Skip to content
Free Shipping on U.S. Orders Over $50 | Limitations apply
Free Shipping on U.S. Orders Over $50 | Limitations apply

2.2 - Vinyl Weights

An important aspect of vinyl to understand is the weight of a record. The standard for modern presses is 180 grams, which is 40-60 grams heavier than many records produced in the 20th century. The weight of a record does not necessarily have an influence on sound quality. However, 180-gram vinyl records are widely considered the most durable among the different weights, making it the industry standard for modern records.

Previous article 4.1 - Old Vs. New Vinyl
Next article 2.1 - How Vinyl Is Made

Just a heads up, you're shopping our U.S. store. While we do ship all around the world, there are additional shipping costs associated with international orders. Feel free to stick around, or you can also shop our UK store, which has slightly different product offerings.

!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script', ''); fbq('init', '567318173708059'); fbq('track', 'PageView');