RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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 %E2%96%BC
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
Cartridge Type Dual Moving Magnet (MM)
Cartridge Model Audio Technica: AT95E
Replacement Stylus ATN95E
Stylus 0.4 %C3%97 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 %E2%96%BC
Rubber Belt Design Continuous loop (joint-less)
Width 4.5mm
Length 534.07mm
Thickness 0.6mm
Output Specifications %E2%96%BC
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 %E2%96%BC
Input 100V - 240V AC (50/60Hz)
Output 12V / 500mA
Consumption 1.5W
General Specifications %E2%96%BC
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%C2%B0C
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
  • 100V - 240V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Press

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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 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:

    Rene A June 28, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years California, United States

    Got this on a Father's Day Sale and was absolutely impressed! I was suppose to buy the Rt 80 but when I saw the reviews on YouTube and CNet I was convinced this was the turntable for me. Great design and the sound rich highs and vivid lows. At this price point you can't go wrong plus you could easily upgrade the cartridge and enjoy your Music. Definitely a great Buy!

    Mark, W June 27, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years British Columbia, Canada

    Easy setup and well packaged. The shipping box had a huge dent on one corner that I was worried about, but the turntable was well packed and had no damage. It sounds amazing too!

    Mark L June 24, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Virginia, United States

    My old turntable of 40 plus years was in drastic need of replacement. The Fluance RT81 saved the day. It sounds great and I once again enjoy listening to my vinyl collection. It's a great value for the price.

    Noah M June 24, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years New Hampshire, United States

    This is an excellent turntable and performs very well for its price. It was very easy to install and was quickly able to play my records, which sounded great. This turntable has an outstanding build and is heavy, built of high-quality parts, no part of it feels or looks cheap. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

    Steve W June 24, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year North Carolina, United States

    Looks beautiful and no problems in set up or use.

    Jonathan S June 23, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    Absolutely love this turntable! I spent a lot of time researching and finally landed on the RT81. If you are looking for a turntable in this price range, you should buy it because of the benefits you will enjoy! The number one benefit is the super high-quality sound it produces, which I would describe as distinct and warm! The second benefit is that it built exceptionally well using high-quality parts, and I know it will last for many years to come. Finally, the RT81 scores a 10 out of 10 in Style! Yes, I highly recommend this Record Player!

    Mark L June 22, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Virginia, United States

    After struggling with my 41 year old turntable I decided to invest in a Fluance R81. Immediately my ears were rewarded with a high quality listening experience. Even my wife's poorly cared for vinyl records sound great. I'm only sorry I didn't do this years ago. A great value for the price.

    Jeremy F June 22, 2020 Intermediate Listener Massachusetts, United States

    I love the record player so far. Setup was fairly easy, the only difficult part being balancing the tonearm, but Fluance's videos were very helpful in setup. The sound is great and the base is very solid. I debated this vs. the uturn or audio technica models at the same price, but for the price this beat both of them by far, and has a lot of features that seemed associated with higher priced systems. Make sure you push the headshell all the way in during setup!!

    Kevin F June 20, 2020 Advanced Listener - 17 Years Nova Scotia, Canada

    Used daily for a week now, love it. Every component feels solidly built, satisfying switch and lever action. Wonderful sound, heard new things in old vinyl

    Jason S. June 19, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years Tennessee, United States

    Really high quality turntable for the price. I was looking for a new turntable in 200-500 range and couldn't pass up the features on this turntable for the $250 price tag. The ability to change tracking force and anti-skate is rare on a turntable in this price range as well as the removable head shell.

    Upon receiving this product I was blown away at the quality. The glossy walnut plinth looks classy and the heft tells me this is a substantial item. Setup was simple even for my first go round and it sounds great. The speed has also been consistent.

    Jessi June 19, 2020 Advanced Listener - 15 Years California, United States

    When my friend posted a picture of his Rt80 - I was smitten with the beautiful design. He had done a ton of research on which turntable to purchase without spending an egregious amount. By the end of the conversation. I was convinced. I went with the Rt81 in Walnut, and it's soooo gorgeous. The sound makes me fall in love with my vinyl collection all over again.

    Tyler , D June 19, 2020 Advanced Listener - 9 Years Maryland, United States

    Great performance , sounds amazing

    Teresa S June 19, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Illinois, United States

    Came quickly, packaged well. Beautiful set up! This is my first turntable and I'm very excited about the RT81!

    Roy R June 18, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

    A wonderful sound and beautiful design .

    Charles D June 18, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Second turntable purchase from Fluance. Like my RT85, the set-up was smooth and non-complicated. After a break in period, I did have to adjust the speed slightly. Not a big deal. Cartridge tracks fine, and the preamp is better than expected. Good purchase.

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