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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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
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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UPC 061783264362
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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    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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    What's the Verdict? TechRadar Reviews the RT81 Turntable

    “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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    Best Buy Reviews the RT81 Turntable

    “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:

    Dean M June 21, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    This is a fantastic turntable. Even my 40 year old records came to life. Love the built-in preamp that lets us use powered speakers without additional components cluttering up our living room. Just buy it if you are considering this model. To my 44-year-old ears, the sound is crystal clear and beautifully rendered with this machine. Don’t bother with a cheap all-in-one…we did, and I bought the Fluance less than a month later because the cheap player was so bad. The RT81 just oozes quality when you see it and use it. Thank you for creating a beautiful turntable that plays well above its price!

    sarah m June 18, 2022 Novice Listener - 1 Year Florida, United States

    needs speakers

    John M June 16, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Washington, United States

    I don’t think you can do much better for the priceHOWEVER I believe my order requested the black model while I received the wood grain.

    Perry L May 11, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    Replacing my Phillips 212 with the RT81. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Does everything it should easily. Very similar to the 212, belt drive, auto shut off. Just what I wanted. Plus it has a phono amp!

    Rob M April 10, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years Maryland, United States

    Absolutely beautiful turntable, well made, and incredible sound for the price. Couldn't be happier!

    Kyle, B April 5, 2022 Novice Listener - 1 Year Washington, United States

    First record player I’ve purchased.

    Tyson, V March 23, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    This is my first intro to vinyl so I don't have much to compare this to. However, I am very satisfied with the RT81, the sound is crystal clear from it. It was also set up perfectly out of the box and super easy to set up. Shipping was also very fast, and packaging was well put together. Fantastic purchase. For reference I am running the turntable through a Denon AVR, with Polk bookshelves

    Ron S March 19, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

    Very happy with RT81, it is well built, has weight and easy to follow instructions to get it setup. It is a beautiful turntable that operates perfectly. I have used it everyday the first week. listened to 4 or 5 albums a day. It is so great to hear my old vinyl albums. It is a good choice for the beginner or seasoned audiophile. one of the only manual turntables at this price with Auto-Stop!!!

    Wendy K March 17, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Missouri, United States

    First of all, let me start out by saying that the RT81 turntable is absolutely stunning! Sleek in design, the latest technology with a bit of a retro vibe. It came very well packaged and was super simple to set up - and this is from a very non-tech person. If I can do it, anyone can. I love this turntable and am sure I will get many years of play out of it!

    Mariano, M. March 13, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years Texas, United States

    The RT81 is a great record player for the vinyl enthusiast looking to get a solid first step into the vinyl world. The turntable has a very sophisticated look to it with the dark Natural Walnut finish. I did do some prior research to setting up turntables prior to its arrival so that did help setting it up a breeze.

    Bryan H March 9, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Minnesota, United States

    Hard to believe that my 40 year old vinyl collection sounds better than it did back when I bought it. Love this turntable!

    sean March 5, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

    this is your turntable!!!! i'm not kidding this sounds as good as 2k dollar tables i've heard this is a serious piece of audiophile equipment. There is nothing basic or introductory about this turntable this thing rivals some heavy hitters costing x5

    Marc V March 1, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    Very honnest product sound fantastic. You can tell the People at fluance love music ! I highly recommand.

    Jim B February 24, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

    Lives up to all the hype and great reviews! Outstanding value…would buy it again in a heartbeat.

    Peter February 16, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Washington, United States

    great product for the price.

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