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.
PINK FLOYD The Endless River (2014 UK limited edition 18-track double LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180gm Vinyl, their fifteenth & final studio album comprises instrumental and ambient music based on material recorded during the Division Bell sessions. Complete with printed inners, download code voucher and a 24-page booklet featuring unseen photographs from the 1993 sessions, both vinyl discs are BRAND NEW & unplayed housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap).
HEAVEN 17 Penthouse And Pavement (2019 UK limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180 Gram White Vinyl. The debut studio album by the English synthpop band originally released in 1981, including We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in the classic ‘New Pop’ business-meeting picture sleeve which remains sealed in the hype-stickered shrink).
PRIMAL SCREAM Chaosmosis (2016 UK limited edition LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the eleventh studio album by the Scottish band including the singles Where the Light Gets In, I Can Change, Trippin’ on YourLove and 100% or Nothing. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a picture sleeve with inner along with a copy of the album on Compact Disc, and remains factory sealed from new SCRMLP008).
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS Midnight To Midnight (2015 UK limited edition 9-track LP issue of their 1987 fifth studio album, pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the singles Heartbreak Beat, Angels Don’t Cry and Shock, also includes the Bonus 7″ single pressed on Neon Pink Vinyl feauring Pretty In Pink & Love My Way. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in the picture sleeve which remains factor sealed from new).
ALICE COOPER Classicks (2019 UK/EU limited edition ‘Music On Vinyl’ 15-track Double LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Translucent Red Vinyl, featuring classic’s and live recordings, along with the song Fire, which was only available as a B-side. Complete with an illustrated credits insert, the vinyl is UNPLAYED housed in the picture sleeve which is individually silver number-embossed on the back and comes within an unopenedhype-stickered resealable bag!) ***Limited to only 2000 copies***
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