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Retro Audio Trends

Some of us just don't want to give up our old LP collection. Others just like a little splash of retro design. CES 2011 does not disappoint.

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Retro styles often find appreciation with audiophiles. CES 2011 does not disappoint.
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Record players are back with a vengeance-- Crosley makes some lovely models featuring USB capabilities so you can transfer your LP sound to MP3's.
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A portable model with built in speaker.
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ION is also in the USB-LP player game, though they take a more modern approach to design.
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These beauties are usb-capable. Get the warm sound of LP's through the same speakers you have hooked up to your itunes collection.
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That's right. It mounts to the wall and it's red. WANT.
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This is just an AM/FM radio. But what a beauty! By Crosley.
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Boomboxes are back in action, with ipod docks built in. The RV-NB50 Kaboom by JVC.
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The RX-120 from Unirex is a Radio Cassette recorder with digital music player (USB) abilities. I enjoy the plastic wood panelling.
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Did i mention the prevalence of tape decks in these retro boom boxes? USB ports included.
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Finally, a jukebox for my ipod: Crosley's iJuke.
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If only you could play internet radio on these lovely models.
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More retro gear from Crosley.
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The Yeti Blue is a USB Microphone with some old school flavor.
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Styled like a vintage amp, the Blockrocker (available with IPAD dock) allows you to wheel your music down the street and park wherever the picnic's at.
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Confusing but cute "microphone-design" Ipod speakers by Merkury Innovations.

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