Some like the warm sound — complete with all the pops and hisses — when they place a vinyl record on the turntable. Some like delicately handling the album sleeve like it's a precious artifact while they listen, soaking in all the album's details. Some enjoy the communal experience of sharing with friends. Some live to find one precious album after hours (and hours) of flipping through never-ending bins in the basement of an antique store. And some like that listening to an LP is a more active experience than selecting an MP3 with the push of a button.
From their homes, record shops and one of the area's biggest record shows, area collectors told us all about their collections and what they love about them.