Where Do You Place Your Vinyl Collections?

Where Do You Place Your Vinyl Collections?

Anthony Nguyen
Nov 16, 2010

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.

Building your own console for your vinyl collections gives a sense of intimate ownership that MP3's often fail to achieve today. (Image: Build Your Own Media Console for Under $100)
Try storing it on a rotating bookshelf for maximum exposure/showcasing album art. (Image: Showcasing Media Collections as Office Decor)

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]

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