- 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Finish||High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer|
|Dust Cover||Yes - Tinted|
|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)|
|Diameter of Platter||12", 30cm|
|Tonearm Type||Static Balanced, S-Type|
|Supported Cartridge Weight||3.5 to 6.5g|
|Tonearm Wire||36 AWG Litz Cable / 7 Strand|
|Effective Tonearm Mass||28.2 grams|
|Effective Tonearm Length||224mm|
|Headshell Mount||H-4 Bayonet Mount|
|Cartridge Type||Dual Moving Magnet (MM)|
|Catridge Model||Audio Technica: AT95E|
|Stylus||0.4 × 0.7mil Bonded Elliptical (Diamond)|
|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)|
|Recommended Tracking Force||2.0g +/–0.5g|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||20 degrees|
|Rubber Belt Specifications||▼|
|Preamp||Yes, PHONO/LINE Switchable|
|Phono Output||2.5mV +/–3dB|
|Phono Bypass||Yes, all electronics bypassed when using external preamp|
|Line Output||140mV (–17dBV)|
|Input||100V - 240V AC (50/60Hz)|
|Output||12V / 500mA|
|Dimensions||16.5” x 5.5” x 13.75”|
|Certifications||FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL|
|Unit Weight||6.4 kg or 14.1 lbs|
|Fluance Speaker Size Comparison Chart|
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. "Read the Full Review
CNET Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable
"it feels like a $400-$500 turntable. I guess you can tell by now I'm impressed."Read the Full Review
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. "Read the Full Review
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."Read the Full Review
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!
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!
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!
Great turntable, worth double the price and awesome performance!
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.
After a few weeks of owning, I am very impressed by RT81 model. Fluance went beyond aesthetics and performance with this turntable.
The RT81 is gorgeous. I was set on buying the Audio Technica LP 120. I'm so glad I discovered Fluance before I did.
Fantastic! Ordered as a gift for my husband and he loves it
This is a beautiful turntable, easy to set up, had it for about 2 weeks and am enjoying it very much.
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.
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.
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.
I love this turntable! Worth every penny and then some! Excellent customer service! Julie is extremely helpful and responsive.
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.
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!See all reviews
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.