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:

    Jun August 3, 2021 other

    It was a very attractive price for Japanese users. And the performance is also wonderful.

    Michael S. July 29, 2021 New Mexico, United States

    I could say a thousand things about how terrifically made this turntable is, especially for the price. Instead I'll cut right to the chase. I've owned a turntable of one sort or another since I was three years old. Just some of the names I've owned over the years would be B&O, Denon, Technics, Garrard, Sansui and a host of others. Quite frankly, I would put the sound reproduction of this turntable against any of them, and I am the definition of an audiophile. The quality of the sound of this turntable is so high as to thumb it's nose at others in the price range of $3500 or more. Sure those other turntables may have a chassis made of Titanium or Platinum, or have a stylus wrapped in 24k Gold, but how much of an effect will those things actually have on the sound reproduction quality? Minimal at best. Don't believe me? Order one and see. If you don't like it, all you have to do is send it back, but I doubt you will.

    James C July 27, 2021 British Columbia, Canada

    Absolutely adore this lil machine. Worth so much more than I paid for it.

    Rick, F. July 22, 2021 Florida, United States

    Beautiful and well made. Appears to be very high quality in every regard. I am very pleased!

    Alex G July 21, 2021 other

    I ordered a RT 85 from the Fluance website, and 4 days later it arrived on my front step. In less than 1/2 hour I was listening to music. The setup was easy and the sound is amazing. I spin vinyl daily and couldn’t ask for a better deal than I got from Fluance, The orlofom 2m blue gives excellent Sound.

    Chris M. July 21, 2021 Alabama, United States

    This is my second Fluance turntable. I have an RT83 that I upgraded with an acrylic platter. The Fluance tables are well built, nicely packed and easy to set up. I like the speed control and I really like the way the cue lets the tone arm gently float down to the platter.

    Eric E July 21, 2021 Missouri, United States

    This is my second RT85 in 12 months time-- why have i purchased two of their top of the line turntables? Because i needed another one in WHITE. Yes i bought the piano black one in Dec 2020 because they didnt offer a piano white one at that time. I love the RT85, its got all the features and sounds exceptional. Now i've got the white one which matches the rest of the components in my room perfectly and it sounds just as good as the orig that i purchased. Very happy customer here

    Matthew S. July 17, 2021 California, United States

    Excellent sound reproduction. Clean, clear sound.

    Tony G July 13, 2021 Michigan, United States

    Originally ordered a Lucky Bamboo RT82 in March 2020, but while I was waiting for it to ship, I reconsidered and upgraded to the Luckyt Bamboo RT85. I am glad I made the upgrade decision. After listening to my RT85 for a couple of months, I can say that I am completely happy with my purchase. It has rekindled my interest in vinyl and in music in general. Good for my soul.

    Lou N July 10, 2021 New Jersey, United States

    RT-85 is all I expected per reviews. Very happy with the performance.

    Larry Jeter July 8, 2021 Maryland, United States

    67 year old jazz cat been buying records and audio from the age of 11 so at having 40,000 records a good turntable is a must, got the rt83 a year ago had a problem with tonearm lever call customer support not a problem sent it back we sent a replacement, WOW was so happy that i bought another table the rt 85 , love the 2 table the best and this company and customer support with beautifully crafted table and white glove are first class the best i don't mind spending my money there, the rt 85 with the acrylic platter and ortofon blue MAN oh MAN, so now thinking upgrade the rt83 with the acrylic platter , Brent in customer support , good guy great help

    Carlos S July 7, 2021 Florida, United States

    Love my new RT-85!
    It is everything and more you could hope for the price..
    beautifully designed and built.
    Shipped perfectly and very easy to put together.
    Good show Fluance!

    Steve Bonin July 5, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    I really like this turntable. If I had to improve on it I would put a chrome metal tonearm lift level on it. The black plastic is hard to see in low light and a little short. That being said, this is a very nice turntable. The Ortifan Blue cartridge is very revealing

    Robert T. July 5, 2021 Georgia, United States

    I was replacing a Garrard Lab80 MK2 I have been restoring. The Lab80 was bought new in the middle 60’s, and has served me well. After much consideration I wanted to treat myself to something new. This was my choice based on reviews, and I have not been dissatisfied. It took awhile to acclimate to a totally manual turntable, but the results from the RT-85 have been impressive. I have cleaned and played 50 year old vinyl with resulting sounds not previously heard. There seems to be some break-in period for the table and cartridge, but not a limiting factor. I could not be more pleased, and very happy I made this choice.

    Doug S. July 2, 2021 Florida, United States

    Packaging for shipping was excellent. Turntable setup video review is a must. This turntable will blow you away. The sound is fantastic and that's the whole purpose. I defy anyone to find a turntable with all of these features for the price. I've played vinyl since 1965, I know a good piece of equipment when I use it. I researched all similar priced turntables, this RT85 is the best bang for the buck.

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