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.
LEE MORGAN The Complete Live At The Lighthouse (Long-awaited & highly anticipated limited edition expansive 12 x LP Box Set, and all-analogue production mixed by Steve Genewick at Capitol Studios from the original tapes, mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed at RTI on 180-gram vinyl. With more than four hours of unreleased music The Complete Live At The Lighthouse presents, for the first time, all 12 sets of the legendary trumpeter Lee Morgan and his quintet during their historic engagement at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, CA, from July 10-12, 1970. Housed inside a deluxe box with 28-page large format booklet insert. Individually hand-numbered first edition limited to just 2000 copies, brand new & factory sealed).
THE POLICE Ghost In The Machine (2016 UK/EU limited edition 11-track LP Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell. Their classic 1981 album now pressed on audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl. Picture sleeve with Abbey Road certificate inside, and series obi. Factory sealed from new)
GRACE JONES Nightclubbing (Rare 2014 limited edition High Fidelity Pure Ultra High Quality Audio Blu-ray Disc, encoded as 24-bit/96 kHz or 24-bit/192 kHz linear PCM (“high-resolution audio”), optionally losslessly compressed with Dolby True HD or DTS-HD Master Audio; featuring the full album remastered from the original master tapes, expanded with bonus material. Housed in a ‘Blu-ray’ case with picture inlay with booklet and download voucher code inside!).
BOB DYLAN Highway 61 Revisited (Limited Edition 2014 US Mobile Fidelity Ultra Analog 9-track double LP, specially pressed & plated on 180gram High Definition Vinyl at 45rpm, first released in 1965. Comes housed in a deluxe & gold numbered gatefold picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork with wraparound series card inserts. Although not sealed, this example remains in a ‘near as new’ condition MFSL2-422).
DAVID GILMOUR Blu-Spec Album Bundle (2020 Japanese only limited edition Six Album (Eight Disc) Blu-Spec CD Albums [an audio CD format using Blu-Ray technology, playable on all CD players], featuring all of Dave’s solo releases and two live albums. Each studio album is in a mini-LP style card picture sleeve with lyrics & obi-strip, whilst the two live releases are in mini picture boxes also including inserts and their own obi. This set remains in a brand-new condition still in the unopened ‘BSCD2’ stickered re-sealable bags. But that is not all, this set also includes an exclusive set of six ‘Paper Sleeve Collection’ metal badges, all housed together on a printed backing card within an unopened re-sealable bag!)
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