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This summer on our family vacation to France, my husband found all his old records in his parents' garage. He tried to get his old record player to work but it never did. We decided to take the records back home with us and get a record player back in the U.S.
In our world of iPods, iPads and everything digital, I love the Crosley CR8005A-GR Cruiser Portable Turntable for it's retro turntable look. It comes in an array of cute colors (comes in pink, green, blue and orange) and the portable size (14" x 11" x 5") is great. I love how it closes up to look like an adorable vintage suitcase. The price point of $99.95 was just perfect and I was surprised at how the speakers sounded so good for something so compact.
I found my old Alvin and the Chipmunks and Disney records at my parents house and now Chloe is enjoying records from her parents' childhood. The sound of the needle on the vinyl is pure heaven to me.
The turntable comes with RCA outputs and my husband was able to connect some other gadgetry to it in order to convert our records into digital audio files for safe keeping in case our 35 year old records go kaput forever.