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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Natural Walnut swatch




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
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:

    Kurt P September 19, 2020 California, United States

    This is the smoothest, most high fidelity turntable I have ever heard in a home setting. For vintage enthusiasts the piano black finish plays elegantly against the black of the vinyl and the brushed aluminum of vintage amplifiers. For those first getting in on the vinyl renaissance, with colorful records to boot, the clear acrylic platter showcases the record as the work of art, with no obscuring slip mat or platter texture underneath, just the semi reflective surface of the piano black plinth. For a home listening experience that is aesthetically pleasing on even unanticipated fronts, this is the best offer at this price point anywhere I’ve found. Fluance may well be loosing money on the whole just to offer this magnificent model—the Ortophone Blue cartridge and acrylic platter alone retail upwards of $150. If you can save just a little longer, getting in with this model will set you up for many rewarding analogue listening experiences going forward. 5/5.

    Theresa R September 19, 2020 British Columbia, Canada

    Very high quality, solid turntable. Looks and sounds great.

    David B. September 19, 2020 Illinois, United States

    This is an incredibly well made turntable. It takes some extra effort to set it up out of the box and you’ll need some accessories to help assist the set up process, but you’ll be happy with the end result. The modular RCA connections in the back make it easy to repair if the RCA cables go bad and also enables more variety of positioning of the turntable, because you choose to purchase a different or longer RCA cable.

    Kyle W September 18, 2020 Wisconsin, United States

    Elegant and excellent sound reproduction. The upgrades of the player and phono cartridge are nearly worth the price alone. This is an excellent record player. I would recommend to everyone!

    Tony C September 18, 2020 Virginia, United States

    The entire Fluance customer experience has been terrific.

    After 6 months as a satisfied RT-81/Ai40 bundle listener, I was ready to upgrade to the Reference Series RT-85 and it lives up to all the buzz. It's stunning in its design, construction and sound. The gloss walnut finish is flawless and the Ortofon 2M Blue delivers dynamic sounds - great with rock, jazz, acoustic and classical (vintage LPs as well as new). Previously I added a Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge and Schiit Mani pre-amp and they remain part of my vinyl.

    For a 100% online buying experience Fluance really delivers 5 Star value.

    Sudsakorn B. September 17, 2020 California, United States

    It's too early to talk about the performance of the RT85 Lucky Bamboo as I've just received it on 09/14/2020. But there are some points, which I wish to express.
    1. The order was promptly executed by Fluance.
    2. The shipping UPS took only 5 days from Canada to Thailand with a little delay due to severe weather in Mount Hope, ON according to the report and a Sunday in Thailand.
    3. The package was very well packed. There is a list of contents printed on the flap of the box.
    4. The set up is so easy. I checked the alignment of the cartridge. It was already correctly aligned.
    It will take a while to tell how good the RT85 is. Let it spin.
    * I live in Thailand.

    Brie G. September 16, 2020 Washington, United States

    My husband had been researching turntables and was really excited when he learned about the Fluance RT85. I knew he really wanted it, but it wasn't really in the budget at the time and then he ended up getting laid off due to Covid after 22 years at his company. The one he wanted wasn't available for awhile so I was so happy to find it available and surprised him for out 10 Yr anniversary. He's been very pleased with it! I must say, it sounds amazing and looks classy! Very happy with it!

    Arthur R September 16, 2020 Ontario, Canada

    I'm very happy with my purchase of my RT85. Amazing Walnut finish and sound.

    Aleksander September 16, 2020 Alberta, Canada

    I was a bit scared when ordering this turntable to Norway. I took a risk and I have no regrets. Beautiful workmanship and good sound.

    Ross F September 16, 2020 Texas, United States

    I didn't know how much better my setup could sound. The RT85 is worth every penny.

    Greg P September 15, 2020 Georgia, United States

    No complaints. Set up was simple and it sounds great. I'm very impressed with the leveling feet and the amount of isolation they provide.

    Art M. September 13, 2020 California, United States

    All the online & You Tube reviews were right on! For the money, this is a great turntable & cartridge. I had little tear of joy listening to my old vinyl. Highly recommend the RT85.

    Dan S September 12, 2020 Iowa, United States

    Purchased the RT 85. Paired with Klipsch the Fives in my office. Awesome deep sound and look!

    LynnH September 12, 2020 California, United States

    Beautiful component, easy set up and arm calibration. Up and running in 30 minutes

    Pete H September 12, 2020 Washington, United States

    Works great so far, no problems. Shipping was quick. I'm a believer in FLUANCE!

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