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

    "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:

    Joseph K November 25, 2021 other

    Pleasing sound; easy to set-up. No problems observed after two weeks of operation. On some records, the auto-stop does not work; but Fluance website says it is because of the way the final grooves are cut on them. It is only a minor inconvenience.

    Gene November 25, 2021 Illinois, United States

    Ordered the RT85, and received it in a few days. Set up was simple. The quality seems excellent. I ordered this one in piano black and the finish his superb. Sounds great and so far very happy.

    Bruce L November 23, 2021 Wisconsin, United States

    This is a true value for an Audiophile that wants beauty along with practicality. It was nearly instantaneous to assemble and setting the balance and anti-skating was easy.

    William S November 23, 2021 Ohio, United States

    Love the way it works and looks. The directions for set up were easy to follow and everything sounds great

    Larry J November 16, 2021 California, United States

    I've had my RT85 for a couple of weeks, so this review pertains to my initial impressions. The direct order processing and shipping speed is easy and fast! The packaging is well constructed and the setup was straightforward including setting the correct tracking weight and anti skate settings. I'm currently using it through my 40 yo Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 8000 amp and Klipsch RP600M's. (A new Rotel A11 tribute amp is in transit). So far, I couldn't be happier! It is a beautiful turntable, and the piano black finish is striking. With the exception of glitching one-time, where the platter did not start turning when I moved the tonearm into place, it has worked and sounded beautifully. As with any Hi fidelity turntable/cartridge it's imperative that you are playing clean vinyl, and have a clean stylus (a nice addition would be a stylus brush). My only minor complaint, is that the cueing lever does seem a little undersized and cheap, and can be slightly hard to see in a dimly lit space. All in all I'm completely satisfied with my purchase. The auto-stop is a great feature (I'm not sure I'd get a table without it). At this price point there really isn't anything that close considering the Ortofon blue is $236 separately, and it includes a heavy acrylic platter. I expect the sound clarity to improve further mated with a new amplifier. The test will be it's longevity, but so far I'm very impressed. Get it, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    Ryan November 12, 2021 Pennsylvania, United States

    Beautiful piece of functional art. I didnt realize how much stress my previous tables were giving me, always in a panic to catch the needle. This is something u can turn on then leave the apt to make happy hr. Or if u happen to be in the bathroom a little longer than planned woooopse. 5 stars if the pitch wasn't wobbly on activation, hoeever the benefits outweigh this.

    Richard M. November 9, 2021 Washington, United States

    Fit and finish is first rate. (Walnut finish) Set up went fine. First record selection sounded great. This is going to be a lot of fun, re-listening to my record collection. Great turntable! Thank You Fluance for a first rate product.

    Bob R November 4, 2021 Washington, United States

    Great sound and appearance. I have a large record collection and I am hearing details in music I haven't heard before. I had a problem (my fault) with set-up and support staff (Rebecca & Julie) were outstanding in solving the issue in a timely manner, both were personable, professional and quick and efficient.

    Pierre L. November 4, 2021 Quebec, Canada

    Une table tournante de qualité qui a un beau look et livrer en 24 heures a ce prix,c'est imbattable. Il faudrait voir pour avoir des instructions en francais. L'installation a été un charme.

    Curtis S. October 30, 2021 Florida, United States

    I never knew my stereo system could sound so good!

    Gary L October 27, 2021 other

    I really regret buying this, but it's too expensive to send back from New Zealand. Sounds is good, quality of finishing is good. But the sound isolation (I'm not sure of the correct term) to the tonearm, platter and body is terrible. Even the slightest touch to the lid or body and you can hear it through the speakers. When you touch the tonearm to move it you hear everything, and you get the resonance though the speakers. I tried my old Technics turntable and its isolation is far superior.

    When I first turned on the turntable I had the amp a bit too loud and actually and got a terrible feedback for the first time ever.

    Otherwise it's good, but this sound isolation has really spoilt the experience, every time I lift the lid or move the tonearm I cringe.

    G L October 24, 2021 Massachusetts, United States

    Fantastic player and fantastic service. The set-up is easy and the sound is amazing. Rebecca from the Customer Experience Team was super helpful and friendly, and really went the extra mile to help me with my purchase. Overall, zero regret.

    Jon E. October 24, 2021 California, United States

    Overall I love it great turn up very loud but when you listen to music with lots of bass it fades out and comes back up again and then does it again when there’s loud bass overall just turn down the bass but it won’t sound the same I like my music very loud.

    Edward G October 15, 2021 New Jersey, United States

    Amazing deal for a turntable. I replaced my Technics 1200MKV with this one and could not be happier. My records never sounded better. Beautiful white turntable and love the auto start and shut of feature. My only criticism is the location of the cueing arm. I don't have great lighting by the turntable and have to fumble for it everytime. Sometimes move the tone arm over the record while searching. Customer service has been great and very responsive.

    Masten October 15, 2021 Ohio, United States

    I bought this turntable from Amazon and received it on 10-13-2021. I also bought the Fluance PA10 phono amp. As a beginner the instructions on balancing the tonearm were a little confusing, but I figured it out. This thing is INCREDIBLE. I did a lot of research and it came down to the Pro-ject Debut Carbon EVO manual belt drive which sells for $599. I chose the Fluance based on the reviews, the auto stop and the $100 price difference. I am thrilled that I did! I can't believe how amazing the music sounds. The depth of the sound is incredible, I feel like I am listening to the music in surround when I am listening to it in stereo. I hear instruments in songs I didn't even know exist. One thing that I noticed the most is the crispness of the cymbal crashes. I cannot recommend this turntable high enough. I have re-discovered vinyl.

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