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

    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:

    Huy V. November 27, 2020 Connecticut, United States

    Elegant and great sounding turntable. Easy to set up and use. Highly recommended!!!

    Lee M. November 27, 2020 West Virginia, United States

    Great table! With the RT-85 in one room and my trusty RT-81 in another room, I'm very happy throughout the house. Thanks Fluance!

    Allen T. November 27, 2020 Georgia, United States

    set up was a breeze and it sounds terrific with the Ortofon 2m blue cartridge , the acrylic platter looks great against the walnut finish on the plinth , This turntable is amazing for the price I only wish I would have bought it sooner

    David K November 25, 2020 South Carolina, United States

    Beautiful crafting, supierier design and spectacular audio

    Mike November 24, 2020 California, United States

    I am very happy I purchased the RT85. I recently upgraded my stereo system for a better sound experience and wanted to add listening to the awesome vinyl audiophile jazz records that are coming out. I wanted a record player that was going to deliver a great sound but not break the bank. I feel The RT85 nailed it. I am listening to a Lee Morgan record right now as I write this review and I am completely satisfied. Thank you Fluance.

    Prasanth November 24, 2020 New Jersey, United States

    Went from a audio technica lp 120 to rt 85 .
    Even though the initial difference wasn’t like day and night as I was expecting ,rt 85 sounded better and continues to improve in sound quality as I kept listening to my favorite records .The best part of rt 85 for me is in the way this turn table looks and the included ortifon blue cartridge .

    Howard B November 24, 2020 Nova Scotia, Canada

    Great produst. Could not be happier. Was very impressed how quickly I was notified about turntable back in stock. Great communication and service throughout. Super fast delivery.

    Billy November 21, 2020 Colorado, United States

    Love it this far.

    Tomh November 21, 2020 New Jersey, United States

    Took awhile to get the Tonearm weight and anti-skating set correctly, but once done, it sounded great. Heard a little noise from the belt when starting up, but that goes away pretty quickly, Then, Silence. Haven't had time to play it much yet, but it handled the old Shure test record well and the music sounded great.

    Albert M November 21, 2020 Georgia, United States

    So, I'm jumping in vinyl for the first time since the mid 80s. Why? Because as I understand good vinyl on a good turntable in a good system can sound good. Also I love the fuss & physicality of it.
    Why the RT-85? I wanted an out of the box turn table that hit all the performance marks for a turntable at it's price point. It was well reviewed, and seemed like a good place to buy.
    What did I get? An out of the box, easy to set up, stylish turntable. I was playing my first album in 30mins. (took me as long to run the audio cables as it took to set up the table.) The hardest part was balancing the tone arm.
    What do I like? To my ears it sounds great. The fit and finish are splendid. The auto stop works fine.
    What do I not like? Nothing, though I think I'd like 4 feet. (three works fine though.
    Overall, I am very pleased.

    Juan R November 14, 2020 California, United States

    Nothing can beat it in terms of price, the quality is excellent and the wood grain is beautiful would definitely recommend.

    Jason S. November 9, 2020 North Carolina, United States

    I’ve lived with the RT85 for almost 7 months now and I don’t have anything bad to say about it. Like many others my RT85 is an upgrade from the AT-LP120 technics wannabe TT. There’s no comparison. The RT85 is built like a tank! Setup was a breeze. Super quiet operation. The ortofon 2m Blue sounds better and better after each spin. It’s true what they say about a good 30 hour break-in on that stylus to really bring out the magic in it. The cartridge was perfectly aligned when I received it. I’ve noticed that records that had a lot of sibilance on my old TT sound great on the RT85. No inner groove distortion or any issues that I had before. The ortofon is really kind to my noisy records as well. Seems like I don’t hear as many pops and clicks on my more “used” records. The sound is amazing. I can’t really put it into words you just have to hear it for yourself. I’m using a Bellari tube preamp into Klipsch R-51pm powered monitors with a Polk 10” sub. Couldn’t be happier with my setup. If you’re thinking about purchasing one of these, go ahead and do it! You won’t be disappointed!

    Daniel S November 4, 2020 New Jersey, United States

    Got this turntable about two month ago and absolutely love it! The sound and performance of the Ortofon 2m cartridge is a highlight, while the overall build of the product is excellent. I highly recommend this product!

    Frank November 3, 2020 California, United States

    Needed to replace my 30 year-old Fisher rack system turntable. Along the way, my budget kept increasing...and I'm glad it did! I went with the RT-85. The professional reviewers are right, the quality of this turntable is usually found in a product twice this price. The sound is superb - every instrument is crisp and I have come to realize how special vinyl can sound. Don't regret this purchase at all.

    Murray November 2, 2020 Ontario, Canada

    Looks great. Sounds great. Should sound even better after some use on the Blue cartridge.

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