RT85W Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - Life Style

RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT85W 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 Walnut Real Wood Veneer
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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  • RT85W 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:

    Alan June 4, 2021 Georgia, United States

    I purchased and received the RT85 just a few weeks ago. Absolutely wonderful! In comparison to what I had it was like going from standard definition TV to 1080P HD in one day. Thanks to the RT85 I am finding huge enjoyment in my record collection again! This is a beautiful turntable. The acrilyc platter and the 2M Blue are game changers for me. The features of the RT85 at this price cannot be bested. Thanks Fluance!

    David G June 3, 2021 New Brunswick, Canada

    I think it is impossible to find a better quality and higher value turntable in the $500 USD range. The RT85 holds its ground when compared to turntables in the $750-$1000 range.

    The turntable is gorgeous and built sturdy. The cartridge is very high quality and the acrylic platter really adds to the look and performance of the unit. I think it sound great and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to spend $500-$750 on a turntable.

    Victor June 3, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    The turntable RT85 sounds very good. It is very well built and beautiful. The support resources including the documentation and videos are very helpful to the 1st time buyer like me so that I could unbox and set up the entire turntable properly to start the music listening

    Keegan L June 2, 2021 North Carolina, United States

    It’s good

    Brian K June 2, 2021 Illinois, United States

    Love my RT85. Easy to set up and sounds beautiful with the fluance speakers

    Randev C May 28, 2021 other

    I have had this RT 85 for over a month now, performance wise no complaints. The auto stop is a good feature for ppl who fall asleep.

    Denis C May 18, 2021 Ontario, Canada

    Very fast delivery, very easy to put the turntable together. Great quality, I'm rediscovering my old vinyls and it's a very sharp looking turntable.

    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.

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