This weeks Audiophile collectables at eil.com, includes David Bowie, Billie Holiday, Dire Straits & more

For anyone who collects vinyl, we know that some of the most highly wanted pressings tend to be those classed as Audiophile.
Those with the best hi-fi equipment will always want the best quality sounding pressing available, be that high quality 180 gram or heavier vinyl, CD’s, Super Audio CD’s, SHM-CD’s, DVD-Audio Discs and more, from companies like DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, Nexus, Simply Vinyl or Nimbus.
AUDIOPHILE VINYL
‘True Fidelity’ vinyl is perhaps the ultimate format for the audiophile. Issues are taken from original master tapes for pure ‘as intended sound’, and production techniques such as half-speed mastering, quadraphonic sound and special formulated virgin vinyl are common in most audiophile releases.
There are many labels who issue audiophile recordings, but only a few specialize in it. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) have a variety of series including ‘Original Master Recordings’
[OMR] and ‘Ultra High-Quality Recordings’ [UHQR]. Other important audiophile labels include Nautilus, Direct-Disk Labs, Sheffield Lab and Wilson Audio.
AUDIOPHILE COMPACT DISCS
With the development of the compact disc so typically came the development of its audiophile counterpart. Again, there are specialist labels, there are varying techniques (gold discs, layered discs, high-density discs) and there are varying opinions on the listening pleasure! But we’re here to bring all those quandaries together.

Here at eil.com we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.

BILLIE HOLIDAY Lady In Satin (2015 German pressed UK/EU limited edition ‘Legacy Vinyl’ series issue of her 1958 11-track stereo LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl. The picture sleeve reproduces the original albumartwork and remains factory sealed CS8048).
FOO FIGHTERS Sonic Highways (2014 US 8-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl, housed in a heavy duty gatefold sleeve depicting the composite image of the artwork from all nine sleeve variants of the album, with each song recorded in a different US city. Complete with the illustrated lyric inner, the sleeve & vinyl are Near Mint).
DIRE STRAITS Dire Straits (2014 Japanese 9-track DSD Mastering Single Layer SHM SACD, the ultimate Super Audio Disc that utilizes the materials & technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution & can only be played on SA-CD players for a full audiophile experience; picture sleeve with lyrics & obi-strip UIGY-9634).
THE BEACH BOYS Pet Sounds (2015 US limited edition Analogue Productions 26-track digitally remastered Hybrid Multichannel SACD [Super Audio CD – playable on all SACD & CD players], includes SACD Stereo, SACD Surround Sound & 2-Channel CD Stereo, featuring the Mono & Stereo version of the album; housed in a ‘Super Jewel’ case with picture sleeve CAPP067SA).
DAVID BOWIE Loving The Alien [1983-1988] – 180gm (2018 UK limited edition 125-track FIFTEEN LP set comprising four original studio albums, two classic live albums, a newly compiled 12-track compilation of rare remixes plus the brand new exclusive ‘Re:Call 4’ compilation. Housed in a 13″ x 12.5″ x 3″ picture box which comes complete with a 128-pagehardback companion book featuring rare & unseen photos and more! This item has remained sealed and is in MINT condition DBXL4).
 

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