RT81T High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Audio Technica AT95E Cartridge, Belt Drive, Built-in Preamp, Solid Wood Plinth

RT81T High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
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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Get it : June 25 - July 01


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RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

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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 Piano Black
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
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)
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 871363017123
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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    "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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    "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 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:

    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..

    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.

    Shane May 31, 2021 New Jersey, United States

    What an outstanding turntable! It's a gorgeous piece and the build quality is terrific. Not one aspect of it feels cheap or like it was neglected during design & production. Setup is a breeze and after the recommended 24 hour burn-in I'm thrilled with the quality of every record (new & old) I've played on it. This is an absolute steal for $250.

    Larissa H May 29, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Washington, United States

    Sound is great! First record player purchase in decades.

    TIm May 29, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Nebraska, United States

    I'm very happy with my RT 81. Looks vintage and classy and it really sounds great!

    Jorge M May 27, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    Great sound and easy to use.

    Peter A. May 25, 2021 Novice Listener - 5 Years New Jersey, United States

    I did a fair amount of research, and then a good bit of hesitating on pulling the trigger on an all-in-one turntable option for the office at my new job. Finally pulled the trigger on at RT81 and couldn't be happier. Super easy setup via the printed directions and worked perfectly the first spin. The sound is wonderful and the build is very solid. Would highly recommend to an other!

    Andrew K. May 18, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years Florida, United States

    I wanted to step up from the cheap all in one turn table I got a few years ago, but didn't want to break the bank. The RT81 was perfect. Built in pre-amp works great with my powered speakers. Pulling the turntable out of the box I could tell it was a solid build. Easy to set up (I am a novice at balancing a tone arm), I had it playing in just a few minutes. It sounds awesome, clear, good bass... well rounded. I've got a mix of older records and newer stuff and it all sounds wonderful. Some folks might find not having an automatic start as a draw back, but I'm ok with it, happy to save a bit on the cost but not sacrifice the sound. I do like the auto stop feature. I love playing records and I think the RT81 will serve me for quite a few years to come.

    Nicole H May 16, 2021 Novice Listener - 9 Years British Columbia, Canada

    It’s very clean looking works really well and produces great sound, such an upgrade from my hand me down player

    Rob H May 15, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    I bought this to digitize records. I only rip about 1 or 2 records per month. Started getting channel drop outs during playback. Tried different amps, cables, etc. The problem is the internal amp bypass switch in the back. Flick it back & forth a few times and the problem is gone......at least for a while.

    Will S. May 14, 2021 Novice Listener - 1 Year West Virginia, United States

    So far, the Fluance RT81 has exceeded expectations. Assembly and calibration was very simple, even for a newbie to vinyl. For the price, I feel like this is exactly what I wanted. I am actually bypassing the preamp and using a vintage receiver and speakers. The sound is amazing.

    Tim M. May 12, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years South Carolina, United States

    Very pleased! This was an upgrade from my "getting back into vinyl" turntable. Easy set up. Walnut finish was out of stock when I originally went to order - definitely worth the wait - not only performs well, but gorgeous looking. Also, shipped and received two weeks earlier than originally expected - thank you Fluance!

    Darren, G, L May 3, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

    I love my Fluance turntable! I did my research for the budget I was working with and Fluance was coming up in the top positions over and over. Gorgeous design and the quality is amazing. The set up was easy and the directions were spot on. My system sounds beautiful. Five stars all the way.

    James B April 28, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years New York, United States

    Just got my RT81 set up and holly hell it is beautiful, not only is the table it's self stunning but the sound is beautiful and warm. I'm in love with my new Turntable.

    Josh P April 23, 2021 Novice Listener - 1 Year New York, United States

    Extremely happy with the Fluance RT81 as my first turntable. Setup was pretty quick, only had the usual issues with the tonearm. It sounds magnificent & I love the way it looks. Great purchase for the price

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