Fluance, a household name for audiophiles that is synonymous with quality construction and matchless sound clarity, have released a new record player that eschews the modern bells and whistles of style and advanced technology like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and focusses very simply on the vinyl. Now, that\u2019s not to say the RT81 Hi Fidelity turntable isn\u2019t stylish, far from it in fact, but it is classically elegant. With a walnut finish and Perspex lid, it looks more like a record player than some of the new Starship-Enterprise looking decks we\u2019ve seen hit the market in recent years.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat it does feature is just about every thoughtful addition you can imagine to make a record sound as much like a record as a record should. The Audio Technica AT95E elliptical diamond stylus drops in with only two grams of tracking weight, and the turntable also features a Texas Instruments pre-amp and gold-plated RCA cable outputs; there is literally not a single component of this machine that isn\u2019t the best for the job. It\u2019s not as expensive as you might think, and considering its pedigree, probably wouldn\u2019t be complete without some of Fluance\u2019s beautiful speakers. The quality of sound from this company\u2019s offerings need to be heard to be appreciated as they really do speak for themselves.