“Wow” was our first impression when we saw this new offering from Crosley! The C3 is a well designed and truly affordable turntable with some killer design features.
Crosley has been well known for many years in the suitcase styled, low cost segment of the market but now with some of the new series they are putting into their line up it is very obvious they want to give the audiophile grade manufacturers a run for their money.
Here is what we loved about the new C3 Crosley:
The first things you notice about the C3 is its unique styling and shape. Bold lines that, apart from looking striking, are also all about reducing resonances and improving the audio quality and stabilty. A rare thing indeed especially at this price point with most major manufacturers offering very basic design and build options anywhere near double this price point.
Combined with a full sized steel platter operated by a belt drive system, it really does deliver in trumps with regards to low motor noise and isolation of the components. Thumbs up!! It even has some extra thought and love shown right down to its vibration absorbing feet which once again is refreshing to see the finer details that aren’t usually found anywhere near this price point.
Growing with your new C3 will also be possible as it comes factory fitted with a quality Audio Technica cartridge on a lightweight, high strength aluminium tonearm. But should you wish to take it further the 1/2 mount can allow you to fit a vast array of aftermarket cartridges for the worlds best manufacturers, the sky is the limit.
Variable speed selection with a simply turn of the knob between 33 and 45 speeds without having to remove the record or platter… Simple !!
This unit can be used in conjunction with a stereo system or can also be used with powered speakers for a great level of flexibility and future uses as your system may change over the years.
Easy to use with a well designed cueing lever, it allows a smooth operation when lowering or raising the needle on and off your precious vinyl records. If you want to take the C3 to a higher level it does come with a built in pre amp which means that you can combine it with virtually any stereo system. This means that the unit wont be obsolete when or if you buy a larger stereo system in the future or if you want to take it to a friends house for a party that has a more traditional styled stereo system… Versatile.
Last but not forgotten, a level back up service and support that many other companies simply don’t or won’t offer. The team for Crosley in Australia are very focused on achieving outstanding results for you, the customer, and when this is combined with Aussie Hi Fi’s legendary support you can feel secure that you are in good hands with tons of help should the need arise. Oh and did I mention the great service and deals?
If you are looking for a present or an upgrade from a normal low cost model then this is a great place to look.
- Audio Grade MDF Plinth
- 2-Speed Turntable
- Low Vibration Synchronous Motor
- Manual Return Tonearm
- Belt Driven Turntable Mechanism
- Adjustable Tonearm Counterweight
- Audio Technica Cartridge
- In built phono pre amplifier (switchable)
- Special Turntable Feet for Effective Vibration Control
Product Code: CRC3A-BK