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.
HERBIE HANCOCK Thrust (2009 UK/EU 4-track LP, remastered and pressed on 180gm audiophile vinyl. Originally released in 1974 this album directly followed Head Hunters and Herbie used the same band except for drummer Harvey Mason, who is replaced by jazz great Mike Clark. Again, only four songs on this single LP, each around 10 minutes long. Butterfly is a great spacey jam with intricate twists and turns and the intro drum break of Palm Grease is essential for all groove addicts!Picture sleeve replicates the original Rob Springett artwork, sealed with hype sticker intact.
AEROSMITH Get Your Wings (2013 UK Record Store Day limited edition 8-track LP pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl. The second album by the American hard rock band originally released in 1974, remastered from the original source tapes. Comes in an individually numbered picture sleeve still in the double stickered resealable sleeve).
DIRE STRAITS The Studio Albums 1978-1991 (National Album Day 2020 UK/EU limited edition 8-LP box set pressed on audiophile quality 180-gram Heavyweight Vinyl – originally released in 2013, featuringall six of their studio albums – Dire Straits, Communique, Making Movies, Love Over Gold, Brothers In Arms and On Every Street. The CD running order with full length versions of the tracks have been reinstated to Brothers In Arms, now presentedas a double LP set, as well as a double of On Every Street. All original artwork has been restored, housed within a handsome card slipcase box, including a download card. Factory sealed from new!).
EAGLES Hotel California (2014 UK/EU audiophile LP issue of their all-time classic 1976 album, pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl. Gatefold picture sleeve with the orginal album artwork, complete with a replica of the fold-out poster & illustrated credits inner found inside the original issue. Factory sealed from new with its barcoded gold hype sticker attached. If you still don’t have this album, you can’t go wrong with this edition…!)
#Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Timed.
COCTEAU TWINS Tiny Dynamine & Echoes In A Shallow Bay (2015 UK/EU limited edition 8-track 12″ LP, remastered from HD Audio and pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring the two EPs originally released in 1985. Housed in a picture sleeve and remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink CAD3510).
IRON MAIDEN The Complete Albums Collection 1980-1988 (2014 UK limited edition 3-LP box set containing remastered versions of their first three studio albums: Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast, all pressed on 180gram Vinyland issued in their own picture sleeves. All housed in a 12½” x 12½” x 1½” red & white titled slipcase style box with space for the remaining five reissues with the back of the box displaying the artwork & tracklistings for the complete 8-LP set. Shrinkwrap sealed from new!).
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