20th Anniversary Edition – RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable with Ai40 5” Powered Bookshelf Speakers
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20th Anniversary Edition – RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable with Ai40 5” Powered Bookshelf Speakers

20th Anniversary Edition – RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable with Ai40 5” Powered Bookshelf Speakers
20th Anniversary Edition – RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable with Ai40 5” Powered Bookshelf Speakers

Diamond Stylus, Belt Drive, Built-in Preamp - 70W Class D Amplifier and aptX Bluetooth – White (RT81AI40A)

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20th Anniversary Edition – RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable with Ai40 5” Powered Bookshelf Speakers

20th Anniversary Edition – RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable with Ai40 5” Powered Bookshelf Speakers



Enjoy a pure listening experience by pairing a fully loaded high fidelity turntable with incredibly detailed, room-filling 70-watt powered bookshelf speakers



Packed with high performance components including an Audio Technica ATN95E diamond tipped stylus, rubber mat, S-type precision tone arm, Texas Instruments preamp, recreating the performance the way the artist intended



With an integrated 70W Class D amplifier, 1-inch silk dome tweeters and 5-inch high performance woven drivers, these active speakers deliver stunning acoustic accuracy


The engineered MDF solid wood turntable plinth and speaker cabinet ensure a warm, distortion-free sound, delivering exquisite audio reproduction

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Easily switch between your vinyl records and streaming your favorite music apps through Bluetooth aptX with this simple plug and play setup – no separate amp required



20th Anniversary Addition - Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers

20th Anniversary Addition - Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers
Speaker Configuration 2 Way – 2 Driver Bookshelf Speaker System with Integrated Amplifier (Pair)
Bluetooth Yes; aptX Codec
Inputs RCA L/R
Tweeter 1 inch Silk Soft Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
Woofer 5 inch Woven Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
Amplifier Power Class D 70 Watts Continuous Average Output (2x 35 watts)
Frequency Response 40Hz – 20KHz (DSP Virtual Sound)
Internal Lead Wire 18 gauge Internal Lead Wire to Reduce Signal Degradation
Power Input: 100-240V; Output: 19V 3.15A
Crossover Frequency 2600Hz Phase Coherent – PCB Mounted Circuitry
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension Design
Dimensions 10.9 x 6.5 x 7.6 inch
Speaker Weight 15.1 lbs
Speaker Type Bookshelf
Subwoofer Output 0
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.3%
WiFi Casting Pairs via Bluetooth with Google Home, Amazon Echo and AppleTV (Ai40 is not a WiFi speaker)
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UPC 061783270943
What's Included

Ai40 Speaker Line Out

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Ai40 Speaker Lineout

  • Fluance Ai40 Active Bookshelf
  • Speakers (pair)
  • Remote Control
  • 2x AAA Batteries
  • 100-240V Power Adapter
  • 8ft 18 Gauge Speaker Wire
  • 3ft 3.5mm Aux to RCA Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Fluance Catalog
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

20th Anniversary Edition – RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

20th Anniversary Edition – RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Cabinet Specifications
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
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 5.5 x 16.5 x 13.75 inches / 14.0 x 41.9 x 34.9 cm (HxWxD)
Unit Weight 14.1 lb (6.4 kg)
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 061783271131
What's Included
  • RT81 Turntable
  • Dust Cover
  • 45 Adapter
  • Rubber Slip Mat
  • 3ft RCA Cable With Ground Wire
  • 100V - 240V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Bill M December 14, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    My first Fluance purchase was the wood base beauty the RT81, and that was huge part of its appeal. But when I saw this all white set, this CA kid thought of snow on the ground and the holidays! Stunning like artwork people love it!

    Bill M December 13, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Classy and solid setup, saves space but provides big sound and functionality!

    Arjan B November 27, 2019 Novice Listener Alberta, Canada

    I just got this kit a week ago and it is my first ever turntable. That being said, this is the perfect setup for a beginner. I had everything up and running in less than 30 minutes and everything sounds incredible.

    GordG November 27, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Nova Scotia, Canada

    I did a lot of research. The Fluance turntable reviews were very good. I was checking out the RT81 specifically. Then when I saw the 20th anniversary edition I was sold. This system does not disappoint in the least.

    Fast delivery, easy setup and great customer service.

    The speakers deliver crisp, clear sound with a very decent bass component.

    And the look of the anniversary edition is pure eye candy. Solid build. This is a total recommend.

    Tim R November 19, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    Wow is all I have to say . If you want a great setup for under 400 this is the one . Easy setup and Awesome sounding speakers .

    Nicholas D October 31, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    I bought this as a birthday present for myself and couldn't be happier. The sound quality is phenomenal. Set up wasn't that much of a hassle and the Bluetooth feature on the speakers is a great extra.

    Nate T October 21, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Maine, United States

    Awesome purchase for me getting back into vinyl. Could not be happier. Thanks Fluance!

    Zuhair A October 9, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years Connecticut, United States

    I’ve been looking to get back into vinyl since my old pioneer died about a decade ago but there’s always been a reason not to. Most of it involved the time, dedication, space, and money required to build out a good setup. Anyhow, long story short, I really wanted a great sounding setup without having to think too much about it, which meant something with a built-in preamp that didn’t suck. After reading tons of reviews, it sounded like the Fluance was at the top of the list. The fact that the 20th anniversary edition looks great and comes packaged with powered speakers for less than the standard rt81 package led me to this setup. I absolutely love it. It’s not perfect, I had a slight bit of trouble getting it setup perfectly (the stylus wasn’t set perfectly) but tech support got me back up and running in no time. I also love that the system is upgradeable. Should I find myself in a position to really build out a system, I can always bypass the preamp for something more robust. I’m already looking forward to swapping out the stylus for something a few steps up the ladder. The ability to upgrade means I’ll likely have this turntable a long time.

    Peter N October 8, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Pennsylvania, United States

    I've owned it for more than a month. I absolutely love it. Stylus came banged up but customer support was quick and responsive. Definitely would recommend as a first setup.

    Joseph B October 8, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    When I retired I promised myself that I would once again enjoy my record collection. The problem was I needed a new stereo. I monitored various suppliers and waited over two years to pull the trigger. I am very happy to say that the waiting paid off because I love my 20th Anniversary Edition turntable and speakers. The quality for the price paid is amazing and I am back to enjoying my records. Next, I will be saving my money for an addition that will enable me to tap into my CDs and I know I will return to Fluance for my next purchase.

    Nic September 1, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    I had my eye on Fluance since I started getting back into records and was looking for a simple setup that did not compromise sound. As soon as I saw this Anniversary Edition offered, I was sold.

    Setup was easy and the instructions were clear. I was up and running within 30 min but I could've been faster, I wanted to take my time and take it all in. Everything was meticulously packaged and cared for. This is quality stuff.

    The sound coming out of it was excellent. My first record was Nirvana Unplugged and every sound on that stage was coming through nicely. I was so happy about my decision.

    The only bad part about it is that there is no upgrade path with these like there is with the Reference series. I wish that was an option for the RT81.

    The speakers are really great as well. There are lots of reviews out there about the Ai40s. In person, they feel and sound solid and they are the perfect size for this setup in the family room. The bluetooth feature on the is really great as well.

    Overall I am very happy with my purchase. If you are looking for a nice looking minimalistic setup, go for it! you will not be dissapointed.