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.
FLEET FOXES Shore (2021 UK limited edition 15-track Three Sided 2-LP set pressed on 180 gram Crystal Clear Vinyl, the D Side features Etching by Visual Artist Dino Mat – in the UK this colour variant is exclusive to Independent Record Stores. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with a bonus 24″x24″ poster, and factory sealed with barcode sticker on the back).
AEROSMITH Pump (2008 US limited edition issue 10-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl, issued as part of the ‘Back To Black 60th Vinyl Anniversary’ series, originally released in 1989 and including the singles Love In An Elevator and Janie’s Got A Gun. Housed in a picture sleeve replicating the original release, and housed in the hype stickered resealable PVC outer. The outer looks to have never been opened, but a previous owner has cut the price sticker out so there is a hole on the front, however as mentioned not opened so remains in an unplayed condition).
STEVEN WILSON The Future Bites (2021 UK limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight White Vinyl, this colour is exclusive to Independent Record Stores. The sixth solo studio album by the British musician, co-produced by Wilson and David Kosten, and recorded in London. Housed in a single pocket picture sleeve with printed inner & 16-page booklet, remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink CAROL021LPX).
JOHNNY CASH Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous (2018 UK/EU limited edition 12-track MONO reissue LP pressed on audiophile quality180g Lime Green Vinyl, originally released in 1958 this long player collates many of Cash’s seminal recordings made for the Sun label, produced by Sam Phillips and Jack Clement. Picture sleeve factory sealed from new, with Sun Records hype sticker intact SUNSLP1235).
DAVID BYRON Take No Prisoners (2021 UK/EU limited edition 180-gram Purple Vinyl 10-track LP. First released in 1975 this album was the debut solo outing for David Byron, former lead singer for Uriah Heep. Agood portion of the album sounds a lot like the group that gave him his day job at the time: sturdy organ-driven hard-rockers like Silver White Man and Hit Me With a White One. Picture sleeve with insert, individually numbered and limited tojust 1000 copies).
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