Canadian-based company has launched a new line of turntables that targets high-quality components with a cool retro-inspired aesthetic. All models of Fluance turntable start with “RT” followed by a number ranging from 80 to 85.
Basically, they don’t indicate any value but they indicate a general trend as the higher the number, the nicer the turntable. Also, all of them look familiar but there are iterative fashion and performance improvements. And when comparing each of Fluance’s Reference turntables, all are pretty much the same except for the cartridge and platter.
Are Fluance Turntables Good?
Nowadays the Fluance has become a popular brand and it is well known for producing first-class audio products such as speakers and turntables. And moreover, Fluance has a reputation for reliability, good customer service, and making sound systems that audiophiles.
If you’re looking for a good brand for a turntable or record player, there are many brands to choose from. And there are some manufacturers that focus very strongly on low-cost and turntables that can’t be considered high-quality. But the brand you choose might come down to budget and personal preference for design and features.
Where are Fluance Turntables made?
Fluance is one of the late 1990s, a brand that started out as a speaker manufacturing. Since then grown their product range also includes affordable and midrange turntables and they have become popular among vinyl enthusiasts.
All of their turntables have a traditional/vintage look and feel and also known to sound good for their price. Fluance turntables are made with natural woods that often have organic characteristics such as knots, rings, and lines which can affect the way a turntable looks.
And at the same time, natural wood increases the price of turntables dramatically. They are manufactured in Taiwan at the headquarters in Ontario, Canada, which proudly designs Classic(RT80), Elite(RT81), and Reference(RT82, RT83, RT84, RT85).
All the series of turntables include new options for stylus like Ortofon OM 10, 2M Red, and 2M Blue and platter with aluminum, acrylic as well as updates to the motor and feet.
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Their starting level is with the most popular called Fluance RT81. Before introducing the reference line, the RT81 was the company’s original flagship turntable. It was essentially the upgraded version of the RT80.
The RT80 was the base model and the entry-level turntable. On the other hand, the RT82 is the most affordable turntable in Fluance, which has an aluminum platter, a rubber mat, and an Ortofon OM 10 cartridge which is mentioned in this Fluance RT82 Review.
The RT83 model has the very popular Ortofon 2M Red cartridge that provides a flat frequency response without coloration of the sound. When it comes to the RT84 model, it has the Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge that has a nude diamond stylus resulting in even greater dynamics and resolution.
And the last and the latest model RT85 is known as the best performing turntable in Fluance’s current line. But it has a heavier acrylic platter that helps provide better speed consistency.
To produce the recorded music with high fidelity the turntable needs to meet some essential criteria, they are:
- Low vibration chassis and motor.
- Motor/drive with stable speed and low noise.
- Low resonance tonearm.
- High-quality phono cartridge.
And when it comes to voltage, the use of fluance turntables overseas can be found difficult. But using power outlets ranging in voltage from 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz) our turntables will work for you.
All you have to do is choose an adapter to change the North American power connection to the pattern that matches your region or country. Also the cheap turntables record players can ruin records. This is because of high tracking force which makes the needle/stylus dig into the records too hard.