Robert Halvari, Creator at Notes on vinyl
Crosley vs Victrola We will be looking at this age old debate, Victrola vs Crosley record player, exploring what precisely separates these two monolithic modern day turntable brands, but also what unites them.
History Lesson Pt. 1: Crosley Both Crosley vs Victrola have been around for a considerable amount of time. The former began as the Crosley Company towards the beginning of the 20th century, establishing itself with a headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky .
History Lesson Pt. 2: Victrola Victrola are not new to the manufacture of turntables. In fact, they were there at the very beginning, creating some of the very first phonographs and records in the very beginning of the 20th century, before they were acquired by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA)
Similarities - They both can function at three vinyl record types and speeds - They both use built in speakers - Both offer Bluetooth compatibility. - Both come in a similar form, in a hard case with a handle that makes them both - Extremely portable turntables - And both of them are more or less the exact same price wherever you look.
Differences - Subjectively, the Victrola record player has a sturdier feel than the Crosley, denser and more rigid than the Crosley - The Crosley, by contrast, is supposedly a little more luxurious, with a padded surface that can have the appearance of being softer - Victrola do actually include an extra stylus with their suitcase models
Which is Better? Though neither is inherently better, there are certainly some advantages to the Crosley over the Victrola, just as there are benefits of the Victrola over the Crosley. The Victrola, for instance, is kitted out with a special set of rubber feet that do a nifty job of isolating the record player from external vibrations that might otherwise mar the listening experience The suitcase model of the Victrola is also a little hardier than the Crosley