RT80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

RT80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

RT80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player
Fluance RT80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

with Premium Cartridge, Diamond Stylus, Belt Drive, Preamp, Wood Cabinet - Piano Black

Regular Price: $199.99 USD

Special Price $169.96 USD

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RT80

  Estimated Delivery Date : July 13 - July 17

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RT80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

PURE ANALOG LISTENING EXPERIENCE

Premium components allow this high fidelity belt driven turntable to recreate the performance the way the artist intended

HIGH PERFORMANCE CARTRIDGE

The Audio Technica AT91 featuring a diamond tipped stylus is designed to track your record grooves with greater precision & accuracy for high definition audio

SUPERIOR RECORD TRACKING

Enjoy perfect playback using the balanced aluminum S-Type tonearm ensuring the stylus is rested deep in your record’s groove, producing every audio detail indistinguishable from the original recording

WOOD PLINTH

The beautiful cabinet is crafted from engineered (MDF) wood, incorporates isolation feet, an aluminum platter and a rubber slip mat which results in superior isolation from unwanted vibrations

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CAPTIVATING SIGNAL CLARITY

Incorporating a high quality built-in Texas Instruments preamp, ground terminal and gold plated RCA line outputs that ensures warm, true sound

Overview

UNPARALLELED VINYL MUSIC PLAYBACK

Specifications

RT80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player
Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish Painted High Gloss (Black)
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications
Drive System Belt Drive
Motor DC Motor
Motor Isolation Three Point Rubber Isolation
Speed 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
Speed Variation +/-1.00% - Speed Adjustment Guide
Wow and Flutter 0.2%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted) 67dB or higher (A-weighted, 20kHz LPF)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted) 60dB or higher (unweighted, 20kHz LPF)
Platter Aluminum
Diameter of Platter 12", 30cm
Weight of Platter 1.22 lbs (553 g)
Height of Platter 0.62 inches (16 mm)
Auto-Stop Yes
Turntable Mat Felt
Tonearm Specifications
Tonearm Type Static Balanced, S-Type
Supported Cartridge Weight 3.5 to 6.5g
Counterweight Yes – 3.53 oz (100 g) - Adjustable
Anti-skating Adjustment Yes
Pivot Bearing Yes
Cueing Lever Yes
Tonearm Material Aluminum
Tonearm Wire 36 AWG Litz Cable / 7 Strand
Effective Tonearm Mass 28.2 grams
Overhang 19.2mm
Effective Tonearm Length 224mm
Headshell Mount H-4 Bayonet Mount
Tonearm Height 17mm
Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge Type Moving Magnet (MM)
Cartridge Model Audio Technica: AT91
Replacement Stylus ATN91
Stylus 0.6mil Bonded Conical (Diamond)
Cantilever Carbon Fiber
Mount Half inch
Frequency Response 20-20,000Hz
Channel Separation 18dB at 1kHz
Channel Balance 2.5dB or less at 1kHz
Load Impedance/Capacitance 47k Ohms/100pF
Output Voltage 2.5mV +/–3dB
Cartridge Weight 5.0g (+/- 0.5g)
Headshell Weight 10g
Cartridge Height 0.67 inches (17 mm)
Recommended Tracking Force 2.0g (+/–0.5g)
Vertical Tracking Angle 20 degrees
Rubber Belt Specifications
Rubber Belt Design Continuous loop (joint-less)
Width 4.5mm
Length 534.07mm
Thickness 0.6mm
Output Specifications
Connector RCA (Gold-plated)
Preamp Yes, PHONO/LINE Switchable
Phono Output 2.5mV +/–3dB
Phono Bypass Yes, all electronics bypassed when using external preamp
Line Output 140mV (–17dBV)
Ground Terminal Yes
Power Specification
Input 100V - 240V AC (50/60Hz)
Output 12V / 500mA
Consumption 1.5W
General Specifications
Dimensions 16.5” x 5.5” x 13.75”
Certifications FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL
Unit Weight 4.5 kg (9.9 lb)
Operating Temperature 20°C
Wireless Playback No (Requires Bluetooth or WiFi transmitter connected via RCA connection to transmit audio wirelessly)
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UPC 061783258279
What's Included
  • RT80 Turntable
  • Dust Cover
  • 45 Adapter
  • Felt Slip Mat
  • 6ft RCA Cable With Ground Wire
  • 100V - 240V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Press

    Digital Trends Preview of the RT80

    Digital Trends Review of the RT80

    " If you’re picking up vinyl for the first time or getting back into it, Fluance’s turntables are a good starting point."

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Justin P July 5, 2020 Colorado, United States

    Bought as a gift and she is very happy with it. I was able to check it out myself and it is a really nice looking TT and operates really well. I like the auto-stop feature.

    5
    Jay June 26, 2020 Alberta, Canada

    Really nice quality, excellent sound, at a fair price!

    5
    Allison T June 26, 2020 Georgia, United States

    Bought this for a Father’s Day gift and was very happy with the purchase. Great Value!

