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.
MILES DAVIS Someday My Prince Will Come (Limited 2013 UK Record Store Day exclusive 180gram Vinyl audiophile issue of the 1962 6-track LP in MONO, featuring the last studio recordings with John Coltrane,also starring Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb. The deluxe sleeve replicates the original album’s artwork & is individually numbered in silver on the reverse & in custom stickered open shrink MOVLP745)
PINK FLOYD Delicate Sound Of Thunder (2020 UK/EU limited edition 22-track 3-LP triple live album set pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Originally released in September 1987, this 2 1/2 hour remastered & remixed version now includes 9 songs not on the original release. Housed inside a die-cut ‘stage’ slipcase with its ‘lightbulb’ hype sticker and 24-page booklet, factory sealed. Recommended).
JUDAS PRIEST Reflections: 50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music (2021 UK/EU limited edition 16-track double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram Red Vinyl, a brand new collection of tracks including remastered studio recordings and 7 previously unreleased live cuts from the band’s archive. Restored and mixed by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8 and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. Gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed).
PAUL WELLER Days Of Speed (2021 UK/EU limited edition 18-track double album 2-LP, originally released in October 2001. This first ever vinyl reissue features faithful original packaging replication, with lacquers cut at London’s Metropolis Studios and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl at MPO in France. Featuring songs from Paul’s solo, Style Council and Jam catalogues. Gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed).
KIRSTY MACCOLL Tropical Brainstorm National Album Day 2021 UK/EU limited edition 13-track LP pressed on 180-gram Blue Vinyl, newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios and available on vinyl for the very first time. Picture sleeve with download card, hype sticker & factory sealed).
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