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How Does A Record Player Work? (Complete Turntable Guide)

Hey there, vinyl enthusiasts! Are you tired of being the only person in your group of friends who knows how record players actually work? Everyone knows how to work fancy modern components but no one has even heard of the components of a record player let alone listened to a record player’s format. The mechanical …

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Can Vinyl Records Be Stored In The Cold? (Do They Freeze?)

When someone asks if their record albums are ok in cold temperatures it is hard to give an answer without more information. Cold weather is subjective because what someone considers cold varies from person to person. So for this article, will consider anything below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius) as cold. Can you store …

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How Much Does A Vinyl Record Weigh? (With & Without Sleeves)

Records have become considerably more popular in recent years with many people beginning to get into the collection or enjoyment of this old media format. Vinyl records sound great but one of the biggest downsides of any physical media is that it requires you to store it somewhere and it can be quite bulky and …

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How Do You Find Out The Age Of Your Vinyl Record Player?

Record players first came out in 1887 as a phonograph. However the record player style that we know and love today was released commerically in 1895. Although you are unlikely to have a record player that is over 125 years old if you have one that looks pretty old it would be nice to know …

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What Happens When Vinyl Records Get Wet?

In the past decade, we have witnessed the resurrection of vinyl records. Initially, it seemed like everyone had moved to digital means of listening to music, however, no one could foresee records coming back into style!  There is nothing that can match the unique sound that  vinyl records can produce. This amazing sound quality as …

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Do Warped Records Damage A Stylus? (How Do They Get Warped?)

Nothing is better after a long day of work or play than to sit back with your favorite drink and listen to your favorite records. Once you choose which record you want to listen to you pull it from the sleeve, only to discover that your record is warped! How did that happen? Is it …

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What Did Vinyl Records Cost In The 1950’s?

A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English), or simply a record, is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc. At first, the discs …

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What Is A Non-Fill Vinyl Record?

Vinyl records are making a comeback… but there can be problems. Some of them are obvious, dirty records or scratches in the vinyl can definitely degrade sound quality. However, there is another problem that comes to you directly from the manufacturer. That is records with non-fill areas. What does it mean when a vinyl record …

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How Much Did Vinyl Records Cost In The 1980s?

The 1980s were a time of terrible fashion but great and iconic music. The songs from the 80s will still get a karaoke bar excited even till this day! (assuming that it isn’t all young people there) Records were beginning to become obsolete in the 80s and many people never bought a new record during …

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What Temperature Should Vinyl Records be Stored At?

If you are a vinyl record collector then you must have felt the pain of moving your vinyl collection from one place to another. Especially when you are moving to a location that you know it’s going to be hot. Before you know it, your vinyl collection starts to warp and fixing warped records is …

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Do Records Sound Better Without A Dust Cover?

A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English), or simply a record, is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the edge of the vinyl and ends near the center of the disc. At …

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How To Stop Vinyl Records From Crackling

A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English), or simply a record, is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc. At first, the discs …

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Vinyl Records VS. CDs Vs. Streaming, Which Sounds Better?

In recent years the ways of listening to music has changed quite a bit. What used to be either listening on a radio or using a record has now exploded into listening to music via phones, computers, tablets, CDs, records, and more!  All of these ways to listen to music brings up the question of …

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6 Reasons Why Vinyl Records Are Unique

In recent years vinyl records have been making a comeback. With the craze and obsession over vinyl records, you may have asked yourself why. Why are vinyl records making a comeback? Why are people choosing to listen to round pieces of plastic rather than just streaming the music on their phone or computer?  What is …

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How Cold Can Records Get? Can You Store Them In The Cold?

Records have been around for decades. In recent years they have started to become more popular again. Whether you have been collecting records for decades or are brand new to records it is important to know what happens if they get cold before you decide where to store them.  So, how cold can records get? …

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How To Cut A Vinyl Record Without Breaking It (Step By Step Instructions)

Are you looking to clear out several shelves of storage space packed with Vinyl records? Maybe you just found some records for dirt cheap and want to try to do a little weekend DIY project.  There are tons of things that you can do with records but most of them require actually cutting the record. …

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Do Records Have One Song? How Much Can They Hold?

If you are getting into record collecting or have heard about records but don’t know a lot about them, then this article is for you.  Records were the most popular music storage medium of the last century. In recent years they have been becoming popular again so people are trying to learn more about them.  …

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Should Vinyl Records Be Stored Vertically Or Horizontally?

If you are just getting into collecting records or are just interested in learning more about them then you are in the right place. How you store your records is vitally important as storing them the wrong way will have a lasting impact on their condition.  Should vinyl records be stored vertically or horizontally? Records …

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Where Can You Buy Cheap Records? (Plus 7 Helpful Tips)

If you are a record collector or simply someone who loves the look, feel, and sound of vinyl then you know how expensive records can get. This is true if you are collecting rare records or simply trying to get your hands on all the records from your favorite artist.  Records can quite simply be …

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What Are The Best Ways To Store Vinyl Records?

Vinyl records are generally considered as the most durable way to store music. Vinyl records are made from PVC and lead that is compressed with the boiler steam. It is by far the most durable way to store music. You can delete MP3 files by accident but you can’t just delete music from vinyl records.  …

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Are Vinyl Records Biodegradable?

Records have been around for decades. In recent years however they have started making a comeback. One concern that many people have is where do the records go when they are broken or thrown away? Does buying and listening to records now hurt the environment?  So, are vinyl records biodegradable? Vinyl records are not biodegradable. …

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Do Records Wear Out? Do They Last Forever?

Heat warping, scuffs, dust, and scratches can all be issues for vinyl records. But what if you are extremely careful with your records and never damage them at all? Will they last forever?  Do records wear out over time?Unfortunately every time that you play a record you are slowly degrading the record itself. The way …

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