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Crosley Voyager Review 2022 – Pros, Cons and Verdict

By Audio Champion | Last Updated: March 12, 2022

Over the years, the music industry has seen a boom. The boom has not only shaken up the basic principles but also the dynamics of equipment.  One of the biggest examples is the shift from turntables to Spotify and mediums alike. But the old schools have not left their roots. And grasped tightly onto the turntables.

They are always in search of the best turntables to play all their classical music on. And Crosley has promised to deliver them with the best quality music. Although, Crosley has many other products. The Crosley Voyager seems to be the most flashy to the eye. And that is why is our understudy for today.

  • 1 Crosley Voyager Review
  • 2.1 Mechanism of turntable
  • 2.3 Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 2.4 Controls for pitch
  • 2.7 Built-in Speakers
  • 2.8 Power Input
  • 2.9 Connectivity with Headphones

Crosley Voyager Review

Crosley Voyager Review

If you have are serious about your music and are looking for the best entry-level turntable. The Crosley Voyager at its price might be the best option. It will give you, a beautiful melodic sound, and it is easy to set up for beginners. So why wait and let’s dig deep into our Crosley Voyager review.

Update: It might be not available on Amazon at the moment but you can order it online at Walmart .

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Mechanism of turntable

Unlike most other turntables the Crosley Voyager features a belt-driven mechanism. The plate rotates with the help of a belt. This helps the Voyager produce better sound quality. One of the biggest benefits of a belt-driven mechanism is that it can reduce vibration noise.

Therefore, it has become more easy and convenient to listen to clean music with the Crosley Voyager.

As we would expect most audiophile turntables to be the Crosley Voyager plays 3 speeds as well. This means that the Crosley Voyager can play all three sizes of a vinyl record. The three different speeds that can be played on a Crosley Voyager are; 33 1/3, 78, and 45 RPM records.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Crosley understood the needs of its customers better than anyone else. They knew that although the customer fancies classics, they might want to keep up with the new world too. To cope with that, they introduced a turntable with Bluetooth pairing available on it. The Crosley Voyager features a Bluetooth receiver so that you can listen to music via your phone too.

Crosley Voyager Bluetooth Connetivity

Controls for pitch

It is of no surprise to us that what a bad sound quality can result in. More than discomfort, it can also make you dislike music. And to our research and study, we have understood that people enjoy their music differently. Some like it sharp, some like it mellow, and some like it hard. Therefore, Crosley on their Crosley Voyager enabled controls for pitch.

The main purpose of Pitch control is to regulate the standard speed of the recorder. It provides you a more dynamic and tweek-able range of speeds on a turntable. Which is a great feature.

Design is one of the most thoughtful features of the Crosley Voyager amongst all its features. The turntable features an exquisite vintage design. It comes in a box-like shape, with a grill on the front of it. The grill has a silver emblem with the brand’s name written across it.

The above just speaks about the shape of it and not its cartridge or needle. The amazing sound-producing needle used for the turntable is an NP6 needle. The cartridge-style used on the Voyager is a ceramic cartridge.

Crosley Voyager Design

Colors are a highlight of the Crosley Voyager. The engineers at Crosley went bold with the colors. Rather than sticking only to the basic dark colors, Crosley engineers took a more vibrant spectrum out. They tweaked with them and produced some amazing colors.

This is why there are many color choices available for the Crosley Voyager. The color choices available are; black, amethyst, dune, brown, gray, floral, sage, and washed blue. Therefore, you can choose the color of the Voyager according to the walls of your room.

Crosley Voyager Colors

Built-in Speakers

Yet again, Crosley ensures that it does not disappoint its customers. Therefore, along with the Bluetooth connectivity they provided amazing built-in speakers for the Crosley Voyager. The sound quality on the Crosley Voyager is really good. It does not disappoint at all to entry-level music enthusiasts.

Power Input

The turntable comes with an AC power input requirement and it can be used on DC with a DC to AC converter.

Connectivity with Headphones

Another surprising feature of the Voyager is that it can also be paired with your headphones. It has a headphone jack on the back of the turntable with which you can connect your headphones. And you can have a good time listening to your classic vinyl records privately with your headphones.

The most exciting feature of the Crosley Voyager is its extended connectivity to your home stereo systems. Yes, you heard us right, it can also be connected to your home stereo. The RCA output on the Voyager enables you to connect it to your stereo system. And you can enjoy some amazing quality music with the bigger speakers.

  • Futuristic and attractive design.
  • Lots of color choices to choose from.
  • Highly portable
  • Affordable price provides optimal usage.
  • Three-speed ability on the turntable.
  • Pitch controls adjust the sound to optimum settings.
  • Turntable reduces the shelf life of records.

The Crosley Voyager like most other Crosley turntables is a head-turner. It will always be the most attractive thing in your room. This is because Crosley has great aesthetics combined with its color combinations. The real question arises on the performance of the turntable.

There are various factors involved in determining the performance of a turntable. And the Crosley Voyager checks almost all of those boxes. There have been quite a few complaints regarding the quality. But if you look at it overall, the performance and sound quality to price ratio are spectacular. Therefore, if you’re on a tight budget this would be our recommendation for you.

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Crosley Voyager Record Player review: a budget vinyl player that looks the part

We test the Crosley Voyager record player to see whether it sounds as authentic as it looks

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Crosley Voyager Record Player

An attractive retro-looking record player, the Crosley Voyager is sadly let down by the quality of its in-built speakers. For those with external speakers on hand who only want to use it as a vinyl player, however, it's a solid budget option.

2-way Bluetooth connectivity

So many lovely colors

Very easy to set up and use

Very basic in-built speakers

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With the vinyl revolution showing no signs of disappearing, we're now flooded with stylish and affordable record players aiming to entice both those who want to adopt the format and anyone who has been inspired to dust off their old collection. But not all of these products, which undoubtedly look beautiful, are great at delivering the audio quality that many would expect.

We've tested a few of these sub-$100 record players to see whether they're really worth the cash, and there has been mixed results. The latest product to be examined is the Crosley Voyager, which has made its presence known with a huge array of fun and colorful finishes.

Keep reading to see what we thought, and head over to our guide to the best record players for more.

Crosley Voyager: Key info

  • Type: Belt drive
  • Operation: Automatic
  • Speakers?: Included
  • Connections: RCA, Bluetooth, AUX, headphones
  • Dimensions: H5.9 x W14.9 x D11.9in
  • Weight: 5.5lbs

Caroline writes about smart homes and audio tech for Livingetc , cutting through the jargon to find the very best devices the deserve a place in the home. As a music fanatic with far too many streaming subscriptions, she is just starting to get enthusiastic about vinyl and hopes to find the very best players for newbies and experts alike.

What does the Crosley Voyager look like in the home?

The Crosley Voyager has a very appealing retro look with its distinctive suitcase-esque design that requires you to unclip the metal latches on the sides to open it up. This means that as good as the record player looks when open and in use, it also looks super-stylish when closed. 

Once open, you'll find a large logo on the inside of the lid, which we think adds to, rather than subtracts from, the overall visual style. As with most compact vinyl players, records will hand over the edges when placed on the turntable, so you won't be able to close the lid when it is in use.

The speaker output is located on the front in the form of a white plastic grille, which looks a little on the cheaper side when viewed up close but blends with the rest of the finish at a distance. The rest of the player has a leather effect, ours with a lovely sage green color.

Crosley Voyager record player being tested in writer's home

How easy is it to set up the Crosley Voyager?

There is very little to do before you can get started with the Crosley Voyager. Once you have unpacked the items from the box, you will need to insert the power cord and turn the volume knob (this also controls turning the player on and off). Then, remove the stylus protector and tie from the tonearm.

To play a record using the in-built speakers, you want the function switch turned to PHONO and the correct speed (33 1/3, 45, or 78 RPM) selected. Release the tonearm clip and use the level to lift it up. Move the arm to the correct position above the record (which should already be spinning), and use the lever to lower it onto the disc. That's it!

Crosley Voyager Record Player in pink floral with transparent record

How does the Crosley Voyager perform?

While using the Crosley Voyager, it quickly becomes clear that the record player has been designed for slightly younger music fans just getting into vinyl for the first time. The vintage style appeals to the same demographic, with an aesthetic that would look great on a side table storage cart even if it was never used to play music.

That's not to say that this would be its fate in most homes. The Voyager is an easy-to-use record player than adds the convenience of having a two-way Bluetooth system, but there is a little bit of style over substance here. The speakers just aren't up to the standard many audiophiles would want, and we doubt many people would use it as a standalone Bluetooth speaker.

Thankfully there's a way around this, and you can connect the Voyager to external speakers to enjoy your albums to their full potential. You can do this with either the RCA connections at the back of the player or via Bluetooth to another wireless speaker nearby. For some ideas, take a look at our ranking of the best speakers for vinyl .

Crosley Voyager in black on record storage cart

Would we recommend the Crosley Voyager?

The Crosley Voyager appears to have a very specific demographic in mind, with a lovely and very on-trend design that fits in nicely with the tastes of many new vinyl fans (like this writer). With a ton of colors and patterns to choose from and a deceptively luxe-looking finish for such a budget-friendly product, the only thing that lets it down is the quality of the in-built speakers. Still, if you're keen on the look and ease of use here, then you can always connect up some external speakers.

About this review

Every review on Livingetc is based on extended testing in the homes of our editors and writers, and we never try anything in a lab environment. This ensures that we are making recommendations based on how products perform in a real environment and how they would integrate with our readers' lives. This ensures that the verdicts we make are as fair and balanced as possible. The Crosley Voyager was kindly provided for review and tested over several weeks. For more about our process, you can read our page on how we create our buying guides and reviews.

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After Seeing It All Over Instagram, I Finally Gave the Crosley Record Player a Try

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I love a good Spotify playlist , but there's nothing this old soul enjoys more than kicking back at home, a record playing in the background. In the past year, I've accumulated some of my favorite records , from iconic artists like Sam Cooke and Nina Simone. There's something so special about putting it on after carefully choosing it from a local vintage store. I live for these music and wine nights at home.

In an attempt to bring that familiar feeling to the office space I frequently use, I set out to get a new record player. Without any research, I went for the Crosley Voyager Turntable ($70), which I had long been seeing Instagram ads for. It looked so aesthetically pleasing, I figured it would also double as decor.

It arrived in great condition, but the hue looked a lot paler than captured online (more of a lavender than bright pink shade). Still, that didn't bother me because it blended with my earthy decor theme . I placed it on the credenza, and put it to the test immediately.

The one slight con is that the sound could be improved a bit. The turntable was a bit wobbly once the music came on, which caused the plastic needle to lightly scratch the record, and skip a few sounds. That said, the sound quality is a lot better if you switch to Bluetooth mode and link it to your Amazon Echo, and when the device is in an enclosed space.

Overall, if you're on the market for a decorative turntable for occasional plays, you might feel satisfied with it. The performance is in line with the more affordable price tag. The good news is, it comes with a one-year warranty, so you can experience it at your own pace and make an informed decision.

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The Crosley Voyager Is a Cute Turntable, but It’s Not for the Vinyl Die-Hard

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The Crosley Voyager Bluetooth Portable Turntable comes in a number of colours, but there’s also the Cruiser range with a handful more. I picked the amethyst Voyager, because it looked like it was lifted straight out of a 70s diner.

I wasn’t exactly expecting a kick-ass sound, but I was expecting it to look shmick. I got what I was expecting on both counts.

Crosley Voyager Bluetooth Portable Turntable

The turntable does what it promises: it plays records and connects via Bluetooth. The Voyager is one of the more budget models, but it’s not the cheapest system Crosley sells. Here’s the pitch from Crosley:

“Join Crosley’s mission to bring analogue music to the masses with the Voyager three-speed turntable. The clean, vintage-inspired aesthetic fits into any space, while the lightweight design allows this record player to travel ‘further than anyone, or anything in history’.”

Crosley Voyager Turntable

Crosley Voyager Turntable specs at a glance:

  • Dimension: 37.4cm W x 29.82cm D x 14.75cm H
  • 3–Speed Turntable (33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM)
  • Belt-Drive Motor
  • Built-in Bluetooth Transmitter & Receiver
  • Built-in Full-Range Stereo Speakers
  • Headphone Jack (3.5mm aux)
  • Cueing Lever
  • Bluetooth Out
  • 9W power consumption | DC power adaptor, DC output 5V 1A

While it’s undeniably cute, the style of the Crosley Voyager Turntable isn’t Earth-shattering, it’s something we’re used to seeing, with the retro-looking briefcase aesthetic picked up by many a turntable makers. But, the number of colour options you have with the Voyager is something Crosley has nailed in the briefcase turntable space.

