Crosley Audio Record Players and Turntables
Back in the 1920s, Powell Crosley believed that music should be accessible to everyone and set out to design radios for every person and every budget. Today, his legacy lives on in the form of Crosley Radio, a US company which produces a wide range of Crosley audio record players and turntables to make vinyl records once again accessible to the masses.The Unexpected Vinyl Revival
In the early 1990s, CDs reigned supreme. Ironically, it was at this time that vinyl record players started to make a comeback. A new generation had emerged, and they wanted to experience physically lifting a vinyl record onto a record player. Today, the so-called "vinyl resurgence" is in full swing, with children and teenagers some of the biggest fans of Crosley portable audio record players and turntables. When it comes to the Crosley record player, Australia is producing as much demand as other parts of the world.Caring for Your Crosley Audio Record Player or Turntable
Many are surprised to know that the vinyl record player itself is a relatively hardy piece of equipment, able to withstand normal amounts of wear and tear. It is the vinyl records themselves that require the most care. The first step in caring for your vinyl is to ensure that your player always rests on a solid surface that is both smooth and flat, to reduce the amount of vibration that your records will be subjected to. Secondly, check that the needle is dust-free and rust-free; if not, consider replacing it.The Importance of a Balanced Tonearm
One of the most important considerations when using an audio record player or turntable is to ensure that your player's tonearm is balanced. For Crosley audio electronics’ range of record players and turntables, tonearm balancing takes place in the factory, but there are different settings that can be applied and the tonearm can lose its balance over time. If the tonearm applies too much pressure to the surface of the vinyl record, it will dig into it and cause damage. On the other hand, too little pressure and the grooves will be skipped - or skated - over rather than properly read, reducing sound quality.