Enjoy the distinctively warm, rich sound of vinyl on Crosley’s Advance Turntable – the perfect accompaniment for your current speaker system. Whether you’re an experienced audiophile or a vinyl neophyte, you’ll appreciate the craftsmanship of this sleek, three-speed turntable. Constructed of wood and plastic, the turntable features a classic, piano finish available in two colors. Carefully place your favorite LP on the platter, set the S-shaped tone arm on the vinyl’s groove and then use the pitch control to fine tune the speed of your music. For those interested in preserving their precious records, the player features USB encoding technology to transfer the music to digital files.
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 3 inches ; 8 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 10 pounds
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
- Shipping Advisory:: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- ASIN: B008P8EJ1K
- Item model number: CR6009A-OR
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 26, 2012
Crosley Advance Turntable!
Now the obvious choices were the Audio Technica AT-LP60 or the Sony PS-LX300USB as starter turntables, both having built in pre-amps, magnetic cartridges and are generally respected as good “first” turntables. I did however want something with a little more flexibility as to upgrading the cartridge and tracking force/anti-skate, and on paper this was it.
Upon arrival and un-boxing I noticed the tone arm is real metal, the counter weight is nice and solid, the unit itself was a healthy weight and it has a built in preamp. It comes stock with a magnetic ATN3600 Audio Technica Cartridge and stylus which, unfortunately, the manual says tracks at a whopping 5 grams (I’ve leaned it back to 4 grams and it still sounds and tracks fine!) but I plan on putting an Audio Technica AT95E Cartridge on, which track 1.5 – 2.5 grams. Honestly, the only downfall of this turntable is the plastic platter and headshell…
Want something batter and more up-gradable than the AT-LP60, but don’t have money to drop on a $300-$500 turntable? This guy isn’t going to end up a family heirloom but will suffice with a few upgrades! That is until I get the U-Turn Orbit!
- Everything mentioned in the product description.
- Durable construction.
- Hinged lid that can remain open when opened completely.
- High quality stylus included.
- Strobe stays on all the time (unless unplugged).
- Cartridge is slightly tilted towards the record edge, looks worrying but is fine.
Bottom line, this is an awesome turntable!