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5 Long Island Record Stores

Five New York Record Stores In Nassau and Suffolk Counties

5 Long Island Record Stores

People all over the world collect records, as a vinyl renaissance of sorts continues to permeate our culture. Despite the meteoric rise of digital downloads, most major cities have at least a few record stores – some corporate, some independent – and Long Island, New York is no exception. Containing both Brooklyn and Queens among numerous other communities, residents of Long Island are lucky to plenty of places to get their wax fix. Check out some of these shops next time you’re out and about. Audio Den also has a meticulously curated selection of vinyl for sale chosen by our staff comprised of some of the best sounding albums from your favorite artists.

 

  • Mr. Cheapo CD & Record ExchangeFeaturing two large locations – one in Mineola, the other in Commack – Mr. Cheapo has long been known as one of the places to score new and vintage vinyl. With everything from ABBA to Zappa, this legendary shop has it all.

     

  • Whirlin’ Disc RecordsThis fun and kitschy shop in Farmingdale has low prices and high variety. While boasting themselves as oldies and country specialists, there’s more than just that to see – and hear. Whirlin’ Disc also has a vast collection of 45s available for sale – both in store and online.

     

  • High Fidelity Records and CDsIn addition to being a classic John Cusack movie, High Fidelity is actually a legit source of wax conveniently located in Amityville. The store claims that everything is “always” on sale – as long as you tell them. High Fidelity also buys used records, just in case you need some quick cash.

     

  • Infinity Records Advertising both records and nostalgia, Infinity Records is one of the top places to find vintage vinyl in Long Island. Their quaint shop in Massapequa Park has an endless number of records and stereo equipment – both new and used. Consider Infinity Records a must-stop if you are a true audiophile.

     

  • Record ReserveRecord Reserve is a super cool store in Kings Park that takes collecting LPs to a new level. Not only do they have a massive amount of new and used vinyl, but they also have a large library of music-related books in stock. Like most of the other shops on the list, Record Reserve also offers cash for used vinyl. Record Reserve is a quick 10 minute ride for Audio Den's Lake Grove showroom.
TAGS: Hi-Fi Audio | Vinyl

Storing Your Home Vinyl Record Collection

The Best Options for Storing your Vinyl Collection

Storing Your Home Vinyl Record Collection

LP collectors all over the world often struggle with the same problem – where to store your ever-growing collection. Beginner collectors may be fine with one box or crate in their bedroom but serious audiophiles need expansive space to hold their equipment and records. Aside from actual square footage, collectors also need storage solutions that have the ability to hold a large number of LPs without space or weight limits. Anyone who has ever had to move his or her record collection knows the familiar lower-back pain that comes with the process.

There are plenty of great storage solutions out there in every different price range. And as collecting LPs becomes popular again, there will only be more options to come. From simple wood or plastic crates to elaborate spinning displays, there are lots of ways for fans to stash their vinyl. But before you run and grab the credit card, assess your collection and home space before you buy. Someone with a couple of Simon and Garfunkel records may not need as elaborate of a set-up as someone who has been collecting since the folk duo first premiered.

TAGS: HiPhile | Salamander Designs | Vinyl | Vinyl Storage

Analog Sounds Better Than Digital

Listening to music on vinyl is a superior option to digital playback

Analog Sounds Better Than Digital

I just spent an hour sitting with a client in one of our listening rooms, demoing the Marantz TT-15S1 acrylic turntable. With virtually every drop of the stylus, he would turn to me and exclaim, “How does this sound so much better than the CD version of the same album? It doesn’t make sense. Isn’t digital better?”

TAGS: Audio Den | Coltrane | Ella | Hi-Fi Audio | Joe Pass | Louis Armstrong | Marantz | turntable | Vinyl

What Was Old Is Now New Again

Audio Den explains the resurgence of vinyl and the growing popularity of hi-res audio playback

What Was Old Is Now New Again

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 1:9

I’m not one who normally quotes scripture.  However, once in a blue moon my years of Hebrew School education fit right into my thinking about high fidelity. My childhood Rabbi would argue that my Hebrew School education lends itself to every aspect of my thinking - but I digress.

TAGS: Audio Den | Hi-Fi Audio | Hi-Res Playblack | Music Streaming | Turntables | Vinyl