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 swatch

Piano Black

Model:

RT85

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RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

PURE ANALOG PERFORMANCE

The definitive vinyl record listening experience for beautifully warm and natural music, transporting you into the center of the performance

EXCEPTIONAL MUSICAL ACCURACY

Immerse yourself in the detailed high resolution sound of the Ortofon 2M Blue elliptical cartridge delivering improved linearity, higher channel separation and reduced distortion

HIGH DENSITY ACRYLIC PLATTER

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

SPEED CONTROL FOR PRECISION PLAYBACK

The isolated motor prevents unwanted vibrations and noise while the speed control mechanism ensures consistent platter velocity (0.07% Wow/Flutter)

SOLID WOOD PLINTH

Revel in the gorgeous solid wood cabinet and adjustable resonance damping feet, ensuring superior isolation from unwanted micro-vibrations (Note: phono preamp not included)

Overview

UNPARALLELED VINYL MUSIC PLAYBACK

Specifications

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:

    David P September 16, 2021 Massachusetts, United States

    The Rt85 was everything I wanted and more. I absolutely love it. If you’re looking for a quality turntable look no further.

    5
    Bert L September 14, 2021 Quebec, Canada

    Great features for the price. Very glad to to own!

    5
    Joseph S. September 13, 2021 Washington, United States

    Great packaging. Good directions. Easy set-up. Beautiful bamboo. Love the performance. I am hearing more of my music. Thank You

    5
    Matthew K. September 11, 2021 Oregon, United States

    This table is wonderfully built. The setup was straight forward. Balancing the tone arm and leveling the table was easily done. The table has a wonderful sound. The amount of upgrades are well worth the initial purchase price.

    The only con I have is the provided RCA Red/White cables were defected and made a horrible signal artifact. When I reached out the customer service they asked for way to much proof to replace the cables. Someone who pays $500 for a table is trying to scam $20 cables. I pitched better cables off Amazon and now this setup is everything I dreamed it was.

    4
    Alan W August 27, 2021 Washington, United States

    very happy,great!!!!!

    5
    Justin S August 24, 2021 North Carolina, United States

    For the price point, you're going to be hard pressed to beat it. Maybe the music hall could rival but not in terms of the cartridge. The only real area of criticism would related to the tonearm, of which i've had zero issues. In fact, I would argue any discrepancy in build quality of the tonearm is more than negated by the cartridge. So while it may be nice to see a little more refinement in that area, to match the rest of the features the TT offers, it really is a great package. 3 feet leveling system is the way to go, couldnt have been easier to get leveled. Would like to see the weight stabilizer included with the table, honestly think the difference it made to my overall sound would qualify it as an essential accessory. But really I couldn't be happier with this turntable, so glad I went with the RT85.

    5
    Rob R. August 21, 2021 British Columbia, Canada

    Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Loving my new RT-85 and Signature Hi-Fi speakers.

    5
    Chris A. August 19, 2021 New Jersey, United States

    I stumbled on Fluance products through an online ad, shocking, I know. But then I dove in and researched the product line because I was in the market for a new vinyl set up. Turns out the brand is well designed, the pieces are not only beautiful but sturdy and most important: THEY SOUND GREAT! The Piano White RT85 Reference turntable with acrylic platter, Ortofon cartridge and matching bookshelf speakers with a 10" sub woofer and my listening room just took a huge step up, all for less than $1k - Amazing value.
    Like many, I've had a cobbled together vinyl set up for ages and have endured it out of habit. I finally treated myself to an upgrade and I couldn't be more pleased with everything: from the packaging to the white glove set up and the highest quality components. I love my new audio set up and I now love this company. I look forward to many years of listening enjoyment and can't wait to try some of the other products. WELL DONE FLUANCE! *****

    5
    Derek K August 18, 2021 Wisconsin, United States

    Set up instructions are a bit wonky so be thorough reading them before you get started. Nice turntable though, no complaints on performance.

    4
    Joseph T August 18, 2021 Michigan, United States

    Having owned the RT-85 for over a year now I thought it was time to finally do this review. Our RT-85 gets used four or five times a week for at least a couple of hours each use.

    The Piano Black finish is what we dislike the most about the RT-85. It's not durable at all. Meaning, when you clear a record off and all the debris falls on the plinth, you have to do something to clean that debris off every once in a while. You can't use a soft swiffer or even use the softest micro fiber cloth on the RT-85 plinth because you will scratch the finish! For this reason the only thing you can safely use to clear off the plinth is a can of compressed air. The finish is so easily scratched we actually have couple scratches around the speed selector and have no clue how they even got there, had to be from just turning it on and off. So the slightest touch can actually scratch the piano black finish. We can't use the white gloves every time we play records! Thought those were just for the setup. Anyhow, if we had it to do all over again we certainly would never have chose the piano black.

    The cue lever feels extremely cheap, this is my only other complaint about the RT-85. But I need to remember the extreme value of this turntable purchase, the Ortofon Blue is a $236 cartridge and the acrylic platter is a $120 upgrade. So in reality the RT-85 is a $143 turntable that comes with $356 worth of upgrades. When I remember this, I suppose the cheap feeling cue lever is not really something to complain about.

    My 2 star deduction is solely based on what I feel is a very poor durability finish. We take pride in our HI-FI gear around here and want to keep our gear looking beautiful for as long as possible. With the RT-85's Piano Black finish and our regular use, I don't believe that will be possible. I'm considering disassembling the turntable and taking it somewhere to have it professionally vinyl wrapped. I can't think of any other solution to cover the poor durability finish.

    3
    Richard S August 17, 2021 Illinois, United States

    IMO, the best turntable for the price, probably even a higher price point. Great sound, no noise, and the 2m Blue is a nice plus. Easy to set up, the only trouble I ran into was getting the pulley cover on right, but no big deal.

    5
    Mike M August 9, 2021 Alberta, Canada

    Awesome turntable, quality throughout, easy to set up and sounds fantastic. I would highly recommend this to a friend.

    5
    Matt S. August 7, 2021 California, United States

    Excellent build quality and sound.

    5
    Spencer August 3, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    This was my first real turntable purchase and I couldn't be happier with it! I had an older all-in-one setup handed down to me previously, but the sound wasn't great and it has seen better days, so I thought it was time for an upgrade. The unit is sturdy, it looks great in our space and it sounds super clean with my setup.

    The shipping was fast and the setup process was all pretty easy, especially for someone who hasn't set up a turntable from scratch before. I was a little confused when setting the counterweight and anti-skate settings, but one of the videos on Fluance's support page cleared that up.

    5
    Jun August 3, 2021 other

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

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