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    I've always loved album art and CD's and internet streaming are killing it off. Meanwhile our beloved LP's are hidden in shelving and seldom see the light of day. What a waste. So I made rails out of acrylic to display them. As an added benefit, they make excellent sidewall diffusers to improve the room acoustics.

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    The display over my turntable is used to show what's playing now.

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    The display near my room entrance shows off my current trophy LP's as well as box set books (since I don't have a coffee table to display them in my dedicated music room). LP's, box sets and books easily slide off the rails. I constantly exchange the LP's on display to keep it interesting. The hanging ledge on the rails prevents LP's from falling off and being damaged.
    Speakers/Amps: Genesis G2.2 Jr with Powered Servo-Sub Bass, Genesis GR1440 Mono Amps, 5,000 watts total power
    Preamp: SMc Audio VRE-1C Preamp (fully balanced inputs and output)
    Analog 1: VPI Signature 21 Belt-Drive Turntable w/ 10” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Phono Cartridge driving Lehmann Silver Cube Phono Preamp
    Analog 2: VPI HW-40 Direct-Drive Turntable w/ 12” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Anna Diamond Phono Cartridge driving Genesis Gold Phono Preamp
    Analog 3: VPI Avenger Reference Rim Drive Turntable w/ 12" 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Verismo Phono Cartridge
    Analog 4: Second 12" Fatboy arm on Avenger with Ortofon 2M Mono SE Cartridge
    Analog 5: Studer A810 R2R tape w/ Bridge Console. Using built-in tape preamp
    Digital: Lumin Network Player with Lumin NAS
    Cables: Genesis Advanced Technologies/Absolute Fidelity Interface Interconnects, Speaker, Phono and Power
    A/C Power: Extensive System Upgrades, Sub-panel w/hard-wired power cables, and IsoTek Super Titan Passive Power Conditioning for Amplifiers
    Accessories: Custom Acrylic Equipment Stands, Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

  • #2
    Nice. I once gave my daughter a framed Beatle's Help album cover since that was her favorite movie growing up. And I still have a copy of this coffee table book which is the next best thing:

    Thiel 7.2s, Manley NeoClassic 250s, Wadia 850, MIT Oracle V3 speaker cables, MIT MI-350 Oracle interconnects, Black Diamond Racing Shelves and Cones in a dedicated room with ASC Tube Traps, Room Tunes and 3 X 20 amp dedicated circuits.


    • #3
      A lot of people does this. I understand the mo ... but I still don´t understand WHY?
      I think it´s bit geeky and I´m actually quite put of by it.


      • #4
        Super nice room, Joe. My compliments on the impeccable audio salon. I don't see any windows, however. Is this a converted basement/garage space? Also: is the room carpeted? Wondering if the floor might produce echo or be too lively. It's obvious that you're thinking about and doing room treatments, but I'm curious about the floor issue.

        Lyra Kleos SL, Dynavector XX-2MKII, VPI JMW 10.5i, VPI Aries, VPI SDS, ModWright PH-150 Reference Phono, Sony HAP-Z1ES server, McIntosh MR80, McIntosh C2300, McIntosh MC352, Vandersteen 5A, PS Audio P10, Bright Star Audio Rack of Gibraltar. Cables: Shunyata Cobra Ztron IC, PS Audio Statement AC, Synergistic Research AC, Harmonic Tech Silver Phono, Cable Research Labs Silver IC, Audioquest Gibraltar bi-wire.


      • #5
        I think it looks great. Even the pictures of these wonderful albums pn display bring out emotions. I much prefer this to mere framing of covers. Here they are displayed as you play them and they can be rotated. It also allows you to keep the record in the album cover.

        The display is great - you made it yourself?


        • Joe Pittman
          Joe Pittman commented
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          I use a couple of local acrylic fabricators to make things for me. Later this year I plan to have one of them build a custom record storage unit with bins on top.