Should I buy a Crosley?


Never buy or use Crosleys or other cheap plastic record players if you care about your records and how they sound.

Cheap plastic turntables like Crosleys destroy vinyl due to their crude engineering and super-low-quality cartridge. The gems in these cheap styli – diamond or sometimes sapphire, have terrible profiles, are often poorly polished and rely on high tracking force to even play a record.

Then have you heard one of these things? They sound appallingly bad and really are a complete waste of money, even as a child’s gift. You are much better off saving for a decent secondhand or cheap new hi-fi turntable. You can pick up $50 secondhand turntables that are better. Almost anything is better than a Crosley!

Do I feel bad about bagging these things out? Nope, not at all. The manufacturers of these things are cashing in on the vinyl revival and preying on the average buyer’s lack of knowledge. That’s bad.

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