Vinyl is not dead!


Photo Credit: Travis Horodyski

Crosley portable turntable along with the Sly and The Family Stone record are antiques to some but others don’t care where the sound is coming from – just play that funky music.

By: Travis Horodyski, Fall Reporter

In today’s world of digital gadgets and gizmos it’s nice to know that there are still people out there who enjoy listening to their favorite music off of a record player.

If you’re searching for an affordable and reliable turntable look no further than the Crosley cruiser turntable.

The model I’m speaking of can be bought for the modest price of $99.95 on the company’s website. Although I was lucky enough to get my hands on this record player by trading some old skateboard parts to a friend some time ago. Since then, I have fell in love with the turntable’s simple and functional use.

It’s as simple as plugging the power adapter into an electrical outlet, placing a record on the turntable and then dropping the needle. After the initial needle drop you’ll be listening to the crisp warm sound of your favorite vinyl records.

While I am not a fan of bringing my record player to other places this particular model is made for convenient mobility. It is designed like a briefcase so you can easily carry it around to other places. All you need to do is put the tone arm in the lock position, shut and lock the lid and your ready to transport the turntable.

This model comes is various different colors such as turquoise, pink, orange, green, and the timeless black. There is also a three speed selector switch so you can play records at 33.5 RMPs, 45 RPMs, or 78 RPMs.

The turntable has built in stereo speakers so there is no need to connect it to a separate speaker system. Even though it sort of defeats the purpose, there is actually a way to connect your phone or mp3 player into the record player and use the built in speakers to play music you don’t happen to have on vinyl. All you need to do is connect your phone to the AUX input in the back of the player by using an AUX cord.