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Crosley Radio Cathedral Radio CD 1 ea

 
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Crosley Radio Cathedral Radio CD, 1 ea
 
3.0

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5.0

Fabulous CD Player

By Maggie

from Naples, FL

describe yourself Practical

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Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Clear Signal
  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems

    Comments about Crosley Radio Cathedral Radio CD, 1 ea:

    this is a great music system for any household-i dont need anything super fancy! a cd player and radio are good for me. i love antiques and this looks like one! too cool!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    By LS Wylle

    from WV

    Pros

    • CD sounded fine
    • Lovely
    • Surprisingly stereo
    • While working fair sound

    Cons

    • Cannot be repaired
    • Difficult to tune radio
    • Extremely bad service
    • Poor AM radio reception
    • Poorly made

    Best Uses

    • Decoration only
    • It is no longer useable

    Comments about Crosley Radio Cathedral Radio CD, 1 ea:

    My husband is an audiophile, and laughed at me when I said I wanted this CD/radio. Unlike him, I don't really care that much about sound quality. Not that it doesn't matter to me at all--it's just that HE has the big, nice sound system already, so I was happy to get something that would look nice in the living room and could play in the background while I was reading. I don't need or even like to play music very loud, so something small and pleasantly retro like this was just what I wanted.(We don't all care for 15 shelves worth of audio equipment and a gigantic subwoofer.) I was so excited!

    As other reviewers have stated elsewhere, it's a little difficult to tune in the radio. That was disappointing, but my CDs sounded nice enough, and the radio/CD player made me happy even to look at. It just seemed RIGHT to listed to Louis Armstrong through it, as if the beauty of the retro cathedral style cabinet made the sound more authentic. It was lovely! I was even considering getting another Crosley product for a different room, having fun paging through the catalog and anticipating what I would ask for for my birthday. I was SO happy.

    ... for about 7 months.

    Then the right speaker blew. (Sound doesn't come out of the front speaker-looking area, but is stereo from the sides.) That it would blow surprised me, seeing as how I never, never listen to it at top volume, nowhere near. The guarantee that comes with this item is limited, and wouldn't cover the problem. Reasonable person that I am, I still wasn't too upset--I was just disappointed a bit. After all, my husband is an audiophile, as I mentioned, and he could replace the speakers for me if we could get replacements.With that happy thought, he wrote Crosley to find out if they sold replacement speakers, or if they had recommendations for replacements. He never heard back. He wrote twice, responsibly checked his spam folder just in case, but NOTHING.

    So... I wrote. This is the third time they had been contacted by us. Keep in mind we were both polite: simply explained what had happened, and asked if there were recommended speakers so we could take care of the problem ourselves. I don't care about sound quality that much as I said, but it is unlistenable with all the static in the blown speaker.

    Was the third time the charm? No. I got no response, either. Even if Crosley had no recommendations, it seems to me it would be polite to write back. Is this an indication of the quality of their customer service, or the quality of their product... or both? That is, after having looked for speakers ourselves, we don't seem to be able to locate any that will fit. We can find the correct wattage and so forth; however, there is not much clearance inside the case. Every speaker we looked at--and we have spent considerable time looking--seemed to be too deep to fit. So far as we can tell, the speakers are a proprietary make and substitutions that will fit can't be found elsewhere.

    I loved this item while it worked. However, unless you are the type of person that can pay the cost every few months to get a new one, don't buy this product. The quality is apparently so poor, the manufacturer, Crosley, is embarrassed to respond even to polite inquiry. I was their perfect target customer--someone who didn't care so much about perfect sound, but who preferred instead the vintage look with just acceptable sound quality--and I am terribly unhappy with them. I'm so unhappy, I'm wasting a lovely Saturday morning writing this review.

    Shame on them. I certainly won't be buying another Crosley product for a different room as I had once fondly planned, and I hope I have saved you the trouble and expense of buying ANY Crosley product.

    For shame.

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