This website is for you, who loves music and quality records. The website is inspired by a true audiophile who has converted the hobby and desire of his life to be available to others by sharing experience and drawing roadmap to the world’s best quality and incredibly sounding vinyl records ever.
This is not just listening to regular music. With these LP records you will find yourselves participating in a live concert at your home. The feeling is so real and alive it feels you are almost in the same room with the artists performing for you.
AUDIOPHILE LP RECORDS
In this vinyl shop you will find only best vinyl records for sale. We do our best to select only these vinyl records which are part of different Audiophile Vinyl Lists and are liked and mentioned in different vinyl forums as best vinyl picks. Whats more we carefully selected vinyl labels which use only 100% analogue master tapes for LP record pressing and pays big attention to vinyl quality and sound quality. Most of these quality records are 200 g. and 45 rpm to enchance the sound quality.
Some audiophile labels released limited pressings of popular recordings cut at 45RPM for higher fidelity, but in the full 12" format. 45 rpm vinyl sound better than 33.3 rpm's. This is the highest quality though you get less time per side this is why most 45 records are double LPs.
180 GRAM VINYL RECORDS
heavy/heavyweight (180–220 g) vinyl is commonly used for modern audiophile vinyl releases in all genres. Many collectors prefer to have heavyweight vinyl albums, which have been reported to have better sound than normal vinyl because of their higher tolerance against deformation caused by normal play. 180 g vinyl is more expensive to produce only because it uses more vinyl.
200 GRAM VINYL RECORDS
heavyweight 180 Gram and 200 Gram vinyl pressings are usually better quality products associated with limited editions, audiophile editions, and better releases in general. Today, most vinyl pressings are of 160g, 180g or 200g. However, most audiophiles will only buy and listen to 180g vinyl or 200g vinyl.
Probably you've already heard the stories that the only quality records available are those of 60'ties and 70'ties that are pressed of analogue sources and not yet affected by the crisis and quality degradation of weightless and refurbished vinyl. Well this is only partly true. Today we still have some great vinil labels around the world publishing high quality vinyl records from 100 % analogue sources and by the same machines used in 60'ties and 70'ties but with applied nowadays achievements, inventions and technologies allowing them to make a way better LP records comparing to the best sounding records of 60'ties or 70'ties and all of them are completely new, not worn-out by someone’s turntable needles. You don’t have anything to filter, arrange better records from worse as every vinyl record is of best quality and goes straight to the top of your shelf as the best. You will listen to every record that you bought again and again and it will bring endless pleasure to your years.
We have opened the “Quality Records” online shop for You and will be selling World’s best quality, best sounding Audiophile Vinyl (LP) Records Published from Completely ANALOGUE sources. Our production is available for shipping to these Countries and we will scale If there would be a demand from our customers for shipping to other countries as well. Currently we are working with one of the greatest USA Vinyl (LP) Record issuers Analogue Productions – Quality Record Pressings. In the future we are also planning to become distributers of other well-known audiophile and analogue production labels as well. All Vinyls (LP‘s) available at our vinyl shop are high quality and valuable. Our Items are shipped in safe and durable packaging protecting them from damage and allowing them to be shipped damage-free. Additionally, every shipped item is sent with registered, priority, secure mail and insurance.
ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS - QUALITY RECORD PRESSINGS (QRP)
We put a lot of thought into how best to name our new pressing plant, but in the end the decision was to side with a simple, declarative statement: Quality Record Pressings. That’s it. Our entire focus is towards the goal of pressing the finest records the world has ever known.
It’s been a long time since anyone has actually manufactured a new record press. But we’ve done the next-best thing by taking three of the best brands ever made – SMT, Toolex Alpha and Finebilt – and rebuilding them equipped with modifications that have never before been tried in the record pressing industry.
Those innovations include adding microprocessors to the presses. Microprocessors allow both the operator and the engineer a level of control capability and feedback simply unavailable with manual valves and control systems. Second by second, the press operator can monitor and maintain production standards and press systems. The engineer can spot and correct variations as they occur.
To date, presses have closed and opened based on time. That time was set according to what the press engineer predicted would be the stamper’s temperature. We’ve now developed a die with an imbedded temperature sensor so that the presses at QRP will close and open precisely when the temperature is correct. Inevitably, a plant’s support water temperatures, cooling water temperatures and steam pressures will fluctuate throughout the day. By setting the presses to cycle by temperature, we can correct for all of those variations. It means a consistent sweet spot.
We’ve also installed a unique double steam valve system that reduces die temperature cycle time and provides a finely tuned level of temperature control so that records are produced without the temperature variations that result in record inconsistency.
And we’ve brought all of the extruders back to their original specifications, again to control the temperature of the vinyl. The most common errors we all hear in defective records today has to do with overheated vinyl.
