RT85T Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - Life Style

RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT85T 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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Piano Black




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 High Gloss Piano Black
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) 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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What's Included

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  • RT85T Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Acrylic Platter with Belt
  • 5ft 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:

    John February 27, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    I was looking for a replacement for my shure m95ed cartridge on an older sony ps5520 turntable that was very attractive.

    I read all the reviews and with the features and price of the RT85 could not substantiate replacing the shure cartride.

    I have waited a few months to write this review for the cartridge to be broken in and was very very surprised at the difference in sound quality of this turntable. The other thing is that it is so quite when running.

    If you can afford this it is a very high end turntable for a budget price.

    Jim S February 27, 2021 Wisconsin, United States

    Amazed... stunned... WOW! The RT85 is without a doubt the best turntable I've heard under $1000.00. I was a LINN BASIK with a Denon DL-110 Cartridge owner for years and loved it. I started having wow/flutter issues so I was on the hunt for a new turntable. I've purchased vintage equipment for years and was ready to consider a new turntable. I began seeing folks talk about Fluance on blogs and mentioning the amazing RT85 turntable with the Ortofon Blue cartridge and acrylic platter, not as upgrades but installed! I decided to give the RT85 a try and I am so happy I did. I'm listening right now and I can't stop smiling. I chose the Walnut plinth and it is drop-dead gorgeous! The 85 also comes with adjustable vibration feet, another amazing feature. The unit ships beautifully packaged. The setup is easy and fun. A little tweak of the Ortofon Blue (it was 95% there, excellent for a shipped install) and I simply could not believe my ears. The RT85 sounds better than any CD player I've owned. The speed control motor is incredible, with spot-on accuracy. There is an auto shut-off feature which I love. At the end of the album after 6 rotations or so, the platter stops, keeping the stylus from wear in case I'm out of the room. The cue function is smooth and gentle, too. I also purchased the Preamp, even though my receiver has a phono input. If you need one, get this one. The hinges are steady and smooth and the dust cover is elegant. This turntable looks as great as it sounds!

    George February 26, 2021 Illinois, United States

    So I tried to resurrect my Beogram 1600 recently. It worked, but most of the albums sounded muddy. Washed out cymbals, muffled voices, muddy bass. And the sound was extra crispy in the crackle and pop department despite deep cleaning. So I bought the RT85 (because I wanted the acrylic platter and blue cartridge). Set up was EZPZ, although I had to use my phone camera on magnify to see the calibration marks on the weight and anti-skate adjustments. I cleaned the first record I tested (Led Zepplin, The Song Remains the Same) with the Fluance kit. Very nice. EZPZ. So, I lowered the needle and let it rip. AMAZING SOUND! Chills, tingling, smiling, giggling. This is what I wanted my stereo to sound like! And I'm 65, so my reference point is one night in San Francisco in 1967 listening to my sister's boyfriend's stereo. I just remember tubes and huge speakers. I have never been able to replicate the clarity of his system, until now. So thanks Fluance, thanks Ortofon! I can go peacefully now.....

    Neil N February 21, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    The RT85 is the bomb! Paired with an NAD external phono preamp, the RT85 lit up my vinyl and made it fresh again. Solid quality and the piano black looks great! I replaced a Project Carbon with the RT85 and there is no comparison. The Ortofon 2M Blue is sublime! Highly recommend this table.

    Hal A February 10, 2021 Tennessee, United States

    I love this table. I sold my "High-End" player because it required so much tinkering all the time. The dust cover alone was $300!! The Fluance RT85 sounds just as good, comes with everything I need including a great stylus and it's beautiful.

    Jose M. G. February 10, 2021 Texas, United States

    Amazing product!!! Love the finish and outstanding performance.

    David M February 9, 2021 Ohio, United States

    I really like my RT85. Like others have written, the setup was straight forward and super easy. I have a collection of vintage vinyl ranging from Andre Segovia, to Santana, to Pink Floyd and ELP... great to hear them again... I continue to have a feedback problem however. I have reseated all the connections (Denon AVR X3600H) through Klipsch Forte IIIs and a Rythmik FV15HP sub), the ground and the headshell. I have isolated my hum to a proximity issue... I will be getting longer RCA and ground cables to move the RT85 as far from my receiver as possible...

    Gary G February 5, 2021 Texas, United States

    Great turntable and speakers. However, what really impressed me was the people at Fluance. I ordered this as a Christmas present, which I also get to hear. USA customs held this up in Detroit and it was nearly impossible to get it to Texas by Christmas. However, Fluance made it happen.

    Hector R February 4, 2021 New York, United States

    This is the 1st turntable I've had since the mid 80's and it plays beautifully, love the look, the set up was easier than I'd thought it would be. I was hesitant at 1st trying to convince myself to spend so much on a record player, and I'm so happy I did. The quality of all.the parts are awesome, the sound is amazing and I do not regret getting this.

    Chad C February 3, 2021 Ohio, United States

    I opened the box and in less than 30 minutes I was listening to music and it was a great listen. For $500 the rt85 provides one with superior sound. Listening to everything from The Beatles to The Pretty Reckless to various jazz and blues albums the sound jumped off the vinyl and filled the room. It is very hard to believe this turntable is not closer to a 4 digit cost. The 3 pound acrylic platter and the Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge themselves cry out for a larger price tag then the rt85 sells for. I listened to quite a few turntables in this price range before buying the rt85. For the money this might be the best turntable out there.

    Matt A February 2, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    Love my new RT85! Simple to set up out of the box, and fingerprint free thanks to the included gloves. After comparing several similarly classed turn tables, I chose the RT85 for the included Ortofon 2M blue cartridge and the acrylic platter, upgrades that would add several hundred dollars to similar Rega and Pro-ject 'tables. Set up with a vintage Yamaha CA-410 amp and Tannoy speakers, I was blown away by the sonic experience. This 'table offers a totally immersive soundscape that completely outclasses my previous gear. I put on OK Computer by Radiohead, and it was as if Thom Yorke was here in my living room. I would highly recommend this turntable, or any Fluance Reference turntable to anyone looking to poke their head into the audiophile's rabbit hole.

    Stanley January 28, 2021 Arizona, United States

    3 weeks into this table and I couldn’t be happier. Solid audiophile grade table.

    Michael W January 26, 2021 Arkansas, United States

    Solid table at a great price, that comes with audiophile features and Ortofon 2M Blue stylus. Fluance turntables come with everything you need to get up and running (minus receiver/amp/pre-amp and speakers) right out of the box. Great care is also taken in the packaging, for anyone concerned about shipping.

    Dave W January 26, 2021 Illinois, United States

    I researched tt to exhaustion and it seemed like Fluance was the one. It came super fast, in perfect condition and is BEAUTIFUL. Directions were awesome and concise. Looks like I made the right choice! Was wondering why it seemed a little dull in the upper frequencies but when leaving the lid open as suggested it made a huge difference

    Harvey W January 26, 2021 British Columbia, Canada

    Decided to upgrade my Audio Technica LP60X. After Researching and reading all the reviews I decided to purchase Fluance RT85. It would of been ideal to look and listen to before purchasing. I received it in a week and anxiously opened the well packaged and boxed turntable. Set up was quick and easy and I was listening within 20 mins. The Fluance RT85 did not disappoint and was on Mark with all the reviews I read. An added bonus is this was a Canadian developed product.
    Vinyl is spinning and I’m very satisfied with my purchase.

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