for the rest of the build. A longer power cord would also be nice, Otherwise, tough to fault anything about this turntable.

    5
    Tom M January 28, 2023 Wisconsin, United States

    It was better than I thought.

    5
    Nick B January 24, 2023 Ohio, United States

    Everything is really nice . The only cheap part is the clasp that holds the tonearm down. For a record player that I would use for many years , you'd expect a better clasp

    5
    Robert J January 24, 2023 Missouri, United States

    Great turntable (85N) and cartridge. Set up took all of 5 minutes. Very pleased at this point.

    5
    Aaron B. January 18, 2023 Texas, United States

    This turntable does not disappoint. I would put this up against any other under $1000. I did a lot of research and took a chance on the Fluance, which was unknown to me. So glad I did.

    5
    Marison R December 16, 2022 Texas, United States

    I have had my RT85 for almost 2 years. It has been excellent. I am going to roll the Ortofon2 blue out for the MP-110 and just see how it goes. I am no audiophile but I have listen to alot of albums from 1960 though 2022. I have to admit we lost the art of making Vinyl albums somewhere along the way. The older originals are still the best.

    5
    Hap December 6, 2022 Texas, United States

    Great addition to our home audio system. Punches way above it’s weight on performance and looks great too. No big negatives but should include a place to store the 45 rpm adapter.

    5
    Travis B November 16, 2022 Pennsylvania, United States

    Absolutely love the listening experience provided by this turntable.

    5
    Justin H October 27, 2022 Texas, United States

    Fantastic turntable! Very satisfied customer.

    5
    DJ V September 24, 2022 Ohio, United States

    Is it terrible? No. Does it need work? ABSOLUTELY! Off the bat, the counterweight is next to impossible to read. The numbers and markings are faint. And, they are so small that a magnifying glass and a flashlight are requirements. Even at that, setting up is a guessing game (I've set up nearly 50 turntables, so I am experienced). Most disappointing was the Nagaoka MP 110. This was not my first encounter with this cartridge, but this one mirrored previous encounters. It builds static as it plays albums. Not just clicks, either. It builds enough static about ½ was through and album that loud "POPs" (loud enough that I worry about damaging my speakers) are discharged in the form of static. The first two I had (on different turntables) experienced the same issue. This is the only cartridge model I've had this issue with. Others (Ortofon, Shure, AT) I've never experienced this. Sending it back for Ortofon Blue

    2
    Michael S September 17, 2022 British Columbia, Canada

    Great turntable, well finished and fantastic value.

    5
    Dan S August 13, 2022 California, United States

    I am not an audiophile, one bit. But I do know what sounds good, or should I say GREAT! The Fluance RT86n is the best sounding turntable I’ve ever owned. I attached it to the Fluance pre-amp then a Sonos 5. Wow! So happy with my purchase.

    5
    David Coca T. July 27, 2022 New Mexico, United States

    AMAZING RT85N... Packaging was great and the upgrade with the Nagaoka cartridge and acrylic platter makes a big difference.

    5
    Hal B. July 24, 2022 Florida, United States

    The positive reviews online for this turntable are very accurate. It's very well made and sounds outstanding. A quality piece of audio equipment that doesn't break the bank. Highly recommend

    5
    George C July 13, 2022 California, United States

    The RT85N is an excellent bargain. Acrylic platter, warm sounding Nagakoa cartridge. Not sound bright but tonally right. I like the Auto-stop feature of the table. It also has heft and well made overall. Overall happy with my purchase.

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