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


- 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
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
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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:

    Kade B February 20, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    Very sturdy and great sounding turntable! Looking forward to purchasing more items from Fluance.

    Zacharie R February 19, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    This is the perfect entry level turntable. It is easy to set up and sounds amazing. If you are thinking of pulling the trigger, just do it.

    Chris M February 18, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Massachusetts, United States

    This table is my first higher end turntable. The audio is perfect. The set-up was thankfully easy, and the instructions were really easy to follow along. The walnut look is wonderful as well. I highly recommend this beautiful high quality turntable!!

    Joseph February 16, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New Brunswick, Canada

    Awesome turntable. Super impressed with the build, appearance and sound. Works extremely well...Well packed and easily put together in a few minutes. Well done Fluance!!! Now considering upgrading my older floor model speakers for the Reference Series!!

    Joseph M February 16, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New Brunswick, Canada

    Beautifully crafted and awesome sounding! Works very well, well packed and easy to put together. Truly impressed with the looks, build and quality of sound. Definitely recommend. Now considering upgrading my floor speakers to the Fluance References!!

    Joe A. February 16, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    This turntable replaced my aging Pioneer PL because of low end rumble creeping into its old bones. First spin was absolutely perfect! Quiet. No intent on using the AT cartridge as I have a Denon DL110. For those reading, the table preamp would be disabled. Quick alignment, balance and we were rocking. Looked at other tables 2-3 times the cost and they were identical in specs. So far everything is good. The anti-skate may need fine tuning with your cartridge, but most do anyway. I also have to give high marks for this table in regards to vibration isolation. You want vibration from the grooves not from anything outside of them! hah! I consider myself a very experienced listener and this was a welcome addition to my system which would have brought out any abnormal performance. The RT81 is superb.

    Matt February 15, 2019 Minnesota, United States

    I am 36 years old. I have all the other means to listen to music, Google Play Music , CDs, etc. I never owned a turntable. I just started to get a pretty strong urge to want to get into a new hobby albeit something I was already doing plenty of, which is listening to music. Of course, I did my research and came down to the LP120 and this RT81. The biggest thing I was worried about was the "speed." That seemed like the only knock on the turntable in this price range from the reviews. After setting up the turntable (which for a first time ever user) was very easy. I then downloaded one of those rpm apps for my phone to test the speed. Out of the box, my readings were 33.2 and 44.9. Very pleased with that. I also did the 24 hour burn in which is recommended and it has kept true to those numbers. The sound is fantastic. I have it hooked up to my receiver. I'm listening to stuff like Sufjan Stevens and Radiohead and I'm just grinning from ear to ear. Shipping was really fast. Ordered on a Saturday night and was at my house by Thursday. (Minnesota) I felt like I did my research and due diligence for over two weeks deciding on what to get and I'm very happy with what I ended up with. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    Gino P. February 12, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Looks awesome, sounds awesome. Had to touch the speed control to get it a bit closer to perfect but very easy to adjust after reading the manual. Downloaded and printed the protractor from the Fluance website to check cartridge alignment but it was great and no adjustment needed.

    Adam J. February 7, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    Great! Well put together and thoughtfully packaged. Glad we made this purchase.

    John Eversole February 7, 2019 Advanced Listener - 10 Years Ohio, United States

    If you are spending your time scouring the internet for reviews and comparing every turntable on the market for days before pulling the trigger like I did, I'll save you the time. Just buy it. If you can afford one of the newer models, by all means do that. But don't think for a second that this model is obsolete or nowhere near as good, even with the AT Stylus, it's pretty close to the Ortofons and you will not be disappointed. If you are on a budget and this is your comfortable price point just do it. Easy to set up, sounds amazing and shipping was crazy fast. I ordered it on Monday at lunch and had it by Tuesday at 10am the next day. I still don't know how they did that but I can tell, this being my first Fluance product, that they are a great company and one I look forward to buying from again in the future.

    Julissa V February 7, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    This turntable smokes. It's a great price, great product, awesome tone and easy to setup.

    I looked and looked for a turntable that was within my budget, with great features and sexy looking. The RT81 fit the bill. I highly recommend you choose the RT81 over others, including automatic.

    Robert February 5, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Oregon, United States

    This turntable has surpassed my expectations- it sounds great, performs beyond it's pay grade as equipped. Easy on the eyes as well :)
    Break-in was easy, I let the turntable run for 24 hrs.
    I'm a long time vinyl enthusiast, and am glad I bought it. Would recommend to others...

    Balazs H. February 2, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Oregon, United States

    Took some deliberation to move away from vintage record players to the RT81, but I am pleased to say it was a good buy. Solid build, subtle features, ease of use. I also appreciate that the company ifs very dedicated to geat audio experience.

    Allan J February 2, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years South Carolina, United States

    Love the RT81. Looks and works great, has good weight, easy to set up and cartridge was aligned perfectly when I check with protractor. Love the phono amp option
    The only negative was , when I lightly tapped the TT base at listening volume, tapping of my finger came thru pretty loud and the same when I tapped the heavy stand I have the TT on. I did not hear any speaker coupling, but in some situations it could happen, especially if running a sub. A suggestion to Fluance I would like to see, is a option to buy their TT's without cartridge for a little less.

    Tigg O. February 1, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Oregon, United States

    Love my new RT81! A beautiful piece of craftsmanship that sounds at good as it looks!

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