Crosley has been at the forefront of the vinyl revolution. There is a general opinion that Crosley turntables aren’t that good and are not worth your money in the typical population. The best for us to find out whether they suck or aren’t as bad as the opinion popping up in the people was to get a Crosley turntable by ourselves.
The turntable that we got to assess its attributes was a Crosley C62B-WA turntable. Here we will provide you with all the information and experience that we came across using the mentioned turntable.
Here’s the detailed review of Crosley C62B
- Moving magnet cartridge features anti-skate control
- Built-in amplifier and switchable preamp
- RCA Output
- Speaker clips to connect the included speakers
- Two-speed turntable (33 1/3 and 45 RPM)
- Belt-driven motor
- An audio-grade MDF plinth
- Power source type: Corded Electric
- Built-in Bluetooth
Crosley manufactures a lot of turntables, probably more than you have ever seen a single brand making. It would probably seem unfair if one says that all the Crosley turntables are not worth it. There may be some models that are not that good and may function the way one wants them to, but many look pretty compelling and likely suit most entry-level Vinyl enthusiasts.
ON PAPER, Crosley C62B is the closest facsimile to the U-turn audio orbit turntable. With C62B, you get all intents and purposes of an entry-level audiophile-grade turntable.
The turntable feels well built, but many of the things scream cheap. The first thing is that the platter covers the belt drive system. Though it is not uncommon with most of the other turntables, the problem is that if you want to switch speech, you have to remove the entire platter and stretch the belt over another rung on the motor assembly, which seems to be a bit troublesome.
The platter is made of hollow aluminum or metal and is very heavy. Due to that, it has a natural resonance of its own. C6 has a built-in phono stage, so if you don’t have one or are a little tight on cash, you can conveniently flip a switch at the back of the turntable to give it a lineup and connect it up to any stereo.
The C62B is pre-mounted with an AT-3600 moving magnet cartridge. A 1/2″ mount mounts the cartridge. Due to this, you can anytime upgrade your cartridge as your vinyl collection grows. The matte black aluminum tonearm comes with an adjustable counterweight. It also has an anti-skate control for added balance.
What’s included in the box:
- C62B-WA Turntable
- 2 External Speakers
- Steel Platter and Pad
- Speaker wires
- Counter Weight
- Power Adapter
- 45RPM Adapter
- Dust cover
- Cartridge Alignment Protractor
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
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Crosley C62B Shelf System:
Crosley C62 was designed in a ready-to-go sounds-darn-good straight out-of-the-box turntable system that doesn’t break the bank.
Crosley C62 has a whole lot of manual functioning. You have to change the settings of the turntable manually. It may appear cumbersome to some users.
You first need to level the platter and then install the cartridge. Now set the vertical tracking force and precisely position and align the cartridge.
Set the vertical tracking angle and set the anti-skate. The anti-skate dial will have numbers on it, so align it carefully.
C62 is equipped with a moving magnetic audio Technica needle installed directly over the production facility. The needle uses a 1/2″ plug that allows you to do any further replacements.
Crosley C62B Walnut:
Crosley C62 walnut comprises 4-Vibro insulation pods. It comes in integration with an aluminum arm, a metal plate with a counterweight adjustment, an RCA line, a centering pin isolated, and a phono output. The walnut has a built-in stereo amplifier comprising two 2.1 speakers and terminal output.
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What is the sound quality like?
The C6 sounds fine. It is gratifying. The audio technical cartridge has a rich, warm kind of sound which is a little bit heavier than the neutral sound. It favors the mid-bass.
If you are kind of a person that likes the bass of a mid-range, then this turntable will be a perfect deal for you. On the other hand, the higher frequencies are a bit rolled off. At high volumes, they may appear distorted, but that even is not that bad.
Is there a lot of background noises?
No, there aren’t a lot of background noises. The turntable provides a good sound quality overall without any interference from behind.
Are the speakers good quality?
Yes, the speakers are pretty good and provide intense sound and volume range.
Is it Portable?
The turntable is quite heavy due to its metal platter and is almost the size of a regular turntable. It is not that portable.
Does it look good?
Yes, the turntable looks good with a beautiful and appealing presentation.
Is the Crosley C6 worth it?
For most of its attributes, Crosley C6 is worth your money. You get a beautiful turntable with unique features at a reasonable price. The turntable is also easy to set up and thus provides the user with a good experience listening to your favorite music.
Are Crosley Cruiser Turntables Good?
The usual comments you would come across on the internet will discourage you from buying the Crosley turntables. But on the actual ground, cross turntables appear to be quite good. So if somebody asks whether the Crosley cruiser turntable is good or not?
We, on our findings and experience, would say, Yes! The Crosley Cruiser turntables are good and provide a user-friendly and enjoyable experience with many excellent and compelling features.
Crosley C62 turntable may prove a good choice for those who like the bass in the mid-range. Those who like music at high volumes may experience some distortion issues. Overall. Crosley turntable is good if you want a classical one and provides you with all the good qualities a best turntable should possess.