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

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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
  • 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
  • Press

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    It’s going to carry you along for a very long time. I give this turntable four-and-a-half pompadours out of five.

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    Detailed Review of the RT81 Turntable with Craig Farraway

    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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    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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    TechRadar Reviews the Fluance RT81 Turntable

    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

    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:

    Michael October 5, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    Great turntable for the price. Well made and easy to set up.

    Todd Grove September 25, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    RT-81 Turntable...an excellent value.

    Like it's simplicity and appearance. Dislike the fact that after record is played, it stops with stylus down.

    David K September 22, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 15 Years Washington, United States

    Easy to set up and adjust. Sounds incredible. Much better than all of my previous turntables. Has a great look to it as well. It feels very well built.

    Nate H September 11, 2021 Advanced Listener - 11 Years Washington, United States

    Upon unboxing and setup the speed was spot on and the stylus was dialed in too, sounds very beautiful.

    Steven R September 7, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Missouri, United States

    Great product. It came pre set and after double checking was happy to happy to see everything was set perfectly.

    Louie S August 12, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    Fantastic sounding turntable listened to differnet genras of music from clasic rock to more modern hip-hop all sounds great. Had a great experience with customer service agent Dawn, had an issue the weight stabilizer that whould not fit the spinal on the Turntable at all. Sent an email to customer service. Sent all pictures they requested and received a new weight within a week. Other than the price of the RT81 went down a couple weeks after I bought it. All is ex excellent.

    Paul August 6, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years other

    Shipped to NZ without a hassle and arrived in excellent condition. Excellent packaging inside the box and easy to assemble. For the exchange rate plus shipping, I could have bought another brand in NZ but I wanted a Fluance : )

    Not a purist or aficionado on turntables so not sure what to expect but sounds good to me !

    Kevin K August 4, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    After numerous attempts following instructions exactly I am unable to correctly adjust tonearm & use turntable.

    Nick July 26, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    Once I got the ground loop humming issue solved (I had to wire the ground to a cold water pipe) it worked perfectly. Easy set up, spins perfectly. Solid turntable!!!

    Wallace H. July 2, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Georgia, United States

    My first real Turntable and I love it. The look, the quality and sound without breaking the bank. What is not to love

    kiko2020 June 27, 2021

    White piano color simply beautiful,this RT 81 sounds pretty good ,I'm using ortofon blue ,a better audio cables makes all the difference, acrylic mat,and record weight,the price is right and this color is new for fluance line up,I'm pretty happy,thanks Fluance keep doing the good job!!!

    Carlos B. June 16, 2021 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    RT81 sounded good and looks beautiful but there's a few concerns.
    *Cueing lever feels so flimsy and will probably will not last
    *RCA cables are cheap, WTH Fluance!
    *Speed was way off! I mean not expecting 33.3 but 33.78!
    *Provision for the 45 adapter should have been thought out..

    Richard June 14, 2021

    Looks great and is super easy to assemble. Beautiful sound quality.

    Trey P June 5, 2021 Novice Listener - 1 Year Wisconsin, United States

    I'm a newcomer to the vinyl turntable experience, but can't imagine a better turntable. The build quality is excellent, and so is the audio quality. Having a built in preamp and auto-stop are great for me, but knowing that I can bypass the built in pre-amp down the road and upgrade to a separate one is awesome.

    Amazon Customer June 2, 2021

    I like this turntable. It is well built and looks nice. The setup process was nice and smooth. The auto on/off feature is nice. I am not an expert in turn tables, so I can't make a lot of comparisons. After more research I wish I had spent just a little more money on an upgraded model, but I still think this is a really good value for my needs just starting out.

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