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.
MILES DAVIS The Complete Birth Of The Cool (2019 US remastered edition 2-LP double album, including the original album plus a 1948 live set at The Royal Roost New York presented here on vinyl for the very first time. Gatefold picture sleeve with booklet and new essay by Ashley Khan, factory sealed with hype sticker intact).
JIMI HENDRIX The Jimi Hendrix Experience (The Authorized Hendrix Family Edition UK/EU limited edition 8-LP box set including 56 previously unreleased or unavailable recordings and a 40-page full colour book. Each LP record has been pressed on180-gram audiophile vinyl by Quality Record Pressings inside its picture sleeve with original artwork. Everything neatly contained inside a purple & gold metallic effect picture box, factory sealed with hype sticker intact. The legendary ‘Purple Box’ now back on wax!).
MARK KNOPFLER Local Hero – Half Speed Mastered (2021 UK/EU limited edition 14-track LP, the 1983 soundtrack to Bill Forsyth’s film, half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios and sounding better than it ever has before.Picture sleeve with its Abbey Road obi-strip, factory sealed from new. Recommended).
GUNS N ROSES Appetite For Destruction (2015 UK/EU limited edition 12-track LP pressed on audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl – originally released in 1987 and now one of the best-selling albums ever, this classic G’n’R debut features the awesome songs Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City, Nightrain, It’s So Easy and Sweet Child O’ Mine – beloved of pub jukeboxes all over the world! Picture sleeve with the revised and less controversial ‘Cross’ artwork, factory sealed from new. Essential) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
HEAVEN & HELL Neon Nights – Live At Wacken (2016 UK/EU limited edition 11-track 2-LP set pressed on 180 gram White Coloured Vinyl. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve and remains factory sealed in the stickered shrink CARLP163).
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