Summary: Well, I got this from my husband for Christmas...after requesting it for several years. I was so excited I actually got all teary eyed. The reason I wanted this was to record some old cassettes that were from my father, who passed away several years ago.
Summary: I don't recommend this product to anyone. It is easy to use, however, the sound is horrible. It is noisy and has a loud humming sound to the finished CD. Also, the background is horrible. The first one I bought I returned because I couldn't even hear the songs on the CD.
Summary: This player was a Christmas gift that was opened Christmas morning. The player had a bunch of screws or something rolling around inside the sealed player when we took it out of the box. There was a larger component rolling around inside the player also. Must have been where the screws came from.
Most outstanding feature is user frustion - avoid this item
L. Fideler "Lowell F", Amazon
24 October 2009
Summary: Disappointing piece for frustration. Bought one of these last July, 2009 from Target online. First of all, if you're dubbing an LP or Cassette to CD, once you start the dub you can no longer adjust or change the volume till the dub is complete.
Summary: this crosley songwriter looked very nice but didn't perform well at all. i had to keep pushing the buttons to get it to run and when I tried to record an album onto a cd at first it didn't want to start it kept telling me there was no cd then when it did say it was recording it only recorded 2 songs...
Summary: In theory, this gizmo sounds pretty awesome and great, right? Wrong! Granted, it does what it says it does, and is pretty user-friendly, but that's where the bargain ends. The sound is very tinny and 'Mickey-Mouse' and, on the one we ordered, one of the CD channels didn't play at all.
Summary: While the cabinet is beautiful, the "brass finish" on the face plate looks to be made of cheap pot-metal. The dials and buttons feel cheap and tacky. But that wasn't the real problem. Once I got it set up, I was amazed at how out-of-balance the turntable was.
Summary: THIS MACHINE SEEMS TO WORK O.K. , BUT THE SUPPORT FROM THE MFG. STINKS. THEY CHARGE 9.95 FOR 12 PLASTIC 45 INSERTS THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE 60 FOR $7.00 ON E-BAY. THEY OFFER A BRUSH AND REPLACEMENT NEEDLES FOR OTHER MACHINES, BUT NOT FOR THIS MODEL.
Summary: Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware! That's my warning to anyone considering buying the Crosley "Songwriter'. Be sure you know why you are buying this and what it can do or you are likely to be very disappointed.