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What are the dimensions of a record album cover?

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Vinyl record album covers are usually 12 inches by 12 inches for LP albums. For singles, covers of 7 inches are common because of the format's smaller size. Records in the 78 rpm format were usually sold with 10 inch covers but are uncommon today.

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What are the dimensions of a record album cover?
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The size of a vinyl record determines how much music can be recorded on the record. Though 12-inch records once only contained around six minutes of recordings, technological advances allow the format to hold around 30 minutes of audio per side. A denser vinyl record allows for a higher quality of sound, and 180- to 220-gram vinyl is preferred by audio enthusiasts.

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