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, High Mass MDF 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, High Mass MDF Wood Plinth

$249.99 USD

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Get it : December 01 - December 07


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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 (Non-Adjustable)
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 (PFHTCW)
  • Aluminum Platter
  • Rubber Belt
  • 45 Adapter
  • Rubber Slip Mat
  • 3ft RCA Cable With Ground Wire (PFHTCA)
  • 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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    "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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    “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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    “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:

    Paul November 11, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

    I was looking for a vintage turntable for a long time but it was very hard to find a decent one in good shape and for a good price that wasn't a scam. Finally went for the RT81 and I'm extremely happy with the quality of this turntable and the fact that it looks like a vintage unit, yet one that is brand new and will last for years and years. Superb quality and value for the money!

    Alfonso G. November 6, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 15 Years Arizona, United States

    Best product by far, after a lot of research came with this turn table and I have never regret it, the quality of the wood and materials make it an amazing thing to look at, the sound quality is amazing and the customer service when I needed a repair (It was my fault) was the best experience I have ever had, Brent immediately knew what I needed and he even set up a case with the repair part number that then Julie took over when I called and she even filled out everything for me, all I had to do was to provide my address! that easy! she even followed up a few days later to make sure all worked out and my turntable was working, so just by that I think the product is even more worth it and I couldn't recommend it enough.

    Phillip A. October 10, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years Florida, United States

    Wow! This turntable is amazing. Especially for the price. Came well packaged. Setup was straight forward. Looks and sounds amazing. I have it pared with powered speakers and a Bluetooth transmitter for headphone listening. Amazing detail, and superb sound. First run, the speed fluctuates a bit, but I'm sure the 24 hour motor break-in process will rectify that. Very pleased with my purchase. Thank You Fluance.

    David H. September 16, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    I haven’t had a chance to set up the turntable yet because I bought it for my cabin. It was very well packaged though and everything seems high quality and very well made

    David September 16, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    I like the turntable, it is amazing how good the stylus' are now compared to what I had in the 70's. One problem, the autostop feature does not work. Sometimes the platter will stop rotating when done with the side, but the arm never returns to the stand.

    Edward G September 12, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    two items the 1st is I wish you had a place to put the 45 little disk inside the phono the 2nd wish you would provide a upgrade to the needle , if you would like to make it better send me th upgraded needle

    Drew M August 26, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    This is a really great turntable. I had been itching to go back to vinyl for a while, so I did A LOT of research before I bought. Having read about 100 reviews, it came down to the Audio Technica and the Fluance. In the end, I pulled the trigger on the Flunace - the reviews on the RT81 are almost universally great for a reason. I also wanted to make sure I had something sturdy - and the MDF design is great - it looks spectacular and it plays even better. I took advantage of the anniversary sale and paired it with the Fluance bookshelf speakers (signature HiFi 2 way ) as well. I have to say, it's been really great to have vinyl again, and they sound spectacular in this system.

    Gary H August 23, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Georgia, United States

    Turntable arrived as scheduled. Set up took maybe 15 minutes. The unit works and sounds great. I use the built in pre amp. Very smooth operation and nice appearance. Walnut finish. This was a excellent purchase.

    Jeremy L. August 19, 2022 Novice Listener - 1 Year New York, United States

    My first player and I don't regret the purchase at all! Definitely Going to be using this thing all day.

    John p August 3, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Beauty, style, and sounds great. Very easy to install. I recommend Fluance to all my friends.

    Jeremy N. July 29, 2022 Advanced Listener - 17 Years Virginia, United States

    Good record player.

    Chris H July 27, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Minnesota, United States

    Looks great sounds great

    Mike P July 18, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 8 Years Massachusetts, United States

    I was looking to upgrade from a somewhat novice turntable to something a bit nicer on a limited budget, and the RT81 has been a perfect fit. The setup was straightforward, construction and quality seem great, and it's simple design make for an easy and enjoyable experience.

    Camille D. July 5, 2022 Novice Listener - 1 Year Quebec, Canada

    My first ever turntable and I couldn't be happier! Decent price, easy to assemble, great sound & nice to look at.

    Vincent July 4, 2022 Novice Listener - 5 Years Quebec, Canada

    Look amazing, sound perfect, simple

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