Crosley Executive: In Stock and Ready to Ship!

Designed to reflect the stylings of yesteryear, the Executive USB Portable Turntable easily takes your favorite vinyl and converts them to digital files. Simply plug in the USB cable, play your record and watch as the Executive creates digital files on your computer. The Executive interfaces with the USB port on any computer utilizing the supplied software – it’s that easy.

Come see at CES in Las Vegas in January!

Crosley Collegiate Turntable Arrived Today!

It’s finally here.  A great retro design, clean lines and portability to boot!  Check out Crosley Collegiate on our website.  It is available to ship today!

 

 

New Pricing, MAP and Dealer Terms are in Effect Monday

On Monday, August 13, 2012, we will launch our new dealer pricing and MAP policy.  Please ensure you have received copies of the new pricing.  If you are in need of either and Excel or PDF of our latest wholesale dealer price list, please email us at sales@deerparkdist.com

We are also excited about our new product line-up for this Fall, which should start hitting our warehouse this month.  Check out the new Crosley Collegiate (pictured) for a hint of items to come!

The CR6010A-RE will be here this Fall.

Crosley Keepsake CR6249A – Updated and Ready to Ship Monday!

The wait is finally over….the updated Keepsake Deluxe USB Turntable has finally arrived.  We ship on Monday!

Take everything you love about the older unit, and add RCA-out and a headphone jack for even more listening options.

Can’t bear to live without your vinyl albums, yet can’t seem to find the time to fire up the record player these days? The Crosley Keepsake USB Turntable may be the perfect solution. You can now take your old vinyl and convert them to CD in minutes with just a few simple steps. The Keepsake allows those old albums to be recorded in a digital audio format for high quality sound on a smaller, more modern compact disc. It easily interfaces with the USB port on any computer by utilizing the supplied software suite. However, if you still want to enjoy your albums old style, then Crosley’s Keepsake offers a 3-speed turntable for your listening enjoyment. Preserve your entire music collection with the Keepsake

Available in both black and tan, this one launches on Monday.

The New York Times Weighs in on High-End Turntables

The New York Times ran a nice piece yesterday on comparing some audiophile turntables, and how to select the right one for your needs. Knowledge is power!

New York Times Article Here

Record Store of the Month: Second Hand Tunes, Evanston, IL

Johnny Balmer is the third owner of Second Hand Tunes in Chicago, IL. Johnny has owned the store since 2002, when he moved to Chicago from Minneapolis – where he worked for a number of years at Cheapo Records. He has spent his entire adult life involved with music in some capacity – playing in bands, running live sound, as an engineer in recording studios and (of course) music retail.

When he first arrived in Chicago, Second Hand Tunes operated five retail stores in the area. Over time, they began shifting our focus to online retailing and they sold a couple of stores and closed a couple of under-performing locations. They kept their flagship Evanston location – which has been around since 1974. Located near the Northwestern University campus, it has always attracted a healthy mix of students, professionals, artists and progressive-minded individuals (ie: old hippies) typical to the area. They also operate a large warehouse location on the north side of Chicago – which has become the headquarters for the online business.

The cozy Evanston store stocks new and used compact discs, records, DVD’s and other music-related items such as t-shirts, books and (of course) Crosley turntables – which they began selling over five years ago. They stock the CR249 Keepsake and the CR40 Mini Turntable, with the biggest seller being CR249 USB turntable. Stop by and see Johnny anytime at the Evanston location, and help celebrate all things music!

Crosley CR1201A-CH Full Size Jukebox is Discontinued

The CR1201A-CH Full Size Jukebox, is nearing the end of its run. We will discontinue this model later this month to make room for an updated model, due in early May.

A fixture in our line-up since 2008, and preceded by the CR12-10 in 2004, the end of the CR1201A-CH also marks the end of the CD Changer jukebox. CD Changers are increasing difficult to source for manufacturing, and technology has “moved on” to other formats, which will be supported in the replacement jukebox.

Look for more information next month on the new jukeboxes coming to Deer Park soon. Prepare to be impressed with the coming replacement!

Record Store Day 2012 Crosley / Deer Park Turntable Promotion

Record Store Day is April 21, 2012. Deer Park and Crosley are proud to again help sponsor this event for the participating stores. This is the fourth year we have sponsored Record Store Day at a national level, and we are celebrating with our best offer ever for getting stocked up on Crosley Turntables for Record Store Day, 2012.

Email us at sales@deerparkdist.com for a PDF brochure with details on the 2012 Crosley turntable Record Store Day promotion. This year’s promotion is our richest ever, allowing participating stores to stock up to 16 Crosley turntables for Record Store Day and pay nothing in shipping charges. The promotion is officially underway, so please get your orders in to our website.

Thanks to all of our retail record store partners who have helped revive the vinyl format. Vinyl isn’t “coming back”. Vinyl is back!

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Crosley and Deer Park Distributors Moving to MAP-Priced Dealer Program

Later this Spring, Crosley will update its dealer program to reflect some of the changes which have occurred in the marketplace over the last few years. When our current dealer price structure was implemented, no one had heard of an Amazon.com Sellers Marketplace or had access to smart-phones which scan and compare prices among retailers. Because of these changes in the marketplace, we will be reconfiguring our dealer program in April to reflect the realities of the current marketplace. Crosley is evolving their dealer program to support a “MAP” (Minimum Advertised Price) which will impact the bulk of the current items in our product portfolio. The details of the MAP pricing program will be released in April and implemented in early May. Our intention is to enhance the dealer program by creating additional incentives to dealers to stock, advertise and sell our merchandise. Look for a more detailed and specific update in our April newsletter. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email us.