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.
RINGO STARR Time Takes Time (2020 UK/EU ‘Music On Vinyl’ limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 180-gram Yellow & Green Marbled vinyl – Co-produced by Don Was, Peter Asher, Phil Ramone and Jeff Lynne, who also makes a guest appearances along with Brian Wilson and Harry Nilsson. The album includes the singles Weight Of The World & Don’t Go Where The Road Don’t Go. The picture sleeve remains sealed within its custom-stickered resealable bag. Limited to just 1500 copies worldwide! MOVLP572C).
PINK FLOYD Delicate Sound Of Thunder (2020 UK limited edition 22-track 3-LP set pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Originally released in September 1987, this remastered & remixed version includes nine songs not on the original release. Each disc in their own picture sleeve, and housed in a die-cut slipcase and remains factory sealed from new in the ‘lightbulb’ shaped hype-stickered shrink).
SPICE GIRLS Forever (2020 UK/EU limited edition 11-track LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Issued to to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, and the first time released on vinyl. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve, with four bonus collectable art-prints and artwork specially recreated for this celebratory release, and a Download code; remains factory sealed in the hype stickered shrink).
THE SPECIALS More Specials (2020 UK Limited 40th Anniversary Edition 11-track Half-Speed Mastered 2-LP set pressed on 45rpm 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell using the original production tapes,along with a bonus vinyl 7″ featuring Braggin’ & Tryin’ Not To Lie and Rude Boys Outa Jail [Version]. Single pocket picture sleeve with an obi style card stripe, and remains factory sealed).
IRON MAIDEN Legacy Of The Beast – Live In Mexico City (2020 UK Limited Edition 17-track 3-LP set pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, housed in a high quality tri-fold picture sleeve with inners, and remains factory sealed from new in the hype-stickered shrink).
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