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.
SUZANNE VEGA Beauty And Crime (Rare 2007 US exclusive limited edition LP pressed on audiophile 200gram QUIEX SUPER VINYL, her seventh album, presented in a superb deluxe gatefold pasted sleeve. This copy remains in its original open PVC bag with sticker, remaining near ‘as new’ condition along with the vinyl which appears barely playe din near mint condition).
AGNETHA FÄLTSKOG Tio År Med Agnetha (2020 UK/EU limited edition ‘Music on Vinyl’ series issue of her 1979 16-track compilation LP pressed on Audiophile quality Flaming Coloured Vinyl. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve which is individually number-embossed on the reverse, with the bonus fold-out poster and retains its hype-stickered resealable outer bag! MOVLP2739)
***Limited to only 2000 copies***.
AC/DC Live (2009 issue UK limited edition digitally remastered 2-LP set pressed on 180gram Vinyl and features classic live recordings of ‘Back In Black’, ‘Jailbreak’, ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’, ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’, ‘Highway To Hell’and more, presented in a sealed gatefold picture sleeve).
ALICE COOPER The Last Temptation (2018 UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP, a special edition of his 1994 album pressed on audiophile quality 180-gram Flaming Orange Vinyl. Includes the singles Lost In America and It’s Me. Hi-gloss picture sleeve individually numbered on the back, complete with comic-strip lyric insert, inside a Music On Vinyl hype-stickered resealable sleeve)
Limited to just 2000 numbered copies.
RUSH Moving Pictures (40th Anniversary Deluxe 5-LP limited edition 2022 UK/EU box set – all vinyl has been cut half-speed Direct-To-Metal Mastering for the first time ever and pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl. LP 1 features the original album, while LPs 2-5 feature the complete, unreleased Toronto concert from March 25, 1981. Extras include a booklet with new Hugh Syme illustrations & liner notes by Kim Thayil, Les Claypool, Taylor Hawkins, Bill Kelliher and Neil Sanderson. Factory sealed).
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