RSD3 - Crosley 3" Record Player for RSD

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by DrewMeyer, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. DrewMeyer

    DrewMeyer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm expecting this to get lots of hate on here but thought I would share anyways.
    Mini turntable that exclusively plays 3" specialty singles (an actual retro format from Japan in fact).

    Despite the obvious complaints (overpriced RSD garbage for hipsters) I think it actually looks really fun. It uses an actual Moving Magnet cartridge and has line outs so there's the potential for decent sound (at least as good as a 7" single). If the titles are good I might pick it up for $70.

    Any thoughts?
  2. fitzrik

    fitzrik Forum Resident

    I saw this elsewhere and it does look cute. Kind of a cool thing but not much long term use I'd guess.

    I always thought it would be cool to have Technics 1200 style turntables but only for 7"s. They'd be compact but yet still useful for DJing.
  3. For the Record

    For the Record Forum Resident

    Ontario Canada
    Alright! Now I can have inner groove distortion ALL THE TIME!
  4. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    What’s the green label Warner Bros Record shown in the photo?
  5. DrewMeyer

    DrewMeyer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I can’t make it out and no release list has been posted yet. All I know so far is some Foo Fighters and Jack White so hopefully there’s more because neither of those excite me too much
  6. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    If it played 7" 45s I'd be all over it yesterday.

    But for playing only those few titles that they put out before calling it quits - then fright about it.

    Too bad, it's a really cute design.
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  7. Drew769

    Drew769 Forum Resident

    Great novelty
  8. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    One of our favourite guys looked at these a little while back:
  9. MondoFanM

    MondoFanM Member from ATX

    I don’t deny it’s cute and fun. I just can’t collect something else. Honestly it would sit around. If my daughter was older then i would get one for her. I think it will be a huge hit though at least with that once or twice a year rsd crowd.
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  10. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Yeah! initial reaction is 'wow! yeah, I gotta have that'.
    A few minutes later 'I don't need more crap around here' hahaha
  11. 4011021

    4011021 Forum Resident

    Makes no sense
  12. PMC7027

    PMC7027 Forum Hall Of Fame

    If they release Beatles records I'll have to buy one of these.
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  13. Subagent

    Subagent All I know is What I Read in the Liner Notes

    Arlington, VA
    Not for me.

    The turning radius on those 3" records is too tight for my kombi.

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  14. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Baja Virginia
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  15. harby

    harby Forum Resident

    Portland, OR, USA
    Not an "actual retro format from Japan". A format from 2004 that lasted barely a few years and had few releases in talking doll quality audio. Records the size of an LP's label.

    I would compare the popularity and quality to HitClips, an actual retro format from America, which was likely more successful. You remember those, you buy $5 media cards that contain 1 minute of a low-fi song from teen sensation pop stars. About as preposterous as buying ringtones.

    $70 is a lot for a toy to play a few low quality records, you can get a used Technics direct drive turntable for that.
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  16. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident


    Not to mention the rare and elusive 45 Adaptor / Pinky Ring!
  17. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    Dopey as heck, but I want one.
  18. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    It's an amazing toy and I'd love one. I need to see the catalog of Warner and Atlantic single records available and know how much they each cost.

    Yes, if they could get the Beatles singles with picture sleeves, these toys would fly off the shelves as "the" toy of the year. Imagine those 5 year olds with their first Beatles records and the micro player to go with them!
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  19. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    No, it's a perfectly aligned arm (for the play area) with MM cart, so it's a big step up from your average DC powered player from years past. Not a screwed up design in that regard.
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  20. dasacco

    dasacco Forum Resident

    Someone please knock some sense into me and tell me not to buy one! I know it's dumb, but it just looks so cool..
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  21. hi_watt

    hi_watt Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    I was going to get one...but the price just ain't sitting well with me. If it was 20 bucks, then maybe. But at that price, I'd rather get a gallon of Nitty Gritty cleaner.
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  22. dasacco

    dasacco Forum Resident

    That's what I paid for one of these:


    The little turntable would look good next to it!
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  23. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

    Sunshine State
    It's not for me but I think it is a great idea to make one of these available during RSD. I know quite a few people who would buy this with no hesitation.
  24. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    It's sorta cute, but it's a Crosley, soooo...

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  25. harby

    harby Forum Resident

    Portland, OR, USA
    The only video of this thing to be found is from Crosley, but I guess the record store day hasn't happened yet.

    Good luck on this one though:
    Each store will feature one rare record that is hidden and priced at just $1. In addition to the stores listed above, participating record stores include: Going Underground Records in Bakersfield, CA; End of An Ear in Austin, TX; Flashlight Vinyl in Minneapolis, MN; Daddy Kool Records in St. Petersburg, FL; Joint Custody in Washington, DC; and Music Millennium in Portland, OR.

    Do what the methheads at Goodwill do, grab every $1 record for your cart the second they are put out and then start Googling to find out which to dump.

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