Record Player Stands: Tables for Turntables 

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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

Best Crates for Vinyl Records 

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Whether you’re moving your entire collection or simply prefer crate-digging to flicking through shelves, crates and boxes are an important part of vinyl record storage.  Crates are arguably one of the most flexible ways to store records. They’re compact, easy to tuck away, and highly portable. Even if you already own a large cabinet or shelf for storing the bulk … Read More

Creative Ways to Display Your Vinyl Records

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, New to Vinyl, Record Storage7 Comments

Besides the great sound, ritual, and process, a huge part of vinyl’s lasting appeal is undoubtedly the aesthetic. Enthusiasts hail the large format artwork and the sense of satisfaction that comes with physically owning the music you love as just part of the reason why vinyl record sales continue to grow year-on-year. Many album covers are pieces of art in … Read More

Best Vinyl Record Storage Solutions

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Owning physical copies of your favorite albums is the best way to experience music. They’re collectible, tactile, and in many cases, beautiful works of art. Best of all, with the right recording, mastering, and production, they sound fantastic. Unlike streaming services, of course, records take up space. As your collection grows, you’ll need to find more spaces in your home … Read More

How to Organize Vinyl Records & Save More Time for Music

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If you’ve established a sizable record collection of any kind, there’s a good chance you’ve had trouble locating a particular record at some point. Organized chaos only gets you so far, and once you reach a collection of, say, 100 or more, it’s definitely time to establish some sort of system to organize vinyl records. If you manage to get … Read More

Storing Vinyl Records Safely to Protect Your Collection

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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

Best Outer Record Sleeves for Maximum Protection

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A crisp, brand new record straight off the production line is a beauty to behold. Untouched by the outside world, your new record arrives spotless and ready to provide years, decades, possibly generations of joy. Vinyl really is the best format for experiencing the album as an art form. But there’s a problem… As soon as we begin enjoying our … Read More

Best Vinyl Record Inner Sleeves

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To safely store your vinyl records, you need good quality inners sleeves. We’re all familiar with the standard-issue paper sleeves supplied with most new record releases, but are these really up to the job? Basic paper sleeves might be cheap to produce, but they’re not up to the job if you want your records to last a lifetime and beyond. … Read More

Clear Inner Sleeves? More Bright Ideas form Innovators, Vinyl Storage Solutions

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Canadian startup, Vinyl Storage Solutions (VSS) make designing innovative new record sleeves look easy, as they hit the market with yet another new product. Owner, Mike Sarazin left a lasting impression on Sound Matters last year with two great products that attempt to re-invent the record sleeve. Firstly, his dual-pocket outer sleeves, which enable you to seal the record artwork … Read More

Vinyl Record Sleeves Reinvented: These Dual-Pocket Outer Sleeves Are a Game-Changer

Marc HenshallRecord Care, Record Storage5 Comments

The humble vinyl record sleeve: a simple, but essential accessory for any record collector. For a long time, we’ve recommended polyethylene inner sleeves, and polypropylene outer sleeves as the best way to protect and store your vinyl records. But what if they could be improved? Enter Mike Sarazin, the man behind Canadian-based startup, Vinyl Storage Solutions (VSS). By incorporating 100% … Read More