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This couldn’t have been easier, but easy setup is something we’ve all become accustomed to. You simply unbox the Crosley Voyager Turntable, plug it in, switch it on and you’re ready to place your record.

With the record down, the lever allows for easy drop in of the needle. It’s a little slow, but better to be safe than sorry. You shouldn’t have to fiddle with the pitch (but there’s an easy-to-use knob if you want to) and volume is controlled by another button.

Crosley Voyager Turntable

I accidentally switched the turntable off when I was adjusting the sound, but that’s because I was doing it above eye-level. There’s truly not that much more to it, which is both good and bad. Good because it’s easy, and Crosley has taken the effort off you, and bad because it takes the power away from the user who knows what they’re doing. But, we’ve got to go at this thing from a vinyl novice perspective. In that case, it’s good.

How does it sound?

It’s important to remember that the Crosley Voyager Turntable is ~$200, so you’re going to get $200-worth of sound out of it, unless you connect it to an external speaker/amp system. On its own, the sound is a little muffled. Again, this isn’t a finely-tuned-for-streaming-Spotify track being played through your Bose noise-cancelling headphones. This is a vinyl. The sound is very vinyl.

There is a 3.55mm male jack into a 2xRCA male audio cable – so you can plug your phone in, if for some reason you wanted to listen to something from your phone through the Crosley Voyager Turntable speaker. But you’ve also got the reverse, allowing you to connect out the sound from the turntable to your TV, to speakers or even a soundbar. Plus, Bluetooth connectivity.

Pairing is super simple: press the Bluetooth button on the turntable and do the same on your device. Only issue is every time the player is switched off, you need to pair again.

The only portable Bluetooth speaker I had laying around was an unused JBL Flip, the OG, so we’re talking circa 2013. Connecting the Crosley Voyager Turntable to the speaker definitely elevated the sound, and despite the speaker being nearly 10 years old, the sound was spectacular. Because it’s a Bluetooth connection, through the speaker you could hear the groves on the record, the crunchiness of the darn thing spinning, and it’s truly a sound that gives you goosebumps. Imagine if I had a proper speaker setup.

Crosley Voyager Turntable

While the turntable will play a few standard sizes, anything outside of a standard record width would potentially not fit, as the arm guard is blocking it.

The verdict

The Crosley Voyager Turntable is easy to control, looks adorable and when paired with a speaker, sounds exactly what you want from a vinyl player. It’s not for the vinyl die-hard, but it’s a great piece of kit for someone who wants something that plays vinyls and doesn’t break the bank.

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Crosley Voyager Turntable Review

Are you ready to bring back the nostalgic sound of vinyl records with a modern twist? Look no further than the Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable with Bluetooth in/Out and Built-in Speakers in Washed Blue. This portable turntable is packed with features that will enhance your listening experience. With Bluetooth out function, you can easily connect the Voyager to Bluetooth enabled speakers or use the RCA out to connect to your existing stereo system. The built-in stereo speakers ensure a rich and immersive sound, while the adjustable pitch control allows you to customize your listening experience. Whether you want to play 33 1/3, 45, or 78 RPM records, this vintage-inspired turntable has got you covered. Plus, with the aux-in and headphone jack, you can stream your favorite digital playlists privately or enjoy the music with friends. Get ready to rediscover the joy of vinyl with the Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable.

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Why Consider This Product?

If you’re a music lover who appreciates the warm, authentic sound of vinyl records, then the Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable has everything you need to enhance your listening experience. This portable turntable combines the nostalgia of a vintage design with modern features, making it a must-have for any vinyl enthusiast.

One of the standout features of the Crosley Voyager is its Bluetooth capability. With the Bluetooth out function, you can easily connect the turntable to Bluetooth-enabled speakers, allowing you to stream your favorite records wirelessly throughout your home. This means you can enjoy the rich, dynamic sound of vinyl without the hassle of wires or complicated setup.

In addition to Bluetooth, the Crosley Voyager also offers the option to use the RCA out to connect to your existing stereo system. This versatility allows you to integrate the turntable into your current setup seamlessly, without the need for additional equipment.

Another notable feature of the Crosley Voyager is its built-in speakers. These stereo speakers deliver clear, crisp sound, allowing you to enjoy your vinyl collection without the need for external speakers. The built-in speakers are designed to replicate the warm, vintage sound of vinyl records, enhancing your listening experience.

With a vintage-inspired, belt-driven 3-speed turntable, the Crosley Voyager provides the flexibility to play records at different speeds. Whether you’re spinning 33 1/3, 45, or 78 RPM records, this turntable can handle them all, allowing you to fully enjoy your vinyl collection.

To further enhance your listening experience, the Crosley Voyager also features adjustable pitch control. This allows you to fine-tune the pitch of your records, ensuring optimal sound quality and playback accuracy.

With its auxiliary in and headphone jack, the Crosley Voyager offers additional convenience and flexibility. The auxiliary input allows you to connect external audio devices, such as smartphones or MP3 players, giving you the ability to stream digital playlists directly through the turntable’s speakers. The headphone jack enables private listening, allowing you to immerse yourself in your vinyl collection without disturbing others.

Features and Benefits

Wireless connectivity with bluetooth out function.

The Bluetooth out function of the Crosley Voyager allows you to wirelessly connect the turntable to Bluetooth-enabled speakers. This eliminates the need for cumbersome cables and provides a seamless listening experience throughout your home. Simply pair your Bluetooth speakers with the turntable, and you’re ready to enjoy the rich, authentic sound of vinyl records.

Versatile RCA Out Connection

In addition to Bluetooth connectivity, the Crosley Voyager offers the option to connect to your existing stereo system via the RCA out. This versatile feature allows you to integrate the turntable into your current setup effortlessly. Whether you prefer the convenience of wireless speakers or the familiarity of your stereo system, the Crosley Voyager has you covered.

Built-in Stereo Speakers

The Crosley Voyager features built-in stereo speakers that deliver high-quality sound. These speakers are carefully designed to replicate the warm, vintage sound of vinyl records, providing an immersive listening experience. With the built-in speakers, you can enjoy your vinyl collection right out of the box, without the need for additional audio equipment.

Vintage-Inspired Design

The Crosley Voyager combines modern technology with a vintage-inspired design. With its retro look and washed blue color, this turntable adds a touch of nostalgia to any space. The vintage-inspired aesthetic is complemented by the belt-driven 3-speed turntable, which recalls the classic record players of the past. Enhance your listening experience while adding a stylish statement piece to your home with the Crosley Voyager.

Adjustable Pitch Control

To ensure optimal sound quality and playback accuracy, the Crosley Voyager offers adjustable pitch control. With this feature, you can fine-tune the pitch of your records, allowing for precise control over the sound. Whether you prefer a slower, more mellow playback or a faster, more energetic one, the adjustable pitch control allows you to customize your listening experience.

Auxiliary In and Headphone Jack

The Crosley Voyager provides additional convenience and flexibility with its auxiliary in and headphone jack. The auxiliary input allows you to connect external audio devices, such as smartphones or MP3 players, and stream your digital playlists directly through the turntable’s speakers. The headphone jack enables private listening, perfect for late-night listening sessions or when you want to escape into your vinyl collection without disturbing others.

Learn more about the Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable with Bluetooth in/Out and Built-in Speakers, Washed Blue here.

Product Quality

Crosley is a well-known and reputable brand in the audio industry, with a history of producing high-quality turntables. The CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable is no exception. Crafted with care and attention to detail, this turntable is built to last and deliver exceptional sound quality.

The Voyager features a sturdy construction that ensures durability and stability during playback. The belt-driven mechanism provides smooth and reliable operation, minimizing vibrations that can affect sound quality. The built-in stereo speakers are carefully engineered to produce clear and balanced audio, faithfully reproducing the warm sound of vinyl records.

Crosley is committed to providing customers with a superior listening experience. Each unit undergoes rigorous testing and quality control to ensure that it meets the brand’s high standards. With the Crosley Voyager, you can trust that you’re getting a reliable and well-crafted turntable that will bring your vinyl collection to life.

What It’s Used For

Bringing vinyl albums to life.

The Crosley Voyager is designed to bring your vinyl albums to life. By playing your records on this turntable, you can experience the rich, authentic sound that vinyl is known for. Whether you’re rediscovering the classics or exploring new releases, the Crosley Voyager allows you to enjoy your vinyl collection in its truest form.

Creating a Retro Listening Experience

With its vintage-inspired design, the Crosley Voyager adds a touch of nostalgia to any space. Set up the turntable in your living room, bedroom, or home office to create a retro listening experience. Invite friends over for a vinyl listening party or enjoy a quiet evening alone, immersing yourself in the warm sound and ambience of vinyl.

Rediscovering Old Favorites

If you have a collection of vinyl records gathering dust, the Crosley Voyager presents the perfect opportunity to rediscover your old favorites. Take a trip down memory lane as you play those albums you loved in your younger years. Relive the magic and nostalgia of the past with the authentic sound of vinyl on the Crosley Voyager.

Enhancing Music Appreciation

Listening to vinyl records is a unique and immersive experience that allows you to fully appreciate the music. The Crosley Voyager enhances your music appreciation by faithfully reproducing the warm, dynamic sound that vinyl is known for. Whether you’re a casual listener or a true audiophile, this turntable will heighten your enjoyment of music.

Gifting for Music Lovers

The Crosley Voyager makes a thoughtful and unforgettable gift for music lovers of all ages. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or special occasion, this turntable is sure to impress. Let your loved ones experience the joy of vinyl and the timeless beauty of the Crosley Voyager.

Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable with Bluetooth in/Out and Built-in Speakers, Washed Blue

Product Specifications

Who needs this.

The Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable is perfect for anyone who appreciates the unique sound and experience of vinyl records. Whether you’re a long-time vinyl enthusiast or new to the world of vinyl, this turntable offers a convenient and stylish way to enjoy your favorite records.

Music lovers who value convenience and flexibility will appreciate the Bluetooth out function of the Crosley Voyager. This feature allows you to wirelessly connect the turntable to Bluetooth-enabled speakers, providing a hassle-free way to enjoy vinyl throughout your home.

Those who already have a stereo system setup will benefit from the RCA out connection. This versatile feature allows you to integrate the turntable into your existing setup seamlessly, without the need for extra equipment.

The built-in stereo speakers of the Crosley Voyager make it an excellent choice for those who prefer a compact and all-in-one solution. You can set up the turntable anywhere in your home, without the need for external speakers, and start enjoying your vinyl collection right away.

If you’re a vinyl collector with a diverse record collection, the Crosley Voyager’s 3-speed turntable will meet your needs. Whether you have 33 1/3, 45, or 78 RPM records, this turntable can handle them all.

Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable with Bluetooth in/Out and Built-in Speakers, Washed Blue

Pros and Cons

  • Bluetooth out function for wireless connectivity
  • Versatile RCA out connection for integration with existing stereo systems
  • Built-in stereo speakers for a compact and all-in-one solution
  • Vintage-inspired design adds a touch of nostalgia
  • Adjustable pitch control for customized sound playback
  • Auxiliary in and headphone jack for added convenience
  • Built-in speakers may not provide the same level of audio quality as external speakers
  • Limited color options (only available in washed blue)

Q: Can I connect the Crosley Voyager to my Bluetooth-enabled headphones? A: No, the Crosley Voyager does not have Bluetooth receiver capability. However, it does have a headphone jack that allows you to connect your headphones for private listening.

Q: Can I use the built-in speakers and connect external speakers at the same time? A: No, the built-in speakers and external speakers cannot be used simultaneously. You can choose to use either the built-in speakers or connect the turntable to external speakers via Bluetooth out or the RCA out connection.

Q: Is the pitch control adjustable for all turntable speeds? A: Yes, the pitch control of the Crosley Voyager is adjustable for all three turntable speeds: 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM. This allows you to fine-tune the pitch and achieve optimal sound quality for each record.

Q: Does the Crosley Voyager come with a dust cover to protect the turntable? A: No, the Crosley Voyager does not come with a dust cover. However, you can purchase a separate dust cover to protect the turntable from dust and debris.

Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable with Bluetooth in/Out and Built-in Speakers, Washed Blue

What Customers Are Saying

Customers who have purchased the Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable rave about its performance and design. Many reviewers appreciate the convenience of the Bluetooth out function, which allows them to stream their vinyl collection wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled speakers.

The built-in speakers of the Crosley Voyager also receive high praise for their sound quality. Reviewers note that the speakers deliver clear and balanced audio, faithfully reproducing the warm sound of vinyl records.

Customers also appreciate the adjustable pitch control of the Crosley Voyager, as it allows them to customize the playback speed and achieve optimal sound quality for their records.

The vintage-inspired design of the Crosley Voyager has caught the attention of many customers. They love the retro look and washed blue color, which adds a stylish touch to their home decor.

Overall, customers are thrilled with the value and performance of the Crosley Voyager. It offers a convenient and enjoyable way to experience vinyl records, making it a highly recommended choice for music lovers.

Overall Value

The Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable with Bluetooth in/Out and Built-in Speakers is an excellent value for anyone looking to enhance their vinyl listening experience. With its versatile features, including Bluetooth out connectivity, adjustable pitch control, and built-in stereo speakers, this turntable offers convenience and performance in one stylish package.

The quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that Crosley is known for are evident in the design and construction of the Voyager. You can trust that you’re getting a reliable and well-crafted turntable that will bring your vinyl collection to life.

Considering its competitive price point and the features it offers, the Crosley Voyager delivers exceptional value. Whether you’re a seasoned vinyl enthusiast or new to the world of vinyl, this turntable is a worthwhile investment that will provide countless hours of enjoyment.

Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable with Bluetooth in/Out and Built-in Speakers, Washed Blue

Tips and Tricks For Best Results

To ensure the best performance and longevity of your Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable, here are a few tips and tricks:

Keep your records clean: Clean records not only sound better but also prolong the life of your turntable stylus. Invest in a record cleaning kit to remove dust and debris from your vinyl collection.

Handle records with care: When handling your records, hold them by the edges and avoid touching the playing surface. This will help prevent smudges or scratches that can affect sound quality.

Store your records properly: Keep your vinyl collection stored upright in a cool and dry place. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures, as this can cause warping or damage to the records.

Regularly clean your turntable: Dust and debris can accumulate on your turntable, affecting its performance. Use a soft brush or microfiber cloth to gently remove any dust or dirt from the turntable’s surface.

Adjust the tracking force: The tracking force of your turntable’s stylus should be set correctly to ensure proper playback and prevent damage to the records. Consult the user manual for instructions on how to adjust the tracking force for your specific model.

By following these tips and tricks, you can ensure optimal performance and longevity of your Crosley Voyager turntable, allowing you to enjoy your vinyl collection for years to come.

Final Thoughts

Product summary.

The Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable is a feature-packed turntable that brings the joy of vinyl to your home. With its Bluetooth out function, RCA out connection, and built-in stereo speakers, this turntable offers convenience and versatility. The vintage-inspired design adds a touch of nostalgia, making it a stylish addition to any space.

The adjustable pitch control allows you to customize your listening experience, while the auxiliary in and headphone jack provide added convenience. Whether you’re hosting a vinyl listening party or enjoying a quiet evening alone, the Crosley Voyager is designed to enhance your vinyl appreciation.

Final Recommendation

If you’re a music lover who values the unique sound and experience of vinyl records, the Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable is a must-have. Whether you’re a seasoned vinyl enthusiast or new to the world of vinyl, this turntable offers convenience, performance, and value.

With its Bluetooth out function, you can easily connect the turntable to Bluetooth-enabled speakers and enjoy your vinyl wirelessly throughout your home. The RCA out connection allows for seamless integration with your existing stereo system, providing versatility and flexibility.

The built-in stereo speakers deliver clear and balanced audio, faithfully reproducing the warm sound of vinyl records. The adjustable pitch control allows for customized playback, ensuring optimal sound quality for each record.

The vintage-inspired design of the Crosley Voyager adds a touch of nostalgia to your space, making it a stylish statement piece. Whether you’re hosting vinyl listening parties or enjoying solo listening sessions, the Crosley Voyager enhances your vinyl experience.

Overall, the Crosley CR8017B-WB Voyager Vintage Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable is a reliable and well-crafted turntable that will bring your vinyl collection to life. Invest in this turntable and rediscover the joy of vinyl.

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We test the Crosley Voyager record player to see whether it sounds as authentic as it looks.

With the vinyl revolution showing no signs of disappearing, we're now flooded with stylish and affordable record players aiming to entice both those who want to adopt the format and anyone who has been inspired to dust off their old collection. But not all of these products, which undoubtedly look beautiful, are great at delivering the audio quality that many would expect.

We've tested a few of these sub-$100 record players to see whether they're really worth the cash, and there has been mixed results. The latest product to be examined is the Crosley Voyager, which has made its presence known with a huge array of fun and colorful finishes.

Keep reading to see what we thought, and head over to our guide to the best record players for more.

CROSLEY VOYAGER: KEY INFO

  • Type: Belt drive
  • Operation: Automatic
  • Speakers?: Included
  • Connections: RCA, Bluetooth, AUX, headphones
  • Dimensions: H5.9 x W14.9 x D11.9in
  • Weight: 5.5lbs

WHAT DOES THE CROSLEY VOYAGER LOOK LIKE IN THE HOME?

The Crosley Voyager has a very appealing retro look with its distinctive suitcase-esque design that requires you to unclip the metal latches on the sides to open it up. This means that as good as the record player looks when open and in use, it also looks super-stylish when closed. 

Once open, you'll find a large logo on the inside of the lid, which we think adds to, rather than subtracts from, the overall visual style. As with most compact vinyl players, records will hand over the edges when placed on the turntable, so you won't be able to close the lid when it is in use.

The speaker output is located on the front in the form of a white plastic grille, which looks a little on the cheaper side when viewed up close but blends with the rest of the finish at a distance. The rest of the player has a leather effect, ours with a lovely sage green color.

HOW EASY IS IT TO SET UP THE CROSLEY VOYAGER?

There is very little to do before you can get started with the Crosley Voyager. Once you have unpacked the items from the box, you will need to insert the power cord and turn the volume knob (this also controls turning the player on and off). Then, remove the stylus protector and tie from the tonearm.

To play a record using the in-built speakers, you want the function switch turned to PHONO and the correct speed (33 1/3, 45, or 78 RPM) selected. Release the tonearm clip and use the level to lift it up. Move the arm to the correct position above the record (which should already be spinning), and use the lever to lower it onto the disc. That's it!

While using the Crosley Voyager, it quickly becomes clear that the record player has been designed for slightly younger music fans just getting into vinyl for the first time. The vintage style appeals to the same demographic, with an aesthetic that would look great on a side table storage cart even if it was never used to play music.

That's not to say that this would be its fate in most homes. The Voyager is an easy-to-use record player than adds the convenience of having a two-way Bluetooth system, but there is a little bit of style over substance here. The speakers just aren't up to the standard many audiophiles would want, and we doubt many people would use it as a standalone Bluetooth speaker.

Thankfully there's a way around this, and you can connect the Voyager to external speakers to enjoy your albums to their full potential. You can do this with either the RCA connections at the back of the player or via Bluetooth to another wireless speaker nearby. For some ideas, take a look at our ranking of the best speakers for vinyl .

WOULD WE RECOMMEND THE CROSLEY VOYAGER?

The Crosley Voyager appears to have a very specific demographic in mind, with a lovely and very on-trend design that fits in nicely with the tastes of many new vinyl fans (like this writer). With a ton of colors and patterns to choose from and a deceptively luxe-looking finish for such a budget-friendly product, the only thing that lets it down is the quality of the in-built speakers. Still, if you're keen on the look and ease of use here, then you can always connect up some external speakers.

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The Best Crosley Turntables for Playing Your Favorite Albums

By Joshua Kanter

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Records are more than just an alternate and old-school way of listening to your favorite tunes: They’re a hands-on, interactive experience. Unlike online streaming, there’s a physical component that connects you to the music — selecting the LP, setting it on the turntable, seeing it spin and hearing the result. The process can be almost meditative, sitting and reading the liner notes until it’s time to flip it to side B.

But when it comes to selecting a turntable, especially one for beginners, there seems to be an endless amount of options for playing your LPs and looking good on the shelf, too. That’s where Crosley stands out from the crowd.

Today, the company offers an entire line of modern-vintage recreations of iconic old players, many of which are easily portable, too. Crosley record players are an ideal starting point for any vinyl collector. While you’ll find no shortage of high-end, audiophile record players online, these Crosley record players are ideal for any casual collector looking for a way to spin their favorite LP.

If you’re looking for an affordable and cool centerpiece to add to a stereo setup, Crosleys provide an eye-catching aesthetic, and are ready to play any of your records, both classic and new. Another big benefit is the option for Bluetooth, allowing you to connect it to separate speakers wirelessly. Most of the players on this list include speeds for two sizes, including 33 1/3 and 45 RPM (rotations per minute), so you’ll be able to play full-size records as well as singles.

1. Crosley C62 Vinyl Turntable with Bluetooth

For a Bluetooth turntable, this unit features a belt-driven turntable system and adjustable tonearm with counterweight, along with a heavy steel platter and audio-grade MDF plinth to cut down on unwanted vibrations. It spins at two speeds, 33 1/3 and 45rpm, and comes pre-loaded with an AT-3600 moving magnet cartridge with the option to upgrade it the future. Streaming via Bluetooth is simple, and it’s easy to switch modes with the turn of a dial. Or if you prefer to go wired, there’s ports for RCA and old-school speaker wire connection too. Speakers and a pre-amp are included, and this also comes with a hard cover on hinges — a nice addition to keep your player and parts free of debris and dust while not in use.

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2. Crosley C100BT-BK Belt-Drive Bluetooth Turntable

Crosley’s C100BT has a solid build quality to it and even better sound. The low-vibration synchronous motor and vibration absorbing feet prevent the unwanted effects of too much movement and shaking, even when the removable and clear dust cover is down. There’s an adjustable counterweight on the S-shaped aluminum tonearm, platter strobe, and this model has a belt-drive system, though a direct drive version is also available.

But the clarity is what really shines through here, thanks to the Audio Technica AT95E cartridge. Plus, as timeless as it looks and sounds, having Bluetooth connectivity is a nice modern touch to hook up a wireless speaker, and the player can handle 33 1/3 and 45 RPM speeds. It’s also under 9 pounds, and can be hooked up to bigger systems through RCA outputs.

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3. Crosley T150 Modern 2-Speed Bluetooth Turntable System

The T150 spins at two speeds, 33 1/3 & 45rpm, and Crosley’s also included a preamp, which lets you pair it up with a stereo component, or send your streaming music to its 30-watt Bluetooth speakers. The adjustable counterweight on the tonearm prevents unnecessary wear and tear on your vinyls, while a pitch control knob allows you to get the sound just where you want it. This player even features a moving magnet cartridge, which you can replace to keep this player going for years as your ears evolve.

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4. Crosley CR8017A-GY Voyager Vintage Portable Turntable with Bluetooth

One of Crosley’s most popular products, the Voyager’s vintage design here is sleek, simple and clean. This spins at three speeds, and is easy to slide into a tight space on your shelf, or pick up and travel with. There’s also built-in Bluetooth capability so you can stream digital music from the unit’s speakers, or RCA inputs on the back to connect up to your current system. There’s also an adjustable pitch control knob, and if the needle ever burns out, you can easily replace it. There’s even a headphone jack to connect your headphones. When the album ends, and the record goes back into its sleeve, this closes up for simple storage and to keep the inner parts free from dust and damage.

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5. Crosley Gig Retro Belt-Drive Bluetooth Turntable

Ideal for a small space, the Gig looks both futuristic and vintage all at once. With its soft, rounded edges and matte details, this also features an AUX input and RCA outputs for hooking it up to the rest of your audio system. Streaming from a digital device is as simple as switching the function knob, and this is super easy to use right out of the box, making it a perfect gift for kids and newbies to the vinyl world.

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For music lovers, having a vinyl setup in your home is the ultimate way to enjoy your favorite albums, but with so many record players and turntables out there, it’s hard to find the perfect one.

Fear not,  Billboard has your back! In honor of Prime Day , we searched to find a selection of our favorite record players and turntables (click here for funky, sleek ways to store and display your record collection in your home or studio).

What’s the difference between a record player and a turntable? In short, a turntable is a more isolated version of a record player that tends to be portable, and popular with DJs, while most record players are usually designed to stay in your house (although we do have some portable options on the list).

