I have been enjoying this week's peach since Christmas. I love vintage things. There are times that I think I have been born into the wrong time...until I remember than air conditioning and indoor plumbing are relatively new and then I'm so glad that I live during these comfortable times. LOL!
I love Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and Etta James. There is something so romantic about their music. I feel like I'm just a sophisticated as Audrey Hepburn when I listen to it. Because of my love for this old school music and my love of vintage things, I got in my mind last summer that I wanted a record player and vintage records, and this past Christmas my husband made my dream come true and he bought me this portable Crosley turntable.
First of all, I know nothing about records. I just knew that I liked the nostalgic and sophisticated feeling of listening to a record. This Crosley player has been so easy to use. I simply plugged it in, set the speed, and I was ready to go. Luckily the speed is on most record packages, because again, I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to this stuff. I'm simply learning as I go. This player also comes with software to convert your records to digital files, which I have not used because I listen to my podcasts in the car instead of music.
The other thing that I love about this player is how old-school and classy it looks. It has the perfect vintage vibe even though it is new. The size is also really nice. It doesn't take up a lot of space when it is out, and if you have a small living space, you can always close it up and store it when it is not in use. I do leave mine out on the table, next to my vintage Zenith 1938 radio (which we haven't gotten around to restoring yet).
I have been able to get almost all of my records for $3 or less at local thrift stores, yard sales and Half-Price Books. I scored several kids' records at a yard sale and play them for the kids when it's no-TV time.
I think that this turntable is perfect for any vintage-loving person that wants to dip their toe into records.