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5.0 out of 5 stars love this little thing, February 18, 2013
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This review is from: Crosley CR8005A-BL Cruiser Portable Turntable (Blue) (Electronics)
i just received my crosley in the mail today. it was packaged extremely well to avoid any mishaps, and as for the whole stuck lid/butter knife thing, mine came wrapped in plastic that fed through the crack between the base and lid into the actual player so i had absolutely no issue opening it. the speakers work wonderfully for my room and i actually prefer not to listen at full volume because it's too loud, so again, i don't get the comments about the player being too quiet. this thing is almost too easy to use--just don't forget to use the adapter on the turntable if you're new to the record world and your vinyls sound warped/use the rubber pad so your records don't wobble. there is almost always a solution to the problems people seem to be having. i have this player in green and it's almost too precious. i definitely recommend it for someone with a small place and for someone who doesn't love the look of really techy players. it's not too small but fits easily on a desk top. and i'm speaking for someone who was really worried about purchasing this and almost didn't because of all the negative reviews floating around.
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Initial post: Apr 7, 2013 8:29:46 PM PDT
Did the "adapter" or "rubber pad" come with the turntable or did you buy them separately? If you bought them separately is there a link(s) to these items on Amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2013 12:00:24 PM PDT
C. Zimmerman says:
The rubber pad is included.

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 5:07:42 PM PDT
this is probably a stupid question...but how do i use the rubber pad? i tried putting it underneath the record and no significant difference in wobble. then i tried putting it on top of the record--again no difference. is there something else i can try?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 4:27:44 PM PDT
Andrew Lees says:
There are three little rubber plugs on the turntable. Remove them and place the rubber pad there instead. We are currently doing that flat side up so the groves and ridges match up seems to reduce a significant amount of the wobble. :)

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 1:16:06 PM PST
Mr. Aa Cook says:
a brand new vinyl that I bought recently jars up and down as its playing and catches the lid, thus distorting the sound. Whats the best way to stop this? should you prop the lid up against something or let it drop as far as it can go? Also are people generally saying that its best to have the rubber pad with the smooth side up? Most of my vinyls are ok just one or two that have this problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2014 11:18:11 AM PST
CorpHo says:
Man, am I glad I spotted your comment. Removing the plugs from the platter and placing the rubber mat with the grooves facing downward removed just about all of the wobble, and yes, it definitely helps to fit the grooves of the mat into those of the platter to ensure maximum smoothness of the surface under the record. The sound from the speakers still isn't amazing, but that can be remedied with external speakers, and at least now I'm not kicking myself as much for buying the Cruiser in spite of my doubts. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2014 11:33:04 AM PST
CorpHo says:
I've read another reviewer's complaint about having just let the lid sit back on its hinges without support from another object or wall, and the hinges broke eventually. I'd recommend placing your player somewhere that you can open the lid far enough that it doesn't touch the record, but to also prop the lid up against something so the hinges don't have that weight pulling on them.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2014 10:18:37 PM PDT
Interesting. I am considering returning my Peanuts one if I dont get that fixed.

Posted on May 22, 2014 7:50:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2014 7:54:53 AM PDT
It's worth noting that the Crosley Cruiser comes with an AUTO STOP feature, which causes the Turntable to stop turning when it comes to the end of the record. This was set to 'ON' right out of the box so when I set up the player and turned it on, nothing happened. When I read the instruction manual and learned about the AUTOSTOP, I set it to 'OFF' and the turntable rotated normally! It's a good feature to use because it extends the life of the needle but if you're unaware of what it is and how to de-activate it, it can make you think your product is defective when it actually isn't.

Also, most vinyl fans recommend what our parents and grandparents already knew, ALWAYS store your vinyl records VERTICALLY. Stacking them on top of each other will cause them to WARP and it will affect the sound quality.
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