RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Dual Magnet Cartridge, Elliptical Stylus, Preamp, Solid Cabinet - Black (RT81T)

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RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT81T High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable - Main


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




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
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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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:

    Henry D January 10, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Iowa, United States

    This thing sounds as good as it looks. It is extremely easy to set up and use. I’m really new to vinyl but have had an extremely positive experience so far!

    Kenneth L January 8, 2020 Novice Listener - 4 Years Texas, United States

    Great sound, easy set up. Remarkably different than

    Gianna, M January 5, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Florida, United States

    After receiving a Crosely as a Christmas present that broke down after (not kidding) 5 uses years ago, I figured vinyl just wasn't for me. However, after recently doing quite a bit of research I found out that the best affordable (and aesthetically pleasing) record player for me would be the Fluance RT-81. I was very impressed with the level of quality the product had for the price point and It sounds as amazing as it looks. I would highly recommend this player above all other entry level players for anyone starting out like me.

    Jake P January 3, 2020 Advanced Listener - 8 Years Pennsylvania, United States

    For the price, really a solid and accurate player.

    Hannah K. January 3, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years California, United States

    Beautiful look and sound paired with professional quality. The RT81 is a great choice for someone who is wanting a turntable that will last and be handed down to future generations of music lovers!

    Brian M. December 31, 2019 Tennessee, United States

    My wife and I have been planning on buying a turntable for some time. Ignorantly, we thought we'd just pick up one of those generic all-in-one units from a big box store. Thankfully, I did some research prior to making the purchase. While the R81 is certainly more money than we were planning on spending, it is well worth the price. We couldn't be happier with the quality. The only thing we're bummed about is that the 20th Anniversary model was sold out!

    Debbie A December 31, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years New Jersey, United States

    An excellent starter option. We love it so much we are upgrading to a higher end one already!

    Ben B December 26, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Oregon, United States

    I did a lot of research into "intro level" TT's. What sold me on the RT81 was the auto stop and build quality. I bought this as an xmas gift for my partner and we are not disappointed on either note. The auto stop has already come in handy.

    We started off with Bill Callahan's "Apocalypse". And while I haven't had vinyl as my primary music source since the late 80's I know how to listen. We were blown away by the texture and space of the music. The experience instantly turned us into pretentious audiophile douchebags. Going record shopping today.

    My friend has a P*****t TT. It is fiddley and over engineered. Who wants to play with weights on strings anyway? The Fluance was easy to set up, easy to balance and sounded great even though HK computer speakers. The cueing lever is included (unlike some other brands) and easy to use. And the wood finish (worth the extra $) is beautiful. The weight of the unit is great. It is substantial and well made.

    What I really like is that the TT can grow with us. We can upgrade the cartridge and plater and turn off the preamp. Very very happy with the purchase and would highly recommend.

    david p December 20, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Kentucky, United States

    Very nice smooth operation. Good sound and quality build for the money.

    Chris M. December 18, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    After many years of not having record player, I have decided to get one again. I've done quite a bit of research and was comparing between different brands. In the end Fluance RT81 won. I've listened to may records in my life on different equipment, as even though there are better turntables, I believe this one is one of the best if not The Best at this price range.
    I had it now for few weeks and every time I listen to a record I am genuinely impressed.
    Great job Fluance... highly recommended.

    Nathan D. December 18, 2019 Ontario, Canada

    First turntable purchase after much deliberation between other competitors. I do not regret my purchase at all. Sound quality is great and the heavy plinth and other materials are quality. Speed wasn't perfect right out of the box but it was an easy enough fix with the adjustment screws at the bottom.

    Nathan D. December 18, 2019 Ontario, Canada

    First turntable purchase after much debate amongst other competitors. Very happy with it. Speed wasn't perfectly accurate right out of the box but was easy enough to fix. Heavy plinth and everything feels quality.

    Paul B December 18, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Massachusetts, United States

    Love the turntable. Wanted the natural wood color, got the black and it is actually really sharp looking in person. Easier to fit with your other decor as well.

    So far, it sounds great. Prefer the internal phono preamp to the one built into my power speakers as well. Nice that this deck can grow as you like, replacing parts along the way to notch up as needed.

    Paul K December 7, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

    Happy day when the RT81arrived. The shipping was prompt. The protective packing was very well done. The enclosed instructions are superb. Made setting up a breeze. A lot thoughtful care went into this product. The Quality makes a very favorable impression. Frist time using it also added to that feeling. The turntable speed test was right on at 33.4. Wow and flutter at very low level. The only thing that concerned me was, I was hearing some what might be a slight inter groove distortion on clean records that didn't have that problem when played on an old Fisher TT with a decent Shure cartridge and stylus. I am no expert on what this fuzziness is I am hearing. The Rt81is supposed to be realigned but it did not match any protractor I have. Although it came close to the Loefgren 70.29/116.60 from vinylengine. com. I have not changed the factory alignment yet. I am assuming they got it right. I need more information. Prehaps Fluance can give me some guidance here. Like I said I'm no expert.

    Werner J. December 3, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    Just what I was looking for. Beautifuly designed. added a Ortfon Red 2M cart. Made it even better, just had to get the heavier counter weight. Sounds great and is a quality turntable.

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