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.
CREAM Royal Albert Hall, London 2-6 May 2005 (2005 US triple LP box set from the legendary powerhouse trio of Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce & Eric Clapton pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring 19 tracks recorded live over four nightsat their highly anticipated momentous shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May 2005. Comes housed in a two-piece embossed 12″ picture box with artwork insert & individual picture inners. The packaging & the vinyl is Excellent to Near Mint with only a little faint signof wear or play).
DEAD CAN DANCE The Serpent’s Egg (2009 UK limited edition 10-track digitally remastered LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl, the fourth longplayer from Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, originally released in 1988, heavyboard picture sleeve with a newly designed inner sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played VIN180LP016) ** Strictly Limited to 5000 Copies ONLY **.
SANTANA Santana (Limited Edition 2015 US Mobile Fidelity 9-track audiophile double LP, specially plated & pressed on 180gram High Definition Vinyl at 45rpm for maximum sound clarity. This fantastic 1969 album was given a headstart by the band’s seminal performance at the Woodstock Festival earlier that year & includes their classic version of ‘Evil Ways’, firmly putting Latin Rock on the map – now sounding better than ever! Comes housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve withindividual gold number stamp on the back & static free inner bags. The sleeve is Near Mint & the vinyl is near ‘as new’ MFSL2-45012).
PAUL AND LINDA MCCARTNEY Ram (2021 UK/EU limited edition 12-track stereo LP to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 masterpiece. Half Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, cut on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80lathe. Gatefold picture sleeve with series obi, factory sealed from new. Recommended).
ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS Like Someone In Love (Limited Edition 2011 US 5-track stereo double LP mastered from the original analog tape & pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA as part of Music Matters’ ‘Blue Note The Definitive 45RPM Reissue’ series, originally released in 1960 with expert musicianship from Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons & Jymie Merritt. Comes housed in the highest quality gatefold cover which is a heavyweight & deluxe design with a glossy finish & original session photography on the inside. The sleeve & vinyl discs are Near Mint MMBST-84245).
PINK FLOYD Live At Knebworth 1990 (2021 UK/EU limited edition double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl and cut at 45RPM for enhanced audio quality. Remixed from the original master tapes by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, this concert was previously unreleased until it appeared on 2019s Later Years box set, and now available for the first time as a stand-alone release. Gatefold picture sleeve with 16-page booklet and hype sticker, factory sealed).
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