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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RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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
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
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 16.5” x 5.5” x 13.75”
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
  • 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:

    Charles, J August 13, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    Professional quality and design at reasonable cost. Excellence service .

    Charles J August 13, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    Professional turntable that is attractive and functional. Needle said to last 1000 hours "approximately two years" with relatively inexpensive replacement.

    Charles J August 13, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    A professional quality turntable at a bargain price. Attractive looks. Easy setup. Needle said to last for 1000 hours with "inexpensive" replacement. Great customer service.

    Tyler A August 8, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years North Carolina, United States

    I have had the RT81 for 3 weeks now and I am so happy I made the purchase. It looks great and sounds great! I really like the sound of the AT cartridge that comes with it. For the price its a no brainer!

    carson m August 5, 2019 Advanced Listener - 10 Years Colorado, United States

    it was a great tt well above price. considering the atlp120? i would go for this one. super! performance i thought could never be achieved at this price but it has! fluance has blessed the vinyl community truly!!!

    Bill T. August 5, 2019 Audiophile - 18 Years Wisconsin, United States

    great tt for the price especially if you can even upgrade the cartridge to the likes of nagaoka and a seperate phono stage like the schiit mani the result is stunning! very low motor noise nice build hinged cover. The sound has substantial bass not the most nuanced but good on the more bassy side... midrange and treble: the midrange is quite good considering the price.the midrange /treble/vocals are occasionally sibilant but for the price overall...excellent. highly recommended.

    Álvaro B. August 3, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    I’ve got mine three days ago, and I absolutely love it! It’s beautiful; well crafted, it got quality parts, and the most important thing: it sounds stunning! The only thing that bothers me a bit is the cue lever: it’s too close to the tonearm. It’s easy to hit it accidentally. But this is a minor issue. It’s worth every penny.

    KellyZ August 1, 2019 Novice Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    Could not be happier with my re-introduction into vinyl. The Fluance community through their site and on youtube made set up a breeze, and I was enjoying my old LPs within 30mins of unboxing.

    Zeeshan S July 31, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    This is my first record player and I couldn’t be happier. It’s an extremely well constructed product and comes with a lot of features that are found in players that are far more expensive (eg auto stop, built in pre-amp). And to top it off the RT81 comes in a beautiful polished walnut veneer (also available in black) that will make you want to proudly display it, a real conversation starter.

    Ian C July 31, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    It's my first turntable and bought it based on reviews which are true. It looks very nice and sounds good and clean. The only missing feature is the arm does not return to resting position automatically when it's done.

    Quentin F July 31, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    Beautiful turntable! It sound great. It's better to see the video for the first tuning. Extremely fast shipping. Perfect overall experience!

    Ivan, B July 25, 2019 Advanced Listener - 9 Years Florida, United States

    This was my first time buying a turntable. I really wanted to start collecting vinyl not just as a hobby, but also as a way to have a physical love for my music, which in my opinion, makes it more special. The RT-81 is a REALLY good starting turntable. In fact I likely won't ever upgrade to another one because it's just that good. The cartridge/stylus and turntable mat are upgradable and interchangeable. It will be awesome to pass this down to my kids one day.

    Edward E June 29, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    I bought the RT81 to replace my '82 Technics SL/D2 turntable. Wow! What a turntable! You cant beat it, especially for the price. If I didnt know any better? I would think this turntable is in the $400- $500 range. It's beautiful, clean sharp lines and walnut finish is very pleasing to the eye. There is no noise whatsoever, no matter how loud or quiet you play it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get into vinyl and on a budget. Thanks Fluance for all the great products you offer.

    Patrick M June 26, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    I haven't owned a turntable since I had a crummy plastic one as a kid. I spent my formative music years listening to CDs, but about 10 years ago I went digital and eliminated all physical music from our house. Lately I've been feeling the itch to have something tangible I can hold in my hands again, so my wife got me the RT81 for Father's Day. I've only had it up and running for a short time, but so far I'm very pleased.
    The instructions for set up are very detailed, and I was able to get everything set up pretty easily. I really like the fact this unit has an internal preamp, because I'm running it through a Sonos Play 5. I'll likely get a different set up as I move forward, but for now not having to buy an additional component is a big plus. Within 15 minutes I had the turntable up and running, and it sounds/works great. It also looks fantastic - it's definitely something you want to showcase rather than hiding it behind something. I only have a handful of records so far, but I'm really looking forward to diving headlong into the world of vinyl over the coming years.
    From everything I've seen so far, I'd definitely recommend the RT81 to anyone who asks, particularly if they're someone like me who's new to this world.

    Zach D June 25, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 7 Years Arizona, United States

    Love this turntable. Looks and feels like it is made with high quality components. Love the optional built in preamp. Packaging was very nice with all parts secure to prevent damage. Would buy more Fluance equipment.

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