RT81T High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT81 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 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 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 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
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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    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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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Joanna H October 19, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

    I purchased the RT81 turntable and cork platter mat in October 2020 and could not be happier with my purchase. I did a lot of research on turntables before my purchase; the RT81 met my requirements and more. Set up at home was easy -- I appreciate their YouTube videos The sound is great. As a bonus, this turntable looks beautiful, too. The shipping was fast and customer service was always there to answer my questions, even after purchase. Shout-out to Brent!

    I'm very happy I went with Fluance.

    Herb R. October 12, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    Beautiful appearance and excellent performance-
    Great packaging,quick shipping and perfect calibration-I am very pleased!

    Tyrene B. October 6, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Oregon, United States

    This is an exceptional product, expertly made, and carefully packed. The presentation of the turntable is even more impressive than the photos.

    I specifically chose this model for the built-in preamp and the rubber mat. I compared the features of this model with similar models of other brands, and I found the most value and quality with Fluance. I am delighted with my purchase.

    I experienced some minor cosmetic issues, but BRENT from the Customer Service Team was exceptionally responsive. He generously resolved my concerns to my satisfaction and with my gratitude!

    Frank K. October 3, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    Received this product for Christmas. I took awhile to get around to it. When I first tried it the Stylus was defective. I contacted Flaunce Customer Service, and Dawn took care of me.She exchanged my Stylus with a New Replacement under the Warranty, and everything is fine. The Rt81 is a fine product that works well. Dawn & Customer Service also get High Marks for excellent service. Thank You, Frank K.

    Benoit B September 29, 2020

    First turntable I own. Did my research, read tons of reviews and for the price I paid, I am 100% satisfied with it!

    Daniel K September 29, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Colorado, United States

    I am very happy with this. Great cost to quality ratio. Easy to assemble, easy to use, easy on the eye.

    Amazon Customer September 28, 2020

    Exelente sonido

    Cam K. September 23, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Arizona, United States

    Amazing product.

    Bryan L September 23, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    This turntable has everything an intro audiophile needs and nothing it doesn't. Its clean look and solid performance are great value. The plinth is solid and heavy. Set up was easy.

    Lsweep September 21, 2020

    This is a phenomenal deal on a great turntable that is easy to get to start working soon out of the box.Great sound, surprisingly good stylus for the price. You will not be sorry. I am playing new and old vinyl on this and all sound good....do not hesitate!

    David September 20, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Nevada, United States

    Purchased an RT 81, very pleased with this Quality Turn Table, Not only is it a beautiful unit, it tracks very well and easy to Setup!!! Thank You Very Much!!! I used To own a Garrard, what a waste of money, used it for target practice, although I did keep the Cartridge and Stylus>>>!!!!

    David E. September 20, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Nevada, United States

    I purchased a new RT 81 Turn Table, best turntable I have ever purchased!!! Service was GREAT!!! Excellent and this unit is very beautiful!!! 5 Stars I give this Turn Table and Customer Service also scores 5 Stars!!! I am now considering some Book Self Speakers to compliment my Stereo System as it will drive 12 Speakers!!! Thank You Very Much Fluance for 5 Star Service!!!

    Wolf S September 17, 2020

    And absolute beast. Best purchase ever!!!

    Cielle T September 16, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years Washington, United States

    I purchased this turntable as an apartment warming gift for my partner, and it couldn't have been more perfect. This is a well made turntable that sounds great, and is a steal at this price. If you're looking to get something a little nicer for your first, or even second record player, this is the one for you. The wood finish looks even better in person as well.

    Angelo M September 16, 2020 Novice Listener - 1 Year Florida, United States

    Being an Amazon customer i rely on their opinion when it came to purchase a Fluance RT80. The manual doesn't say that you need an amplified and speakers and which one is adaptable and requested for the RT80 . In additional to that what wires you need to connect the all system. I was trying to call the 1-888-617 6863 but no answer. No good service at all. If you are just a beginner make sure you buying from reliable source.

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