We’d been wanting a record player for absolutely ages. Both Rob and I both really love music and the idea of trawling car boot sales and charity shops to find lots of old records really appealed to us.
When I spotted some of the fab Crosley turntables at the last Urban Outfitters press day I knew I had to get myself one.
The next thing was to choose a colour, they have so much choice and I could;t decide whether to go for a girlie pastel or a deeper retro shade. In the end we went for the pale pink as it goes well with our light coloured living room.
The player is really easy to use and after a quick read of the instructions I was ready to go. It can play 33s 45s and 78s, although I’ve only used it at 33 so far.
The sound quality is excellent, all our records sound amazing on it. For everyday use the volume is definitely load enough, although I do wish it went a little bit higher. I’m planning to buy a speaker for it so I can use it when we have parties.
I love that it neatly sits in it’s case and can easily be put away. So far we’re enjoying ours so much that we’ve not needed to put it away yet. But I’m sure it’s portability will come in handy, especially for holidays and visits to friends.
As for the vinyl collection, that’s definitely growing fast. We’ve been hunting out all our favourite albums which all sound amazing on vinyl. I’m considering writing about music more on the blog in the future, so you may be seeing a lot more of our vinyl collection very soon.
Here it is sitting in our living room. I’m so glad we bought it, it’s been so fun buying records and having a chat and listening to them together in the evening. It really is a great product and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who’s been thinking of going back to vinyl and wants a good player to start.
See the full range on the Urban Outfitters Website.
NoddfacraftsOctober 26, 2015 at 9:05 am
Love this! That’s Christmas sorted!
Hayley AnnOctober 26, 2015 at 11:47 am
It’s so pretty in that pink. I love my record player, but beware, those records do build up!
Jessica CangianoOctober 28, 2015 at 6:24 am
It’s absolutely gorgeous!!! We have a vintage looking record player, too. It’s warm shades of dark wood and also works for CD and plays the radio. It’s a star feature in our little living room and gets oodles of use. I’m sure yours will, too.
Have a great last week of October,
LeanderNovember 29, 2015 at 10:26 am
Crosley record players are great for looks. But they ruin vinyl and they don’t give the full vinyl experience as its meant to be listened to. Also, please don’t stack your records on top of each other. It needs to be vertical, otherwise it will cause vinyl to warp and not playable anymore. LOL sorry, I’m just a vinyl enthusiast…