RT81 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


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




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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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
  • Pro Reviews

    Slash Gear review of the fluance rt81 rt80

    Slash Gear Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable

    "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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    CNET review of the fluance rt81 rt80 turntable

    CNET Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable

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

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    Tech Crunch review of the fluance rt81 rt80 turntable

    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 Preview of the RT81

    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:

    Daryl January 23, 2020 Florida, United States

    As a relative newbie to vinyl/turntables/sound equipment, but a lifelong music lover and musician, I wanted to replace an old AT-LP50 with something with a little more quality. I could tell immediately from how the RT81 was shipped that it would be well worth the price tag. Out of the box, the fit and finish is beautiful and the plinth is solid and looks great. As a rookie, i was a bit concerned with setting up a new TT. It took less than 10 mins and was super easy. Upon first listen, the first thing i noticed was the volume difference. The player attains insane levels of volume while remaining crisp and un-muddled. I then began to pay attention to the highs, mids, lows of the records i put on. I was extremely impressed with the detail heard in every instrument and how well the stylus tracked the record compared to my cheapie I was used to. All in all, for what I was trying to accomplish, this when well beyond my expectations and the quality at the price point. I am a Fluance man for life.

    Pat S. January 22, 2020 Indiana, United States

    I am pleased to the point of tears! Listening to my old LPs (heavy on the 60s and 70s) I am amazed at what a quality turntable and matching speakers can do. The artists I heard on my low dollar phono and computer speakers are still recognizable. But what else I hear! Its's as if I was only listening to half the rerecording. Bravo Fluance!

    Henry D January 10, 2020 Iowa, United States

    This thing sounds as good as it looks. It is extremely easy to set up and use. I’m really new to vinyl but have had an extremely positive experience so far!

    Kenneth L January 8, 2020 Texas, United States

    Great sound, easy set up. Remarkably different than

    Gianna, M January 5, 2020 Florida, United States

    After receiving a Crosely as a Christmas present that broke down after (not kidding) 5 uses years ago, I figured vinyl just wasn't for me. However, after recently doing quite a bit of research I found out that the best affordable (and aesthetically pleasing) record player for me would be the Fluance RT-81. I was very impressed with the level of quality the product had for the price point and It sounds as amazing as it looks. I would highly recommend this player above all other entry level players for anyone starting out like me.

    Jake P January 3, 2020 Pennsylvania, United States

    For the price, really a solid and accurate player.

    Hannah K. January 3, 2020 California, United States

    Beautiful look and sound paired with professional quality. The RT81 is a great choice for someone who is wanting a turntable that will last and be handed down to future generations of music lovers!

    Brian M. December 31, 2019 Tennessee, United States

    My wife and I have been planning on buying a turntable for some time. Ignorantly, we thought we'd just pick up one of those generic all-in-one units from a big box store. Thankfully, I did some research prior to making the purchase. While the R81 is certainly more money than we were planning on spending, it is well worth the price. We couldn't be happier with the quality. The only thing we're bummed about is that the 20th Anniversary model was sold out!

    Debbie A December 31, 2019 New Jersey, United States

    An excellent starter option. We love it so much we are upgrading to a higher end one already!

    Ben B December 26, 2019 Oregon, United States

    I did a lot of research into "intro level" TT's. What sold me on the RT81 was the auto stop and build quality. I bought this as an xmas gift for my partner and we are not disappointed on either note. The auto stop has already come in handy.

    We started off with Bill Callahan's "Apocalypse". And while I haven't had vinyl as my primary music source since the late 80's I know how to listen. We were blown away by the texture and space of the music. The experience instantly turned us into pretentious audiophile douchebags. Going record shopping today.

    My friend has a P*****t TT. It is fiddley and over engineered. Who wants to play with weights on strings anyway? The Fluance was easy to set up, easy to balance and sounded great even though HK computer speakers. The cueing lever is included (unlike some other brands) and easy to use. And the wood finish (worth the extra $) is beautiful. The weight of the unit is great. It is substantial and well made.

    What I really like is that the TT can grow with us. We can upgrade the cartridge and plater and turn off the preamp. Very very happy with the purchase and would highly recommend.

    david p December 20, 2019 Kentucky, United States

    Very nice smooth operation. Good sound and quality build for the money.

    Chris M. December 18, 2019 Ontario, Canada

    After many years of not having record player, I have decided to get one again. I've done quite a bit of research and was comparing between different brands. In the end Fluance RT81 won. I've listened to may records in my life on different equipment, as even though there are better turntables, I believe this one is one of the best if not The Best at this price range.
    I had it now for few weeks and every time I listen to a record I am genuinely impressed.
    Great job Fluance... highly recommended.

    Nathan D. December 18, 2019 Ontario, Canada

    First turntable purchase after much deliberation between other competitors. I do not regret my purchase at all. Sound quality is great and the heavy plinth and other materials are quality. Speed wasn't perfect right out of the box but it was an easy enough fix with the adjustment screws at the bottom.

    Nathan D. December 18, 2019 Ontario, Canada

    First turntable purchase after much debate amongst other competitors. Very happy with it. Speed wasn't perfectly accurate right out of the box but was easy enough to fix. Heavy plinth and everything feels quality.

    Paul B December 18, 2019 Massachusetts, United States

    Love the turntable. Wanted the natural wood color, got the black and it is actually really sharp looking in person. Easier to fit with your other decor as well.

    So far, it sounds great. Prefer the internal phono preamp to the one built into my power speakers as well. Nice that this deck can grow as you like, replacing parts along the way to notch up as needed.

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