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RT83 Turntable From Fluance - The Audiophile Man
A belt-drive design featuring an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, Paul Rigby reviews this budget turntable I recently reviewed Fluance’s RT81 turntable, priced at the bottom end of the budget sector. Despite one or two quirks, I liked the overall design. It certainly has a place in the market and I know that it’s loved by many people who use the deck. In fact, Fluance has been busy. It has targeted the budget turntable sector with some vigour. The RT81 is actually one of six turntables offered by this Canadian outfit. If you were to rank the six designs with the most expensive being the RT85 (at $500) at the top of the pile and No.1 and the RT81 heading in at the No.5 position at £250, them this RT83 snuggles in at No.3 at $350. I did ask the company about a confirmed UK price but I’m still waiting on that. I would take an educated guess at a dollar-pound transfer to £350, though. A belt-driven design, the RT83 is a twin-speed turntable with the speed controlled by a dual power/speed control knob on the near left of the plinth. That plinth, which supports an included dust cover, is wooden with …