    5
    Al P June 26, 2020 Florida, United States

    Very impressed! Packed well, Easy assembly, and incredible sound. My 25 yr old turntable died and I came across Fluance on line. Reviews were good so I took a chance. I'm happy so far. Let's see in another 20 years. Thank you

    5
    Maxwell, C June 25, 2020 Wisconsin, United States

    High-quality turntable. Happy with my purchase. Solid design and looks high end.

    5
    Paramveer S June 23, 2020 California, United States

    Looks absolutely amazing. Each part in the box was securely and well packed. Assembling it was stress free and easy. Once I connected it to the audio receiver I was blown away by the sound quality. It is the best investment this year. Absolutely fantastic.

    5
    Nancy F June 23, 2020 Kansas, United States

    Great choice to listen to my old LPs and 45s discovered after 40 years. They sound better than ever.

    5
    Laurence B June 23, 2020 British Columbia, Canada

    My second Fluance TT. Have the "81" in my main listening area. My Marantz 6300 in the den started to give problems (not bad since 1974??) so I got this one. Very pleased as usual and confident in the Fluance product line. Wish they would make one tweek: when disc finishes that arm would simply lift off the platter..the auto stop takes to long and stylus remaining on the vinyl is asking for problems. Other than that first class and proud to buy Canadian!!

    4
    Vicki M. June 23, 2020 Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Fantastic beginner model. I love how easy the set up was, and the fact that the tone arm came assembled. The player delivers crisp sounds and having the phono preamp built in works great as I don't have a lot of extra room beyond the space for my speakers. I would definitely recommend this system to friends as a great entry point for the obsession.
    Only downsides was the felt mat and the adjustable feet on the bottom. I'm planning on switching out the mat quickly for a rubber or acrylic soon enough. The feet work well enough, but take a lot of minor movements to get them right if you live in a slanted building like i do.

    4
    Nick F. June 23, 2020 British Columbia, Canada

    Quick delivery, easy setup, sound is fantastic!

    5
    Kate, D June 23, 2020 Colorado, United States

    Great purchase. Would recommend to anyone.

    5
    Travis M. June 19, 2020 Colorado, United States

    What awesome performance for the price! This thing rocks with the Ai40 speakers! Looooove it.

    5
    Ralph B June 19, 2020 Indiana, United States

    Quality

    5
    Bill M June 17, 2020 California, United States

    Just below a 5, better than a 4, the RT80 is terrific value in the $200 turntable market. Classy looks, built in pre-amp for added value. Solid performer great way to experience the joy of vinyl

    4
    Nicholas K June 16, 2020 Michigan, United States

    Short version: Great turntable for the price, but I'd recommend getting the RT-81 instead, or preferably the RT-85 if able, which I absolutely love. (5++ stars for the RT-85). The RT-80 is decent if you have an inexpensive sound system, but the RT-81 will likely last longer for your enjoyment due to the better stock cartridge. (One star knocked off as the weight allowance for cartridge upgrades is limited, hence my recommendation for a higher model number).

    Full review: For some background: I have a decent sized record collection and several DJ turntables for a DJ set up in my basement, but I wanted an easy way to have a turntable/vinyl listening setup for my hi-fi system upstairs that didn't involve moving my DJ turntables and wires around. (I've got a moderately expensive JBL surround sound system with a Marantz amplifier that lacks a pre-amp for my main listening room).

    To this end I bought the RT-80 on sale after lots of research, and for the price it sounds pretty good--I was quite happy with the quality of the built in pre-amp (which I believe is the same one in the RT-81). The built in pre-amp for the RT-80 caused zero humming or buzzing even without a groundwire in my system, unlike the built in pre-amp on my much more expensive DJ turntables that cause a lot of humming/buzzing--so major points here for the RT-80.

    However, because the rest of my sound system is so high quality and moderately expensive, the RT-80 didn't sound quite as good as I hoped it would to my ears--although I am a bit picky. For experimental purposes I put one of my Ortofon DJ cartridges (which was a bit too heavy for the RT-80's tonearm specs wise) on the turntable to compare sound quality with the stock AT cartridge, and was quite surprised at how much it improved the overall sound quality of the turntable.

    This caused me some buyers remorse that I didn't get the RT-81 for the upgraded cartridge; but the quality was still so good that trying out the RT-80 made me decide to just go all in and get the RT-85 and buy a separate pre-amp to prevent any future buyers remorse. So I gave the RT-80 to my dad and purchased the RT-85, which I am incredibly happy with and can't recommend highly enough. The RT-85 has honestly now made me into a vinyl hipster after only a week with it so far, as I didn't know vinyl could sound so good.

    If the RT-85 is out of your budget, I think the RT-81 will be a great buy for most, and is definitely worth the price difference from the RT-80 for the better cartridge. Overall though, the RT-80 is still a good starter table unless you have already invested a lot into high quality speakers, in which case you'll likely quickly want a better cartridge that the upgraded models offer.

    I'm thus giving the RT-80 four stars, mainly because I found the specs on it as far as what replacement cartridge heads you can use with the table is somewhat limited and lighter than some other turntables (i.e. you can't later upgrade it to an Ortofon red or blue that comes with the RT-83-85, as they are too heavy for the RT-80's tonearm). Although this is the same case for the RT-81, the upgraded cartridge in that model will likely be all most people need if the RT-82-85's are out of your budget.

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