From low-cost to luxury, see below for a list of eight of the best record players and turntables for all budgets.

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Starting with a bargain, Bryson Statistic’s suitcase record player is a good option for the price. Available in black, blue and dark grey, this three-speed record player has built-in stereo speakers (with a jack for headphones), which deliver a decent amount of sound. The record player supports AUX/RCA and Bluetooth connectivity in select models .

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Crosley Voyager Portable Vinyl Record Player

$63.49 $99.95 36% off

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Fluance RT81 Turntable

Fluence RT81 is another highly-rated record player. Features include an Audio Technica AT95E diamond elliptical tipped stylus (designed to track your record grooves with greater precision and accuracy for a high-definition audio experience) and a rubber slip mat for “superior isolation from unwanted vibrations.” Although Fluence record players don’t have Bluetooth, you can connect them to external speakers, or shop the Fluence RT81 turntable with five-inch bookshelf speakers ($489) .

MINIMALIST PICK

U-Turn Audio – Orbit Plus (Gen 2) Turntable

The U-Turn Orbit (available in white, red, black and blue) is known for it’s “balanced and neutral sound” and it’s popular on TikTok . This sleek turntable is equipped with an OA2 gimbal arm that utilizes “precision bearings” to ensure that the stylus moves freely, a low-resistance acrylic platter for “speed consistency” with anti-skate preset and an adjustable counterweight. The external, two-speed belt drive (33 1/3 RPM and 45 RPM) is designed to separate the “low-noise motor from the rest of the turntable.”

Vinyl Record Player With Speakers

$99.99 $129.99 23% off

This Prime Day deal gets you a full turntable set, with a record player and two external speakers. We love the vintage-inspired look of the wood trim, and the slim design (which sits perfectly on a bookshelf or table). Bonus: apply the on-site Amazon coupon to save an additional $10 off your purchase.

Audio-Technica AT-LP60X-BK Turntable

$113.20 $149.00 24% off

Interested in Audio Technica? The AT-LPX60-BK is a good alternative for beginners and intermediate listeners alike. Merging hi-fi audio and Bluetooth technology for wired and wireless listening, the AT turntable easily pairs with speakers and headphones. The turntable is available in several different colors, all on sale for 24% off. This one of the best-reviewed record players on Amazon with more than 80% of shoppers giving it a full, five-star review .

PORTABLE PICK

Victrola Revolution GO

$122.73 $229.98 47% off

Carry the music with you. Victrola’s portable, rechargeable Bluetooth record player features a three-speed belt driven turntable and an Audio Technica moving magnetic cartridge. The rechargeable battery lasts for up to 12 hours and the carrying strap makes it easy to take from spot to spot. Bonus: this Amazon deal includes a vinyl record cleaning kit that doubles as a record stand.

Rega Planar 1 Turntable with Premounted Carbon MM Cartridge

If you can afford to go up in price, the Rega Planar 1 is a good starting point on the scale of higher-end turntables. It features a brand new RB110 tonearm, built with the new Rega designed bespoke bearings with ultra-low friction performance and a 23mm, higher mass, phenolic platter equipped with an improved flywheel effect for better speed stability. The turntable runs on a 24v, low noise, synchronous motor designed to reduce the vibration transfer.

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Crosley Voyager Turntable is quite popular, and you can see various advertisements on social media. When the music begins, the turntable is initially unstable, but afterward, it starts working smoothly as stated by a Crosley Voyager turntable review . Let us check some more details about this device. 

Crosley voyager turntable review

They are constantly on the lookout for the greatest turntables on which to perform all of their orchestral music. Crosley has vowed to provide them with the highest-quality music possible. Crosley, on the other hand, has a wide range of items. The Crosley Voyager appears to be highly eye-catching. If you want to experience high-quality music with minimal pricing, the Crosley Voyager could be the best alternative. It produces a lovely melodic tone and is simple to set up for newbies. So, without further hesitation, let us get started with the Crosley Voyager turntable review .

The Crosley Voyager has a cord mechanism. With the aid of a belt, the surface revolves. This aids the Voyager in producing higher-quality audio. One of the most significant advantages of a track system is the reduction of vibrating noise. As a result, listening to fresh songs on the Crosley Voyager has grown easier and quicker.

Crosley Voyager turntable review

While examining the aspects of the Crosley Voyager turntable, design is among the most considered. The turntable has a beautiful antique style. It’s shaped like a box and is grilled at the front. A silver symbol having the brand’s name engraved across it adorns the front. The preceding refers to the form of it, not the cartridges or needles. 

Crosley makes certain that it doesn’t let its clients down. As a result, they included fantastic in-built speakers with the Crosley Voyager, in addition to a Bluetooth connection. The Crosley Voyager has excellent audio quality. It can never disappoint newcomers to the world of music.

Crosley voyager floral turntable review

Cross voyager floral turntable is gaining a lot of attraction. It has been designed in a way that it looks vintage as well as cool at the same time. It is available in various floral prints and colors. Talking about the performance, you can undoubtedly purchase this product if you are a music lover and want something aesthetic for your musical therapy. You can listen to the music normally sitting in your room and even pair it up with the Bluetooth headset to enjoy the bass without disturbing others. 

With a sleek and simple design, it possesses multiple features like durability, portability, sound quality, and many other built-in features. Check the Crosley Voyager turntable review before getting yourself one.

Crosley voyager Bluetooth record player review

Crosleys have a beautiful design and are available to play any of your recordings, both vintage and modern if you’re searching for an economical and cool centerpiece to add to your stereo system. Another significant advantage is its Bluetooth capability, which provides connectivity to various loudspeakers wirelessly. 

The Crosley voyager Bluetooth turntable has a belt-driven mechanism and a flexible tonearm with counterbalance, as well as a sturdy steel disc and a sound MDF base to reduce disturbances. It has two modes: 33 1/3 and 45rpm and includes a moving magnetic cartridge that may be upgraded later. Connecting through Bluetooth is straightforward, and changing modes is as simple as turning a button. There are also connectors for RCA and antiquated speaker cable connections if you wish to go corded. A hard covering on the hinge has been included, as well as speakers and a preamplifier. It is used to keep the turntable free of dust and debris.

Crosley Voyages Bluetooth record player has many features that you might not be aware of. Even though the detachable and transparent dust covering is dropped, the reduced synchronous motor and vibrations absorption feet avoid the undesired consequences of too much motion and trembling. The S-shaped aluminum tonearm includes an adjustable counterbalance, a disc strobe, and a grip mechanism; however, a motor-driven variant is also accessible with this device. You can get this wonderful device for yourself and also suggest it to your friend.

Crosley voyager portable Bluetooth turntable review

Crosley Voyager turntable review

Crosley voyager portable Bluetooth turntable is very sleek, smart, and simple and is one of the bestsellers of Crosley. It rotates at three speeds and is compact enough to carry on a rack or take up with you. It also has Bluetooth constructed for streaming online downloads from the unit’s loudspeakers, as well as RCA ports on the rear for connecting to your existing system. Also, there is a tone adjustment knob, and the needles can be replaced if it ever burns down. There’s also a socket for plugging in your earphones. Once the record is finished, the disc is placed back into the sleeves, which seals up for easy storing and to protect the inner components from dirt and breakage.

There appear to be an unlimited number of alternatives for playing your records and also looking beautiful on the shelves when it comes to deciding on a turntable, particularly one for beginners. Crosley sticks apart from the mass in this way.

Currently, the firm sells a wide range of contemporary recreations of classic antique players, some of which are also portable. Crosley record players are a great place to begin for any vinyl enthusiast. While there are many elevated audio recording players available online, these Crosley voyager turntables are perfect for any recreational collectors searching for a method to play their favorite records.

A variety of parameters determines the efficiency of a Crosley Voyager turntable. The Crosley Voyager, on the other hand, checks practically all of those criteria. There have been several concerns about the product’s performance. However, when seen as a whole, the efficiency and audio quality-to-value ratio are incredible. As a result, if you are on a limited budget, this is your perfect pick. 

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Hi, I am William. I am a music enthusiast. I play the guitar and ukulele. I like to try out all instruments and review them, to help others make an informed decision. You must choose the right instrument to get that sweet sound you desire. When I am not on my instruments I will be found reading or cooking.

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Crosley Voyager vs Cruiser: Which is Better?

If you’re an old-fashioned music lover with a taste for vintage items, a turntable is likely to be a prized possession for you. Although some would say that turntables and record players are relics of an age gone by, there are many modern and sophisticated models that you’ll come across in the homes of people with a passion for music.

The modern Voyager and Cruiser portable turntables by Crosley prove that record players and the like aren’t obsolete. But which one should you choose?

My recommendation is the Crosley Voyager record player because of its sturdy build, better speakers than the Cruiser, clean vintage design, and optional Bluetooth output! Check it out at Amazon.

This article provides you with an in-depth comparison of the Crosley Voyager vs. Cruiser, so let’s get started.

What’s the Right Type of Record Player for You?

Every buyer has their own personal preferences and requirements. Therefore, no specific model can be universally declared as the best one. You would have to consider certain factors and then pick the most suitable one for yourself. Here are some of the features that you might want to consider before buying a record player .

Portability

Most modern Crosley turntable models come in the form of a briefcase and can be carried around. However, their portability would depend on certain factors, including their weight.

You might want to keep in mind that the audio quality might get a little compromised for the sake of greater portability in some cases. Depending on how you plan to use the Crosley record player and how often you intend to travel with it, you would have to narrow down your options.

Your budget is one of the most important factors to consider. Turntables in various price ranges are available on the market. Setting your budget in advance would help to make the shortlisting process much easier.

Keep in mind that generally it is advisable to go for a better model even if it costs a little more. The quality of the product will determine its durability and audio quality.

Depending on your vinyl records collection, you might want to pick the speeds that you want your turntable to come with. Most modern record players can run at three different speeds: 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, and 78 rpm.

Although 78 rpm discs are now becoming rare, you might need a turntable capable of running at that speed if you own a collection of old records.

The turntables can be paired with speakers or other devices through Bluetooth or cables. Although the branded record players offer decent audio quality, you might want to use external speakers if you would like really polished and clear sound.

In that case, you should pay attention to the pairing options that a turntable offers. If you already own the system that you would be pairing with it, you may also take it to the store to test which record player would work best.

There are primarily two mechanisms that are found in turntables: belt driven or direct driven. DJs typically use the directly driven record players as they pick up speed quickly.

However, if you are not a DJ, then a belt-driven turntable is the right one for you. In these record players , the platter is turned using a belt, which removes the noise of the motor and delivers finer details in the audio.

The leading manufacturers like Crosley build turntables in various designs to cater to music lovers with different tastes. Some prefer to strictly stick to vintage-looking models, while others might want to go for a more stylish and trendier one.

When buying a turntable, you may also consider the interior décor at your home and see which record player would suit your home the most.

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A Closer Look at the Crosley Voyager

  • Compact designs fits almost anywhere
  • Louder speakers than the Cruiser
  • Aux and Bluetooth inputs, optional Bluetooth output
  • Clean simple design with vintage aesthetic

The Crosley Voyager looks aesthetically pleasing with its vintage design and style. For those who are into the old styles, the Voyager is certainly a good option. It comes in many colors: black, amethyst, brown, dune, grey, sage, washed blue, and pink with floral patterns. The classy finish of this model would make the Voyager suitable for most interior décor settings.

You can plug the Crosley Voyager into a stereo system for better sound quality and higher volume. Auxiliary cables can be plugged into the record player, too. It also comes with the provision of Bluetooth connectivity.

The users may wirelessly connect their digital devices to the turntable via Bluetooth and play the music through its speakers. This makes the record player quite versatile. Apart from the RCA ports, the Crosley turntable also comes with headphone jacks for output.

The Crosley turntable has been integrated with a pitch control feature, which is one reason behind its popularity. The audio quality of the Voyager is quite good, and the belt-driven mechanism works smoothly. The box-like structure is quite sturdy and is capable of keeping the unit safe and secure.

Weighing just 5.5 pounds, the Crosley Voyager is highly portable, and you can easily carry it around to various places. It comes in dimensions of 14.5″ x 12″ x 6″.

The top is attached by hinges and is not immediately removable. However, it can be removed by manually removing the hinges if you wish.

