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.
TEARS FOR FEARS The Hurting (2019 UK limited edition 10-track LP issue of their 1983 album, pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the singles Pale Shelter, Mad World & Suffer The Children. Complete with a download code voucher, the vinyl is UNPLAYED housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its original shrinkwrap).
SOFT MACHINE 7 (Limited Edition 2013 Japanese exclusive 12-track Blu Spec remastered CD [an audio CD format using Blu-Ray technology, playable on all CD players], originally released in 1973, housed in a gatefold LP-style paper sleeve completewith replica inner, booklets, timeline insert from the original release & obi-strip SICP-30167).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1992 US limited edition digitally remastered GOLD Audiophhile PICTURE CD issue of the 1975 8-track album, housed in a special custom embossed picture slipcase CK64406).
PAPA ROACH Metamorphosis (2009 Japanese promo sample issue of the limited edition double disc set, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release, comprised of the 15-track SHM-CD [Super High Material CD – playable on all CD players] album including three bonus recordings, along with the bonus All Region NTSC DVD featuring 3 video clips; with a custom stamped inner rim on each disc complete with picture sleeve, with Japanese/English lyric booklet & promo stickered obi-strip UICF-9063).
BOB DYLAN Planet Waves (2014 Japanese only limited edition 11-track Blu-Spec CD, an audio Compact Disc format using Blu-Ray technology and playable on all CD players, originally released in 1974, mini LP style card picture sleeve with replica picture inner, two Japanese inserts, lyric booklet and obi-strip, still in the ‘Blue-spec CD2’ stickered resealable protective bag SICP-30489).
STRAY CATS 40 (2020 UK limited edition 12-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Transparent Red Vinyl, originally released in 2019 celebrating their 40th anniversary, their first new album in 26 years. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed housed in a gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap)***Limited to only 2000 copies***
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