Fluance Rolls Out Affordable Hi-Fi Turntable
Serious Performance engineer and manufacturers of audiophile-approved home theater systems and speakers, Fluance is turning its attention to old school audio for a moment. The company unveiled two new vinyl turntables today: the RT80 and RT81. Combining its “extensive experience in audio engineering, signature sound, and impeccable design,” Fluance said it has created the first turntables that will excite consumers with its hi-fi audio and affordable price point.
Fluance explained that both models are built with only premium components. The Hi-Fi, belt-driven turntables produce “a pure analog listening experience” that authentically recreates the artists’ performances. The RT80 and RT81 are able to play traditional LP and EP vinyl albums.
The RT80 uses an AT91 Audio Technica needle that Fluance said produces rich sounds, while the more-advanced RT81 uses an AT95E Audio Technica needle. Both included styluses are “renowned for their freedom from noise and distortion, clarity on musical peaks, and channel balance,” the company said. Further, both turntables are crafted with Fluance’s proprietary audiophile-grade MDF wood cabinet, which it said incorporates isolation feet and a die-cast aluminum platter—this allows for a significant reduction in reverb, providing listeners with a pure stereophonic sound. The RT80 has a lightweight, hollow cabinet design, while the RT81 is built with a fully-solid body cabinet.