Fluance is dabbling into the audiophile market, first by unveiling
their Signature Series speaker like with high end aspirations and now
with two turntables. That’s right, Fluance wants you to spin vinyl with
them and best of all, they are helping you do it affordably with the RT80 ($199) and RT81 ($249), respectively.
Engineered with only
premium components, the high-fidelity, belt driven RT80 and RT81 are said to produce a pure
analog listening experience that authentically recreates artists’ performances.
The RT80 and RT81 play traditional LP and EP vinyl albums (33 1/3 or 45 RPM).
Whether a user is dusting off a classic album from their parent’s collection,
or discovering vinyl for the first time with Adele’s 25, Fluance’s new turntables
will transport them through a stunning adventure down the sonic spectrum.
Backview of Fluance RT81 Turntable – Notice the RCA Connectors
We’re happy to see Fluance incorporated RCA phono connectors instead of non removable cables of fixed length like so many turntables often do. This will surely allow for better placement and installation flexibility. We are equally happy that both turntables include covers to minimize dust build up. So many higher priced turntables either charge you a premium for a cover or don’t offer that option at all.
The RT80 incorporates an
AT91 Audio Technica needle that is known to produce the rich sounds audiophiles associate with vinyl. Users will rest in the
grooves of their favorite vinyl records at a mere 2.0 grams of tracking force.
The slightly more advanced RT81 features an AT95E Audio Technica needle. Both
included styluses are renowned for their freedom from noise and distortion,
clarity on musical peaks and channel balance.
Top View of Fluance RT80 Turntable with Audio Technica Needle
The balanced aluminum
S-Type tonearm ensures the needle is rested deep in the record’s groove,
producing every audio detail indistinguishable from the original record and
creating pristine playback. The fluid movement of the bearings within the
tonearm, coupled with its advanced anti-skating system, caresses each record to
conserve and protect a user’s beloved vinyl collection.
The RT80 and RT81 are
crafted with Fluance’s proprietary audiophile-grade MDF wood cabinet, which
incorporates isolation feet and a die-cast aluminum platter. This results in a
significant reduction in reverberation, leaving listeners with pure
stereophonic sound. The RT80 boasts a lightweight, hollow cabinet design, while
the RT81 is built with a fully solid body cabinet to further eliminate
components include high-quality Texas Instruments preamp and gold plated RCA
line outputs for captivating signal clarity, and a ground terminal that ensures
warm, true sound.
Comparison of Features
|Construction||Hollowbody Wood||Solidbody Wood|
The RT80 and RT81 are
available now for pre-order on Kickstarter
for $195 CAD/ $150 USD and $265 CAD / $200 USD, respectively.
Fluance expects to
ship to backers and be fully available by May 2016 for $199 and $249
respectively. For more information, please visit Fluance’s
RT80 and RT81 Kickstarter page.
Join the vinyl movement
on social media with the #RespectTheRecord hashtag. For more information on the
RT81, RT81 and all of Fluance’s high-quality audio products, “like” Facebook.com/FluanceSpeakers
and follow @Fluance.
Fluance is a North
American-based speaker brand that produces high-end home theater speaker
systems. Established in 1999 and based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, it markets to
both USA and Canada. Known for Serious Performance, Fluance prides itself on
pushing cutting-edge technology to its limits based on five key aspects: Sound
Quality, Solid Construction, Performance, Style, and Value while using only
premium components in the construction of its speaker systems. Fluance
encourages its customers to buy direct so they can provide their products at a
price point well below those of its main competitors. Fluance Speakers can be
purchased directly at www.Fluance.com.
gene posts on April 08, 2016 14:59
We like what we’re seeing here so if your on the fence about dabbling in Vinyl, these two turntables from Fluance may be your best bet.
Read: Fluance RT80 & RT81 Turntables Preview