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



  Estimated Delivery Date : June 10 - June 16


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 %E2%96%BC
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
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%C2%B0
Rubber Belt Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
Connector RCA (Gold-plated)
Preamp No - Separate Phono Preamp Required
Phono Output 5.5 mV
Ground Terminal Yes
Power Specification %E2%96%BC
Input 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Output 12 V / 500 mA
Consumption 1.5 W
General Specifications %E2%96%BC
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%C2%B0F to 95%C2%B0F (5%C2%B0C to 35%C2%B0C)
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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RT85 Reference Turntable Line Out

  • RT85W Turntable
  • Dust Cover + Hinges
  • Bubble Level
  • Headshell with Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Acrylic Platter with Belt
  • 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"

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    "I haven't found anything about this turntable that I don't like"

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Russell S June 2, 2020 Michigan, United States

    Outstanding sound and value. Certainly better equipped than other models in this price range. I appreciated the easy setup and clear instructions. Fit and finish were excellent. I ordered direct from Fluance and ship time was fast. The cartridge included on this table really makes for an awesome listening experience. Purchased separately, the cartridge alone would be half the cost of the table. I could not be more happy with my purchase. I would honestly still find this turntable a value If prices at $749

    Juan June 2, 2020 Texas, United States

    Wonderful turntable

    Carlos H June 1, 2020 Illinois, United States

    The RT85 is a beautiful turntable and, although this is my first turntable, I know I'm going to enjoy it for years to come. I chose the walnut color to give it a more vintage look and I couldn't be happier. The craftsmanship is amazing. Overall, I'm ecstatic with my purchase.

    Steve S. June 1, 2020 Virginia, United States

    This will probably be the last turntable I will ever have to buy.

    mike r May 30, 2020 Ontario, Canada

    this is the best turn table I,ve ever owned perfect in every way smooth running great sound highly recomened

    Dustin May 29, 2020 Wisconsin, United States

    The RT85 looks and sounds great! It is a great turntable for the value; with an acrylic platter and the blue cartridge.

    Robert H May 29, 2020 Missouri, United States

    I think the RT85 is a well thought out machine. No fancy bells and whistles to degrade the sound of it. Nice clean sound.

    Scott Y. May 26, 2020 Oklahoma, United States

    Very happy with my RT85. Sounds great and looks great! Was easy to setup and start listening to.

    Destino C. May 26, 2020 Kentucky, United States

    I bought the Piano Black RT85T on 5/15/20 as a replacement for my Denon DP-11F. It was delivered on 5/19/20. Everything, including the box arrived in good order. It was easy to unbox and set-up. The manual's instructions were clear and the few assembly steps went together easily; I had watched some of the Fluance videos which let me know what to expect. The bubble level Fluance provides is a very nice touch. It is one of the nicer looking components I have ever seen. So far I've run approx. 25 - 30 albums across it and it is wonderful. The sound is clear, warm and meets the high hopes I expected after reading multiple professional and consumer reviews. I'm very satisfied.

    Bonnie W May 26, 2020 North Carolina, United States

    This TT rocks! I have not heard my vinyl sound this good in decades. If you are looking for a great, warm, sexy, smooth TT, then look no further. BUY this one, NOW!

    Jay R. May 26, 2020 Georgia, United States

    Excellent quality and customer service. They make the whole experience easy and professional.

    Steven L May 26, 2020 Texas, United States

    I purchased the RT-85 and the Fluance preamp and I couldn’t be happier. The product was packaged with great care and was easily put together. Setup was a breeze. The sound is excellent with the Ortofon Blue. My wife and I have just re-discovered vinyl so we are extremely happy with the RT-85. High quality and the finish is very stylish and the acrylic patter just looks cool. Looking forward to years of enjoyment.

    Dustin L May 26, 2020 Wisconsin, United States

    Well built and looks great. And most importantly it sounds great!

    Bonnie W May 26, 2020 North Carolina, United States

    I received my RT-85 in a superbly packed box. Invoicing was easy ama assembly was easy thanks to the great directions. The sound from this unit is nothing short of sublime. It has been years since I listened to my vinyl collection on such a great turntable. After using a lesser TT, the quality of this Fluance is quite evident. Thank you Fluance, for such a great product!!!

    mike May 25, 2020 Ontario, Canada

    I just love this turntable great sound performance my vinyl never sounded so great this is a keeper

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