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Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:54 am
Are there any good ones? I thought about buying a Crosley portable and just changing the needle for a higher quality version. Is there a better option?
Posted: Feb 8, 2013 1:12 pm
Don't buy anything Crosley makes. Ever,ever,ever. Go to goner and buy a Numark if they still got'em. Don't buy Crosley. Hey seriously, don't buy Crosley. That company should be sued for what they do.
Posted: Feb 8, 2013 1:48 pm
yes crosley.. the worst
plus i dont think you can change the needle
Posted: Feb 8, 2013 1:54 pm
I actually have the Crosley version of the Soundberger..works good enough. It was a gift. One cool thing it does is that it will broadcast through a radio, and that feature actually works...just throw on a record, tune the radio to 88.1 and listen. You have to use the crappy crosley needles on a crosley unfortunately.

The best portables are a real Soundberger or a Columbia GP-3. I would say skip the Numarks as well.
Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:47 am
I too have the Crosley Soundberger knock off and it works like a champ. That being said, I don't expect major quality with a portable record player. Basically it has to 1.) play records while 2.) not destroying them so I can see if they're worth a damn if I'm digging where there is not a record player handy.
Posted: Feb 10, 2013 5:05 pm
Thanks guys, I knew I could count on you!
I will not buy a Crosley Andrew!
Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:51 am
If you run across a Dansette model for a decent price, buy it. It's one of the best portable players ever sold.
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