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    The more you have, the more you want. Pretty soon, you have all those homeless records sitting around on the floor with no place to go.

    Nice piece on some storage options. At one time, had my cabinets custom made but that company went out of business. Recently, I went the Gothic Cabinet Craft way, because their cabinets are sturdy and the shelves are supported and will last forever without drooping, sagging or breaking. Quality wise, they are a little variable but nothing that's a deal breaker.

    There's also Tony's Woodshop cubes that is a low cost option that I used for a while.

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/st...630-cresson-pa
    We put together a list of dedicated units for storing your prized vinyl records, covering a large range of price and style, for both US and European markets.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

  • #2
    Lots of good options there. I've just recently exceeded my storage capacity and have been contemplating the Ikea (or similar) route but now I'm leaning toward the LPBIN. There is a great DIY thead on Audiokarma but I just don't have the time.

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    • #3
      I've been using the IKEA shelving for years and have been very satisfied. I'd love to have some built-in shelving, but the cost for me is prohibitive, plus I'm in a temporary space for now.
      Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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      • #4
        If you google cube storage units, or modular storage (you get the idea), there are a lot of different stores that sell similar items for record storage. The Container Store has something, as well as many others. It is similar to Myles suggestion of Tony's Woodshop, or Ikea storage. They are all similar, but presents different style, color, and material options. I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do. I'm in a temporary space too, so I have stacks of records I have to look through before playing. Quite the pain in the butt right now. I'll also have to start a thread on Audio Racks, as the prices of racks seems very extreme of late. Hard to find really good options for under $3000 and most are just wood shelves and aluminum or wood frame. Any isolation properties will make it over $4000 for a standard 4 shelf rack.

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        • #5
          I'm in an unfinished basement whereby I had to create a space I could call somewhat of an audio room (more on that later). It has an alcove that I thought would be nice to place the IKEA units, which are 2 - 2x4 Expedit and 2- 4x4 Kallax. I need one more 1x4 to help with the temporary bracing of boxes I'm using, plus it would look better (although I'm not overly concerned about that aspect). It is very sturdy.

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          • #6
            Thanks Myles! Perfect timing as I've run out of room at the inn....

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            • #7
              We are selling more and more vinyl through our website so I had to explore storage options. I wound up buying the units from Mapleshade Audio: http://shop.mapleshadestore.com/Reco...partments/327/.

              Very easy to assemble and extremely sturdy. They stack nicely. Cheap as well!
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              • #8
                Installing Gothic Cabinet Craft cabinets a while back.

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                Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

                -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                • Analog21
                  Analog21 commented
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                  What kind of outer record sleeves do you use, Myles?

                • MylesBAstor
                  MylesBAstor commented
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                  I think they are from Sleeve City. http://www.sleevecityusa.com/ultimat...eve-p/9380.htm They also make a nice larger outer sleeve that is great for box sets too.

                  Hate the mylar outer sleeves as they will always tear. I have some just in from Nagaoka that I'm investigating too. The SC aren't too bad when it comes to discoloring.

              • #9
                Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
                I'm in an unfinished basement whereby I had to create a space I could call somewhat of an audio room (more on that later). It has an alcove that I thought would be nice to place the IKEA units, which are 2 - 2x4 Expedit and 2- 4x4 Kallax. I need one more 1x4 to help with the temporary bracing of boxes I'm using, plus it would look better (although I'm not overly concerned about that aspect). It is very sturdy.

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                I have the same exact units for years and love them....

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                • #10
                  I was one of Per Madsen's first clients and ended up buying over 100 of his racks. They hold about 100 records each, heavy, but manageable to relocate if necessary. I may have been close to one of his last clients before he closed his business. I think I read somewhere someone copied his design and is making them today. I stack the racks six high in my music room. They are quite strong and stable and they are all tied to studs in load bearing walls. In addition I use earthquake bands to keep the records from falling out. Here are 46 of them, holding about 4600 records, my RCA, Mercury and mostly EMI collection.

                  Larry
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                  Other-2x512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
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                  • Rob
                    Rob commented
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                    Larry, when i grow up I want a music collection like yours

                • #11
                  I thought I was the only 'phile that knew about Tony's. I have his storage units over my room.


                  old photo but you get the idea

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                  • #12
                    Just added a new home for the 45’s and box sets from Stan Pike.

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                      http://www.stanpikedesigns.com/Recor...orage_Cube.htm

                      I like those - classy looking storage furniture with nice joinery. If my room wasn't full with Tony's Woodship I'd buy these. Can he make a three or four-high in that same style? Finish them yourself?

                      Is that a Loricraft and goat's hair brushes?

                    • jazdoc
                      jazdoc commented
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                      I presume you can customize. Yep a Loricraft and goat's hair brushes. Good eye.

                    • dminches
                      dminches commented
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                      What’s holding the rest of your collection?

                  • #13
                    I have always had issues with most record cabinets as they hold too many in each section, then they are too heavy to easily flick through the records. About 25 years ago I designed my own 4 high cabinet, and I I was able to talk my Uncle in Law to make them for me as he was a kitchen maker. He made the last 6 a few months back - the last thing he made before he completely retired. see below - I have 20 of them now.

                    My cabinet has 3 dividers almost the height of a LP record and enough space above for my hand to easily move - then enables me to flick through my albums incredibly easily.

                    6 empty 4 high cabinets. I have another 14 of these behind these 6 to make an enclosed area of vinyl. these 20 cabinets are in the lounge/tv room.



                    cabinets with records




                    The music room where I have my recent purchases and current play list.

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                    • Jmwick
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                      Impressive, well thought out.

                  • #14
                    My Atocha Designs cabinet. It's very well made, but only holds about 760 albums. The rest of my collection I store in the living room.
                    Speakers, Wilson Audio Sasha 2's; line stage, ARC Ref 6; phono pre ARC Ref 3; Amplifier, ARC Ref 75 SE; turntable, Dr. Feickert Firebird with a Kuzma 14 inch 4 pt and Transfiguration Proteus; CD player Ayre C 5 xe; tuner, Magnum Dynalab MD109 SE; Dr. Feickert Analogue CBPS; Double Matrix Professional Sonic RCM; Transparent Audio Isolator 8; Transparent Super cables and IC's; and a Atocha Designs Record Cabinet

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                    • #15
                      I am interested in a record rack about 13x13x26" in size that is stackable with other units of the same up to five units high. Any recommendations?
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