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.
BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS Blood, Sweat & Tears (UltraDisc One-Step Super Vinyl Pressing 2-LP set at 45 RPM, an ultra-hi-fi reference recording by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. This opulent box set is the ultimate version of Blood, Sweat & Tears’second album, with lavish packaging and special Foil-Stamped sleeves. Each box individually numbered on the reverse, brand new & factory sealed!)
SPIRITUALIZED Lazer Guided Melodies (2021 UK limited special edition Half-Speed Mastered issue of the 1992 debut 12-track 2-LP album pressed on 180 Gram White Vinyl, this coloured edition is exclusive to Independent Record Stores. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve featuring new artwork, and remains sealed in the hype-stickered shrink).
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Dusty In Memphis (2020 Run Out Groove deluxe edition 180-gram stereo double vinyl 2-LP – Dusty’s justifiably legendary 1969 ‘Memphis Sound’ recording 11-track album, now expanded with an additional LP featuring 14 bonus tracks. Heavyweight gatefold picture sleeve reproducing the original US album artwork, with replica ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ circular yellow hype sticker. Brand new, inside its resealable outer sleeve. Highly recommended).
BAUHAUS Bela Lugosi’s Dead – The Bela Session (2018 UK limited edition 5-track EP pressed on 180 gram vinyl, featuring the complete recording session from January 1979, including previously unreleased tracks. Housed in a picture sleeve with picture inner and 20″ x 20″ poster – still in its opened shrinkwrap LR150).
JOHN LENNON Plastic Ono Band (The Ultimate Mixes) (2021 UK/EU super limited edition double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl – John’s classic debut solo record featuring Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann, Billy Preston and Phil Spector. Completely remixed from the original multitracks at Abbey Road Studios by triple GRAMMY Award winning engineer Paul Hicks. This high quality package features the original album plus an extra LP of 11 out-takes. Gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker, and a reproduction of the iconic War Is Over fold-out poster, all factory sealed from new. Recommended).
OASIS Dig Out Your Soul (UK/EU limited edition 11-track double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl, their final studio album originally released in October 2008. Includes the singles The Shock Of The Lightning, I’m Outta Time and Falling Down. Deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with square-edged hype sticker, brand new & factory sealed)
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