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 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
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:

    Joe M December 5, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year Arkansas, United States

    As a turntable novice, I was looking for something that looked and sounded good at an affordable price. The RT-81 seemed to fit the bill. After the unboxing and incredibly easy set up, I know I made the right choice. This turntable looks and sounds GREAT!

    Randi December 4, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    As a beginner, I can’t say much but it is gorgeous and the sound quality feels like I’m at a live show. I researched turntables extensively and decided to settle on this one because of the positive reviews all over the internet and the easy set up!

    Greg C November 24, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    This turntable is great to look at, solid, sounds fantastic. What is not to love about it. Don't hesitate, buy it and enjoy it!

    Greg C November 22, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

    Great turntable, worth double the price and awesome performance!

    Wendell Narrod November 20, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Kentucky, United States

    Good performance for very little money. Sound is astonishingly good. Rubber mat a must to tame the platter than rings like a bell. The autolift doesn't work consistently. Overall, it's a keeper.

    Emmanuel Morales November 20, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year Illinois, United States

    After a few weeks of owning, I am very impressed by RT81 model. Fluance went beyond aesthetics and performance with this turntable.

    Jason W. November 16, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year Kentucky, United States

    The RT81 is gorgeous. I was set on buying the Audio Technica LP 120. I'm so glad I discovered Fluance before I did.

    Allison O November 16, 2018 Novice Listener - 20+ Years Arkansas, United States

    Fantastic! Ordered as a gift for my husband and he loves it

    Jack V. November 8, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

    This is a beautiful turntable, easy to set up, had it for about 2 weeks and am enjoying it very much.

    Oliver, V November 4, 2018 Novice Listener - 1 Year Wisconsin, United States

    If you're like me and are just getting into vinyls, this is probably one of the better ones out there; the price is reasonable enough to not break your bank without compromising build-quality, easy to setup, and provides for a great listening in experience. Love it.

    Fred Q November 4, 2018 Audiophile Ontario, Canada

    After 3 months it still performs better than I expected. Looks great; sounds even better. Like the cartridge but I have ordered a second shell to house my Shure M95E so I can compared. Expect it to be comparable.

    John K October 31, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    When my 35 year old turntable finally died and I was in the market for a new one I spent a fair bit of time online researching what was available. When I came across the Fluance brand I was intrigued. First because it's a Canadian company and second because of the rave reviews. Also the price seemed incredible. I place an order and my turntable arrived within a few days. It was easy to set up and get up and running. I am used to using a fully automatic turntable so it will take a bit for me to get used to the manual aspect of this unit, however, so far I am very impressed with it. I'm sure it will stand up well and last for years. I am so happy with this brand that when I upgrade my speakers I will look no where else except to Fluance.

    Jason C October 26, 2018 Audiophile - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    I love this turntable! Worth every penny and then some! Excellent customer service! Julie is extremely helpful and responsive.

    Rod W October 23, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    I haven’t used a turntable in 25+ years. Now my kids are getting into guitars, drums & vinyl and we decided to look into getting a turntable and playing the old tunes. What a great purchase!!! This product is gorgeous and looks fantastic with our stereo. The sound is great. Hearing music the way it was meant to be is awesome. A great product at a very reasonable price. Customer service and the website is fantastic. The RT81 arrived sooner than expected and the packaging was very solid. It works perfectly.

    skip k October 22, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Virginia, United States

    In my 40s now, I've only owned two turntables in my life, both bought used but solid, reliable performers—a sub-DJ level Stanton and a similar Gemini more recently. Finally got tired of balancing the tone arm using washers due to the missing counterweight and decided it was time for a solid, decent, reliable turntable—and time for a new one!
    This Fluance RT81 was strongly reviewed by The Wirecutter and let me tell you it is a solid, good-feeling machine. It feels substantial, the tonearm is beautiful, the glossy wood is not ostentatious but appears almost black from across the room (I was worried about this a little). I burned the motor in for a day as recommended. I actually haven't spun any records yet (I know, weird to write a review this way) but wanted to offer some initial thoughts on build quality. I think I'll be happy here.

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