Crosley Unveils the Keepsake USB Turntable
September 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsLOUISVILLE, Kentucky – September 2007 – Crosley Radio, Inc., a leading manufacturer of retro-style electronics, introduces their newest vinyl preservation turntable called the Keepsake USB Turntable. Last year, Crosley launched several turntable, CD recorder models that quickly became the hottest-selling devices. The Keepsake is Crosley’s solution for music enthusiasts looking for a way to convert their vinyl record collection to a digital audio format. The USB connection, allows consumers to play their albums while also archiving and digitizing their entire vinyl music collection.
The Keepsake offers quick conversion with its easy-to-use USB feature. Simply plug the USB cable into a PC or MAC after installing the included Audacity software package. Audacity rips vinyl content directly to MP3 or WAV format and stores it on your computers’ hard drive. The digital format can then be used for playback on portable audio devices or to record onto a CD. After ripping content, use the software for split track detection. Most record collectors adore the authentic vinyl sounds, but if needed, the Audacity software package can remove muted cracks and pops.
High-tech, but not high-maintenance, the Keepsake only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to set-up. The Keepsake comes completely pre-assembled and features a sturdy outside cover to protect it from dust. No need to worry, the Keepsake converts and plays 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records and features an automatic tone arm. All of this technology comes neatly packaged in a vinyl-wrapped 1950’s suitcase-style exterior. Designed for the hustle and bustle of modern life, the Keepsake can be carried from room-to-room or from home to office.
“The Keepsake, like other Crosley products is created for the true audiophile. The Keepsake offers consumers a way to easily convert their favorite vinyls into a more modern digital format for today’s era,” states Bo LeMastus, President of Crosley Radio.
Retailing for $149.95, the Keepsake USB Turntable will hit the market this fall 2007. It will be available for purchase at www.crosleyradio.com or by calling 1-866-CROSLEY.
IN 1920, POWEL CROSLEY FOUNDED THE CINCINNATI COMPANY THAT PIONEERED MASS MARKET RADIO MANUFACTURING AND NATIONWIDE BROADCASTING. TODAY, THE CROSLEY NAME LIVES ON WITH SUPERBLY CRAFTED REPLICAS OF ORIGINAL VINTAGE ELECTRONICS. THESE REINTRODUCTIONS FEATURE THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES GRACED BY UNFORGETTABLE CROSLEY STYLINGS. THE CROSLEY COLLECTION INCLUDES CD BURNERS, RECORD CHANGERS, DIGITAL JUKEBOXES, XM READY-RADIOS, ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS, TURNTABLES, RADIOS, TELEPHONES, MUSIC BOXES AND MORE.