LP Record Storage

torv@comcast.net -- Fri, 03/12/2010 - 15:31

 I just recently got back into vinyl and pulled all of my old LPs out of the garage where they were kept in cardboard legal boxes for about 20 years or so.  They weathered the storage fine and are in perfect condition.   Now that I bought a brand new turntable, a Denon DP-500M (not that it really matters) and a fine cartridge and am back to vinyl for good, I'm looking for a suitably attractive piece of furniture to accommodate my collection of about 300 really fine records.  I've scoured the internet and various furniture stores to no avail.  Has anyone found anything nice upon which to keep my LPs that isn't an ugly cardboard box or some really crappy low end bookrack?  I'm all eyes....

rwortman -- Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:33

Do some web searching.   They aren't hard to find.  Try Audio Advisor, Music Direct, Elusive Disc or just plain Google.

Afveep (not verified) -- Mon, 03/15/2010 - 09:07

 Ikea "Expedit" are awesome--
http://blog.stereophile.com/stephenmejias/the_weight_of_my_loneliness/
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?query=expedit
 
 

Jim Hannon -- Wed, 03/17/2010 - 12:29

I was going to recommend the Per Madsen RACKIT record storage racks, but when I looked for the link, I found out their web address was no longer active. I'm afraid it must mean that either Per has retired or gone out of business. Too bad. They are great, and attractive, LP storage units.

Etienne Le Flore (not verified) -- Wed, 03/17/2010 - 20:12

Per retired about a year ago. He will be missed.

Jim Hannon -- Wed, 03/17/2010 - 20:25

Thanks Etienne,
I wish I had purchased several more RACKIT units prior to Per's retirement.

lazyben -- Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:50

Some good news for those, like me, who were left stranded when Per Madsen retired. A new company has started making a "tribute" version of the classic rackit LP rack.

http://twocanhifi.com/index.html

I had an email with conversation with Jef (the proprietor) when I blundered across the website and ended up ordering 5 of the racks. I think I was one of his first customers.

I am very happy with the racks thus far and they stacked nicely with my existing Per Madsen ones. There are variations in wood tone between all the racks I have and these are on the lighter side but are really no different from some of my older ones.

Contact Jef via the website if you're interested and tell him Ben sent you. I'm hoping he gets enough business that he's still doing this next time I need more.

(I am not affiliated except as a customer)

cmalak -- Wed, 03/17/2010 - 15:21

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=WTCM1STK (decent looks and cost effective)
http://coreaudiodesigns.com/category/products/lp-storage/ (higher end finish but more costly)
 

rlw3 -- Sat, 05/22/2010 - 18:40

ikea makes a storage grid  with 14 in sq holes 4x4 or 3x3

wolfman -- Wed, 08/04/2010 - 17:50

Check out lpbin.com - Holds alot of records and is quite nice looking

Steve A -- Sat, 06/11/2011 - 08:50

If you have a Ikea near you, try the BESTÅ shelving units.  If you remove the middle shelf, they are perfect for LP storage.  They also make pretty good equipment racks. 

Mark Johlke -- Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:38

 I bought a couple of the wooden LP storage units from Gothic Cabinet and have been very happy with them.  Real wood, lots of nice finishes available, and the price it reasonable.

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