Flaunce is launching its first line of Hi-Fi turntables through a Kickstarter campaign. The affordably priced, new RT80 and RT81 belt driven turntables are engineered with premium components for vinyl enthusiasts on a budget. Early Kickstarter backers can get a $50 discount.
The RT80 incorporates an AT91 Audio Technica needle that produces rich sounds. 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.
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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 vibrations.
Additional premium 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.
Price and Availability
The Fluance RT80 and RT81 turntables can now be pre-ordered 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.