Fluance RT81 vs Pro-Ject Essential II

Fluance RT81

Fluance RT81 review

Mar 27, 2019

Fluance is a Canadian brand that specializes in a high-end audio technique. It produces turntables pf premium quality using superior components and expert audio engineering. The company continues to ...

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Pro-Ject Essential II

Pro-Ject Essential II review

Apr 03, 2019

Pro-Ject Essential II is an entry-level record player with all the basic functionality. It provides vinyl fans with a strong dynamic and rhythmic ability. Pro-Ject Essential II specs lack innovative ...

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Product

Fluance RT81
Pro-Ject Essential II

Model

RT81
Essential II

Brand

Fluance
Pro-Ject

Rating

4.6 of 5
3.4 of 5

Reviews

371
24

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

3,5
3,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

6,4
5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

AT95E
Ortofon OM-5E

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm
>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.25

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 25000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

67
65

Gain

Output level

Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz. Pre-amp "LINE": 140 mV nominal at 1 kHz
4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

automatic
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-1,5

Braking system

electronic

Connections

USB

0
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
DC

Power consumption, W

1,5
3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

13.7 x 41.9 x 35.8/5.5 x 16.5 x 13.8
11.2 x 41.5 x 33.5/4.4 x 16.5 x 13

Weight, kg/pounds

6.4/14.1
3.7/8.8

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • 13.3
  • 8.1
  • 13.3Fluance RT81
  • 8.1Pro-Ject Essential II

The Fluance RT81 is better turntable in this comparison. Check Fluance RT81 price