When designing the C8 turntable, we started with a philosophy that we firmly believe in: less is more. Starting with the plinth, we wanted to create a more substantial look so we used a bigger piece of audiograde MDF and wrapped it in handsome walnut veneer with subtle branding. On/off and speed selection (33 1/3 & 45 RPM) is controlled by one anodized knob that helps maintain the clean, understated silhouette. To help with rough vibration that could affect sound quality, we isolated the motor and use an external belt to spin the full-size aluminum platter. The aluminum tonearm matches the platter and is outfitted with a counterweight, anti-skate control and removable headshell, letting you customize your setup if you don’t want to use the pre-mounted moving magnet cartridge and stylus. Of course, there’s a removable dust cover to keep the enemy at bay, a built-in switchable preamp and RCA outputs to easily hook the Crosley C8 turntable up to your speakers or sound system.