The Deluxe Keepsake claims to offer a high end experience at a competitive price.

US manufacturer Crosley – known for its vintage-style carry-case turntables – is looking to take a piece of the high end market with its latest product, the Keepsake Deluxe “audiophile” turntable.

According to the Crosley website, its aim is to “combine high end performance with the same ease-of-use Crosley’s come to be known for.” It comes with a built-in pre-amp, stereo speakers and an S-shaped tonearm fitted with an Audio Technica moving magnetic cartridge.

Despite some users being of the opinion that the high tracking force of Crosley’s budget turntables are prone to skipping when presented with the bass of modern records, the company has managed to carve out a large piece of growing turntable market. However, the Keepsake Deluxe’s adjustable nature – allowing you to select precise tonearm weight and anti-skating compensation – might go some way to silencing the company’s critics.

The Keepsake Deluxe will be released soon at a price of $199.95 – you can find out more at the Crosley website. If you want some other affordable turntable options, check out a guide to the eight best budget turntables that won’t ruin your records. [via The Vinyl Factory]



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