Two years on since it first gotten onto the turntable bandwagon, Fluance is back with new reference high fidelity turntables that promised to “immerse audiophiles in a pure analog vinyl experience.” All told, there are four models in its newly launched Reference Series High Fidelity Turntables, and they are RT82, RT83, RT84 and RT85. Fluance said each of the new turntables is “meticulously designed using the strictest standards to reproduce audio recordings exactly as the musician intended them to be heard.” Out of a vinyl? Well, TBH, I never thought that was possible, but OK.
Anyways, expect to find features like Ortofon cartridge with elliptical diamond styli, precision servo-controlled belt drive motor with speed regulating optical sensor, multi-layered wood chassis, height adjustable rubber spike-type feet, frosted acrylic platter, balanced S-shaped tonearm and gold-plated RCA outputs. Interestingly, the drive is decoupled from the plinth which prevents motor vibrations and noise from reach the stylus, thus resulting in accurate speed and significantly reduced rumble so vinyls sound perfect at every play.
The frost acrylic platter, which is available on RT84 and RT85, is not only nice to look at (and unique), it also helps to boost the sonic qualities. Fluance said the acrylic material’s high density and greater mass afford stable inertia to achieve a more consistent speed while damping unwanted vibrations by dissipating the energy. The result? A more 3-dimensional sound “with tighter bass, a fuller midrange, and overall improved clarity.” Well, the new Fluance Reference Series High Fidelity Turntables sure sound like artisanal audiophile equipment.
However, I think the best part is, they are not a bank-breaker. The new Fluance Reference Series High Fidelity Turntables are available now with a starting price of $299.99.
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