Reviews for Fluance RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player with Audio Technica AT95E Cartridge, Belt Drive, Built-in Preamp, Adjustable Counterweight, High Mass MDF Wood Plinth - Walnut

People say Fluance is really similar to Audiotechnica.


Incredible player!!

Such an incredible record player. Sounds is amazing and the craftsmanship is stellar. Takes a little bit to set up but if you read the instructions and follow them it’s not bad. This is definitely a step up from the two other players I’ve owned from Audiotechnica I’ve owned.


Nice to watch it but the sound is not that great

I just received my turntable and installed it right away. I, however, did all the necessary and proper steps prior to put it to spin. I spend about one hour trying to get a good sound out of it but not satisfied with results. Will give it a new try tonight. First impressions: excellente presentation, the plinth is gorgeous and heavy, the S-shaped tonearm is mate black and looks adequate, however the dial numbers on the counterweight are almost impossible to read. RCA cables are very simple and thin and produced some hum noise when touched. Feet are not adjustable (or I couldn't adjust them), so I had to use paper shims to level the turntable. Not able to make the provided AudioTechnica cartridge to sound good, sounds like the needle is not getting into the groove 100%, some scratch sound always present. I also miss a place to put the 45 RPM adapter (plastic by the way) and a place to put a spare headshell with cartridge (like my old Tehnics SL-B2 do). Will update when things improve.