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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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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  • 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
  • Cotton Gloves
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
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    "It didn’t matter the genre... it all just plain sounds noticeably better on this turntable"

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    Customer Reviews

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    KG May 23, 2023 Missouri, United States

    Great quality products and helpful customer service. Looks great in my space

    Barret J May 10, 2023 British Columbia, Canada

    After the motor on my Pro-ject Debut III bit the dust, I figured it was time for an upgrade. A ton of reading kept leading me back to Fluance, so I figured it was worth a try. I just had mine delivered today (quick shipping!), set it up (very easy set up, white gloves and bubble level are a nice touch), and after going through a stack of records, I can happily say I'm very pleased with my choice. Running it through Fluance's PA10 phono amp to my Cambridge Audio power amp and Focal speakers, the MP-110 delivers the nice warm sound I was hoping for. Incredible clarity with more technical jazz/piano music, fantastic bass response on my copy of the The Roots' first album, and the Beatles have never sounded this great on my setup. I've rediscovered my love for vinyl with this turntable, and I'm happy that my scepticism was completely unfounded. Stellar work Fluance!

    Brandon M. April 24, 2023 Wisconsin, United States

    After owning a cheaper record player and being relatively happy for many years, I bought myself a nice record player. I did not know what I was missing.. literally. The amount of detail that came through was almost mind shattering. I have been re-listening to all of my records, because I didn't know what I was missing and its like I have a whole new record collection.

    Jared W. April 20, 2023 Pennsylvania, United States

    I'm not very good at writing reviews, and don't really enjoy it. However I felt I had to give some thoughts. The package was shipped very quickly and carefully.
    The instructions are very detailed and well written. I did not use the gloves (sorry) but nice touch! I ordered walnut and love the color because it matches the wood vaneer of my other stereo components. Although I do wish the finish was more satin and not as glossy (fingerprint magnet). The Turntable is dead silent. I tested the wow and flutter with a free app(probably not the most accurate) and averaged a wow and flutter of +-0.15% with 33 1/3 and +-0.10% for 45rpm. More than the claimed 0.07%, but still below the accepted 0.25% maximum. Trust me, nobody will be able to hear that. The tonearm is light and easy to swap headshells. Unfortunately the counterweight markings are nearly impossible to read without optimal lighting. Even then, I had to shine a flashlight on the counterweight to accurately dial in my tracking force. So Fluance, use a brighter, bolder shade of white to mark the tonearm weight and anti-skate. I reccomend customers buy a tonearm scale from Amazon (it's very inexpensive at below $15) and check the tracking force with it. I got mine fine dialed onto 1.85 grams for my MP110 cartridge. And this is a sweet cartridge! Better dynamics and detail than my AT95E, not harsh at all! I went with the Nagaoka because I have Klipsch RP-500M speakers, and I felt the 2M Blue would sound too fatigued with my speakers, and the MP110 is supposed to be quite a bit more warm, which is my reason for choosing the 85N. I have the turntable going into the phono input of my 1970s Sansui 661 stereo receiver. The whole combination makes for an excellent sounding system. I'm not an audiophile, but an enthusiast. I believe this turntable is worth the price, and that it might be the best turntable available right now for $500. I don't see myself needing to upgrade for many years. Once you get a turntable like this, it's not worth upgrading because the benefits don't really match the price increase. That's just my opinion though.

    Ken B. April 19, 2023 New York, United States

    I couldn’t believe this to could be that good at that price point. Sounds as good as my rega planer 6. Amazing for the price.

    Mike S April 19, 2023 New Jersey, United States

    My 1980s vintage JVC belt-drive wasn't stable anymore. The Fluance with the RT81 package was the ticket. I did a lot of research, looked at a lot of used turntables on eBay. Forget buying used if you are into vinyl. Fluance hasn't disappointed: great value for money, wonderful upgrade, wonderfully stable and great sound and set-up of the cartridge. First few hours: better than what I had, after rechecking tracking and anti-skate, blowing me away on jazz, rock, classical. Great quality and value for money

    Andre C April 12, 2023 British Columbia, Canada

    Very happy with the purchase. Sounds great, is built well, and very nice looking. Music is very well balanced. Paired with a Yamaha RX with built phono pre amp.
    Bonus that it's Canadian!

    Mike K March 16, 2023 Minnesota, United States

    Besides improving the sound quality of my albums, the turntable is like a piece of art. I can't stop looking at it, even when there isn't a record playing. Design and excellent quality show a lot of thought and creativity.

    Jeff M March 8, 2023 Washington, United States

    Great TT...the only thing I would change, is have it turn off faster on the auto shut off, so the needle doesnt take a ride in the bad area of the vinyl for the rotations that it does...other wise, its am awesome table and I'll take the nagaoka cartridge over the blue any day...very beautiful sound with a nice bass and very neutral

    Liam H. February 24, 2023 Ontario, Canada

    Loving my RT85N turntable. I did so much research before buying and Fluance did not disappoint. Quality of turntable is superb. Connected to my Sonos sound system and it works great! Also love to support a Canadian brand!

    Andrew R February 17, 2023 California, United States

    Brilliant, easy assembly instructions, in assembling you notice straight off the bat it’s a high quality build, and at that price? I got the R85N because for the price difference i didn’t want to compromise, but I’ll bet all the others sound great too. This one sounds fantastic the bass is right there and tight, the soundstage is tight with lots of room in there if that makes any sense. I don’t think I’ll need to search any further now, my system is complete

    Brian C February 12, 2023 New Jersey, United States

    beautiful turntable. Setup was easy. Balancing tonearm took a few seconds to get right. Could definitely make the markings on the counterweight easier to read. Enjoying my vinyl collection once again.

    Mark L February 7, 2023 Ontario, Canada

    Very pleased with my new turntable. Turned our den into a music (listening) room. Have been into vinyl since I was a teenager (I'm 62). Had a nice Thorens back in the day. Recently wanted to start spinning vinyl again. After lots of research, I decided on the RT85N. Sounds fantastic! Thanks Fluance for a great product at a reasonable price.

    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.

    Tom M January 28, 2023 Wisconsin, United States

    It was better than I thought.

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