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AudioFiles: CD/LP Storage Solutions

Jazz fans still love physical media, but it’s getting harder to find storage for it. Here are some of the best products

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Ikea's Kallax shelving unit
The 606 Universal Shelving System by Vitsoe
The Can-Am LP storage cabinet
The Aero cabinet design by SYMBOL audio
An interlocking record-shelf system by Mapleshade

Convenient as Internet downloads and streaming can be, many of us still rely heavily on traditional physical media-CDs and vinyl-for most of our music listening. For anyone with a large music collection that’s probably not going to change, because it’s so much trouble to copy all that music onto a computer, and sound quality usually suffers in the process. (And who wants to part with precious artwork and liner notes?) That means we still need ways to store all those discs.

Unfortunately it’s getting tougher to find proper storage units. Consumer-electronics industry manufacturers and dealers focus on accommodating the most popular listening trends, and these days that means music sourced from a phone, tablet or computer. Enter an electronics store in search of CD storage solutions, and you’re likely to encounter a limited and depressing array of flimsy, tacky products that look like they’ve been sitting on the shelf since before Joey Alexander was born.

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