RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player
Fluance RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

with Dual Magnet Cartridge, Elliptical Stylus, Preamp, Solid Cabinet - Natural Walnut

$249.99 USD

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RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player


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


The Audio Technica AT95E featuring a diamond elliptical tipped stylus is designed to track your record grooves with greater precision & accuracy for high definition audio


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


The beautiful piano black finished cabinet is crafted from solid 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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Incorporating a high quality built-in Texas Instruments preamp, ground terminal and gold plated RCA line outputs that ensures warm, true sound




RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player
Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Walnut
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 Rubber
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 Dual Moving Magnet (MM)
Cartridge Model Audio Technica: AT95E
Replacement Stylus ATN95E
Stylus 0.4 × 0.7mil Bonded Elliptical (Diamond)
Cantilever Aluminum
Mount Half inch
Frequency Response 20-20,000Hz
Channel Separation 20dB at 1kHz
Channel Balance 2.0dB or less at 1kHz
Load Impedance/Capacitance 47k Ohms/100pF
Output Voltage 2.5mV +/–3dB
Cartridge Weight 5.7g (+/- 0.5g)
Headshell Weight 10.7g
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, CE Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL
Unit Weight 6.4 kg or 14.1 lbs
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 061783264362
What's Included
  • RT81 Turntable
  • Dust Cover
  • 45 Adapter
  • Rubber 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
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    "Playback from the RT81 was quite good, with even the deeper bass of hip-hop and some electronic music coming through smooth and clear. "

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    "it feels like a $400-$500 turntable. I guess you can tell by now I'm impressed."

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    Tech Crunch Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable

    "The walnut finish gives the RT81 one of the best looks of any entry-level turntable I’ve seen. It’s sturdier and heavier than some of the cheaper turntables out there from brands like Crosley and Denon. "

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    Digital Trends Review of the RT81

    "Music played on the record player was deep and smooth with excellent clarity. In general, there was low distortion, sparkling treble, and strong bass across the records we listened to, from Broadway to Drake."

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Perry L May 11, 2022 Wisconsin, United States

    Replacing my Phillips 212 with the RT81. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Does everything it should easily. Very similar to the 212, belt drive, auto shut off. Just what I wanted. Plus it has a phono amp!

    Rob M April 10, 2022 Maryland, United States

    Absolutely beautiful turntable, well made, and incredible sound for the price. Couldn't be happier!

    Kyle, B April 5, 2022 Washington, United States

    First record player I’ve purchased.

    Tyson, V March 23, 2022 Ontario, Canada

    This is my first intro to vinyl so I don't have much to compare this to. However, I am very satisfied with the RT81, the sound is crystal clear from it. It was also set up perfectly out of the box and super easy to set up. Shipping was also very fast, and packaging was well put together. Fantastic purchase. For reference I am running the turntable through a Denon AVR, with Polk bookshelves

    Ron S March 19, 2022 New York, United States

    Very happy with RT81, it is well built, has weight and easy to follow instructions to get it setup. It is a beautiful turntable that operates perfectly. I have used it everyday the first week. listened to 4 or 5 albums a day. It is so great to hear my old vinyl albums. It is a good choice for the beginner or seasoned audiophile. one of the only manual turntables at this price with Auto-Stop!!!

    Wendy K March 17, 2022 Missouri, United States

    First of all, let me start out by saying that the RT81 turntable is absolutely stunning! Sleek in design, the latest technology with a bit of a retro vibe. It came very well packaged and was super simple to set up - and this is from a very non-tech person. If I can do it, anyone can. I love this turntable and am sure I will get many years of play out of it!

    Mariano, M. March 13, 2022 Texas, United States

    The RT81 is a great record player for the vinyl enthusiast looking to get a solid first step into the vinyl world. The turntable has a very sophisticated look to it with the dark Natural Walnut finish. I did do some prior research to setting up turntables prior to its arrival so that did help setting it up a breeze.

    Bryan H March 9, 2022 Minnesota, United States

    Hard to believe that my 40 year old vinyl collection sounds better than it did back when I bought it. Love this turntable!

    sean March 5, 2022 Tennessee, United States

    this is your turntable!!!! i'm not kidding this sounds as good as 2k dollar tables i've heard this is a serious piece of audiophile equipment. There is nothing basic or introductory about this turntable this thing rivals some heavy hitters costing x5

    Marc V March 1, 2022 Quebec, Canada

    Very honnest product sound fantastic. You can tell the People at fluance love music ! I highly recommand.

    Jim B February 24, 2022 Tennessee, United States

    Lives up to all the hype and great reviews! Outstanding value…would buy it again in a heartbeat.

    Peter February 16, 2022 Washington, United States

    great product for the price.

    Brian February 15, 2022 Alberta, Canada

    I got this as a gift for Christmas but never opened until today, unfortunately for me having not inspecting when it came, the shipper had damaged the box and upon opening discovered the plith was badly damaged. But what a great sounding TT for the price. I have owned many tables from tecniques rega and many in between, this exceptional value.

    Phillip, D February 12, 2022 California, United States

    Excellent turntable with an amazing sound!

    Frank February 11, 2022 Ontario, Canada

    Recently purchased this turntable and I must say that I'm impressed with the quality and ease to assemble. I'm using Ai41 Powered Speakers and I initially had issues with not hearing any audio from the speakers. I did contact support and they were helpful with trouble shooting however I ended up figuring it out by chance. Once I turned off Standby mode (solid red light) on the speakers then the audio started to come through. Not sure if any else had the same issues. I would highly recommend this set-up. I may purchase a Fluance sub-woofer to further enhance the over all experience.

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