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.
Here at eil.com we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.
CAROLE KING The Carnegie Hall Concert (2011 US exclusive limited edition 17-track ‘Original Master Recording’ half-speed mastered GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog double LP set pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, featuring a live recording of her performance at the Carnegie Hall on 18th June 1971, gold number-embossed gatefold picture sleeve with company catalogue inners. The sleeve has a 2″ seam split to the top due to the weight of the vinyl, otherwise shows little wear and the vinyl appears barely played MFSL2-351).
GREGORY PORTER Liquid Spirit (2013 French pressed European issue 16-track audiophile double LP presssed on Heavyweight Vinyl, housed in the gatefold picture sleeve complete with lyric / credits inners. Both sleeve and vinyl remain in near ‘as new’ condition with little sign of play).
DEAN MARTIN with orchestra conducted by NELSON RIDDLE This Time I’m Swingin’ (2014 US exclusive limited edition 13-track ‘Original Master Recording’ half-speed mastered GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP set pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, his classic 1960 album given a new breath of life, gold number-embossed picture sleeve with company catalogue inner. Both the sleeve & vinyl are in near ‘as new’ condition MFSL1-410).
ANNIE LENNOX Nostalgia (2014 UK 12-track LP pressed on 180 gram Vinyl, gatefold picture sleeve with lavish 12-page photo booklet including lyrics. Both the sleeve & vinyl are in near ‘as new’ condition).
PAUL YOUNG No Parlez (2019 UK ‘Music On Vinyl’ series 11-track remastered LP issue of his 1983 debut solo album, now pressed on 180gram Purple Marbled Vinyl, including the classic singles Wherever I Lay MyHat, Come Back And Stay and Love Of The Common People along with his version of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart. Complete with the printed insert, the vinyl looks unplayed and comes housed in the picture sleeve which is gold number-embossed on the back and retains its custom-stickered resealable bag MOVLP2535)
**Limited to 2000 Copies Only**.
DIANA KRALL Wallflower (2015 Dutch 12-track double LP pressed on 180 gram Vinyl, featuring duets with Michael Bublé and Bryan Adams, gatefold picture sleeve. Both the sleeve & vinyl are in near ‘as new’ condition).
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