We all agree: the charm of vinyl is immortal. It was among the most beloved objects in the 40’s and today is strongly returning to the fore since is considered the most popular alternatve to music played in digital format.
But there's a catch: unless you have knowingly preserved disks from grandparents and parents, for the uninitated it is very difcult to start a respectul collecton. None the less the space you need to store it.
Only enthusiasm will not make you a good collector, especially if your room has already been overrun by mountains of CDs and DVDs and in the living room there is no chance even to help install a hood ornament.
Here are some advices for those who plan to begin a collecton of vinyl records.
WAREHOUSE IN LUGANO FOR MY RECORDS
We're talking about records, not a luxury car dealership so you can setle for a few square meters to preserve with dignity your entre collecton. If space in your home is scarce, a good soluton is to rent a warehouse in Lugano.
Casaforte Switzerland provides self-storage spaces of all sizes but you can just rent one Small class (from 1 to 5 square meters) for as long as you need. No one will have access to your deposit unless you request it. You can also rely on professionalism and safety, so that your litle treasures are always safe and dry.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU CHOOSE
Now that we've solved the space problem by resortng to self-storage, let’s think about which disks to choose for your collecton. Vinyl of the past don’t ofer sonic performances as clean as hot of the press, but it defnitely conveys emotons that hardly digital will ever be able to replicate.
Our advice is to always choose records indicatng Original Master Recording, certfying the absence of digital tracks to spoil the pleasure.
THE BENEFTS OF 45 LAPS
In the 40’s, when the disc at 45 RPM was born, you thought it was just got the right compromise between 78 and 33 laps. The reason? They are predominantly in the furrow speed increase (35% more) anywhere on the disc that improved by far the sound output.
This resulted in a stereo image much more palpable, detailed at close range. In a nutshell: greater involvement on the part of the listener and a riot of emotons for the ears.
DISCOGS: THE DATABASE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WASTE
It is a reference point for music lovers from around the world and this year has put at the disposal of its members a free app with which you can catalog your record collecton, add albums to your wish list and receive detailed informaton on any disk, as long as you know the serial number on the back of the cover.