Crosley Collegiate Review

crosley-collegiate-review-featured-image“Are there any portable record players with magnetic cartridge?” is a question I get asked quite often. The answer is yes, the Crosley Collegiate is one of them. This portable record player with USB connection is, in my opinion, a better alternative than most briefcase style low-end turntables out there, like the popular Crosley Cruiser. In this review of the Crosley Collegiate you’ll find everything there is to know about this cute little record player. This information will help you determine if this product is right for you.

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Onkyo CP-1050 Review

From time to time I get requests from readers to review a specific Turntable. When budget permits, I buy the turntable and review it, otherwise I do an extensive research and share my opinion on the product. This time, Brad Hurley suggested that I review the Onkyo CP-1050 Direct Drive Turntable because he owns this nice turntable and he is very happy with it. I asked him if we would write the review himself. Brad very kindly agreed to write the review. Here it is!

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Sony PSLX300USB Review

sony pslx300usb reviewProduct: Sony PSLX300USB
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Musehelix Rating: 4 out of 5

If you have read some of my other reviews, you’ve probably noticed that I often recommend the fully automatic AT-LP60 turntable because it’s one of the best record players you can get for the price. This time, I present to you a great alternative, the Sony PSLX300USB turntable. Both record players have pretty much the same features. Everybody knows that Sony makes good quality products and this one is no exception. However, it’s always a good idea to take a closer look at a product before you buy it to make sure it meets your particular needs. In this review, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Sony USB turntable, to help you decide if this product is right for you.

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Electrohome Archer Vinyl Turntable Review

Electrohome Archer ReviewProduct: Electrohome Archer EANOS300
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Musehelix Rating: 3 out of 5

There are many briefcase record players on the market, the Crosley Cruiser is not the only option, but it’s certainly one of the most popular suitcase style record players. I decided to give my readers an alternative. I’ve chosen to review the Electrohome Archer EANOS300 because it has better ratings. What caught my attention about this one is that it’s large enough to hold a 33 rpm record inside. This allows you to close the lid during playback. The Electrohome Archer is also one of the few portable record players that has an automatic arm return. There are, however, some downsides to consider, like the fact that there is no way to connect external speakers, so you are stuck with the sound produced by their small built-in speakers.

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Jensen JTA-222 Review

Jensen JTA-222 ReviewLet’s face it, high quality turntables are quite expensive and not everyone can afford them. This time I’m reviewing one of the most inexpensive self-contained turntables on the market for those who want to get into vinyl but don’t want to spend hundreds. I’m talking about the Jensen JTA-222 which is a three speed record player with built in speakers and AM/FM radio. It has a wooden case that gives it a nice antique look. This vintage looking turntable, along with its brothers the JTA-220 and JTA-230, is one of the lowest priced record players with built in speakers you can find at the time of writing this review.

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Audio Technica AT-LP60 USB Review

Audio Technica AT-LP60 ReviewI recently bought the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 USB turntable for the purpose of writing a tutorial on how to digitize vinyl records with Audacity.  Since I have been personally using this turntable, I decided to write a detailed review.

High quality turntables can be very expensive. Readers often ask me to recommend a record player with decent sound quality at an affordable price. In my opinion, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 is the best entry level turntable in its price range and I highly recommend it. This turntable is hard to beat among record players with similar price. However, I suggest you read the entire review to make sure this product fits your needs. On this review you will find valuable and detailed information that would help you make a sound purchase decision.

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Crosley Cruiser Review

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Product: Crosley Cruiser CR8005A
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Musehelix Rating: 2.5 out of 5

I’m exited about reviewing the cutest portable record player, the Crosley Cruiser CR8005A. There are many opposing opinions about this record player. This is one of those “love or hate” products. The Crosley CR8005A is a three speed portable record player with buit-in speakers. When closed, it’s a small, light weight briefcase that you can easily transport to different places. Its cool retro look has caught the attention of people of all ages, including teens and young adults. It comes in many different colors and designs. This cute suitcase turntable, can give your room, that nice decorating touch you were looking for.

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Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Review

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB ReviewAre you ready to buy a good quality turntable without spending a fortune? The Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB may be just what you are looking for. This is a very well crafted copy of the popular Technics SL-1200 series of turntables made by Panasonic. The Audio-Technica AT120 is becoming popular because of its sound quality, durability, speed accuracy and reasonable price. You can’t really get a better turntable for this price. [Read more…]

Jensen JTA-230 Turntable Review

Jensen JTA-230 Turntable Review

Product: Jensen JTA-230
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Musehelix Rating: 3 out of 5

Before you rush to buy the very popular Jensen JTA-230 turntable, it’s very important to consider its pros and cons to make sure this is the right player for you. This review will cover both but keep in mind that this is a low budget player, and as such, you shouldn’t expect to get a high-fidelity sound or great performance out of this unit. However, being such an affordable record player, this turntable may exceed your expectations.

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