I am a former radio DJ - when my wife and I moved into our house (that we had just expanded), I put all of my 25,000 CDs and 6,000 LPs in one room in the house, where we could play them from any room to any other room. Multiple cd / DVD players, multiplexed across multiple sets of speakers. We did it... maybe 4 times. 3 times for a party.
Then I figured it was way too much so we scaled down to have a “music room”. Turntable, CD player, my best Advent speakers, etc. we used that for quite a while, before I finally looked at my extensive digital music collection (almost NONE of the CDs were digitized yet) and just got rid of all the CDs. Ripped most, got rid of some, many made it into a series of 10 huge CD albums I still rarely look at.
Everything went into ITunes. Now we can still play to any speaker in the house, but it’s from a phone or pad. I don’t miss the bulk, the dust, the lack of space.
My really really really important CDs I’ve kept intact - that is - albums I’ve played on, or friends of Mine, or are otherwise important to me. That’s probably 150 cases. Everything else is gone.
Never got rid of the vinyl . Hehe