While the MP3 is a "good enough" quality for the average home-listener, who is listening on their average home speakers, there's still a large number of vinyl lovers out there who refuse to listen to anything else. Hence, finding space and a place for all of these records starts to become an issue, especially for smaller homes. Where do you place your vinyl collections?
I feel vinyl is probably the only exception when it comes to housing music in physical media form. It reminds me of books and how you can pick any one off the shelf and engage in it with someone else. Unlike a movie where it requires your attention towards the TV, audio can be listened to at a reasonable volume and experienced different than playing it off your iPod or iTunes.
More tips for storing vinyl:
- Clean regularly (dust is evil for vinyl)
- Digitally import the ones that are rare and fragile
- Keep them away from sun/water/other natural elements
[Image: The Selby]