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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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

    "A new AFFORDABLE Record Player to BEAT”

    I feel like every time I listen I pick up some new details I didn’t know were there last time.

    Vinyl Rewind Reviews the RT85

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

    Jarrett New from Vinyl Eyezz Reviews the RT85

    "For the price, this is the best sounding turntable that I've come across."

    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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    Theo from TechHive Reviews the RT85

    "By any measure, the RT85 is an overachiever. From its acrylic platter, Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge, and included accessories, to its genuinely solid performance, the RT85 will have you enjoying high-end sound at a fraction of the price of the competition."

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    Part-Time Audiophile Reviews the RT85

    Deep dive with Marc Phillips in a detailed review of the RT85 turntable.

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Fred A. May 7, 2021 Pennsylvania, United States

    Very pleased with my turntable, matches very well with my Klipsch speakers, excellent sound quality and easy setup. Very glad I purchased.

    Patrick F May 5, 2021 Missouri, United States

    The Fluance RT85 has exceeded our already high expecations. This is a fantastic turntable. Everything sounds great; and the Ortofon Blue tracks records quite nicely - our previous turntable had troubling with some records.

    Ovidiu K. May 1, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    For the price the RT85 sounds amazing. Not only that but the build quality and components appear top-notch.
    I definitely recommend this turntable.

    Steve C April 29, 2021 British Columbia, Canada

    Fantastic sound, very crisp and clear...and flat (as expected), on first set up was lacking that bit of warmth I had with my old Dual 510, will need to tweak/re-eq. Almost perfectly satisfied...except...the placement of the lift lever. With a well-balanced and weighted arm, reaching across the turntable to lift the arm via the lever will almost certainly result in knocking the arm and having it bounce and skate across your record. The lever is too close to the arm itself, you need to consciously make sure you come in from the right *very carefully*. Lifting the cartridge up directly doesn't help, the arm is too light and you're almost guaranteed to drag it across at least some distance of the surface the moment you touch it.
    Hopefully I can retrain my muscle memory to account for this, because the sound is wonderful.

    Joe T April 28, 2021 California, United States

    It's beautiful. From the sleek finish to the convenience of speed selection with no manual manipulation of the belt, the clean sound of the Ortofon Blue, smooth as silk cue lever, auto-stop function.... It really has it all. I LOVE it.

    Erik S. April 27, 2021 Oregon, United States

    This was a birthday purchase by my wife for me, upgrading from an AT-LP60X. It is a huge step-up and I look forward to enjoying my RT85 for a long time. I have been pleased with everything from the timeliness of the shipping to the unboxing to the setup. I sounds amazing and looks at least as good as it sounds. I love it!

    Philip G April 23, 2021 other

    I love it! With the specs and reviews from the website does helps for me to make the right choice

    Jaret H F April 20, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    Extremely impressed. Very quick shipping, excellent packaging. The white gloves were a nice touch! Super easy setup, incredible sound. Overall very well built.

    Matthew P April 18, 2021 Illinois, United States

    Totally worth every penny. Very detailed sound. All the 5 star reviews....I concur.

    Chris April 18, 2021 Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Terrific sounding turntable! Huge upgrade from my Project T1. Thanks for making making audio products affordable, Fluance. Signature speakers are next on the list for purchase!

    Brian April 17, 2021 Alberta, Canada

    Upgraded to the RT85 from the RT82.
    Pretty darn happy with the whole set up. For the price point it's starting to get some decent competition but certainly holds its own in this category.
    My only complaint would be that I wanted the RT85 so soon after it's release I wish I had waited just a little longer when the natural finish was introduced. Perfect table for those who want improved performance while keeping the price point within reach of a lot of aspiring vinyl junkies who can appreciate the improvements that come along with upgrades to your table.

    Randy N April 15, 2021 Michigan, United States

    I upgraded to the RT85 from an ATLP120 and immediately noticed the difference; it's a cleaner brighter and more focused sound. It looks beautiful too. I have had this for two weeks and so far I have zero complaints.

    Kevin W April 14, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    Excellent sound. Works so well with the Fluance preamp, great delivery, well packaged, excellent functionality.

    Tyler, D April 13, 2021 Pennsylvania, United States

    Amazing turntable for the price. Shipped fast, packed well, and setup is straightforward. I also bought the Fluance preamp and it's great for the price

    Mark G. April 8, 2021 Missouri, United States

    You know all those professional reviews you see that say this is the best turntable for under $500? They're right.

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