Who would think that one day vinyl would be back? The answer to that question is probably no one. However, they are back and that is why turntables are back too. In this article, we will review one of the most popular turntables in the market which is Fluance RT82.
Fluance RT82 is the entry level turntable created by by Fluance. It is a semi-automatic turntable, it has a speed control system, features the OM10 Cartridge by Ortofon cartridge and it has an amazing sound quality. It also comes with a price tag that can be considered as reasonable.
Fluance RT82 Review
About: Different turntables are good for different peoples. It definitely makes sense to spend hundreds and even thousand of dollars for a turntable if you have certain experience. However, you’re a beginner, it makes sense to buy a great beginner turntable which is what Fluance RT82 is and that is the reason why we are very excited about it.
Features: It is always a good idea to start with the sound quality of a turntable because it is the most essential thing in a turntable and that’s what we will do in our review of Fluance RT82. Considering the fact that Fluance RT82 is an entry level turntable, we can confidently say that it has an excellent sound quality.
We should mention that you’ll need a bit of a setup after getting this turntable which is something that you need to do with most turntables in the market. Even though it can take a little bit of time, we believe you can do it easily with the help of the manual that comes with Fluance RT82 because it is very explanatory.
Even though it has some other nice features, the sound quality of Fluance RT82 is the thing that we like most about this turntable. It has a warm analog sound that is very captivating and that is the reason why we believe you will enjoy playing this turntable a lot. One doesn’t expect a turntable to have this kind of sound for this kind of price tag. The high quality in sound is mostly because this turntable comes with OM10 Cartridge Ortofon which is a premium cartridge and it is transparent in its sound.
Another thing that we like about this turntable is the fact that it has a very impressive sound control which is the difference between Fluance RT82 and the other products made by Fluance. Almost all the people who used this turntable talked about the consistent speed control for precision playback which is very important in a turntable.
The main reason for that is that this turntable comes with an isolated motor which does an amazing job at preventing unwanted vibrations and noise and the speed control system makes sures that the platter velocity stays consistent at 0.07% Wow/Flutter.
We want to also mention that about this turntable is that it is a semi-automatic turntable. So, the mechanism enables to lift up the tonearm and to stop the platter at the end of the record playback. However, you still have to put yourself the tonearm back on its support.
You should also keep in mind that Fluance RT82 doesn’t comes with a built-in pre amp. This is definitely not a problem if you had a turntable and a pre amp before. However, you need to purchase one if this is your first turntable.
There is another thing that makes Fluance RT82 different and we should also mention that in our review which is the fact that this product comes with a 3 rubber isolation feet which are height adjustable. You can screw the rubber feet and adjust their height. That doesn’t only make this product look good but also it does a great job at preventing the resonance that you might experience during the playback.
Another thing that is worth mentioning about this product is that it comes with a solid plinth that you don’t often see in the other product that are in the similar price range.
Now that we talked a little about some important features of this turntable, we want to continue our review by talking about the spinning the Fluance RT82. We should mention that the you have to operate this product manually. The only things that you have are the speed control, a cueing lever and tone arm lock.
After setting the turntable up, you need to place the record on the Aluminum mat, set up the speed control, unlock the tonearm lock, life the cueing lever, and move the tonearm to the desired starting point and drop the cueing lever.
Conclusion: Fluance RT82 (2021 Review)
If you’re one of our regular readers, then you probably know that we love reviewing every kind of instrument that you can make music and in this article, we wanted to review Fluance RT82. The main reason for that we believe a lot of people can benefit from this review.
This product if definitely a great option if you want a high-fidelity playback, it is great for beginners and it comes with a price tag that won’t hurt your budget. We highly suggest this turntable if you want a turntable that will give a great start to your journey of playing a turntable!