What We Like About the Crosley Voyager

Known to be the most popular turntable by Crosley , the Voyager beats its rivals in several ways. Here are some of the best things about this record player:

  • The audio quality is great and offers a pleasant experience for music lovers.
  • This model is quite portable due to its dimensions and weight.
  • The turntable is very simple and easy to use, ensuring a hassle-free experience, even for new users.
  • The several means of input and output add to the convenience of the users.

What Could Be Improved

The Crosley Voyager does have a few drawbacks which the brand can work on fixing. These are:

  • Often, the Voyager skips portions while playing the records. This means that you would have to be careful while playing music on it.
  • The turntable does not come with a tonearm auto-return feature. This can be a disadvantage for some users.
  • The built-in needle looks a little cheap, but it works just fine. However, the users can always replace it with a needle of their choice .

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A Closer Look at the Crosley Cruiser

  • Compact design, with carrying handle for maximum portability
  • Front-facing full-range stereo speakers
  • Unique vintage textures and colors available

The Crosley Cruiser is cute and stylish, and is designed with a touch of modern fashion. Crosley launched this suitcase-style record player in over 30 colors or themes.

Apart from the basic colors like red, black, or blue, this turntable also comes in certain special textures and designs, such as purple velvet, chalkboard, and even a Star Wars-themed model (unfortunately sold out at time of writing). The Crosley Cruiser is perfect for those who seek a trendy and stylish record player.

What really makes the Cruiser stand out from the rest is its build and portability. Built with the dimensions of 13.78″ x 10.24″ x 4.72″, it is compact and can easily fit inside small spaces or carried around with the attached suitcase handle.

The Cruiser comes with a ceramic cartridge and an NP6 needle, and pitch is controlled using a single knob.

This Crosley model’s outputs include RCA outputs and a headphone jack, allowing the owner to play their music through high-end external speakers or listen privately as they wish. However, the built-in stereo system is quite good, too, with the dynamic full-range speakers delivering a rich audio quality with a retro touch.

You may also play music on the record player’s speaker from your digital devices through the stereo system in this turntable via the Bluetooth receiver or aux cable.

Made of wood and leatherette, this record player is durable and of a quality finish. Due to the wide variety of finishes and themes in which it is available, you can choose one that would match the settings at your home or your tastes perfectly. The Crosley Cruiser record player is also quite easy to use and is perfect for beginners.

What We Like About the Crosley Cruiser

The Cruiser has indeed become popular among those with a taste for modern styles. This model certainly comes with several good features.

  • The built-in stereo speaker delivers good audio quality.
  • The portability of the Crosley Cruiser makes it very convenient to carry around as needed.
  • Considering the vintage and unique designs, the lightweight, the build quality, and the durability, this record player is impressive.
  • The advanced pitch control adjustments and the multiple means of input and output deliver an optimal experience.

Like the Voyager, the Crosley Cruiser comes with a few drawbacks. Some of these are:

  • The quality of the speaker is not as great as you might like it to be.
  • The headphone jack in the Cruiser has been known to malfunction.
  • While the model is compact, the vinyl records can get damaged as the lid can’t be pushed back far enough. Some customers have reported the lid coming in contact with the underside of the vinyl record.

Crosley Voyager vs. Cruiser Comparison

Manufacturing turntables for more than thirty years, Crosley is one of the most reputed brands in this field. Two of their most popular models, the Voyager and the Cruiser, are good options for music lovers. If you plan to buy a new record player , these two should certainly be on the list of models to check out.

Both of these have their own advantages and disadvantages, just like any other product. When it comes to the Crosley Voyager vs. Cruiser, which of the two is better for you depends on your personal tastes and requirements.

Playing Speeds

Both of these turntables can play records at three different speeds. You can play them at speeds of 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, and 78 rpm.

Dimensions and Weight

The Crosley Cruiser turntable comes in dimensions of 13.78″ x 10.24″ x 4.72″ and weighs 5.5 pounds. The Crosley Voyager is slightly larger all around with the same weight, with dimensions of 14.5″ x 12″ x 6″ and also weighs 5.5 pounds.

Due to its design, dimensions, and carrying handle, the Cruiser is smaller and easier to carry around, and therefore more portable. In fact, it is considered to be the most portable turntable among the wide range of models by Crosley. It can easily fit in cramped places, making it perfect for those who travel a lot or want to store their record player between listening sessions.

Both the Cruiser and the Voyager include dynamic, full-range stereo speakers. The audio quality is decent, and both record players can deliver a nice overall experience, but the Cruiser compromises a bit in terms of audio quality. If you want an improvement on the audio over the included speakers, an external speaker can make up for that.

The Voyager produced relatively better audio quality but has been known to skip more often than the Cruiser while playing vinyl records. Both models come with an audio pitch control knob which you may use to fine-tune the sound the way you like it.

In addition to the built-in speakers, both turntable models come with provisions for plugging in headphones via a headphone jack, and external speakers via RCA cables.

Both models feature bluetooth input as well as auxiliary (aux) inputs to play music through the included speakers, or through a connected speaker. A 3.5mm aux in cord is provided with the Voyager model.

Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity

Both the Voyager and the Cruiser feature Bluetooth connectivity and can function as Bluetooth speakers. Connect your smartphone to your turntable and listen to songs through the Crosley speakers, or through external speakers connected to the Crosley.

Both models now offer an optional upgrade to allow Bluetooth transmitting in addition to the standard Bluetooth receiving. That means you can play your vinyl records from either Crosley record player to external bluetooth speakers or headphones. To have that desirable option, make sure you select “Bluetooth In/Out” as the product option on the Amazon product page for either the Voyager or the smaller Cruiser .

The Cruiser and Voyager are both powered with a 5V AC input, each drawing 9W of power when being used.

Both of these Crosley record player models run on a belt-driven mechanism, and come with an NP-6 needle. The diamond stylus and the ceramic cartridges can be upgraded for a better experience.

Although neither model has an auto-return feature on the tonearm, both the Cruiser and Voyager  have an auto-stop platter which will stop the record from spinning once it is complete.

Design and Color

The Crosley Voyager is a blend of vintage and modern designs and suits most interior décor themes. The Crosley Cruiser , on the other hand, has more color and styling options so it can be more stylish and aesthetically pleasing. While the Voyager comes in 10 different colors, you can choose from over 30 colors or themes while buying a Cruiser .

The Crosley brand has built both the turntables in the suitcase-style, which, together with the lightweight design, makes them easy to carry. The Cruiser has a dedicated carrying handle while the Voyager does not.

Both models have latches to keep the lid closed during transport.

Despite how compact these models are, they are quite durable. The suitcase-style build allows the users to set up the record player anywhere with ease.

About Crosley

Established in 1921 by Powel Crosley, this Kentucky-based brand was discontinued in 1956. However, it was back in business in 1992, producing vinyl record players. Over the years, they have proven themselves to be a reliable brand for electronic audio gadgets for home entertainment.

Crosley is particularly noted for the retro turntable designs, making them stand out from the rest. Very few manufacturers are a match for this brand in terms of quality and popularity. Moreover, Crosley is also well-known for proper warranty coverage.

The Benefits of Owning a Record Player or Turntable

When it comes to record players, there are actually a few benefits to owning one of these timeless musical machines. Some of these benefits include:

You Can Revive Old Records

Whether you have dozens of records that have been kept in the family, or you’ve found yourself collecting some of the classics, owning a record player allows you to revive the music of old. With a record player, you can hear music as it was heard by your parents or grandparents and in its original composition.

You’ll Have Another Way to Play Music

If you’re looking for ways to distance yourself from your smartphone or computer, having a record player is one way you can limit screen time. Rather than spending time looking at a screen, you and your friends and family can gather around the record player and enjoy the nostalgia and sound that it brings.

You Can Live the Way You Want To Live

Living a vintage and old-school life has become increasingly popular over the last few years, and with a record player, you can set aside your smart electronics and live a simpler, analog life. Having a record player is also great for turning your house into a vintage wonder by using mid-century style furniture that resembles the old days.

It’s a Safer Way to Keep Your Favorite Music

Overall, listening to music using a record player offers many benefits for those who love the classic sound of vinyl and living in a way that is long passed.

Final Thoughts on These Crosley Record Players

In the battle between the Crosley Cruiser vs the Voyager, both turntables deliver great value for money despite their individual drawbacks.

If you prefer a more vintage theme and better quality, the Voyager is the way to go . The Crosley Voyager is also safer considering the Cruiser’s issue regarding the potential damage to the records.

However, you may want to buy the Cruiser if you prefer a smaller size and better portability with the included handle.

Whichever of the two you pick, either of these are nice entry level record players.

We feel that their pros far exceed their cons, and either record player will be a great option!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: does the crosley voyager ruin records.

A: As with most technology there isn’t really a short answer. There seems to be some discussion that the needles are lower quality so there is a chance that over a period of time it can ruin newer records if played on the Voyager a lot.

However, others dispute it is the stylus and state it is because there is no adjustment for the tracking force, so there can be more significant damage.

The good news could be if you enjoy crate digging or $1 record finds, then a Voyager can be perfect for you! Because of the low fidelity sound of the older records, they sound just fine!

Q: How can I make my Crosley Cruiser sound better?

A: You can’t. At least not on newer hi-fi records. The built-in pre-amp isn’t great for the signal. It is also said that the needle will eat through the grooves.

You could get some really good play out of older records though. Those that you find at yard sales, used record shops, and thrift stores will put out a decent sound as they aren’t trying to push out the hi-fi sound of the newer vinyl.

Either Crosley record player aren’t forever players, but either are a solid entry level or beginner record player. Many audiophiles don’t think you should put any money into it. Use your Crosley record player for the time you have to, and upgrade to a better record player when you can!

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About Crosley

Crosley Record Player Review

Vinyl sales have been skyrocketing the past decade. Over 41 million vinyl records were sold in the United States alone last year. They’ve become more than a collector’s item; many people are turning to vinyl records for their unmatched audio quality .

It’s a good thing there are companies like Crosley that can allow you to save some money on audio equipment so you have more spare change for rare records. They offer beginner-friendly turntables, jukeboxes, and speakers known for their lower price points.

Much like how Crosley’s record players and jukeboxes recall old-fashioned analog listening devices, the company itself is a modern re-interpretation of a classic brand. 

Read through my Crosley review to find out about what the company makes, why their products stand out, what customers think about them, and where you can find them.

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Pros & Cons

Crosley Record Player Review

The next section of my Crosley review will examine what else the company does in the form of their pros and cons. 

  • Affordability : Crosley offers budget-friendly options, making their record players accessible to a wider audience.
  • Stylish designs : Crosley record players often feature retro-inspired designs, which can add a vintage aesthetic to your home decor.
  • Portability : Many Crosley models are compact and lightweight, making them easy to move and transport.
  • All-in-one functionality : Some Crosley record players come with built-in speakers, allowing you to play records without the need for additional audio equipment.
  • User-friendly operation : Crosley record players are designed with simplicity in mind, making them suitable for beginners and casual listeners.
  • Build quality : Some Crosley models are criticized for their lower build quality and use of plastic components, which can affect their durability and long-term reliability.
  • Sound quality : While Crosley record players offer convenience and style, the sound quality may not meet the expectations of audiophiles or those seeking high-fidelity audio reproduction.
  • Limited tonearm adjustments : Some Crosley models have limited or fixed tonearm settings, which can impact the ability to optimize tracking force and cartridge alignment for optimal playback.

Crosley Record Player Review

Crosley makes a variety of products that can penetrate your eardrums and inject the sauce straight into your serotonin receptors. They produce turntables, jukeboxes, radios, speakers, cassette players, telephones, and vinyl.

