What is an audiophile pressing?
Well, in a nutshell, 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.
MANSUN Six (2019 UK ’21st Anniversary Edition’ Mansun website exclusive 13-track remastered double LP issue of their second studio album pressed on 180 gram Green Vinyl including the singles Being A Girl, Legacy, Negative and the title track. Both discs are BRAND NEW & unplayed, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve which retains its hype-stickered resealable bag! KSCOPE1066).
EAGLES Live From The Forum MMXVIII (2020 UK/EU limited edition 4-LP box set pressed on 180-gram vinyl, documenting their 26-song performance recorded at The Forum in September 2018 and featuring first Eagles’ recordings with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey. The definitive live performances of the band’s most iconic hits including Hotel California, Take It Easy, Life In The Fast Lane, Desperado and beloved album tracks ‘Ol’ 55, Those Shoes, along with some of the individual members’ biggestsolo smashes, such as Henley’s Boys Of Summer, Walsh’s Rocky Mountain Way, and Gill’s Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away – over 2 hours of music! Housed inside a lift-off lid picture box, factory sealed from new).
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE The Sky Is Crying (2015 UK/EU 10-track LP pressed on 180gm audiophile vinyl. First released in 1991, about a year after Stevie’s death in 1990, the album features ten previously unreleased tracks, originally recorded between 1984 and 1989. What makes the record work is its eclectic diversity. Vaughan plays slide guitar on “Boot Hill” and acoustic on “Life by the Drop”. But it’s not just his musical diversity that makes the record work, it’s also Vaughan’s emotional range. Picture sleeve with insert, sealed in a clear resealable bag with hype sticker attached).
MILES DAVIS QUINTET Live In Europe 1969 – The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (2013 UK/EU limited edition first time on vinyl 25-track 4-LP set, pressed on audiophile quality 180gram vinyl. The ‘Lost Band’ at its hottest, starring Wayne Shorter,Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. 3 complete live performances from 1969, including a fold-out poster, rare photos and extensive liner notes, all housed inside a 10mm slip-case picture box. Factory sealed with its gold hype sticker attached MOVLP699).
JIMI HENDRIX Are You Experienced (2020 limited edition hybrid Super Audio CD from the ever reliable folks at Analogue Productions, newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analogue master tapes. Includes both mono and stereo mixes in pure DSD sound [note CD layer contains stereo mix only]. Super Jewel Box with 36-page booklet inside, factory sealed from new. A true gem!).
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