Based on 73 reviews
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- Great for the price
- Beautiful design
- Top notch fit and finish
- Easy to use
- Good sound quality
There are better beginner TT in the price range
The term elite is a bit misleading. This is not a trrrible table by any means. However, it is flawed at its price point. You are met with a metal plinth, subpar very entry level cartridge, a cheap motor and highly resonant platter. Regardless of the quality of your amplifier, speakers and wiring, yo...
1 year ago
Sonos Port and a turntable- I've heard so many mixed things
I’ve had a Fluance RT81 for about 3 years and it is fantastic. Way better than you’d think for the price point. Personally, I’d move the 2 Fives to the turntable and buy 2 One SLs to use as surrounds.
2 years ago
**UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF REVIEW** "Houston, we have chipmunks..."
First off, this is a stunningly beautiful turntable. Seriously, the pictures don't do it justice. The fit and finish is top notch. Nearly everything, save the 45 rpm adapter which is made of plastic, feels of quality. The problem is, I've never been a fan of Alvin and the Chipmunks and with this rec...
6 years ago
Starting my turntable journey with this beauty - Sony PS22!
Likes of Fluance RT81/RT83, Rega Planar P1/P2 and Pro-ject but after giving it some thought and seeing so much great looking and great sounding examples of vintage models I decided I want "the old one" ;). I was keeping a close eye on local offers because I knew I wanted to see it before buying and rule out shipping. Initially my focus was into things like Dual 604, 621, 701, 704 etc, because of the good reviews I heard and things like repairability, reliability and some good people near by that are servicing those. But one day I saw this beauty, in my eyes, in factory condition and I just had to get it.
2 years ago
Gorgeous Turntable. No "Pop" Here.
As this was my first foray into turntables and vinyl I was little concerned with selecting my first turntable. I didn’t want to spend too much - just in case I wasn’t enamored with vinyl. So while searching I did consider the typical, cheaper alternatives in a lower price bracket. All I can say is I...
6 years ago
Decent system but be careful.
This Fluance RT-81 seems to be pretty decent. Hard to compare when so few others have turntables. Major complaint: It tends to pick up a lot of low rumble and vibration. I had a speaker with good bass near it and it set off a runaway low roar feedback event. I had a set of Audio Technica isolation /...
1 year ago
Hi everyone. I’m new into vinyl. I have records, but no record player currently. I don’t have a sound system/stereo system (this will be a later problem). I guess what’s a good starter system that can have speakers built in, or that I would have to get shelf speakers for?
I got a Fluance RT81 (built-in preamp) and Fluance Ai41 powered bookshelf speakers. It's all I need, costs around $500 and really sounds amazing. I'd wholeheartedly recommend it, or a similar setup.
9 months ago
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