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.
JOHN COLTRANE Giant Steps – 60th Anniversary Edition (2020 UK/EU 15-track remastered 2-LP set pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Originally released in 1960 and his first full length album to contain entirely hisown compositions, including a bonus disc of alternate takes and versions – including rehearsal and incomplete tracks, as well as false starts. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a picture sleeve with a booklet featuring liner notes by music historian Ashley Kahn, photos & Atlantic records ephemera, and remains sealed in the hype-stickered shrink).
GLORIA ESTEFAN Into The Light (2020 UK/EU limited edition ‘Music On Vinyl’ 14-track 2-LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Blue Marbled Vinyl. The second solo studio album from the Cuban singer-songwriter originally released in 1991, featuring the singles Coming Out Of The Dark, Seal Our Fate and Can’t Forget You; within an individually numbered picture sleeve. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed, as remains sealed within its custom-stickeredre-sealable bag! MOVLP2672).
FLEETWOOD MAC Then Play On (2020 UK ‘Celebration Edition’ deluxe 18-track 2-LP set pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Originally released in 1969, featuring an expanded edition which features the original UK tracklisting with four bonus recordings, Mastered at half-speed for dynamic range. The vinyl is unplayed, housed in a hardback book style picture sleeve with new sleeve notes by Anthony Bozza, which include a personal foreword by Mick Fleetwood; remains factory sealed in the hype stickered shrink).
CHAPTERHOUSE The Best Of Chapterhouse (2019 UK/EU limited edition ‘Music On Vinyl’ 15-track 2-LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Purple & Pink Marble Vinyl, originally released in 2007 on Compact Disc, available on Vinyl forthe first time; within an individually numbered gatefold picture sleeve with liner notes by Michael Heatley. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed, as remains sealed within its custom-stickered re-sealable bag! MOVLP2568).
SILVERCHAIR Freak Show (2018 UK/EU limited edition ‘Music On Vinyl’ 14-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram ‘Flaming’ Orange Vinyl. The second studio album by the Australian alternative rock bandoriginally released in 1996, including the singles Freak, Abuse Me, Cemetery and The Door; within an individually numbered picture sleeve with fold-out poster and printed inner. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed, as remains sealed within itscustom-stickered re-sealable bag! MOVLP2467)***Limited to only 5000 copies***
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