How To Start A Vinyl Collection

Look For A Good Record Player 

Whether you’re just getting into vinyl records or you’re an old-school fan who wants to upgrade your home audio setup, a good record player is an essential part of the experience. It allows you to enjoy music the way it was meant to be listened to — with every note, melody, and bass line pulsing from the speakers. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a quality record player. The best budget options will offer a tonearm and cartridge along with an integrated phono stage to bring your analog sound into the digital realm, so you can plug it into a set of powered speakers. 

Check The Condition Of The Record 

When it comes to starting a vinyl collection, it’s important to make sure the record is in good condition. If it’s not, you could end up with a record that plays poorly and doesn’t sound right. There are several ways to check the condition of a record when you’re purchasing it. You can check the grading label, look at the cover’s corners and seams or inspect the record surface. 

Keep Your Collection Organized 

Organizing your vinyl records by genre, decade or experience can be a good way to keep track of what you own and make it easier to access music. It’s also a great option if you want to display your collection in a way that will appeal to other music fans. Using dividers is often a good idea to keep your vinyl records organized and reduce unnecessary handling. But before you decide on a method for organizing your vinyl records, make sure you pick the one that will work best for your specific needs. While alphabetical organization is a popular choice, genre, decade, or experience-based organization may be more manageable and engaging.