Vinyl Record Grading: A Full Grading Guide

Record grading

If you’ve never bought a used record before, you may not be very familiar with the vinyl record grading system. Essentially, this is a system that describes the condition of both a vinyl record as well as the album cover. When people are interested in buying used records, they want to know what they’re paying … Read more

Why Is Vinyl So Expensive?

Why is vinyl so expensive

It seems like everything is getting more expensive these days; vinyl records are no exception. It hasn’t always been this way, though. A decade ago, the new and used vinyl record market was very affordable. Let’s look at why vinyl is so expensive and what exactly is driving the price increases? Why is a vinyl … Read more

How to Convert Vinyl to Digital

Convert vinyl to digital

Everyone loves the sound of a vinyl record. Every time you put a record on it’s an event – not to mention the superior sound quality that comes along with it. With all this being said, the reason why digital information became so prevalent in society is because of its convenience and portability. The same … Read more

Types of Vinyl Records: Sizes & Speeds Explained

Types of vinyl records

Are you interested in purchasing a new record but don’t know what size to get? Or maybe you’ve been given an old record collection you’d like to listen to? Regardless of your situation, understanding the different types of records and how they are played is extremely important. This guide covers everything you need to know … Read more

How to Clean Vinyl Records

How to clean vinyl records

Have you ever sat down and put on a record only to be met with the sound of pops, crackles, and snaps? There are few things more annoying than a noisy record, but the good news is it can often be fixed! If you’re experiencing loud pops when playing vinyl, odds are your record needs … Read more

180 Gram Vinyl – Is Heavier Better?

Man holding a vinyl record

Though vinyl records were popular during the 1970s and 80s, it’s seen a massive comeback in the last decade.  As vinyl records returned, they also had changed physically and in their quality. Today, some vinyl records come on 180 gram vinyl, which is thicker than the previous regular vinyl records. This article will discuss whether … Read more

How Do Vinyl Records Work?

How vinyl records work: a full guide

Records are fun to collect and listen to, but they have a rich history of science and innovation. No matter how advanced technology becomes in the digital age, there will always be a place for vinyl records. If you want to know how vinyl records work, there is a scientific explanation. A vinyl record works … Read more

How to Store Vinyl Records: Everything You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about how to store vinyl records

Do you have a vinyl record collection that you want to protect? If so, you need to know how to store vinyl records properly. Vinyl records are not only valuable items but often sentimental. It’s important to keep vinyl records safe and undamaged so they can be enjoyed for years to come. Below are some … Read more

CD vs. Vinyl: What’s the Difference?

The difference between vinyl records and CDs

As technology has evolved over time, the way music is created, distributed, received, and enjoyed has gone through many changes. In today’s world, vinyl has been getting a lot of attention as many people enjoy the vintage and nostalgic sound that they provide.  CDs take the cake if you want to look at efficiency, adaptability, … Read more

8 Common Issues That Cause Record Player Skipping and How to Fix Them

Stop your record player from skipping

The sound of a record player skipping is the worst. It’s distracting and can ruin an otherwise great experience. Skips are frustrating, but they don’t have to be permanent. In this guide, we help you diagnose why your records skip so you can fix them quickly and easily. We’ll show you how to troubleshoot problems … Read more