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 : January 28 - February 03


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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


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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UPC 061783264362
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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    "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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    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:

    Tyler January 20, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Nova Scotia, Canada

    The RT81 looks and sounds great! Very pleased with it so far, would recommend this turntable to anyone who's starting out with vinyl and avoid some other cheap brand.

    Matthew January 12, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 8 Years Idaho, United States

    Received this for Christmas and absolutely love it! Outstanding quality and amazing sound. Customer for life!

    FABI HM January 7, 2021 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    I am a newbie to turntables. I did extensive research and this one came up in multiple lists. It took about a month from date of purchase to arrive, so the excitement built up. The turntable was easy to set up with the manual and YouTube videos. Since I am a newbie, the turntable audio was good enough for me. Super excited to use it more. Turntable looks beautiful and classy.

    Greg B. January 7, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Massachusetts, United States

    I've had a lot of turntables over the years. Outside of the really old behemoth, this is the best. It sounds great and as a nice bonus isn't as easily disturbed as my last three. I don't have to worry so much about it picking up vibrations from the cat tree or the speakers or my limping across the room.

    Ashley d. January 6, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    This is a great sounding system for a remarkable price. I did tons of research before choosing Fluance and I couldn’t be happier with the decision.

    John C. January 6, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years Connecticut, United States

    Arrived early - could not be happier

    Jason A January 5, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Massachusetts, United States

    Was looking to get my brother a quality turntable for Christmas, and was leaning towards an AT like I have. I hopped on and started researching to see if anything new was out there, or any improvements to the table I already have. I stumbled on Fluance (a brand I LOVE for guitar gear) and saw this was on preorder. I immediately jumped on it and was excited to see what they’d offer.

    I am in *love* with it. The quality is obviously there, the wood looks stunning, and above all, the sound quality is way above the price paid. I sort of felt going into this that it’s an intro price to hook some folk, and I feel confident in that after setting it up and playing. At this point, I want to sell mine and buy this one.

    Jocelyn M December 25, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year New York, United States

    I bought this for my boyfriend and he really likes it! He thinks that the design is beautiful.

    Kristie J December 25, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years Texas, United States

    This turntable is a great value for amazing quality! If you want to upgrade, this is the turntable for you! After a ton of research, Fluance was our choice, and we weren’t disappointed.

    Jim December 21, 2020 Advanced Listener - 11 Years Indiana, United States

    Crap Sound

    John M December 21, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    If you shop for turntable[ used] they are expensive and most off the time need service, parts . I was facing this dilemmas .Two finish, all types of models for you budget and performance and brand new with warranty . I pic Fluance rt81 and after reviewing on line and videos you will find Fluance turntable for you. Just pic you model and options an you are set!!!!

    Marcus G December 18, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Arizona, United States

    Sounds much better than my old turntable and looks way better. Recommending this product to all my friends and the level of ease it takes to upgrade it makes it even better

    Roger R December 17, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years Florida, United States

    Received this product a few weeks ago and I'm very pleased with it. I ordered the black piano finish and looks very fancy. I originally wanted the wood finish but it was out of stock. I was so excited to get it that I did not have the patient to wait. So I settled for the black piano finish. If I would still have the chance I would go for the wood finish. I am enjoying the RT 81. It was very easy to put together. Very well put together. It is evident that your company takes pride in
    making this product It is I did a lot of research before getting this. You Tube was my friend. I found Creg on YouTube he has the Vinyl Channel and with his review of the RT 81 was sold. I recoment this product to any one who wants to get into vinyl.

    Brian B. December 16, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Texas, United States

    This thing is night and day compared to my last turntable. Set up was simple. The built in pre amp sounds wonderful. The counterbalance and overall setup was simple. It looks beautiful and I'm happy to show it off! Great purchase, well worth it.

    Susan H December 15, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

    My husband loves this player. He's a music snob
    Says it's the best gift ever!

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