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.
PATRICIA BARBER Clique! (Hybrid 5.1 Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD – The long-awaited successor to Nightclub, her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite first all standards album, Clique features a tracklist of tunes that Barber has frequently performed as encores throughout her illustrious career, including classics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stevie Wonder, Lee Hazlewood, Lerner & Loewe, Thelonious Monk and more. Her long-time core duo of bassist Patrick Mulcahy and drummer JonDeitemyer ride up and down, in and out of Barber’s complex, sensitive playing and reflective singing. Picture sleeve with liner notes, factory sealed).
RAMMSTEIN Untitled (2019 UK/EU limited edition 11-track 2-LP set pressed on 45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl, the groups seventh studio album, including the singles Deutschland, Radio and Ausländer. Housed in a ‘match’ embossed gatefold picture sleeve complete with six photo prints, one of each member of the band, and lyric printed inners. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played).
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden (2014 UK & European limited edition FIVE 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP set comprising a near-unedited live record, comprising what was billed at the time astheir ‘final’ show, held at Madison Square Garden in 2011. Like the show, the record runs approximately three hours and features 28 songs which were mixed by James Murphy at DFA Studios to 1/4″ Analog Tape specifically for vinyl. Complete with a download code voucher, all five discs appear barely played and individually sit nestled in textured picture sleeves with glossy picture inners, housed inside the 12.5″ x 12.5″ x 1″ picture slipcase. This example remains in a brand new condition, still factory sealed in the original hype stickered shrink, mint and unplayed! DFA2362LP).
ROLLING STONES Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Record Store Day 2021 UK/EU limited edition 21-track double album 2-LP, an exclusive release for RSD pressed on 180-gram Yellow Vinyl. Newly remastered by Bob Ludwig, with Michael Joseph photo lithographs on archival paper and original artwork gatefold picture sleeve with slim obi strip, factory sealed).
LACUNA COIL Delirium (2016 German manufactured 11-track LP pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl, the eighth studio album by the Italian gothic metal band including the singles The House of Shame, Delirium, Ghost in the Mist and Blood, Tears, Dust, housed in a gatfold picture sleeve with the full album on Compact Disc. This example remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink).
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