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.
THE MISSION Collected + Bonus Remixes LP (2021 UK/EU limited edition triple album 3-LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. A Music On Vinyl exclusive release 25-track career-spanning double album 2-LP featuring all their hit singles, plus a special bonus third LP with 6 legendary 12″ remixes. High quality individually numbered picture sleeve with 4-page insert and foreword by Wayne Hussey, inside a PVC protective sleeve. Recommended).
PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS Band On The Run (2017 German pressed UK limited edition Online Exclusive digitally remastered issue of their 1973 9-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight White Vinyl including the singles Jet and the classic title track, housed in the sealed & hype-stickered gatefold picture sleeve with the original poster and download code!).
QUEEN The Queen Studio Collection (2021 UK/EU Deluxe Edition Box Set comprising all fifteen studio albums pressed on 180-gram Coloured Vinyl, originally released in 2015 and digitally remastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original master tapes. Each record is housed inside its own picture sleeve and collected inside a gold-coloured box with a flip-open lid, and a black outer slipcase with gold titles and logo. Complete with a lavishly illustrated 108-page hardbackbook featuring an introduction to each album, quotes from the band and rare photographs & memorabilia from the Queen Archive. Sealed inside its original brown card shipping carton)
ERIC CLAPTON There’s One In Every Crowd (2001 German 10-track DTS [Digital Theater System] disc with the exceptional clarity of 5.1 Surround Sound [playable on compatible DVD players]. This is one of EC’s most eclectic records and contemplative of his career, where gospel, blues, reggae and pop ballads weave throughout this diverse and emotional collection recorded primarily in Kingston, Jamaica, picture sleeve).
KIM GORDON No Home Record (2019 UK Limited ‘Indie Exclusive’ Edition 9-track LP pressed on White Vinyl – The Sonic Youth legend returns with solo debut album which opens with the restless ‘Sketch Artist’ and also includes ‘Murdered Out’ which was issued as a promotional single. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its custom-stickered shrinkwrap OLE-1379LPE).
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