What is an audiophile pressing?
Well, in a nut shell, it’s an audio format pressed to help enhance the sound quality, be that on vinyl or Compact Disc.
The idea being the heavier the vinyl pressing, the better. There have been pressings released from 120 up to 200 Gram in weight, usually the 200 Gram will play at 45rpm providing a better audio experience, instead of the standard 33 1/3rpm.
Compact Discs have various different formats, gold was used in the earlier pressing as it supposedly provided a better a clearer sound reproduction.
Mobile Fidelity are known for being one of the leaders in producing vinyl and CDs of an audiophile grade, with the original releases now highly collectable.
We now have Super Audio CDs, SHM-CD providing a high-fidelity-audio, Blu-Spec CDs using Blu-ray technology, along with DVD-Audio using DVD technology, both providing surround sound audio.
ROLLING STONES Bridges To Buenos Aires (2019 UK Deluxe Edition 22-track triple LP pressed on 180gram Translucent Blue Vinyl featuring remastered recordings [taken from the live multitracks] from their previously unreleased concert film which was filmed on 5th April in Argentina during the South American leg of their ‘Bridges To Babylon’ and features a special guest appearance from Bob Dylan who joined the band onstage at River Plate for aunique performance of his classic ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. All three discs are BRAND NEW & unplayed nestled in individual picture inners and housed inside the gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap).
BON JOVI Bon Jovi: The Albums (2017 UK Deluxe Edition audiophile 25-LP vinyl set comprising a comprehensive career-spanning 17 albums, from their 1984 self-titled debut to 2016’s ‘This House Is Not For Sale’, with some albums included here onvinyl for the very first time plus ‘New Jersey’ changing to a double LP for best possible audio quality and the bonus ‘Extras’ LP featuring a collection of rarities recorded between 2000-2007. Every album preserves the original look andsound of the originals with all jackets exact replicas of the original album cover. All housed together within a high quaility glossy box with a slide out draw. The outer box displays some minor general wear whilst the contents remain in a fantastic condition and the vinyl looks barely played).
BECK Hyperspace (2019 UK Indie Exclusive limited edition 11-track LP, pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Silver Vinyl, his fourteenth studio and most collaborative efforts to date, including thesingles Saw Lightning & Uneventful Days both co-writing and co-produced by Pharrell Williams, also includes See Through co-written/co-produced by frequent Beck collaborator Greg Kurstin, Star is co-written/co-produced by Paul Epworth, Stratosphere features back-up from Chris Martin, the album’s title track features guest vocals from Terrell Hines, and Die Waiting is co-written/co-produced by Cole M.G.N. with backing vocals from Sky Ferreira. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed housed in a gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap).
IDRIS MUHAMMAD House Of The Rising Sun (2016 Japanese exclusive limited edition 6-track Blu-Spec CD [an audio Compact Disc format using Blu-Ray technology and playable on all CD players], originally released in 1976, a tough slab of fantastic soul-jazz with Hugh McCracken, Bob Berg, Fred Wesley, Patti Austin and many others; picture sleeve with Japanese text inside and with the ‘CTI supreme Collection 2’ obi-strip KICJ2523).
STEVIE WONDER Song Review (1997 Austrian Zounds Gold 21-track 24 karat Gold audiophile CD album featuring all the classic singles including Happy Birthday and I Just Called To Say I Love You, booklet picture sleeve).
KATE BUSH Remastered In Vinyl IV (2018 UK limited edition FOUR LP audiophile box set [the fourth of four], pressed on 180gm vinyl & comprising remastered editions of a whole host of rarities including B-sides, covers and 12” mixes, with each LP in its own picture sleeve, all housed within a fantastic outer picture slipcase. This copy remains factory sealed from new & is therefore still mint & unplayed).
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