Summary: I ordered the Crosley Songwriter CD Recorder for my mom for Mother's Day. She has about a million records that we wanted to put on CDs. And I've got to say that over the last week, I've recorded about 25 CDs (and also a few cassette tapes), and absolutely love this unit! Cassettes, records, and CDs all play equally well, as does the radio. My experience with the Crosley has been such that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Summary: We bought this because we wanted to be able to put our old records onto CDs and it does this very well. We were very pleased with the sound from the speakers and have this unit sitting in our living room. We listen to the LPs with our friends all the time. Being able to listen to our Lps from the 60's and 70's is fantastic. The Crosley CR248 Songwriter is easy to use and looks good.
Summary: This is a great product. I do not understand all of the negative reviews being left here. I got this first and foremost because I wanted a record player. I thought the added feature of transferring an occasional record or tape to compact disc was a great extra feature. Now for all of you audiophile's out there...the transfer quality isn't perfect. The hiss and pop sounds that come along with vinyl are still there.
Summary: I was at a loss as to what to do with our extensive record and cassette collections. I knew that I wanted to put everything on CD, but was unsure as to how to do it until I discovered the Crosley Songwriter. The unit is so easy to use and produces a quality CD. I have absolutely no complaints about it at all. Ordering from Amazon was very quick and easy and I have already recommended them to several of my friends. All I can say is that "It's WONDERFUL!!!!