RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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

$324.99 CAD

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RT81 High Fidelity Turntable


  • Premium components allow this high fidelity belt driven turntable to produce a pure analog listening experience that recreates the performance the way the artist intended
  • High performance AT95E Audio Technica cartridge produces outstanding clarity. The diamond elliptical tipped stylus is designed to track your record grooves with greater precision & accuracy for high definition audio
  • Perfect playback using the balanced aluminum S-Type tonearm ensures the stylus is rested deep in your record’s groove, producing every audio detail indistinguishable from the original recording
  • The beautiful walnut finished cabinet is crafted from solid engineered (MDF) wood, incorporates isolation feet, an aluminum platter, & a rubber slip mat which results in superior isolation from unwanted vibrations
  • Captivating signal clarity is produced with a high quality Texas Instruments preamp, gold plated RCA line outputs, and a ground terminal that ensure warm, true sound

RT81 HiFi Turntable

Fluance’s RT81 High Fidelity Turntable plays traditional LP and EP vinyl records with stunning quality that achieves the purest sound reproduction. When you want the absolute best in music performance, pull out your favorite 33 1/3 or 45 RPM records, hook up your sound system, drop the needle, and immerse yourself in the Fluance RT81 Record Player. Your soul will be captivated by the crisp, distinguishing characteristics of the music you love. Premium components allow this belt driven turntable to produce a pure uncompressed listening experience that recreates the performance the way the artist intended.

Superior Stylus

Superior Stylus Makes for a Pure Analog Listening Experience

Your music will sound richer when the Audio Technica AT95E stylus rests in the grooves of your favorite vinyl record at a mere 2.0 grams of tracking force. The upgraded elliptical diamond stylus is renowned for its freedom from noise and distortion, clarity on musical peaks, and channel balance.

RT81 S-type Tone Arm

Complete Clarity Without Compromising Your Collection

You'll savor every note thanks to the balanced and adjustable counterweight of the S-Type tonearm. The fluid movement of the bearings within the tonearm coupled with the advanced anti-skating system practically caresses your record, preventing scratching and ensuring the stylus is perfectly rested deep in your record’s groove while splendidly coaxing the music out of your vinyl.

RT81 Walnut Cabinet Designed for Serious Performance

Designed for Serious Performance

The walnut finished cabinet is crafted from solid engineered (MDF) wood which reduces vibrations to ensure the stylus provides the best possible signal. Sound isolation feet, an aluminum platter and a rubber slip mat significantly reduce reverberation, leaving you with pure stereophonic sound.

RT81 Turntable Premium Components

Premium Components

Captivating signal clarity is produced with a high quality Texas Instruments preamp, ground terminal and gold plated RCA line outputs that ensures high fidelity sound in its truest form.

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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
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, CE Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL
Unit Weight 6.4 kg or 14.1 lbs
Optimal Operating Temperature 20°C
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UPC 061783264362
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:

    Tina G October 17, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years Florida, United States

    Sounds incredible and the look is chic and modern. Highly recommend

    Raul Chavez October 15, 2018 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

    It's everything I was hoping for. Made of high quality and very easy to set up. It's perform better flawlessly. The RT81 turned out to be turntable is perfect! Except for one thing. Please Fluance people make a receiver that'll go with the turntable & speakers. One with a the cool retro feel just like the RT81. Like those old retro receivers that have a metal face plate with knobs and switches/buttons. I've got the turntable, I've got the speakers now I need the receiver to complete the set.

    Daisy R October 13, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    I've had the turntable for a little over a week and used it every day since. No problems so far.

    Zac, O October 2, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    Sounds good

    Robert S. October 2, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Massachusetts, United States

    I did a lot of research before buying the RT81 turntable.
    The rubber mat is high quality, the base is solid and heavy.
    The turntable just overall looks fantastic.
    Sounds great. A really nice turntable at a great price.
    I love it!

    Greg H September 27, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Beautiful looking, well crafted.

    Don S. September 27, 2018 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

    Very happy with my turntable and the service I got from Fluance. Set-up was easy and the YouTube video illustrating how to balance the tonearm was very helpful. The only issue I have is that the lettering/graphics on the turntable are hard to read. The gray lettering used does not contrast enough with the rosewood base making it almost impossible to see. Other than that, the turntable has met all of my expextations.

    Ramesh D September 26, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

    I'm very happy with my RT81 purchase. The turntable arrived safely and securely packaged with no damage. It's beautiful to look at and looks great in my living room.

    More importantly it sounds wonderful! I had intended to swap in my Ortofon Red cartridge but the included Audio-Technica cartridge sounds fantastic so I'm holding off on that and very happy I went with the RT81 over the RT80.

    The included phono stage also sounds better than my Rotel RA-12's built-in phono stage and I'm very pleased with the sound.

    Teddy VW September 22, 2018 Advanced Listener - 10 Years Iowa, United States

    For the price, there really isn't much better. Assembling the turntable was a fantastic experience, extremely easy and felt well designed. My only complaint was that it arrived in three boxes (one inside of the other, inside of the last), but that's pretty minor. Aesthetics are fantastic, too. Just make sure that if you're pairing it with a wooden stand/component rack that the finish matches.

    Xiaowang September 22, 2018 Novice Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

    I chose Fluance's RT81 high-fidelity turntable to meet my needs for playing traditional LP and EP vinyl records on the grounds that:
    1. I like classical and lyrical music. The design and configuration of RT81 is suitable for this kind of demand. The belt drive is stable and quiet, which guarantees the restoration of pure sound quality.
    2.Audio Technica AT95E stylus RT81 is another perfect choice, AT95E plays more music, its oval stylus minimizes noise and distortion, so that music clarity and channel balance can be guaranteed;
    3. More like the S-shaped arm of the RT81.
    I will connect to my Marantz sound system so that the RT81 has a better performance. I will write my experience and share it with you.
    Many thanks to Mr. Sean for giving guidance and help during my purchase of RT81!

    Tam, M September 16, 2018 Novice Listener - 2 Years Virginia, United States

    I love the Fluance RT81. It's beautiful with the walnut finish. The design is clean and very high quality. It's also very quiet.

    Kelly H September 11, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 15 Years Arizona, United States

    I love this turntable, it was so easy to setup and has performed flawlessly every time I have used it. I can't recommend it or Fluance in general enough!!

    Ron A September 8, 2018 Audiophile - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    The Fluance RT81 turntable Is my first turntable as an adult and I must say that I'm very impressed. Starting with the packaging, it arrived at my door secure and undamaged. The construction materials are top notch which is revealed with the sound quality. The setup process is user friendly. I highly recommend the RT81.

    Scott J September 7, 2018 Texas, United States

    This turntable exceeded my expectations. It is well constructed and records sound amazing. I highly recommend!

    Phil August 31, 2018 British Columbia, Canada

    Great record player, I really like the look of the wood. I'm not an audiophile, but this was a greta upgrade from my very entry level record player I had prior. The audio quality is amazing, really glad that I picked this up!

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