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Crosley Radio to release teeny turntable for Record Store Day

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The RSD3 mini turntable has a built in speaker to listen to your collection of 3 inch vinyl records
The RSD3 mini turntable has a built in speaker to listen to your collection of 3 inch vinyl records
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The Crosley Radio RSD3 turntable kind of looks like the newborn offspring of a Technics SL-1200
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The Crosley Radio RSD3 turntable kind of looks like the newborn offspring of a Technics SL-1200
The RSD3 mini turntable can be USB or battery powered, and has an aux audio out port for private listening through headphones
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The RSD3 mini turntable can be USB or battery powered, and has an aux audio out port for private listening through headphones
The Crosley Radio RSD3 mini turntable can only play special 3 inch vinyl records
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The Crosley Radio RSD3 mini turntable can only play special 3 inch vinyl records
The folks behind Record Store Day are releasing a bunch of 3 inch records to play on the limited edition RSD3 mini turntable
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The folks behind Record Store Day are releasing a bunch of 3 inch records to play on the limited edition RSD3 mini turntable
Too small to play an album, the RSD3 will be able to play a brand new 3 inch single from Jack White's The Raconteurs though
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Too small to play an album, the RSD3 will be able to play a brand new 3 inch single from Jack White's The Raconteurs though
The RSD3 mini turntable comes with an Audio Technica moving magnet cartridge installed
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The RSD3 mini turntable comes with an Audio Technica moving magnet cartridge installed
The RSD3 mini turntable has a built in speaker to listen to your collection of 3 inch vinyl records
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The RSD3 mini turntable has a built in speaker to listen to your collection of 3 inch vinyl records
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Ever since 2008, Record Store Day has drawn attention to the 1,400 independent record stores operating in the US and thousands more worldwide. This year Crosley Radio is joining in the celebrations by releasing a special budget turntable known as RSD3 – which is absolutely tiny.

The RSD3 mini turntable won't be able to play full-sized vinyl albums, or even 7 inch singles. You'll need to source special 3 inch records. Fortunately, the folks behind Record Store Day (RSD) have a bunch of those available to buy, each contained in an arty sleeve. And Jack White's band The Raconteurs is releasing a 3 inch single for RSD too.

The limited edition all-in-one turntable has been created in partnership with Japan's Toyokasei vinyl manufacturing plant, and will only be available on Saturday April 13 from participating stores for around US$70.

The pint-sized Technics SL-1200 – kind of – can be USB or battery powered, has a built-in speaker, features pitch control and aux out, and comes with a clear dust cover. At the end of its angled tonearm sits a full-sized Audio Technica moving magnet cartridge.

It's by no means the first turntable built to play bubblegum records, you can still find folks selling toy-like Bandai 8-Ban systems on eBay. But the Crosley model looks quite snazzy by comparison.

Source: Crosley Radio

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PAV
$70 for a toy? I'd value it at $15.