Fluance RT85 Pics and First Impressions

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  1. Mather

    Mather Well-Known Member

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    BLASPHEMER!
     
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    DeadwaxDude Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome to hear! This is something that never gets mentioned but is super important to me.

    Damn, the fluance is probably the best 500$ deck out there!
     
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    DeadwaxDude Well-Known Member

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    quick question,

    is the RT-82 the same deck as the RT-85 minus the Acrylic Platter and 2M Blue?
     
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    Yep
     
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    DeadwaxDude Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir!
     
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    marshall Well-Known Member

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    You bet. RT82 getting good reviews as well. Just having the servo motor is a big upgrade over their RT81.
     
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    I was wondering if they sold a version without a Cartridge, but it looks like best route would be get the RT82 and take the OM10 off.
    Not that I plan on getting a new table, but i'm really intrigued by the Fluance, that's for sure!
     
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    Don't undervalue the benefits of the acrylic platter ;)
     
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    Fair point!
     
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    For those of you who have recently purchased Fluance turntables that didn’t ship for a week or two, do you remember if they charged you when they shipped or right when you make the purchase?
     
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    If anyone sees the RT85 (either color) in stock again please PM me, there’s no way I’m missing this again.
     
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    ....get in line
     
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    Haha I’m well aware there is high demand, I’ve been trying to get one of these for several months, that’s why I’m just asking politely for the friendly people of this forum to keep an eye out for me, as I have done for people on here in the past for things they were looking for. Being kind to strangers online or offline can go a long way.
     
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    I’m with ya. The I check the site and the forums at least three times a day hoping for an update. The moment they go on sale I’ll post here, right after I hit checkout button lol
     
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    Same buddy, you'll be the first person I tag once my own is secured if I see it first. I even have browser alerts set up for any changes to the RT85 store page in either color, which unfortunately goes off pretty often every time they make a slight alteration or a new review is posted. Some day soon though it won't be a false alarm and we're gonna be gold.
     
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    Early on I was like “Walnut only!” At this point I wouldn’t care if it was rainbow colored.
     
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    I'd be down for rainbow honestly if it looked good :LOL:
    The U-Turn's new purple color way is seriously tempting me today on pay day when all I want to buy is a turntable. Must hold out for the RT85 though, I know it'll be worth it.
     
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    I was researching (again) over the weekend and discussing with my girlfriend. She doesn't really understand, but sometimes I'll answer my own questions or make my mind just by speaking out loud. I was trying to convince myself (and her) to get the RT83. It would be a huge upgrade from my current table. Out of nowhere she says; well if you are going to get that, then why not just get the 85....Wha, WHa WHAT??? Sure she says, it sounds like it's worth the extra money and like you said you wouldn't have to upgrade it for a really long time if you did that. Now hopefully once I save up enough to get it (no time soon), they will be available on the site again.
     
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    Honestly, I'd trade for a rainbow version.
     
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    I like this ;)

    Rather nice when your better half understands when your hobby means a lot to you. Mine’s like that also.

    Pretty damn cool.
     

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