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.
DIRE STRAITS The Studio Albums 1978-1991 (National Album Day 2020 UK limited edition Eight LP box set pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, originally released in 2013, featuringall six of the groups studio albums – Dire Straits, Communique, Making Movies, Love Over Gold, Brothers In Arms and On Every Street. The CD running order with full length versions of the tracks have been reinstated to Brothers In Arms, now presented as a Double LP set, as well as a double of On Every Street.Withall original artwork restored, housed within a handsome card slipcase with a download card. The vinyl in UNPLAYED, and remains factory sealed, still in the unopened barcoded outer card box!).
PAUL MCCARTNEY Flaming Pie – Remastered + Home Recordings (2020 UK/EU limited edition 3-LP set featuring the remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in a gatefold sleeve with exclusive artwork and booklet, plus a single 180gram LP of unreleased home recordings in hand-stamped white label sleeve both housed in a slipcase. Recommended).
XTC Nonsuch (2020 UK/EU limited edition 17-track remastered double LP issue of their 1992 twelfth studio album now pressed on Audiophile quality 200gram Super-Heavyweight Vinyl, including the singles The Disappointed and The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead. Both vinyl discs are UNPLAYED housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered original shrinkwrap APELPX110).
TALK TALK It’s My Life (National Album Day 2020 UK/EU limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180 Gram Purple Vinyl. Originally released in 1984, the second studio albumfrom new-wave band, featuring popular singles such as “It’s My Life” and “Such A Shame”, the album defined the 80s in the underground, new-wave scene. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a picture sleeve which remains sealed from new in the hype-stickered shrink).
DURAN DURAN Duran Duran (National Album Day 2020 UK limited edition 2-LP pressed on 180 Gram White Vinyl. Their eponymous debut album originally released in 1981, certified platinum in the UK, US,New Zealand and 2x platinum in Canada; comprises the original 9-track album featuring the singles Planet Earth, Careless Memories & Girls on Film, along with a Bonus 4-track 12″ featuring Planet Earth [Night Version], Girls On Film [Extended Night Version], Planet Earth [Night Mix] & Girls On Film [Night Mix]. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a picture sleeve which remains sealed from new in the hype-stickered shrink).
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