RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Audio Technica AT95E Cartridge, Belt Drive, Built-in Preamp, Solid Wood Plinth

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

Record Player with Audio Technica AT95E Cartridge, Belt Drive, Built-in Preamp, Solid Wood Plinth

$249.99 USD

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Get it : February 02 - February 08


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RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable


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 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer
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 (78 RPM - No)
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 5.5 x 16.5 x 13.75 inches / 14.0 x 41.9 x 34.9 cm (HxWxD)
Certifications FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL
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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What's Included
  • RT81 Turntable
  • Dust Cover
  • 2x Dust Cover Hinges
  • Headshell with Audio Technica AT95E Cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Aluminum Platter
  • Rubber Belt
  • 45 Adapter
  • Rubber Slip Mat
  • 3ft RCA Cable With Ground Wire
  • 5ft 100V - 240V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Press

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    It's a very very nice turntable...I can recommend this turntable, absolutely. It’s an awesome piece of equipment, it sounds amazing. You will not be disappointed, I can almost guarantee you that.

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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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    "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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    What's the Verdict? TechRadar Reviews the RT81 Turntable

    “The Fluance RT81 is the best starter turntable you can buy. Its gorgeous design and convenient features takes the headaches and stress out of setting up a turntable for the first time."

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    Best Buy Reviews the RT81 Turntable

    “I’ve been impressed with the Fluance RT81. Audio performance is very good, with relatively balanced sound and excellent separation."

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    KEVIN K January 25, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Georgia, United States


    Caroline T January 24, 2022 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    Great look, easy set up, and great sound. It looks amazing in my room and sounds even better! This is my first turntable and is the perfect entry turntable to getting into vinyl listening. Only note is to play around with the counterweight a little more than they recommend in the instructions since on my table, the suggested weight was a touch too heavy.

    Daniel H January 24, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New Hampshire, United States

    Great documentation, easy setup, sounds fantastic with my home theatre system

    KenH January 23, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    Excellent in the small room I have with the Fluance RT81 turntable and Ai41 speakers.

    Robin W January 21, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Love the sound and sleek design, especially for the price. My only concern is the curing lever. It is to close to the tonearm lock and very hard to operate and find in low light situations. My suggestion would be and very small light at the end or even a small white glow in the dark dot or groove.

    Chris S January 19, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    Couldn't be happier. Purchased the RT81. The sound quality is great. The set up was simple. The price was right on.

    William P January 15, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years New York, United States

    ok so I purchased this unit for my 8 year old daughter who is getting into music and loves vinyl. the turntable is great for her and sturdy enough. for the price there are very few turntables out there that I would suggest. Also the cart/table shouldnt ruin your vinyl for when/if you eventually upgrade.

    Terri B. January 3, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    It was given as a Christmas gift to my husband. He was absolutely amazed at the quality of the work put into the making of the stereo and how easy it was to set up.

    Ryan M January 1, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

    One of the best products on the market. Phenomenal customer service.

    Roger B December 28, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years Ontario, Canada

    Perfect blend of quality and value!

    Eric R December 26, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Set up instructions were clear and easy to understand. Solid construction. Sounds great!

    Casey December 16, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    I ordered this for a Christmas present, and who ever delivered the package rang the doorbell and ruined the gift surprise. Because the box has the turntables on the box and the name of the brand and company on it. Not happy about that. But all in all excellent record player.

    Edward B December 11, 2021

    I hated giving up my 30-year-old technichis turntable but it was time. This is sounds as good as it looks. I'd recommend it and give it five stars

    B L December 11, 2021

    This turntable replaced an older (30+years old) Pioneer PL 510 direct drive turntable. I was gifted a new amp and speaker but there was no phono input with built in pre-amp. Decided to buy a new turntable instead of just getting a preamp.The key feature that drew me to this turntable was its feature to turn off at the end of the record. I am not always around when then record ends. This feature works great. I wish it did it faster when it reached the end of the record but this is not a big deal.My only "complaint" is that the control to lower the tone arm does not feels as solid compared to my older turntable. It works fine just a feel.Would definitely recommend this turntable.

    Suzanne B December 9, 2021

    for many of us with vinyl from our youth that is not always "pristine", it is a perfect companion for a trip down memory lane

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