RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Dual Magnet Cartridge, Elliptical Stylus, Preamp, Solid Cabinet - Walnut (RT81)

$249.99 USD

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  Estimated Delivery Date : April 29


RT81 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




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 with 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
Auto-Stop Yes
Turntable Mat Rubber
Tonearm Specifications
Tonearm Type Static Balanced, S-Type
Supported Cartridge Weight 3.5 to 6.5g
Anti-skating Adjustment Yes
Pivot Bearing 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)
Catridge 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
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, 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
  • 3ft RCA Cable With Ground Wire
  • 100V - 240V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • 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:

    Brian Bullock April 14, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    My old Dual turntable finally bit the dust..
    Very happy with my RT81 turntable purchase. The sound is great!
    Arrived well packaged and setup was straight forward.

    Ryan S April 13, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 6 Years Alberta, Canada

    Awesome sounding turntable! It tracks great and it's very well thought out. There's something to be said about a company that cares about product quality

    James D April 11, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    Can’t beat this turntable for $249! Very good overall performance, fit and finish! Looks good! Easy to set up and play! Pre alignment was spot on! Only issues are, at times, I detect wow and flutter (piano, guitar). All else is top notch so fair!

    Sean E. April 3, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

    This is a really nice turntable. After researching on various websites, watching and reading a lot of reviews, I chose the Fluance RT81. My records sound great and the turntable is solid and looks great. Really pleased.

    David March 31, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Oregon, United States

    Turntable is very beautiful. Very easy to set up and add different cartridges. Everything is very high quality.

    William A March 29, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years West Virginia, United States

    Great turntable Excellent Quality Plays Great Highly Recommend 5 Stars all the way!!!!!!

    Jim S March 19, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Purchased recently. Well packaged and intact delivery. Easy set-up. Appealing to the ear and eye. Quality and price!

    Owen J March 18, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Utah, United States

    Fast easy setup. Sounds great. Looks beautiful. Very happy with the turntable.

    mike hottle March 18, 2019 South Carolina, United States

    excellent sound quality,spacious sound field,good separation in the crossover,good tight bass.

    Evan M March 18, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Illinois, United States

    Such a beautiful turntable, sounds great, relatively easy to assemble. A true pleasure to use. Looking forward to diving in to vinyl.

    Jim L March 13, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

    Quality design for the money, resists skipping even when jostled a bit. I love the tonearm, easy to adjust. Great instruction manual.

    Brian H March 12, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 6 Years District of Columbia, United States

    The RT-81 turntable has been fantastic. I love that it has a pre-amp and the balanced tone-arm is super nice and very high quality

    Mina, I March 12, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    Great product

    Behnam March 11, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Massachusetts, United States

    I am satisfied with the quality compared to the price I paid for this. It's been only a week since I got this and so far I'm happy with it.

    Chuck M. March 11, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Amazing turntable beginning with the build quality, all the way through to the listening experience. It was shipped promptly with great communication from Fluance. Even if it didn't work, it's still something you can stare at and appreciate. Excellent buy!!!!

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