My Crosley review will only be looking at the brand’s turntables and jukeboxes though. Before we get to all of that, let’s see what sets this brand apart from the rest:

  • Turntable Design : Crosley record players often feature a retro-inspired design reminiscent of vintage record players, adding a nostalgic aesthetic to your listening experience.
  • Belt-Drive or Direct-Drive : Crosley offers both belt-drive and direct-drive turntables. Belt-drive turntables use an elastic belt to drive the platter, providing smoother rotation and reducing motor noise. Direct-drive turntables have the motor directly connected to the platter, offering more consistent speed and better torque for DJing and scratching purposes.
  • Speed Options : Crosley record players typically support multiple playback speeds, including 33 1/3, 45, and sometimes 78 RPM (revolutions per minute). This allows you to play a wide range of vinyl records, from LPs to singles and older 78 RPM records.
  • Built-in Speakers : Many Crosley models come with built-in speakers, eliminating the need for external speaker systems. This feature makes them convenient and portable, allowing you to play records without additional equipment.
  • Auxiliary Input and Bluetooth Connectivity : Some Crosley record players feature an auxiliary input, allowing you to connect external audio devices such as smartphones or MP3 players. Additionally, certain models offer Bluetooth connectivity, enabling wireless streaming of music from compatible devices.
  • Pitch Control : Certain Crosley turntables provide pitch control functionality, allowing you to adjust the playback speed slightly. This feature can be useful for DJing or fine-tuning the sound to match your preference.
  • Vinyl Recording and USB Output : Some Crosley models offer the ability to record vinyl records into digital formats. These turntables may feature a USB output, allowing you to connect them to a computer and transfer your vinyl collection to digital files.
  • Tonearm and Cartridg e: Crosley record players come with a tonearm and cartridge for tracking the record grooves and producing sound. The quality and type of cartridge used can vary across models, with some offering basic ceramic cartridges and others providing higher-quality cartridges for improved audio reproduction.
  • Portable and Compact Design : Many Crosley record players are designed to be portable and compact, making them easy to move or take with you on the go. These models often feature a suitcase-style design with a handle for convenient transportation.

6 Best-Selling Crosley Turntables & Jukeboxes

Why jump for a record player that looks as exciting as jury duty when you could choose one of the more aesthetically-pleasing devices featured in this Crosley review? 

Vinyl is just as much about appearance as it is about music quality, and if you disagree with us, then ask yourself why records are so big. It’s so people can see their designs, silly.

Writing this Crosley review, I know that for as great as turntables are, sometimes you want something with a bit more weight. That’s why I’m also dedicating this segment to two of the best Crosley jukeboxes available.

Crosley Cruiser Plus Turntable Review

Crosley Cruiser Plus Turntable Review

This item finds Crosley operating at the top of their game. It’s the cumulation of their history spent improving, tweaking, and expanding their vision. In short, the Crosley Cruiser Plus Turntable is a solid option for your first record player.

But this product is much more than the brand’s equivalent of a former child star getting plastic surgery to reclaim their relevance. This item combines a Bluetooth receiver and a built-in speaker with the classic Crosley clamshell design.

You can plug any music-playing device into the Crosley Cruiser Plus Turntable through the AUX. The record player can spin albums at 3 different speeds:

This item is available in a rainbow of colors options starting at $90 .

Crosley Anthology Turntable Review

Crosley Anthology Turntable Review

If you like Crosley’s historic Cruiser design then say hello to the Crosley Anthology Turntable . 

If you don’t know Crosley’s historic Cruiser product, then you can still say hello to the Crosley Anthology Turntable . Basically, I’m really excited to introduce you to this baby.

I’ll compare this record player to Crosley’s most-famous product because the Crosley Anthology Turntable builds upon the foundation of its predecessor.

Not only does it feature 3 different RPMs for a varied listening experience, but can also play records of different sizes. This turntable is capable of playing LPs as well as larger single 45s.

It comes with more features to make it a complete auditory extravaganza like a built-in Bluetooth receiver, stereo speakers, AUX and RCA input, and a headphone jack. Essentially, you can listen to music however you like.

And you won’t want to turn the music off with the Crosley Anthology Turntable . You can grab it in either light tan or white for $180 .

Crosley Voyager Turntable Review

Crosley Voyager Turntable Review

The Crosley Voyager Turntable gives off big ‘70s vibes with its faux snakeskin leather appearance. It looks as smooth as the sound it puts out.

This record player is built for efficiency. It’s lightweight so that you can take it with you between destinations. However, it features a classic turntable shape rather than Crosley’s standard clamshell design.

The Crosley Voyager Turntable comes with all the output options you’re familiar with if you’ve been paying attention to this Crosley review. That means it has RCA output, full-range speakers, a headphone jack, and a Bluetooth receiver.

It’s able to spin vinyl records at the three most important speeds – 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, and 78 RPM. You can add some swag to your music set-up for $90 .

Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Turntable Review

Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Turntable Review

In this Crosley review, I’ve hinted at this product a few times already, teasing it like it was an end-credit scene in a Marvel movie. But now it’s time to talk about the granddaddy of Crosley turntables.

The Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Turntable checks off all the boxes for what makes Crosley’s products unique. It’s lightweight. It’s portable. It’s versatile. Best of all, this record player has a fetching design that distinguishes it from the rest of the company’s line-up.

It comes with all the standard features of a Crosley record player like Bluetooth output capabilities, built-in speakers, pitch control, and three different RPM settings. This is a great option for those looking to get the best out of a Crosley turntable for the lowest price.

The Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Turntable is available in black or white for $80 .

Crosley Full Size Bluetooth Jukebox Review

Crosley Full Size Bluetooth Jukebox Review

Here’s a blast from the past for you. The Crosley Full Size Bluetooth Jukebox recalls romantic nights spent at the roller disco in the 1970s. It has LED lights that rotate between a variety of color settings like a lava lamp.

This is one of Crosley’s most versatile items. This jukebox is capable of playing CDs, tuning into AM and FM radio stations, and broadcasting your own audio by connecting your phone to the device’s AUX cord. 

While the Crosley Full Size Bluetooth Jukebox has four stereo speakers that are more than capable of making sure you get jiggy with it, you can amplify its sound by hooking it up to external speakers. 

And you can control all of these features with the push of a button on its wireless remote control. Experience audio ecstasy with the Crosley Full Size Bluetooth Jukebox for $1,995 .

Crosley Slimline Full Size Jukebox Review

Crosley Slimline Full Size Jukebox Review

This jukebox offers the same retro-vibes as the previous product mentioned in this Crosley review but at a fraction of the size!

The Crosley Slimline Full Size Jukebox is like the Trystan Lee of jukeboxes: slim, yet mighty. This jukebox can hold up to 80 CDs at once and has an 80 disc rotating display rack. But what pushes this item over the top is its 12” twin cone bass speaker .

Of course, if that isn’t enough sound for you then you can plug it into an external speaker. You don’t have to just play CDs either; you can stream music from your phone and amplify it through the Crosley Slimline Full Size Jukebox by an AUX connection or Bluetooth.

This product is perfect for a place that needs some life injected into it but doesn’t have plenty of free space. The Crosley Slimline Full Size Jukebox can be yours for $12,500 .

Who Is Crosley For? 

Crosley Record Player Review

Crosley products are for people who want to start collecting vinyl records but either don’t have the money, the space, or the resources for a full stereo set-up. 

Although vinyl is a superior music medium to CDs or digital audio, turntables can get quite expensive and require ample room.

Crosley is a great alternative because their record players are light, portable, and have their own speakers. 

Crosley Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

Crosley Record Player Review

We can’t always trust critics. That’s why people will still go out to see movies like Transformers despite the films earning poor critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

The most reliable form of feedback is from actual buyers. They can tell you about their real experience in a way that you can relate to. That’s why I’ll be dedicating this section of my Crosley review to customer testimonials as of June 2023.

I began by examining what buyers said about the company’s products on Best Buy’s website. They’re a major retailing partner for the brand. These are some scores that customers gave Crosley products:

  • Crosley Voyager Turntable – White: 3.2/5 stars from 23 ratings
  • Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Bluetooth Portable Turntable – Black: 4/5 stars from more than 100 pieces ratings
  • Crosley Corsair Radio CD Player – Aqua Blue: 4.⅖ stars from more than 65 ratings

The single most common advantage customers listed about Crosley products were their prices. Simply put, many buyers felt they couldn’t find deals nearly as good as the ones that Crosley gave their customers. 

This price was seen as both a positive and a negative. On the positive end, many customers were delighted with all the features that came for such low prices. Here’s how one buyer described the Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Bluetooth Portable Turntable :

“ My wife loved this record player. The sound quality is amazing and the Bluetooth feature is great. ”

Others noted that the cheaper prices resulted in cheaper-end products. They said that the speakers weren’t very loud and that the record player didn’t last as long as other turntables.

These criticisms must be taken with the context that these devices are significantly less expensive than other record players. That’s a sentiment this customer acknowledges in their review of the Crosley Cruiser Deluxe on Amazon:

“ If I could go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a turntable, I would. Unfortunately, I am unable to do that. I think this is a great starting point for people who are interested in vinyl and just wanted to get started with a little hobby…I think this is a steal for the price. ”

Finally, I looked at what buyers said about the Crosley Decorative Record Player on Wayfair. I found many of the same critiques that I read elsewhere. The product had a fair price point and decent sound output, but it left some people wanting more. 

There were, however, many positive reviews, like this one: “ This is good for the price. It’s not super loud, probably about enough to hear from 3 rooms over, but has a really nice vintage look. I use it mostly for the radio actually. ”

The largest takeaway from what customers said is that you should know that you’ll be getting what you pay for with Crosley items. 

Is Crosley Worth It?

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Seeing as how the barriers to entry for vinyl collecting can be so steep (i.e. products are typically expensive and not always accessible), I believe that Crosley offers a good option for people looking to get into the hobby without investing too much money.

Their products are more affordable and more readily available in more locations. Additionally, they function as speakers themselves, meaning they can serve multiple purposes.

Crosley Promotions & Discounts 

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While writing this Crosley review, I wasn’t able to find any promotions or discounts that were currently active. 

If you want to keep up-to-date with the brand’s sales then you should join their e-mail newsletter. It’s free and includes information about new products, discounts, and more. You can sign up by entering your email onto the company’s website.

Where To Buy Crosley

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At the time of this Crosley review, I found the brand’s products available at some of these locations:

  • The company’s website, crosleyradio.com
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Big box stores like Best Buy
  • Audio retailers and record stores
  • Online storefronts like Amazon

Alternatives

Looking to upgrade your sound system? Check these brands out:

  • Audio-Technica : Audio-Technica is a well-regarded brand that offers a range of turntables suitable for both casual listeners and audiophiles. They are known for their reliable build quality, accurate sound reproduction, and various features like adjustable tracking force, different playback speeds, and removable headshells for cartridge upgrades.
  • Pro-Ject : Pro-Ject is a renowned brand that specializes in high-quality turntables, particularly in the mid to high-end range. They are known for their minimalist designs, excellent sound quality, and attention to detail in components and construction. Pro-Ject turntables often offer adjustable tonearms, high-performance cartridges, and options for manual or automatic operation.
  • Rega : Rega is a British brand that has gained a reputation for producing high-fidelity turntables. They are known for their simplicity, precision engineering, and focus on audio quality. Rega turntables often feature lightweight designs, advanced tonearms, low-noise motors, and meticulous attention to detail in the manufacturing process.
  • Fluance : Fluance offers turntables that combine modern features with a retro aesthetic. Their turntables are designed for both entry-level and intermediate users and are known for their affordability without compromising on sound quality. Fluance models often include adjustable counterweights, built-in preamps, USB connectivity for digitization, and various playback speeds.
  • U-Turn Audio : U-Turn Audio is a brand that focuses on simplicity, affordability, and customizability. They offer turntables with minimalist designs and user-friendly features. U-Turn turntables are modular, allowing you to customize components like cartridges and platters to suit your preferences. They are also known for their quiet motors, excellent speed stability, and upgrade options.
  • Denon : Denon is a brand that offers a wide range of audio products, including turntables. They provide options for both entry-level and advanced users, with features like built-in preamps, USB connectivity, adjustable tonearms, and high-quality cartridges. Denon turntables are known for their solid construction and reliable performance.
  • Pioneer : Pioneer is a brand recognized for its DJ equipment and audio products. They offer turntables suitable for DJs and enthusiasts alike, with features like direct-drive motors, high torque, pitch control, and durable build quality. Pioneer turntables often include USB connectivity and compatibility with DJ software for those interested in mixing and scratching.

Crosley Record Player Review

Who owns Crosley?

Although Bo LeMastus is the company’s current CEO, Crosley is owned by their parent company Modern Marketing Concepts .

Does Crosley ship internationally?

It’s with a heavy heart that I must inform you in this Crosley review that the company does not ship internationally. Thankfully though, you can check which international stores carry the brand on Crosley’s website.

What is Crosley’s Shipping Policy?

Crosley can ship to any location in the United States or Canada. This includes all US territories like Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands.

There are two different shipping options: standard and two-day. Standard shipping takes 3 to 8 business days while two-day shipping takes, well, two days. 

Also, the company offers free shipping to all orders sent to locations within the lower 48 states.

What is Crosley’s Return Policy?

