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, High Mass MDF 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 gorgeously crafted cabinet with real wood finish and a highly precise metal platter with 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° (Non-Adjustable)
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)
Certifications FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL
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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UPC 061783270523
What's Included

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  • RT85W Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge
  • Counterweight (CW02)
  • Acrylic Platter (AP03) with Belt (RB35)
  • 5ft 100 - 240 V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • 3ft 90pF RCA Cable (CA02)
  • 3ft Ground Wire (GW03)
  • 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:

    Neil W. March 14, 2023 Ontario, Canada

    I have been hanging on to 300-400 LP's for 20years without having a system to play them on any more. Decided to rejoin the 2 channel stereo club and purchased a receiver, speakers and the Fluance RT85. Now I'm happier than a pig in mud. Finally being able to listen to real sound has truly raised my quality of life. Kudos Fluance!!

    John K February 28, 2023 Connecticut, United States

    Great quality, sounds amazing

    Roberto E February 25, 2023 North Carolina, United States

    After several months of searching and reading my decition to purchase this model RT85 and I am very satisfied, the only problem was to register the table no serial number could be found to list in the registration form. I am in the process to replace the existing stylus with the Quintet black to obtain maximum performance with several of my collection of London Decca 4 phase Sterio, I hope I made the right good choice.

    Paul T February 8, 2023 New York, United States

    I really put in the time to research my new turn table. The value and performance for money is exceptional. The sound is incredible through an all tube Harmon Kardon TA-5000X and Vandersteen model 1 speakers. I've never been more satisfied with a turn table than the new Fluance RT85. An amazing machine that I hope to get many years of enjoyment from.

    Todd Y February 2, 2023 Minnesota, United States

    Great sounding turntable.
    Super easy set up

    Ramon N. February 2, 2023 Indiana, United States

    In my opinion there isn’t a better turntable on the market at this price point. The Acrylic platter and Ortofon Blue stylus with the solid wood plinth offer clean, pure, and true sound. I will never order from another company other than Fluance.

    Ramon N January 31, 2023 Indiana, United States

    The RT85 is without question the best turntable on the market at this price point. Paired w/ the Ai81and 10” sub provides the most amazing listening experience I have ever had. Brent (Fluance Rep) answered all my questions and walked me through some of the setup over the phone. Fluance is a great company with great staff and great product! I am a lifetime buyer from this point forward!

    James S. January 26, 2023 British Columbia, Canada

    Very happy with the RT85 in bamboo. The blue Orofon needle has great clarity. Plexiglass platter doesn't collect dust like the regular rubber ones so less cleaning of records is required when flipping sides. The basic assembly was quick and kinda fun in a nerdy way. I really like the auto-stop feature when the needle gets to the middle and you're not in the room (or fall asleep!). It's nice to know the needle isn't wearing out, grinding against the paper endlessly making a crackling sound. I compared the Rega P1 but the extra features at a similar price point sold me on the Fluance. And it's designed in Canada. Bonus. I use it with the Fluance pre-amp, and 3ft cable, then run a long 25ft RCA cable out of that, across the room to the A/V receiver. Works great!

    Kelly January 26, 2023 Iowa, United States

    The Fluance Rt85 is an exceptional turntable. Very impressed with the sound quality. Looks are stunning and clearly the best turntable on the market at this price!

    Buddy K January 20, 2023 New Jersey, United States

    I love this turntable! The styling and finish are outstanding and I have received numerous compliments about it. Initially I connected the RT-85 to the internal phono pre amp of my Marantz SR6012 and it sounded fantastic playing through my Klipsch speakers. Then I connected it to a Schitt Mani 2 preamp and I believe I have achieved the next level in what is sure to be a lifelong addiction to vinyl records.

    Clinton K January 19, 2023 Saskatchewan, Canada

    Easy to setup. Smooth to use. Terrific looks. Great sound. Even better value.

    Angela H January 12, 2023 Missouri, United States

    RT85 is my first turntable and Fluance did not disappoint. In fact, the bar is now set extremely high. From the packaging, to the impeccable product itself, I am beyond impressed! Also bought the pre-amp, bookshelf speakers, and stand, and I am in love with all of it! Records sound amazing!!!! Cannot recommend Fluance enough!

    SHANE C January 12, 2023 Texas, United States

    Purchased the RT85 w/ the pre-amp & absolutely love it. Sounds amazing. Easy installation. As others mentioned, hard to read the #'s on the weight. Outside of that, absolutely wonderful sleek-looking turntable. I have mine going to Sonos speakers. I have listened every single night & day since it arrived. Can't get enough & already had a noise complaint against me :)

    Andrew B January 11, 2023 Illinois, United States

    High quality and finishes, superb sound

    Tony A January 11, 2023 Michigan, United States

    Replaced my 42 year old Technics with the RT85. I am totally delighted with improvements in sound quality. Highly recommended turntable.

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