For anyone who collects vinyl, we know that some of the most highly wanted pressings tend to be those classed as Audiophile.
Those with the best hi-fi equipment will always want the best quality sounding pressing available, be that high quality 180 gram or heavier vinyl, CD’s, Super Audio CD’s, SHM-CD’s, DVD-Audio Discs and more, from companies like DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, Nexus, Simply Vinyl or Nimbus.
‘True Fidelity’ vinyl is perhaps the ultimate format for the audiophile. Issues are taken from original master tapes for pure ‘as intended sound’, and production techniques such as half-speed mastering, quadraphonic sound and special formulated virgin vinyl are common in most audiophile releases.
There are many labels who issue audiophile recordings, but only a few specialize in it. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) have a variety of series including ‘Original Master Recordings’
[OMR] and ‘Ultra High-Quality Recordings’ [UHQR]. Other important audiophile labels include Nautilus, Direct-Disk Labs, Sheffield Lab and Wilson Audio.
AUDIOPHILE COMPACT DISCS
With the development of the compact disc so typically came the development of its audiophile counterpart. Again, there are specialist labels, there are varying techniques (gold discs, layered discs, high-density discs) and there are varying opinions on the listening pleasure! But we’re here to bring all those quandaries together.
Here at eil.com we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.
PHIL COLLINS …But Seriously (Rare 2019 UK Limited Edition 12-track remastered double LP pressed on 180 Gram Turquoise Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring the original CD tracklisting including ‘Heat On The Street’ & ‘Saturday Night And Sunday Morning’. Housed in the single-pocket picture sleeve with the exclusive numbered 30th Anniversary lithograph print, and remains factory sealed within the hype-stickered shrinkwrap).
MEN AT WORK Cargo (1983 Japanese ‘Mastersound’ series half-speed mastered audiophile issue of the 1982 10-track vinyl LP, complete with 4-page Japanese text biography/lyric insert and additional Mastersound inserts, picture sleeve with silver series obi-strip. This example remains in the original open shrinkwrap, therefore the sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played 30.3P-433).
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK A Very Spidey Christmas (2020 UK/EU limited edition ‘Music On Vinyl’ one-sided 10″ EP pressed on 180 Gram White Vinyl with a great Spidey image on the non playing side, featuring the Christmas songs recorded for thestudios’ ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ – Available on vinyl fir the first time. Housed in a hype-stickered clear PVC sleeve, with an individually numbered back insert and bonus postcard MOV10035)***Limited to only 2500 copies***.
PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (2016 UK/EU remastered edition 180g vinyl LP of the all-time Hall of Fame classic 1973 album, expertly remastered from the original analogue master tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante & Bernie Grundman. Deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with two posters and two stickers, factory sealed with the circular hype sticker intact. Essential! PFRLP8).
LOU REED Magic And Loss (Record Store Day Black Friday 2020 UK/EU limited edition 14-track Three sided 2-LP set pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, with the fourth side etched. Carrying on the series of Lou Reed re-issues for RSD & Black Friday, is his critically successful 1992 concept album, available on vinyl for the first time since the original limited release. Housed in a single pocket picture sleeve which remains factory sealed from new in the double stickered shrink)***Limited to only 7,000 copies***.
JOY DIVISION Deluxe Vinyl Box Set (2007 UK Strictly Limited Edition 4-LP set pressed on 180gram Vinyl comprising the albums ‘Unknown Pleasures’ , ‘Closer’  & ‘Still’ [1981, 2-LP], presented in high quality picture sleeves [replicating the original iconic designs], superbly housed in a deluxe hessian art box designed by Peter Saville. This copy has remained sealed and is in MINT condition)
** Strictly Limited to 3000 Copies ONLY **.
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