Crosley CR49-TA Traveler Turntable with Stereo Speakers and Adjustable Tone Control, Tan
- Belt-drive turntable with integrated tan case for listening to vinyl on the go
- Plays 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records
- Classic vintage appearance inspired by original 1950s portable turntables
- Adjustable tone control for audio flexibility; includes diamond-stylus needle
- Dynamic full range speakers
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Enjoy a whole new level of LP independence with the Crosley CR49 Traveler. Inspired by the original portable turntables of the late 1950s, the belt-drive unit is versatile enough to play all three common speeds, 33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm, so you're not restricted to any one part of your vintage record collection. In addition, the turntable's suitcase housing includes a pair of built-in, full-range stereo speakers, in effect turning the Traveler into a LP boombox (though without the battery power). The effortless portability makes this a great turntable for traveling, visiting friends, or simply enjoying albums in the garage, basement, or other secondary rooms. The case is stylish too, with a vintage appearance that beautifully complements traditional furnishings. The Traveler even comes with an adjustable tone control, adding to its versatility, along with a diamond-stylus needle. So whether your tastes run to classic jazz or modern rock, savor your vinyl in style with the Crosley Traveler. The Traveler measures 17 by 7 by 11 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a 90-day warranty.
Enjoy a whole new level of LP independence with the Crosley CR49 Traveler. Inspired by the original portable turntables of the late 1950s, the belt-drive unit is versatile enough to play all three common speeds--33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm--so you're not restricted to any one part of your vintage record collection.
In addition, the table's tan-colored suitcase housing includes a pair of built-in, full-range stereo speakers, in effect turning the Traveler into a LP boombox (though without the battery power).
The effortless portability makes this a great turntable for traveling, visiting friends, or simply enjoying albums in the garage, basement, or other secondary rooms. The case is stylish, too, with a vintage appearance that beautifully complements traditional furnishings. The Traveler even comes with an adjustable tone control, adding to its versatility, along with a diamond-stylus needle. So whether your tastes run to classic jazz or modern rock, savor your vinyl in style with the Crosley Traveler.
The Traveler measures 17 by 7 by 11 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a 90-day warranty.
What's in the Box
Turntable, diamond-stylus needle, 45 rpm spindle adapter, user's manual.
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I also bought this particular model under advice which led me to believe the cartridge included is a magnetic one (unlike the cruiser, which I knew to be ceramic). I've since corroborated that the cartridge is indeed ceramic and I've personally clocked the tracking pressure at around 6g (it's unthinkable to me that folks would attach a coin to the cart to improve tracking performance!). This, combined with the fact that the stylus is a rather large sized spherical diamond tip (at least it's not a larger sapphire tip) means that this record player if used consistently could prematurely wear out records in your collection. Incidentally, one of the reasons they do this is so you can play all three types of records without having to change the stylus. One would ruin a smaller smaller stylus point, if they tried to play 78s with it.
This fact terrifies and angers folks these days, but I think it's important to consider that in the 40s and 50s people just took it for granted that after a certain number of plays their records and equipment would need to be replaced- we are 'spoiled' by the advent of digital media in this regard. As this is a reproduction of technology from that time, it does exactly what it sets out to do-and does it pretty decently. I've said before that I like 'trash' records. This player is perfect for that particular need, but I wouldn't go spinning anything new or valuable on it. I should say: I don't own a record which has been worn in this way on this player- and I've used it plenty- but then I don't play the same record 10 times in a week, either.
There are other portable players in the Crosley line that come with decent AT cartridges installed (eg the Dansanette and the Collegiate) and those might be a better bet for someone wanting something a little easier on records, I think. If the traveler only used a magnetic cartridge, I would just love it. There are also aftermarket stylii around that may improve tracking/sound/longevity but as the cart is not swappable you're kind of limited in options.
For the reason that Crosley is at least producing solutions for those who need, for whatever reason, (limited space, money etc.) an all in one option to vinyl playback, I have added a star. I feel that far too often, this crowds' needs are ignored (having been one of them myself) or worse, met with disapproval or even scorn by those who have spent serious time and money chasing the high fidelity dragon. Not everyone has the same priorities and some folks just want to listen to records without first becoming an audiophile or investing in gear. We live in an age where there is just no reason they shouldn't be accommodated! Component makers should start to cater to the growing needs of this group (and they are growing in numbers, undeniably). The orbit, made by uturn is a great start in this regard: though it is not an all in one, it is about as plug-and-play as it gets. And the new "Love" 'smart' turntable may change the game.
I take it back.
If you're debating if you want this or want to spend a little (or a lot) more on something better, get the something better.
Yeah, it's good for beginners, sure, but so is formula in a bottle, really. You'll quickly grow out of it and realize this doesn't sound that great. And you'll think it's just your ears, you'll think the record print was bad. Because some records sound good. But that's because those records are just SO good that they still sound good when they sound bad.
You'll get The Carpenters: Singles 69-73 and Karen's voice will prove to you that this is not right. It's unlistenable. It's ruined. You'll count the rpm's and realize it's spinning at 36 instead of 33 which makes a Huge difference. Now it all makes sense.
And their website only provides a number to call, which I haven't bothered, it's been almost a year since I bought this and with just a number, I feel there's going to be trouble, maybe I'm wrong. (plus I hate making phonecalls so that's also stopped me)
Anyway, like me, you'll regret it quickly, realizing you don't want just Something to play your records, you want something to play them Well. I felt like this immediately.
And then months and months later, I finally looked into why it didn't sound that great.
Don't spend the 100. Keep looking. Unless you're really not going to listen to records on it too much, aim higher.
A tighter belt would fix the issue of the speed, but even still, I wanted something better pretty soon after trying this out.
I also just love the look of it. I'm not a fan of the way more modern players look and this we can take with us if we wish to listen to our records when we travel.