After you purchase a Crosley product you’ll have a 30-day window to request a return. You can begin this process by contacting the company. 

I should also let you know that returns on full-sized jukeboxes are subject to a 15% restocking fee because they are such big fellas and it’s hard to transport them.

How to contact Crosley

I’ll conclude this Crosley review by supplying you with the most important information, the brand’s contact information.

You can reach out to them by calling 1-866-CROSLEY or by filling out a customer contact sheet on their website.

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The Complete Crosley Review: Why This Budget Brand Divides Vinyl Lovers

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About Crosley

Crosley is a brand that specializes in vintage-inspired audio products like record players, radios, and jukeboxes. Founded in 1920 as a radio and electronics manufacturer, the company has a long history that predates the vinyl era. Crosley went defunct in the 1950s but the brand was revived in 1992 with a focus on novelty retro designs aimed at the modern vinyl revival market.

While nostalgic aesthetics are a Crosley trademark, their key selling point is affordability. Most Crosley record players cost between $50-150 — significantly lower than competitors. The trade-off for the price is lower build quality and audio fidelity compared to high-end turntable brands. Still, Crosley‘s success indicates they‘ve struck a chord among new vinyl listeners seeking cheap, easy access to spinning their favorite records.

In this in-depth Crosley review, we‘ll analyze the pros, cons, features, sound quality, and value across the brand‘s most popular record players. You‘ll learn Crosley‘s strengths and weaknesses based on hands-on testing and customer feedback, so you can determine if their budget-friendly turntables are a good fit or if you‘re better off investing in pricier alternatives.

The Pros and Cons of Crosley Record Players

Price: There‘s no beating Crosley if affordability is your top concern. Models routinely sell for under $100 — almost unheard of for complete, portable record players. Their low cost makes Crosley popular for beginners dipping their toes into vinyl or gifting.

Styles: Retro nostalgia radiates from every Crosley product. Their miniature jukeboxes and brightly colored suitcase players ooze throwback cool. The variety of colors and form factors stand out.

Features: Don‘t let the prices fool you…Crosley cram as many features as possible into their low-cost turntables. Bluetooth connectivity, built-in speakers, cassette decks, CD players, and radio tuners are standard. You‘d pay much more for those extras from Audio-Technica or U-Turn.

Portability: Most Crosleys use the iconic boxy "suitcase" design — an easy shape to stash under an arm and go. At under 10 pounds, they live up to their rep as one of the most portable record player brands.

Sound Quality: Herein lies the Achilles‘ heel for Crosley turntables. With cheap build materials like plastic and garden-hose-grade wiring, sound reproduction suffers significantly. The built-in speakers sound tinny and lacking in detail. Audiophiles hate them.

Durability: Flimsy construction often leads to early failures. Crosley owners frequently complain of broken plastic parts, sticking buttons, worn belts, failing motors, and scratched records. They simply don‘t hold up over time like sturdier brands.

Tracking: Inadequate tonearms fitted with low-end ceramic cartridges struggle to accurately trace record grooves. This leads to mistracking causing distortion, skips, repetition — even damaged vinyl or styli.

Adjustability: Don‘t expect to fine tune a Crosley for optimal sound quality. Most lack basic adjustments for balancing the tonearm or leveling the platter that better turntables possess. What you hear out of the box is as good as it gets.

While the low prices may be tempting for casual listening, Crosley‘s poor build and audio quality ultimately undermine performance. Next, we‘ll see how these weaknesses play out across some of their most popular models.

Key Features and Reviews of Top Crosley Turntables

Crosley cruiser deluxe review.

The Crosley Cruiser Deluxe is arguably the brand‘s best known and top selling record player thanks to its cute portable suitcase design available in a rainbow of colors. But with a sub-$100 price, slick looks come at the cost of performance and durability.

The good? It looks fantastic sitting on a shelf. Eight vivid colors from red to turquoise liven any room. And features like Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary input, built-in speakers, and headphone jack provide solid versatility for the low price. Portability is excellent thanks to a lightweight 7 lb chassis with carrying handle.

The bad? Sound quality fails to impress. Music from the 0.6 watt speakers sounds thin and hollow. While the adjustable pitch control is nice for fixating RPM speed, the lack of proper counterweight adjustments cripples tonearm tracking ability. Many reviewers complain of skipping issues right out of the box. And the too-good-to-be-true price is a red flag for shoddy construction quality. Numerous reports confirm plastic parts quickly breaking after minor bumps and knob issues.

If your vinyl habits don‘t extend beyond the occasional spin for nostalgia‘s sake, the cute suitcase design and color options help justify The Cruiser Deluxe‘s popularity. Just don‘t expect much beyond good looks at this bargain price point.

Crosley T150A-BK Review

The Crosley T150A-BK turntable ditches the bright colors and boombox styling found on most Crosleys for a more refined look – but retains the brand‘s reputation for underperforming on audio quality versus competitors.

Straight out of the box, the T150A-BK makes an excellent first impression with its clean black finish and adjustable height chrome legs that provide a touch of modernity lacking on retro models. The front loading design adds a layer of protection for your vinyl compared to top loading platters.

Features like built-in Bluetooth, pitch control, and stereo speakers increase versatility for listening without needing additional equipment — a Crosley strong suit. The tonearm seems a slight step-up featuring adjustable counterweights to improve tracking accuracy. Upgrades like the Audio Technica AT3600L cartridge and diamond-tipped stylus are nice bonuses too.

But upon dropping the needle, sonic limitations become quickly apparent. Music lacks depth and clarity through the speakers, which Crosley continues using cheaper components prone to early failure. And the tonearm still can‘t match the precision tracking of higher-end brands. Reviewers report skipped grooves and worn stylus tips shortly into ownership.

So the T150A-BK puts on a nicer facade with its updated aesthetics and few small performance tweaks but retains enough flaws holding it back from pleasing serious vinyl fans — especially at its $180+ price. Crosley deserves some credit for steps toward improvement, but sound quality still fails to justify costs compared to superior options from Fluance, Audio-Technica, and U-Turn among others.

Crosley Voyager Review

Love the look of Crosley‘s iconic portable players but wish they sounded better? Enter the Voyager turntable, where Crosley tries elevating performance to match the throwback style.

Straight away the retro hi-fi look impresses with genuine walnut veneer adding a classy feel. The audio-focused design ditches built-in speakers for gold-plated RCA outputs meant to connect better external speakers for improved sound. Adjustable feet help achieve proper leveling, while the S-shaped tonearm and Ortofon OM5E cartridge/stylus offer higher quality tracking theoretically.

So do these promising tweaks add up to Tangibly better audio? Unfortunately not so much per most reviews. "Upgraded" components like the tonearm and cartridge still struggle tracking grooves accurately. Owners report humming and vibration issues from the motor and overall flimsy plastic chassis. And sound remains lifeless and distorted compared to true hi-fi turntables.

While the Voyager deserves some credit for attempting to push Crosley‘s audio capabilities, it fails matching the quality needed to justify a $300+ price tag. Serious vinyl enthusiasts paint a painfully consistent picture of disappointing performance diminishing returns on investment compared to brands like Fluance, Audio-Technica, and Pro-ject. Crosley‘s weaknesses winning out despite the Voyager‘s nicer aesthetic design changes.

What Customers Are Saying About Crosley Turntables

Scouring customer reviews reveals common grievances about Crosley‘s poor durability and sound reproduction:

"Cheap materials that broke almost immediately. I was extremely gentle and it still broke after less than 10 uses."

"The speakers blew after less than 1 month…Very displeased with the quality."

"The included stylus could barely track the record grooves without skipping across."

"Received this as a gift and worked great for about 1 month until it just stopped spinning."

Complaints of malfunctioning units fresh out of the box are also disturbingly common:

"Dead on arrival. Never worked correctly from day one."

But a few positive remarks poke through, mainly focused on Crosley‘s charming aesthetics:

"It just looks so darn cool with its retro design. I have it proudly displayed."

"Bought as a Christmas gift and it was a huge hit! The suitcase style looks amazing."

So consensus indicates Crosley players make fabulous furniture but fall painfully short on actual audio performance. Their veritable flood of negative feedback certainly seems to support Crosley‘s reputation among vinyl veterans for wasting money compared to better options.

4 Alternatives to Crosley Record Players

If durability and sound quality outweigh aesthetics, you‘ll want to avoid the noted issues with Crosley turntables in favor of spending a bit more on proven performers. Here are four superior brands to consider at various budgets.

Fluance RT80

Price: $199

Fluance turntables earn consistent praise as the best values under $300. The RT80 model‘s adjustable counterweight, anti-skating, and Ortofon OM10 cartridge offer excellent tracking capability and audio fidelity. Solid birch cabinet construction also outlasts Crosley‘s flimsy plastic. Huge bang for the buck that will satisfy both beginners and enthusiasts seeking quality on a budget.

Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB

Price: $249

The Audio Technica AT-LP120XUSB sets the gold standard for affordable direct drive turntables. Its motor provides superb speed consistency and torque while the adjustable tonearm, selectable phono preamp, and USB connectivity offer tremendous versatility whether digitizing vinyl or DJing. Far superior quality under $300.

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO

Price: $499

Pro-Ject turntables earn acclaim for their minimalist, high-performance designs. The Debut Carbon EVO improves an already stellar formula with enhancements like greater platter stability, low-friction tonearm bearings, Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, and Pro-Ject Speed Box built-in for total RPM accuracy. Serious hi-fi quality under $500.

Rega Planar 1

Price: $475

Legendary British audio manufacturer Rega produces some of the finest entry-level audiophile turntables available. The multi-award-winning Planar 1 offers outstanding sound quality via a minimized, zero-fat design utilizing a precision machined platter and RB110 tonearm wired with Rega‘s custom phono cable. The definition of substance over style.

Key Things to Know About Crosley

Company ownership and background.

Originally founded in 1920 as a builder of early radio units, the Crosley brand ceased production in 1956 as demand shifted from radios to televisions — a format they didn‘t embrace quickly enough.

Fast forward to 1992 when marketing veteran Bo LeMastus acquired the Crosley trademark and shifted focus to novelty retro audio players seeking to capitalize on 1990‘s nostalgia and the vinyl revival just finding its footing.

Today, Bo LeMastus and family remain majority owners of Crosley Brands LLC, with private equity firms holding around a third of outstanding shares. Under their leadership, Crosley generated over $150 million in revenue in 2021 — proving their affordable, often gimmicky throwback players resonate widely despite poor reviews among vinyl hobbyists.

International Shipping Policies

Unfortunately Crosley only ships products to locations within the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada. So vinyl lovers across Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond must find alternative regional sources for Crosley turntables and jukeboxes. A few exceptions exist regarding select retailers. Check Crosley‘s website for the most up-to-date details.

Returns and Warranties

Crosley offers a 30 day return policy on most items when purchased through authorized sellers. Simply initiate a return request within 30 days for a full refund or exchange.

All Crosley products also come standard with a 1 year warranty protecting against manufacturer defects. Proof of purchase is required, so save your receipts! Be aware Crosley tends to define what constitutes defects rather narrowly, so protections may prove quite limited with their noted quality control issues.

Jukeboxes fall under more restrictive policies given their large size and custom production. Consult specific return and warranty terms on Crosley‘s site for full details.

Where to Buy Crosley Turntables

The popularity of Crosley‘s retro designs makes their record players widely available both online and in physical stores. Outside of the official Crosley website, popular sources include:

  • Urban Outfitters
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Record stores like Newbury Comics

Scouring options like eBay and Craigslist can also uncover great deals on used/open box Crosley turntables, but restricts buyers to older models. Better new in box availability tends to come from major national retailers.

The Bottom Line on Crosley Record Players

There‘s no denying the cute retro charm oozing from every Crosley player that‘s made the brand so wildly popular as cheap, entry-level turntables — they‘re undeniable eye candy for decor. But once the needle hits vinyl, pervasive quality control issues lead to overwhelmingly disappointing performance that leaves much to be desired in terms of durability and audio fidelity.

While their low cost may appeal to novice vinyl enthusiasts merely looking to dabble in records for the retro appeal, Crosley inevitably fails more serious hobbyists focused on sound quality and long term reliability. For only $50-100 more, brands like Fluance, Audio-Technica and U-Turn offer exponentially better construction, components, and audio accuracy sure to please both casual listeners and veteran audiophiles.

