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.
GEORGE HARRISON All Things Must Pass (50th Anniversary Edition 3-LP box set pressed on 180-gram black vinyl – a stunning new mix of the classic album by Paul Hicks, overseen by executive producer Dhani Harrison. Contained inside a slim picture box, including a poster and an 8-page insert with photos and notes from Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks on remixing the album. With hype sticker, factory sealed).
CARPENTERS Collected (2019 UK limited edition 27-track double LP pressed on Audiophile 180 Gram Red Vinyl, featuring a collection of their best loved hits including Ticket To Ride, Close To You, Top Of TheWorld, Jambalaya [On The Bayou] and more. The number-embossed gatefold picture sleeve with 4-page booklet remains in its hype stickered & sealed clear PVC sleeve. The PVC outer has a split down one edge otherwise remains in an unplayed condition MOVLP1919)
**Limited to 3000 Copies**.
PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (2021 Hybrid Super Audio CD issue, a multi-track masterpiece mixed for 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analogue master tapes by Pink Floyd Producer/Engineer James Guthrie. Housed inside a digi-book style sleeve within an outer slipcase, hype sticker & factory sealed. One of the most long-awaited & highly anticipated Analogue Productions SACD releases of all-time is finally here and available now! Highly recommended…).
DEAN MARTIN Dream With Dean (Back in print for 2021 Analogue Productions 12-track double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl at 45RPM, mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith from the analogue tapes, plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings. The Intimate Dean Martin accompanied by a quartet of west coast jazz veterans featuring Barney Kessel on guitar, Ken Lane on piano, Red Mitchell on bass and Irv Cottler on drums. Deluxe gatefold picture sleeve, factory sealed inside its loose bag with hype stickers attached. Recommended).
BRIAN MAY Back To The Light (2021 UK/EU limited edition 12-track LP pressed on 180-gram Heavyweight Black Vinyl – the classic debut solo album now available for the first time since 1992. Contains the hits Driven By You, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Back To The Light, Resurrection and the original recording of Last Horizon. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed).
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