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.
ALICE IN CHAINS Dirt (Limited Edition 2009 UK/EU-pressed 12-track LP on 180gram Vinyl, the second album from Alice In Chains, originally released in 1992 & featuring unforgettable tracks such as Them Bones, Rain When I Die, Down In A Hole, Rooster & more. Comes housed in a deluxe picture sleeve with album credit inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with few signs of play MOVLP037).
BOB DYLAN Blood On The Tracks (Limited Edition 2019 US Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 10-track double LP box set, the ultimate remastered audiophile edition of Bob’s classic 1975 fifteenth studio album ranked 16th on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, issued as part of the collectable MoFi UltraDisc One-Step series, pressed at RTI on 180gram High Definition Vinyl across two discs at 45rpm for maximum sound clarity. Comes housed in a deluxe 12.5″ x 12.5″ x 1″ two-piece picture box which is gold foil-stamped & embossed with a smooth finish, stickered & hand-numbered on the back – Limited to 9000 copies only. Comes complete with two deluxe picture sleeves with gold foil finish, foam lining, static inner bags, a double-sided artwork/album notes insert & series information sheet. The packaging shows minimal shelf wear & the heavyweight vinyl is Near Mint with few signs of play UD1S2-006).
SUN RA The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (60th Anniversary Limited Edition 11-track LP, the first Sun Ra album to be recorded by Arkestra in NYC, originally produced by Tom Wilson. This Craft Recordings special edition is All-Analogue mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI. High quality picture sleeve replicating the original Savoy cover art, with new essays by Irwin Chusid & Ben Young. Hype sticker & factory sealed. A beauty!).
QUINCY JONES You’ve Got It Bad Girl (Limited Edition 1983 US Mobile Fidelity half-speed mastered audiophile issue of the 1973 10-track LP, specially plated & pressed in Japan on Super High Definition Vinyl for sale in the States. Opens with the Quincy groove classic ‘Summer In The City’, housed in a deluxe picture sleeve. The cover shows only the very lightest spot of shelf wear & the vinyl is Near Mint MFSL1-078).
TOTO IV (1983 US Half Speed Mastered audiophile issue of the 10-track vinyl LP, including Africa, Rosanna and Lovers In The Night, housed in a picture sleeve complete with illustrated credits insert. The sleeve shows just a little edgewear and the vinyl is Near Mint HC47728).
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