So approach Crosley players understanding their limitations. If your priority is having a cute retro-styled player mainly for decoration at the cheapest possible price, Crosley delivers the goods while understanding they may not last nor sound very dynamic. But for shoppers who actually want quality record playback, your money is vastly better spent on alternatives covered earlier.

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  • Bluetooth out function allows you to easily connect the Voyager to Bluetooth enabled speakers; or use the RCA out to connect to your existing stereo system
  • Aux-in and Bluetooth receiver let you stream your favorite digital playlists directly to the built-in stereo speakers
  • Vintage-inspired, belt-driven 3-speed turntable; plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records
  • Adjustable pitch control
  • Auxiliary in; headphone jack for private listening

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A needle for every groove.

From our stylish line of record players to our high-quality turntables, we're working to bring new life to a classic medium.

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Amplify Your Style. This is our mantra. Individual expression is a part of everything we do. We're not bound by time or age. From art to clothing to spaces, the things we share on social media and with others are all part of our worldview. Why should music be any different? Colorful and fun, sleek and modern, funky and eclectic: there's a Crosley for everyone.

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Be Seen. Be Heard.

Taking cues from awesome feedback from music lovers everywhere, Crosley is taking on the future with a heart of adventure.

How did we get our start?

We get our moniker from Powell Crosley, who lived a century ago and possessed a clear vision of the future. In the 1920s he knew music was for the people and created a radio for everyone. In keeping with his tradition and spirit we decided the vinyl experience was also for everyone. Our first turntable was released in 1992 when CDs were still king. Naturally, everyone thought we were nuts. But now, after 30+ years of bringing stylish music to the people, we manufacture the turntables, radios, and accessories that help everyone discover their own music.

What makes our products unique?

We're listening to music, to the world, and we're listening to you. Whatever your budget or tastes in music, there's a Crosley for you.

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What's in the box.

  • CR8017B-BK Turntable
  • 45 RPM Adapter
  • Power Adaptor

Product information

Warranty & support, product description.

Join Crosley's mission to bring analog music to the masses with the Voyager three-speed turntable. The clean, vintage-inspired aesthetic fits into any space, while the lightweight design allows this record player to travel "further than anyone, or anything in history." Spin 33 1/3, 45, or 78 RPM records or launch the built-in Bluetooth receiver to transmit your digital music wirelessly through the turntable's stereo speakers. Discover the RCA outputs on the back that allow you to easily plug into your existing solar music system or bigger speakers to add propulsion to any party. Bluetooth out function allows you to easily connect the Voyager to Bluetooth enabled speakers. Drop the needle on a reissue of the Golden Record, probe The adjustable pitch control knob to dial in the speed and prepare for blast off! (Compatible with NP6 replacement needle)

Customer reviews

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Customers say

Customers like the ease of use and bluetooth connectivity of the turntable. For example, they say it's simple to set up and works perfectly. They appreciate the portability and appearance. That said, some complain about the quality and performance. They say the turn table is flimsy and doesn't keep the record steady. Opinions are mixed on value and sound quality.

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Customers like the appearance of the turntable. They say it's very aesthetically pleasing, simple, and beautiful. Some customers also love the navy color and the soft blush pink color.

"...The colors are as lovely as shown in the pictures, and the boho pattern adds a unique touch that I absolutely love...." Read more

"...] I've never owned a vinyl record player before but this one is beautiful , easy to use, accurate coloring. Highly recommended !" Read more

"...but it was so bad I cannot listen to the record.It is a beautiful case , I love the way it looks on my new record stand and it plays my..." Read more

"...tell immediately upon opening the case that, while the suitcase itself is indeed beautiful , the actual "turntable" is a plastic piece of junk that I..." Read more

Customers like the bluetooth connectivity of the turntable. They say that it works perfectly, has great built-in speakers, and plays records well. Some appreciate the in/out bluetooth option and the ability to play from their phone. Overall, most are happy with the Bluetooth feature and recommend it to others.

"...It has nice features such as Bluetooth , a cover for the needle when not in use, and the switch to lift place the needle in the correct area to play..." Read more

"Exactly what I was looking for. No issues . 5 stars" Read more

" Worked well as advertised ." Read more

"...Also the Bluetooth is a added bonus ." Read more

Customers find the turntable easy to use and set up. They also say the directions are helpful, but it still has a learning curve. Overall, customers say the product is great for beginners.

"...never owned a vinyl record player before but this one is beautiful, easy to use , accurate coloring. Highly recommended !" Read more

"I wanted a simple and portable record player and this turntable is very easy to use right out of the box...." Read more

"...This Crosley is fine for a beginner who is looking explore the world of vinyl." Read more

"...It’s an attractive record player and easy enough to use but audio quality is the most important feature...." Read more

Customers appreciate the portability of the turntable. They say it's compact, simple to operate, and doesn't take up a lot of space. Some mention that it fits perfectly in the living room and on a stand.

"... Very easy to travel with as well." Read more

"...In any event, while this player looks better than my old one and is lighter , the sound quality is incredibly poor -- no base at all, you guys, really..." Read more

"Got it for my wife as a gift and she loves it . Works great, and is compact . Also looks nice out on display as well." Read more

"Who would think that these would be back? This one is cute, portable and emits a good sound. Granddaughter is loving it!..." Read more

Customers are mixed about the sound quality of the turntable. Some mention that the sound is pretty good, and the volume it has is great. However, others say that the quality is incredibly poor, with interference, and that the singer's voice on their records sounded warbly. The audio would glitch and the quality of music is not that great.

" Sounds great " Read more

"...But the quality of the music is not that great ...." Read more

"...our speakers but have played it without our speakers and it sounds good on it's own ...." Read more

"...If you buy this, expect the lowest quality audio player you can think of, then lower your expectations 10x more...." Read more

Customers are mixed about the value of the turntable. Some mention the color is true to picture, it's a great affordable record player, and the price isn't too steep. However, others say that it'll not be worth the money, it has poor quality, and is cheap.

"...So, starter record player? Good choice for the price and it nicely fits the kind of vintage aesthetic that is so popular to people, including myself..." Read more

"...immediately set it up and I was a bit disappointed with how cheap the inner workings are . The base plate is all plastic and it wobbles...." Read more

"...the needle is good. had the three speeds. portable. absolutely worth it if youre getting into vinyl." Read more

"...this record player costs less than most others, it is not worth even the low price ...." Read more

Customers are dissatisfied with the quality of the turntable. They mention that it's flimsy, the needle was broken, and the platter is not secure. They also say that the turn table doesn't keep the record steady and it wobbles.

"...to my Sonos system and gave a plus on the system but the needle somehow damaged /scratched some of my vinyls" Read more

"...That points to me that this is CLEARLY a factor quality issue .-It says it comes with an AC adapter...." Read more

"...In fact it played it so poorly I contacted the manufacturer to replace my record because I believed it to be poorly pressed...." Read more

"...I think this is a perfect record player to start with if you are just starting your collection." Read more

Customers are dissatisfied with the performance of the turntable. They mention that it stopped working, wouldn't even turn on, and feels very cheap. Some say that the turn table stopped turning after just a few uses and that it started to malfunction after seven months.

"...There's not even a slipmat. But third, the damn thing won't even turn on ...." Read more

"...record player and was so excited only to have it arrive and not even turn on . I tried to trouble shoot and have my husband help with no luck...." Read more

"...the setting of the record player from Bluetooth to phono and it still wouldn't work ...." Read more

"...but the belt it came with is already extremely stretched and will not stay on ...." Read more

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Best Affordable Record Player With Speakers

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Best Affordable Record Player with Speakers: Unveiling the Perfect Vinyl Experience for Every Budget

Can you get a quality record player with speakers without breaking the bank? Absolutely! The world of vinyl is accessible to all, and we're diving into the best affordable record players with built-in speakers, offering a clear, crisp sound experience without emptying your wallet. This guide will illuminate your path to rediscovering the magic of vinyl, without sacrificing your budget.

Editor Note: The demand for affordable vinyl experiences is soaring. This comprehensive guide explores the top record players with speakers, helping you navigate the world of turntables and find the perfect one for your needs. We’ll delve into essential features, price points, and what to consider when making your choice.

Analysis: We’ve sifted through countless reviews, customer feedback, and technical specs to curate this list, focusing on players with a balance of sound quality, features, and affordability. We've prioritized user-friendly designs and considered the needs of both newcomers and seasoned audiophiles.

Key Takeaways

Let's dive into the key aspects to consider when choosing your perfect affordable record player with speakers:

Built-in Speakers

Built-in speakers are the heart of convenience. They eliminate the need for separate speakers, simplifying the setup and making it ideal for smaller spaces or those looking for a plug-and-play experience.

  • Size: Speakers range in size, affecting the overall sound profile. Larger speakers tend to deliver more robust bass and fuller sound, while smaller speakers are compact and portable.
  • Power: Higher wattage speakers generally produce louder and clearer sound. Consider your listening environment and desired volume levels when evaluating power.
  • Sound Quality: Look for balanced sound with clear vocals, crisp highs, and well-defined bass. Some players offer sound customization options.

Turntable Type

Automatic or manual – the choice is yours.

  • Automatic: Effortless operation. The tonearm automatically returns to its resting position, perfect for beginners and those who prioritize ease of use.
  • Manual: Greater control and precision. Allows for adjusting the tonearm's placement and speed for a more personalized listening experience.

Beyond the basics, features enhance the overall vinyl experience.

  • Bluetooth: Stream your music wirelessly to other Bluetooth speakers or headphones, expanding your listening options.
  • USB Output: Rip your vinyl to digital files, preserving your treasured music collection.
  • RCA Output: Connect to external speakers or an audio system for a more powerful sound experience.

Affordability is key, without compromising on quality.

  • Budget Range: Identify a price range that suits your needs and preferences.
  • Value for Money: Look for players that offer a good balance of features and performance within your budget.
  • Long-Term Investment: Consider the longevity and potential for future upgrades when making your decision.

The perfect record player with speakers is waiting for you. Explore our top recommendations and find the perfect vinyl companion for your musical journey!

FAQs by Affordable Record Players with Speakers

Introduction: This section addresses common questions regarding affordable record players with speakers, providing valuable insights for a smoother purchase experience.

  • A: Brands like Victrola, Crosley, and Audio-Technica offer a wide range of affordable players with built-in speakers.
  • A: Focus on built-in speakers, audio quality, turntable type, and features like Bluetooth or USB output.
  • A: Automatic turntables are simpler to use, while manual turntables offer greater control and precision.
  • A: Consider speaker size, power, and sound quality based on your listening environment and preferences.
  • A: Many affordable options provide excellent sound quality and features. Look for reviews and recommendations for specific models.
  • A: Yes, most record players with speakers have RCA outputs allowing you to connect them to an external amplifier or receiver for a more powerful sound experience.

Tips by Affordable Record Players with Speakers

Introduction: This section provides practical tips for getting the most out of your affordable record player with speakers.

  • Proper Setup: Ensure a stable surface for the turntable to prevent vibrations that can affect sound quality.
  • Clean Your Records: Regularly clean your vinyl with a microfiber cloth or a dedicated record cleaning brush to remove dust and debris.
  • Adjust the Tonearm: Properly adjust the tonearm to ensure optimal contact with the groove, minimizing wear and tear on your records.
  • Experiment with Speakers: Position your speakers strategically for balanced sound throughout your room.
  • Use a Stylus Gauge: Ensure your stylus is properly aligned for optimal sound quality.

Summary of Affordable Record Players with Speakers

The perfect affordable record player with speakers is out there, ready to unlock a world of musical enjoyment. This guide has explored the key aspects to consider, from built-in speakers and turntable type to features and price points.

Closing Message: Embark on a journey of rediscovering vinyl, embracing the richness of sound and the nostalgic allure of analog music. With the right affordable record player with speakers, your music collection will come alive, adding a touch of warmth and charm to your listening experience.

This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Please consult with a qualified audio professional for personalized guidance.

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    The Crosley Voyager has a very appealing retro look with its distinctive suitcase-esque design that requires you to unclip the metal latches on the sides to open it up. This means that as good as the record player looks when open and in use, it also looks super-stylish when closed. Once open, you'll find a large logo on the inside of the lid ...

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    Join Crosley's mission to bring analog music to the masses with the Voyager three-speed turntable. The clean, vintage-inspired aesthetic fits into any space, while the lightweight design allows this record player to travel "further than anyone, or anything in history." Spin 33 1/3, 45, or 78 RPM records or launch the built-in Bluetooth receiver ...

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