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 (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:

    Steven g April 7, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 6 Years Michigan, United States

    Love the player! Its quiet, and love the antiskip on it

    Richard D April 3, 2021 Advanced Listener - 10 Years Washington, United States

    I just setup my RT 81 and couldn’t be happier. It was fast and easy and worked completely as advertised. It sounds great, looks amazing and for the money can’t be beat.

    Brian G April 2, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years Colorado, United States

    This is my first turntable, so I wanted quality at a reasonable price. The RT81 nails it at this price point. I wasn’t ready to dive into high end cartridges and preamps so the RT81 is perfect. The next level turntable is $50 more plus you then need a $100 or more preamp, so the RT81 is a no brainer. I love the sleek design, very classy. The setup was no problem. The packaging is first rate. The sound is great, I couldn’t be happier. I waited 3 months to get this and I’m glad I did.

    David H April 2, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years South Carolina, United States

    Great quality. Solid, great look and feel. Excellent value. I did a lot of research, landed on the RT81. I didn’t want to pay for extras I didn’t need, such as automatic functions. The preamp works well and there is no ground loop issue.

    Russell G March 12, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 12 Years Wisconsin, United States

    Five star turntable with a few downs.
    1. The labels for the tonearm weight are in grey, makes it very hard to see and set up.
    2. The actual tonearm is plastic. A bit disappointing.

    On to the positives, which are amazing...
    1. Great stylus/needle and cartridge. You don't need to buy an extra stylus to get great sound.
    2. Solid plinth/base. The base is outright heavy, it won't be budged or help with nasty vibrations.
    3. The detail. From the tonearm's downward and upward automatic motion to the simplicity of the power buttons, this thing has fewer things because fewer things can go wrong with it.
    4. The sound and feel. While the sound of what it gives you from clean records is amazing, there is something to be said for the overall feel of records that are pretty good in fidelity. You feel the sounds from even cheap 100 dollar powered speakers in detail.
    5. The price is pretty competitive. You can buy a 100 dollar suitcase system and end up with next to nothing. Instead, you can use this table to work towards a literal 350 dollar system that sounds amazing.

    Nearly Highly Recommended. I just wish they would make the labels in bright white contrast instead of grey. This is an amazing turntable with a really crisp and deep sound coming from a great mechanism.

    Matt C. March 2, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    I just got back into the vinyl world after many years out. My old TT didn't survive the years of inactivity and had bought a ATLP60 to get me by. Well that was NOT enough! Did my research and found the RT81 had excellent reviews and right in the price range I wanted to spend. BESY money I ever spent. Best TT ever. Amazing looks and sound. I upgraded the stylus to the ATN95EX and it has opened up so much more sound. Not the the one that came with it was a slouch by any means, I just wanted a little more fidelity out of it and I got it. I cannot recommend this TT enough. Stop reading and get this! Now!!

    Eric S February 19, 2021 New Jersey, United States

    This turntable is great! I got this as a gift for my friends 30th birthday and he loves it. Shipping was super fast too, once this model was back in stock I ordered and had it in days.

    Dead J February 13, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

    fast shipping I got exactly what i wanted, work great, thank you.

    Matt s February 13, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    Looks great . Easy to set up. Sounds good!

    Roger B. February 10, 2021 Novice Listener - 1 Year New Jersey, United States

    Amazing quality, great looks, great sound. I love the wood on it, it’s really beautiful. I just wished it was fully upgradable to RT85 specs. (For example the tone arm weight required to put an Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge doesn’t fit the tonearm of an RT81)

    Eric, j February 9, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Very nice looking record player. Seems to be put together nicely. Seems sturdy. Plays well. Quick turn around on my order. Less than 5 business days I believe.

    Doug L. February 9, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Colorado, United States

    After purchasing an Rt85 for myself, I told my brother who researched and thought it was a great choice. He has an ancient Dual turntable that no longer worked. I surprised him with an RT81 as a gift. We've spoken and he absolutely loves it. Only drawback is he regrets selling so much of his vinyl years ago for CDs. He now is spending money he didn't plan for new replacement albums.

    Neal D February 9, 2021 California, United States

    Great turntable! Easy to hookup and fantastic sound. Highly recommend.

    Joshua L February 7, 2021 Advanced Listener - 5 Years Ohio, United States

    Impeccable all around! After ample research and deliberation, I decided on this RT81 turntable. From the packaging down to the sleek design, I love it all! The experience that I have playing my vinyl on this turntable is awesome! Great job Fluance!

    Manny H February 6, 2021 Novice Listener - 1 Year Texas, United States

    Looks beautiful in my setup and sounds great with new and old records alike. I like that I can upgrade the cartridge in the future and bypass the internal amp if needed.

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