Summary: Whatever the mechanisms that drive this turntable... they are off -- and we get a lot of musical "slurring." Sort of like it's going at the right speed and then slows down. I hope vintage didn't mean earliest days of Edison's recording. My fairly good condition records are all playing like someone is hand churning the belt drive. I probably got a lemon, maybe the others aren't like that.
Summary: I ordered this for a Christmas present for my father. I was going to buy one locally but with this being cheaper I figured I'd give it a try. After waiting a while for shipping (which I never do, I almost always only buy Amazon Prime eligible) we give it to him for x-mas and he was so excited! The record player works but the cd player does not! How disappointing!!! After paying over 100 for this item only to find out it doesn't work. I am highly upset!!
Summary: At first, this item worked just fine. We didn't use it very much, and within 3 months of the purchase it failed to work. The power button would only come on sporadically. By this time it was too late to get a refund. Don't wast your money on this!!!
Summary: I bought a Crosley for my daughter from Amazon and the phono cartridge was mounted crooked on the tonearm. It had a "list" to it which caused the plastic housing of the cartridge to rub against the record while it was playing which, of course, caused problems (skipping, etc). So Amazon accepted the return for credit and I bought another one locally. The new one had the cartridge mounted straight enough, but it had a serious warble to the sound.
Summary: As the title says, my machine came without a needle. I bought it primarily to use the record player, so this posed a bit of a problem. I was going to simply replace the unit with another one, but when I plugged in my phone to play music, I realized that the speakers aren't all that good: they were very treble heavy without much bass and therefore sound tinny. I ended up buying the Audio Technica turntable, and it works beautifully right out of the box.