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.
UB40 Collected (2020 UK/EU ‘Music On Vinyl’ limited edition 26-track Double LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Clear Vinyl. Originally released in 2017, this compilation has captured all the different phases of the bandin one complete album, classic hits combined with the new. The vinyl is UNPLAYED and comes within an individually numbered gatefold picture sleeve, which remains in the hype-stickered envelope style PVC sleeve which remains stickered sealed from new)
***Limited to only 1500 copies***.
TANGERINE DREAM Destination Berlin (2020 UK/EU ‘Music On Vinyl’ limited edition 10-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Translucent Blue Vinyl. The thirty-eighth major release andthirteenth soundtrack album by the group, originally released in 1989, and includes the single Alexander Square. The vinyl is UNPLAYED and comes within an individually numbered picture sleeve, which remains in the hype-stickered re-sealable bag)
***Limited to only 1000 copies***.
THE HANOVER BAND Mozart: Requiem/ Symphonies/ Concertos/ Serenades (Limited Edition 1991 UK Nimbus Records audiophile stereo 4-CD box set, featuring outstanding performances of Mozart’s Horn Concertos, Symphony No. 40 In G Minor, Basset Clarinet Concerto In A, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the Robbins Landon Edition of Requiem, Symphony No. 41 In C Major, Piano Concerto No. 20 In D Minor & Serenta Notturna In D Major. All discs are housed in their respective album jewel cases with individual picture inlays & all kept in an exclusive slipcase picture box NI1791).
ALICE COOPER Paranormal (2019 German manufactured limited edition of the 2017 12-track double LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl. The vinyl remains UNPLAYED, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve, which is factory sealed from new in the hype-stickered shrink, Mint and unplayed).
DONNA SUMMER A Hot Summer Night (2020 UK/EU Collector’s Edition 14-track remastered Double LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Purple Vinyl. Recorded live on the 6th August 1983, at the Pacific Amphitheatrein Costa Mesa, CA, with an audience of 18,000 fans, during the second-leg of Donna Summer’s 1983 ‘Hard For The Money’ Tour, which supported the recently released ‘She Works Hard For The Money’ album. The vinyl is UNPLAYED and comes in a gatfold picture sleeve, with 7,500 word essay featuring interviews with Brian Grant, Len Epand and Dame Arlene Philips, and remains factory sealed from new in the hype-stickered shrink DBTMSLP83).
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