5 Smart IKEA Record Storage Solutions

Marc HenshallRecord Care8 Comments

If you’re anything like me, IKEA isn’t usually the first place you think of when it comes to having fun. Unless, of course, your primary reason for visiting is actually a thinly disguised excuse for a cheeky meatball feast – then perhaps, you could be forgiven for enjoying your weekend trips to the land of affordable flatpack. In all seriousness, … Read More

Best Amplifiers for Turntables – Affordable Options in 2022

Marc HenshallBuyer's Guides11 Comments

When it comes to choosing the best amplifiers for turntables, there’s a lot to consider. Your stereo amplifier is the driving force behind your Hi-Fi, and so we want to choose a system capable of complimenting the rich, warm sound of vinyl regardless of your budget. The right amplifier for you will depend greatly on your input requirements, but also … Read More

Turntable vs Record Player – What’s the Difference?

Marc HenshallNew to Vinyl, Vinyl 1012 Comments

So you’ve decided to get into vinyl records. Great! In our humble opinion, music on vinyl is the most rewarding listening experience of all. But should you buy a turntable or a record player? The two terms are often used interchangeably, which often causes confusion for those just starting out with their record collection. So what’s the difference between a … Read More

Storing Vinyl Records Safely to Protect Your Collection

Marc HenshallNew to Vinyl, Record Care, Record Storage9 Comments

Storing vinyl records safely is essential. Whether it’s for day-to-day accessibility or long-term in storage boxes, you must store them correctly to ensure they last a lifetime and beyond. You’ve worked hard to afford your collection, and the chances are, you’d like them to remain in great condition for as long as possible. If you’re anything like me, you’d probably … Read More

Can You Store Records Flat: Horizontal vs Vertical

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When storing your vinyl records, it can be tempting to stack them in horizontal piles. This could be to save space, or perhaps you just like the idea of a convenient stack somewhere near your turntable.  There are several different reasons why you shouldn’t store records horizontally and why it’s better for the longevity of your collection to store them … Read More

How Long Will a Record Stylus Last?

Marc HenshallTech Talk, Vinyl 10112 Comments

Playing vinyl records is a demanding physical process that involves your stylus traveling a great distance. (Around 1,500 feet across each side of an average LP). It’s no easy task. Your stylus will confront, dirt, dust, debris, and even scratches as it traverses miles of grooves over the course of its useable life. Not surprisingly, a stylus needs to be … Read More

Off Center Records: How to Spot this Pressing Error & Can You Fix It?

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, Vinyl 1015 Comments

Off-center records are all too common and sometimes tricky to spot. It’s a vinyl pressing error and there’s a good chance you’ve got some off-center records lurking in your collection.  Below, we explain what an off-center record is, how to spot one visually, and how it affects sound quality. Lastly, we’ll explain what you can do to correct the problem. … Read More

Record Player Stands: Tables for Turntables 

Marc HenshallRecord Storage6 Comments

Investing in a dedicated record player stand or a turntable unit is essential if you want to get the most from your vinyl hobby. There are many units available (all with different pros and cons) designed to suit different living spaces and record collections.  In reality, any solid cabinet or surface can make a great space to house your turntable, … Read More