The Crosley Revolution CR6002A | US$149.95 | www.crosleyradio.com
with a tagline like “yesterday, today & tomorrow“, you know are going to get some serious twist out of a vintage gadget. introducing the The Crosley Revolution – it’s a turntable to satisfy your craving for vinyls’ sound and get this, you can bring it on a road trip, to a friend’s house for record swap… basically anywhere you desire.
sound unbelievable? not it is not. The Crosley Revolution is a portable turnable which is USB-enabled (compatible with PC and Mac), allowing you to transfer your precious vinyl sound into digital formats. if you insist on sticking on to the traditional vinyl sound, no worries, there’s a passive audio-out for you to hook up external speakers. no speakers on the road? no worries, again. it has a dynamic full range speaker to blast your vinyl sound. feel like scrutinizing every note from your records? just plug in your earphones or headphones to the headphones audio-out jack then. did I left anything out? i guess not, you are well covered for your next road trip (with vinyls).
The Crosley Revolution plays in 2-speeds – 33 1/3 and the 45 RPM records. other features include FM transmitter (well, you just can’t bring all the vinyls with you, can you?), a belt-driven mechanism, battery-operated and comes with a software suite for ripping and editing… ahem… audio from your vinyl. for this part to work on a road-trip, you gotta need a laptop… which is, of course, not in the package.
seriously, ripping is definitely a no-go, if you are such a hardcore vinyl fan.