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, Solid 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, Solid 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


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
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
  • Aluminum Platter
  • Rubber Belt
  • 45 Adapter
  • Rubber Slip Mat
  • 3ft RCA Cable With Ground Wire
  • 5ft 100V - 240V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
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    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 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 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:

    Tyler H. November 25, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Illinois, United States

    I bought this as my first turntable and the experience has been great. I wanted something that required little setup and ease of use. So far, Fluance has met my expectations and I'm very pleased with the sound and the look of the turntable.

    Jean D November 16, 2020 Novice Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    Tres bonne qualite

    BRENT November 14, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    The solid yet elegant build of this turntable was my first impression. The sound quality is very, very good. I spent a few weeks researching other brands - glad that I ended up selecting this unit. My old record collection has been given new life.

    BRENT B. November 12, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    I researched other turntables and decided on the RT81. I definitely made a good decision. It is far superior to the turntables I owned back in the day. Great looks and sound quality. My old albums have never sounded so good and new albums - wow. I also love the solid build of the unit. You can't go wrong with a Fluance turntable.

    Robert E. F. November 4, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Nevada, United States

    Never contacted prior to delivery of turntable.Never received the promo code discount of $10.00(FLX-KUUS).The product is good but the other issues not so much.

    Michael P. October 28, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    The RT81 Turntable is one of the best purchases of my life! I have and will continue to recommend Fluance to all my family and friends. Many thanks to Deepak and the team at Fluance for their great products.

    Warren N. October 27, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Hampshire, United States

    I bought this turntable in 2017 and have used it VERY infrequently. Total use since I purchased it is probably around a dozen or so times. When I have used it, I have had ongoing issues with vibration and feedback even though I have it solidly mounted on the wall and don't play it at excessive volume.

    Some months ago I noticed the platter seemed to be turning slightly slower so I ordered a new belt for it. When I got the belt it seemed maybe a little bit better, but then I haven't used it since putting the new belt on and the other day I tried to use it and the platter just flat out didn't spin.

    I checked it thoroughly before calling support and I was doing everything right. Support took some time to go through what I had done again with me on the phone but to no avail...still doesn't work.

    NOW they tell me that the turntable cannot be fixed because it is no longer under warranty! That's right...once your warranty expires after 2 years, they will not take it back and fix it. They are sending me a new 12volt power cord to see if that's the problem, but even that they charged me $20 for! If it doesn't work, they did say I could return it, but if it doesn't work I spent $249 to use a turntable that always had feedback issues a dozen times.

    Very dissatisfied with this turntable and with Fluance support policy. This turntable is a piece-o-crap!!! And their post warranty support is nonexistent!!!

    Joanna H October 19, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    I purchased the RT81 turntable and cork platter mat in October 2020 and could not be happier with my purchase. I did a lot of research on turntables before my purchase; the RT81 met my requirements and more. Set up at home was easy -- I appreciate their YouTube videos The sound is great. As a bonus, this turntable looks beautiful, too. The shipping was fast and customer service was always there to answer my questions, even after purchase. Shout-out to Brent!

    I'm very happy I went with Fluance.

    Herb R. October 12, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    Beautiful appearance and excellent performance-
    Great packaging,quick shipping and perfect calibration-I am very pleased!

    Tyrene B. October 6, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Oregon, United States

    This is an exceptional product, expertly made, and carefully packed. The presentation of the turntable is even more impressive than the photos.

    I specifically chose this model for the built-in preamp and the rubber mat. I compared the features of this model with similar models of other brands, and I found the most value and quality with Fluance. I am delighted with my purchase.

    I experienced some minor cosmetic issues, but BRENT from the Customer Service Team was exceptionally responsive. He generously resolved my concerns to my satisfaction and with my gratitude!

    Frank K. October 3, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    Received this product for Christmas. I took awhile to get around to it. When I first tried it the Stylus was defective. I contacted Flaunce Customer Service, and Dawn took care of me.She exchanged my Stylus with a New Replacement under the Warranty, and everything is fine. The Rt81 is a fine product that works well. Dawn & Customer Service also get High Marks for excellent service. Thank You, Frank K.

    Benoit B September 29, 2020

    First turntable I own. Did my research, read tons of reviews and for the price I paid, I am 100% satisfied with it!

    Daniel K September 29, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Colorado, United States

    I am very happy with this. Great cost to quality ratio. Easy to assemble, easy to use, easy on the eye.

    Amazon Customer September 28, 2020

    Exelente sonido

    Cam K. September 23, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Arizona, United States

    Amazing product.

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