A turntable for the vinyl enthusiast
A few years ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Crosley gave me a booth tour and education about the resurgence of vinyl and of course included some of its latest turntables.
The surge is still going and Crosley is producing some great turntables. The latest I tried was the C6 two-speed manual.
Easy is an understatement for setup. I used the RCA outputs for a direct connection to my receiver.
I set the turntable’s manually adjustable belt for 33 1⁄3 rpm because that’s all I own. To play 45s, just move the belt to change the speed. Other aspects of the setup are the tonearm counterweight and clicking on the dust cover. An Audio Technica Cartridge comes preinstalled.
Since it’s a manual turntable, use a cueing lever to drop the needle to start the music, and when your record is done playing, manually lift and return the needle to its base. The bottom has vibration control feet. Easy setup and great sound, but the C6 also looks great in a walnutcolored veneer shell, with an acrylic folding lid. Other choices are black or red.
At first glance, the C6 might be considered an entry-level turntable, which it can be, but it can also be for any vinyl enthusiast. You can always get bigger and better, but if it does what you want, why change? That brings me back to my booth tour — there sure are a lot of cool things to choose from in the Crosley catalog.