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.
MUDDY WATERS Folk Singer (UltraDisc One-Step Super Vinyl Pressing 2-LP double vinyl set at 45 RPM, an ultra-hi-fi reference recording by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. The ultimate version of the greatest-sounding blues album ever released,with premium packaging and special Foil-Stamped sleeves. Each box individually numbered in gold on the reverse. Brand new, factory sealed and highly desirable – unsurprisingly this sold out at MoFi on pre-sales alone. Highly recommended).
NED’S ATOMIC DUSTBIN God Fodder (2019 Music On Vinyl limited edition 13-track LP issue of their 1991 debut album now pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Silver & Black Marbled Vinyl, including the singles Grey Cell Green & Kill Your Television. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed housed in the picture sleeve is silver number-embossed on the back and comes complete with the insert plus the hype-stickered resealable outer bag! MOVLP2455).
THE BLUETONES The Singles (2019 UK limited edition official webstore exclusive 16-track double LP compilation pressed on 180 GRAM BLUE VINYL – the greatest hits on vinyl for the first time, including Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?, Bluetonic, Marblehead Johnson and Slight Return. Also includes a 12″ x 12″ print signed by the band. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve – still sealed in its hype-stickered shrinkwrap DEMREC421X)** Limited to 500 copies **.
MARILLION Afraid Of Sunlight (2020 UK limited edition 8-track double LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring Michael Hunter’s brand new 2019 remix of their 1995 eighth studio album which includes the single Beautiful. Both vinyl discs are UNPLAYED and comes housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which displays alternate artwork. Although not sealed this copy is still in its open shrinkwrap and in ‘as new’ condition).
BLINK 182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket (2016 UK/EU ‘Back On Black’ limited edition Audiophile issue of the 2001 13-track LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork, with a download code. Remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink).
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