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
  • Press

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    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 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 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:

    Darren, G, L May 3, 2021 California, United States

    I love my Fluance turntable! I did my research for the budget I was working with and Fluance was coming up in the top positions over and over. Gorgeous design and the quality is amazing. The set up was easy and the directions were spot on. My system sounds beautiful. Five stars all the way.

    James B April 28, 2021 New York, United States

    Just got my RT81 set up and holly hell it is beautiful, not only is the table it's self stunning but the sound is beautiful and warm. I'm in love with my new Turntable.

    Josh P April 23, 2021 New York, United States

    Extremely happy with the Fluance RT81 as my first turntable. Setup was pretty quick, only had the usual issues with the tonearm. It sounds magnificent & I love the way it looks. Great purchase for the price

    Chris B April 16, 2021 Colorado, United States

    Solidly made, easy to operate

    Steven g April 7, 2021 Michigan, United States

    Love the player! Its quiet, and love the antiskip on it

    Richard D April 3, 2021 Washington, United States

    I just setup my RT 81 and couldn’t be happier. It was fast and easy and worked completely as advertised. It sounds great, looks amazing and for the money can’t be beat.

    Brian G April 2, 2021 Colorado, United States

    This is my first turntable, so I wanted quality at a reasonable price. The RT81 nails it at this price point. I wasn’t ready to dive into high end cartridges and preamps so the RT81 is perfect. The next level turntable is $50 more plus you then need a $100 or more preamp, so the RT81 is a no brainer. I love the sleek design, very classy. The setup was no problem. The packaging is first rate. The sound is great, I couldn’t be happier. I waited 3 months to get this and I’m glad I did.

    David H April 2, 2021 South Carolina, United States

    Great quality. Solid, great look and feel. Excellent value. I did a lot of research, landed on the RT81. I didn’t want to pay for extras I didn’t need, such as automatic functions. The preamp works well and there is no ground loop issue.

    Russell G March 12, 2021 Wisconsin, United States

    Five star turntable with a few downs.
    1. The labels for the tonearm weight are in grey, makes it very hard to see and set up.
    2. The actual tonearm is plastic. A bit disappointing.

    On to the positives, which are amazing...
    1. Great stylus/needle and cartridge. You don't need to buy an extra stylus to get great sound.
    2. Solid plinth/base. The base is outright heavy, it won't be budged or help with nasty vibrations.
    3. The detail. From the tonearm's downward and upward automatic motion to the simplicity of the power buttons, this thing has fewer things because fewer things can go wrong with it.
    4. The sound and feel. While the sound of what it gives you from clean records is amazing, there is something to be said for the overall feel of records that are pretty good in fidelity. You feel the sounds from even cheap 100 dollar powered speakers in detail.
    5. The price is pretty competitive. You can buy a 100 dollar suitcase system and end up with next to nothing. Instead, you can use this table to work towards a literal 350 dollar system that sounds amazing.

    Nearly Highly Recommended. I just wish they would make the labels in bright white contrast instead of grey. This is an amazing turntable with a really crisp and deep sound coming from a great mechanism.

    Matt C. March 2, 2021 Wisconsin, United States

    I just got back into the vinyl world after many years out. My old TT didn't survive the years of inactivity and had bought a ATLP60 to get me by. Well that was NOT enough! Did my research and found the RT81 had excellent reviews and right in the price range I wanted to spend. BESY money I ever spent. Best TT ever. Amazing looks and sound. I upgraded the stylus to the ATN95EX and it has opened up so much more sound. Not the the one that came with it was a slouch by any means, I just wanted a little more fidelity out of it and I got it. I cannot recommend this TT enough. Stop reading and get this! Now!!

    Eric S February 19, 2021 New Jersey, United States

    This turntable is great! I got this as a gift for my friends 30th birthday and he loves it. Shipping was super fast too, once this model was back in stock I ordered and had it in days.

    Dead J February 13, 2021 Arizona, United States

    fast shipping I got exactly what i wanted, work great, thank you.

    Matt s February 13, 2021 Ohio, United States

    Looks great . Easy to set up. Sounds good!

    Roger B. February 10, 2021 New Jersey, United States

    Amazing quality, great looks, great sound. I love the wood on it, it’s really beautiful. I just wished it was fully upgradable to RT85 specs. (For example the tone arm weight required to put an Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge doesn’t fit the tonearm of an RT81)

    Eric, j February 9, 2021 Pennsylvania, United States

    Very nice looking record player. Seems to be put together nicely. Seems sturdy. Plays well. Quick turn around on my order. Less than 5 business days I believe.

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