There is just something about the best vintage record player that you don’t see in a modern turntable. Modern turntables are very simplistic and have a very minimalistic user interface. This is something that might appeal to some people but for most, you cannot compare it to a wooden record player that looks like an antique. A vintage phonograph will be a timeless addition to your home and will be the ultimate decoration accessory that is bound to be pleasing for the eye. These points mean that a classic wooden record player is an excellent alternative to modern turntables if you like that kind of look.
If you want to buy a phonograph like this, you will have to spend a lot of time searching for it and even then you might not have any luck. Checking out garage sales and similar events might be a good idea but you cannot guarantee that you will find an old record player let alone a record player that you like the look of. This applies even more if you have a strict budget and are not willing to spend more than 100 bucks.
We know that people love this timeless design and this is the reason that we are seeing the vintage and retro turntables appearing on the market. It might be a good idea to go for something like this because it will not only look like an eye-catching vintage vinyl record player but will also come with all the latest features that people often associate with convenience. It is just like combining the best of both worlds when it comes to the olden design and the latest technology and specifications.
When looking for this kind of phonograph, you will notice that there are a lot of expensive turntables around. So once again, your task of finding a high quality vintage phonograph for a reasonable price is quite difficult.
Fortunately, there are one or two turntables that have the appropriate design and impressive specifications while also being available at a decent price. The Crosley Cruiser CR8005A is probably the best vintage record player under $100. This comes in a very retro-looking design in the form of a briefcase. It is not exactly a wooden antique design but definitely one that will be eye-catching when set up any where around the house. The briefcase design also means that you can easily close everything up and take it anywhere you want. This means that this vintage phonograph scores top marks for the portability aspect. The good thing is that there is a wide range of colors available too so you can literally go for whatever color you like. I must admit that this turntable definitely looks like a decoration piece more than a proper turntable.
When it comes to the specifications, this is a belt driven phonograph and one that performs quite well when it comes to playing vinyl records. Obviously, at this price, you cannot expect it to be perfect but it is decent in my opinion. It is worth noting that there isn’t Bluetooth feature or any other playback options. Again, a price of proper high quality vintage record players is bound to be high due to the high demand and low supply. This means that the overall design and quality of the Crosley Cruiser CR8005A makes it worthwhile especially considering the fact that it will be used as a decoration piece rather than something to play high quality music.