Product Comparison: Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB vs Fluance RT81

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General Specifications
About the Product
This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.
Fluance's RT81 High Fidelity Turntable plays traditional LP and EP vinyl records with stunning quality that achieves the purest sound reproduction.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Direct Drive
Belt drive
Operation Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fluance RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player with Dual Magnet Cartridge
  • Nothing about it is cheaply made, made one item that feels plastic. Everything else feels high quality.
  • I was incredibly pleased with the build quality of this product. It's beautifully designed and it feels incredibly sturdy.
  • It is built like a tank feels like quality. The look is beautiful.
  • The build quality on this turntable is exquisite. everything looks and feels sturdy and expensive.
  • Obviously high quality design, materials, and construction; very clear assembly instructions; trouble-free operation and fine sound.
Size & Weight
6.1 in.
5.5 in.
17.7 in.
16.5 in.
13.9 in.
13.75 in.
23.5 lbs.
14.1 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fluance RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player with Dual Magnet Cartridge
  • Much heavier than my LP60 which helps with vibration and the feet articulate and are cushioned so no problems with vibrations.
  • First thing you notice is the weight this is heavy the next is how nice it looks the build quality is spot on.
  • Looks like a very high premium Turntable,lovely wood finish I'd expect on a high end electric guitar, has a nice weight to it and feels sturdy and well put together.
  • Heavy, beautiful polished base, well engineered looking parts and AT cartridge.
  • I purchased the walnut color RT81. I was absolutely delighted with how beautifully crafted it was. It has a really good solid weight to it.
Record Sizes
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45, 78
33 ⅓, 45
Magnet phono cartridge and long-life diamond stylus
Elliptical (Diamond) / AT95E
Integrated Preamp
What customers say about "Audio"
Fluance RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player with Dual Magnet Cartridge
  • This turntable sounds great! Clear and precise. Recommneded!
  • The included needle sounds great, I'm going to stick with it until it needs to be replaced and then upgrade it to something higher end.
  • The built in pre-amp sounds great no real problems there.
  • Piano recordings are physically painful to listen on this.
  • Original quality was strong but the preamp quality is poor at best.
Power dial, Start/Stop, Speed control switch, Pitch control, Quartz Speed Lock, Voltage Selector Switch
Speed select button, Auto Stop Switch, Power Input, Phono/Line switch
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
Aluminum die-cast
Aluminum die-cast
Dust Cover Included
Speaker(s) Included
Stereo RCA audio out
Stereo RCA audio out
Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software digitizes your records, Professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with slip mat
Threshold adjustmentpure analog listening experience, High performance cartridge, Superior record tracking, Solid wood plinth, Captivating signal clarity
What customers say about "Features"
Fluance RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player with Dual Magnet Cartridge
  • The wood finish looks fantastic, while I know its not real wood it's really high quality faux material.
  • Btw, it’s my first turntable and it was EASY to setup, not hard. If it does, just go on YouTube and there will be tutorial by Fluance.
  • Brilliant product, I appreciate having the pre-amp. I purchased this product as I didn't need a USB input for my turntable setup.
  • First off, this is a stunningly beautiful turntable. Seriously, the pictures don't do it justice. The fit and finish is top notch.
  • The only issue I could think of is that the dust cover creaks and you can hear it through the tone arm when you close it.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
299.00 $
249.99 $

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