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.
BEASTIE BOYS Check Your Head (30th Anniversary Deluxe limited edition 4-LP box set, featuring the 2009 remaster of the original 1992 double album, plus two extra LPs of bonus content including remixes, live versions, and B-sides. All four LPs are pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed inside a super stylish black linen-fabric embossed rigid slipcase, with hype sticker & factory sealed. Recommended).
BRIAN ENO Ambient 1: Music For Airports (2018 UK Deluxe Edition 4-track double LP issue of the 1978 album pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, expertly remastered at half-speed for 45RPM by Abbey Road’s world-renowned engineers. Comes housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with a gold embossed Abbey Road Mastering Certificate & expired download card. The sleeve & the vinyl is Near Mint ENO2LP6).
10CC 10cc’s Greatest Hits 1972-78 (Limited Edition 1979 UK 12-track audiophile LP, a special high fidelity Half-Speed Mastered edition of the classic compilation, housed in a unique picture sleeve variant. Complete with the series insert, the glossy sleeve & the vinyl are Near Mint HS9102504).
BRIGHT EYES I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning (2005 US limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL, one of two simultaneously released albums by Conor Oberst featuring guest appearances from Emmylou Harris & Jim James [My Morning Jacket], includes code for free MP3 download of the entire album, presented in sealed & stickered picture sleeve).
THE DOORS Infinite (Rare 2013 US Deluxe Limited Edition Audiophile box set from Analogue Productions, featuring the groups six legendary albums remastered Twelve LPs pressed on 45rpm Audiophile quality 200gram Heavyweight Vinyl by Analogue Productions and Acoustic Sounds. All remastered from the original sources by Doug Sax and The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick. Each album in their own high quality heavy card picture sleeve. Housed within a high-quality fold-over, magnetic sealed 13″ square by 3″ wide, individually numbered box, with a booklet that contains extensive notes on each album, nineteen photographs and a 2,700-word essay by The Doors biographer Ben Fong-Torres, esteemed rock journalist and former Rolling Stone editor. The box displays only light edge & corner wear, whilst the content remains in a fantastic condition, five still in the stickered open bags and look to have had minimal play remaining in a ‘near as new’ condition)***Limited to only 2,500 copies***.
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