How do you store your Record collection?


#61

The Manual :slight_smile:


#62

Wondered if anyone would notice. Wasn’t staged. Just there as I was clearing through some stuff.


#63

Holy shit this is the dream!


#64

How can some of you own so many records!! Must be bloody expensive


#65

:hourglass_flowing_sand:+:pound:


#66

Have the first, don’t have the second. Alas, a streamers life for me


#67

Started buying when I was 13 (now 41) and music is my #1 passion (well joint equal with browsing Taylor Swift’s Instagram feed) so they’ve just built up over the years.

I do wonder how much it’s cost, but in some ways don’t want to know. They’re part of my life though. I can flick through and remember gigs, club nights, trips to new places and finding record shops…


#68

I’m just worried I’d spend all my money on them and never listen to them! Like new records are expensive as fuck


#69

Would you like to know where Saddam Hussein keeps his records?


#70

Being old helps


#71


#72

I’m after some vinyl storage at the moment & I like the look of the i-cubes. The online reviews of the company are a bit concerning though - with 12-14 weeks wait for delivery appearing to be fairly routine & customer service being rubbish/non-responsive. Seems crazy for a couple of MDF boxes??

Would be interested to hear what your (and anyone else’s) experiences were of dealing with the company.


#73

Better off just getting some Kallax from Ikea no? If you wanted the back bit like the i-cube you could just get some mdf strips and tack them on at the back.


#74

I have a few i-cubes, I don’t remember them taking that long to arrive. They work out quite expensive, I second @thesewoodenideas though, get a few Kallax’s from Ikea, they don’t have the strip on the back but if you mount them against a wall it’s not so much of an issue.


#75

Can anyone recommend a semi-decent record player to get that costs £80-100? `Currently thinking of either of these two:



#76

To be honest mate you’d be wanting something a bit better than those. Save a bit more money and get something like this for a basic but solid entry point:

The crap styli, shit tonearm, no counterweight or antiskate on those other tables will just chew your records up in no time. Not much better than a Crosley.


#77

yeah, i realised those two were balls after a wee look! i am now buying a JVC JL-A15 for £75 which has a counterweight and from all accounts is a decent piece of kit. Gonna have a listen to it first ofc :slight_smile: Thanks for the help!


#78

No bother mate. Hope it works out for you.


#79

Thanks @thesewoodenideas and @lastastronaut. The i-cubes were the compromise I settled on with Mrs Z who doesn’t want any more MDF/wood effect in the house. She wanted some kind of bespoke storage made, so after some wrangling when I said that would be really expensive and problematic if/when I needed to expand the storage we agreed on these.

These birch ones with the coloured interiors (this is the one I was looking at https://www.i-cubes.co.uk/birch-cream-vinyl-record-lp-storage-furniture-unit - I seem to have mistakenly typed mdf rather than plywood in the OP) look really smart, but it was a bit concerning that I could be looking at the back end of September or early October before they arrive. I appreciate online reviews need reading with a degree of caution, but there were so many with the same themes that I was interested in any creditable accounts. If your experience was better lastastronaut, maybe I’ll just give them a try and reset my expectations to wait around 12 weeks.


#80

They look good, I only have the plain MDF ones which is maybe why they didn’t take that long to turn up. It was a few years ago but I honestly don’t remember them taking more than a couple of weeks. I ordered more subsequently, if they’d taken 12 weeks I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have ordered again!

Hope you’re not left waiting ages.