But just as you can’t have an excellent finished LP without an error-free pressing, you also can’t produce great records without flawless plating. Which is why we’ve brought in the best plating man in the business, Gary Salstrom, to set up and operate a state-of-the-art plating department. Not every pressing plant has a plating department. And only one plant – QRP – has the best. Plating can affect everything from pre-echo and high-end loss to record profile and warping. Getting it right is essential.
This is but a brief synopsis of what sets QRP apart from the competition. The proof, of course, is in the product. We’re sure you’ll hear and see the difference.
Quality Record Pressings. As the old cliché goes, the name says it all.
MOBILE FIDELITY SOUND LAB (MOFI)
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's (MOFI) ongoing quest is to deliver the foremost sounding audio entertainment software that technological innovation can provide. From our first UHQR™ vinyl LP to our latest Ultradisc UHR™ SACD, we have been and will remain a steadfast innovator in the audiophile frontier. We further believe that technological development serves best when accompanied by a profound awareness and appreciation for the elusive magic and mystery that comprises music itself. Our greatest hope is that our products will serve as conduits for ears and souls to experience premium, pure, natural sound reproduction of diverse, pre-eminent original master recordings across the entire musical spectrum.
Mobile Fidelity believes that mastering systems should be neutral and transparent. The essential idea is to unveil all the detailed musical information on the original master recording without adding deterioration, coloration or other sonic artifacts.
It is worth noting that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab stands out as one of few record labels that independently invests in research and development of audio technology. With proprietary innovations such as GAIN 2™, general music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike have reaped the benefit of a higher consumer audio standard without investing in costly new hardware. Mobile Fidelity is pleased to work with a variety of engineering legends and companies including Tim de Paravicini, Ed Meitner, Pass Labs, Lipinski Sound and Sony Electronics. Our joint efforts to seek out the ultimate audio experience, has resulted in significant advances for the technology of music reproduction.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has been the undisputed pioneer and leader in audiophile recordings since the company's inception in 1977. Established by dedicated audiophiles, Mobile Fidelity's first and foremost goal was to offer faithfully reproduced high fidelity recordings that would complement the numerous advances occurring in audio delivery systems. Throughout its history, Mobile Fidelity has remained true to this goal, pioneering state-of-the-art technologies and setting audiophile standards that remain in place today.
In response to rapid advancements in both recording formats and audio delivery systems over the past several years, Mobile Fidelity has maintained its ongoing commitment to improving industry standards. This has resulted in the introduction of numerous innovations in the audiophile arena: half-speed mastered Original Master Recording™ LPs, Ultra High Quality Records™ (UHQRs), high fidelity cassettes, consumer alignment devices for phono cartridges and audio cassette decks, Original Master Recording™ compact discs, the 24-karat gold plated Ultradisc™ CD and the Ultradisc™ Ultra High Resolution™ (UHR). To this day the independently owned firm continues its commitment to exceeding industry standards.
PURE PLEASURE RECORDS
180gram Audiophile Vinyl Albums - Re-Mastered by some of the Best Engineers in the World. Both Pure Pleasure Records & Speakers Corner Records have their Albums processed and pressed at one of the best Pressing Plants in The World!!
SPEAKERS CORNER RECORDS
At the beginning of the ‘90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the reissue policy was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC Compact Classics, Mobile Fidelity, Acoustic Sounds and others, including of course Speakers Corner Records, all maintained a mutual, unwritten code of ethics: we would manufacture records sourced only from analogue tapes.
Vinyl’s newfound popularity has led many other companies to jump on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source from which to master: CDs, LPs, digital files and even MP3s.
Even some who do use an analogue tape source employ a digital delay line, a misguided ’80s and ‘90s digital technology that replaces the analogue preview head originally used to “tell” the cutter head in advance what was about to happen musically, so it could adjust the groove “pitch” (the distance between the grooves) to make room for wide dynamic swings and large low frequency excursions. Over time analogue preview heads became more rare and thus expensive.
So while the low bit rate (less resolution than a 16 bit CD) digital delay line is less expensive and easier to use than an analogue “preview head”, its use, ironically, results in lacquers cut from the low bit rate digital signal instead of from the analogue source!
Speakers Corner wishes to make clear that it produces lacquers using only original master tapes and an entirely analogue cutting system. New metal stampers used to press records are produced from that lacquer.
Our releases are “AAA”— analogue tape, an all analogue cutting system, and newly cut lacquers pressed at Pallas, Germany at highest standards in 180gr virgin Vinyl.
PALLAS GROUP PRESSING PLANT
The Pallas Group is one of the oldest pressing plants for vinyl records in Europe. The Pallas Group in Diepholz, founded in 1948 as Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH, is a German sound carrier manufacturer. In the 1950s Pallas was also pressing records for Bertelsmann Schallplattenring (pre Sonopress) and Neckermann.
Note: See also the sister USA branch Pallas USA. Releases made via Pallas USA often have "P. USA" in the runout. These are pressed in Germany by Pallas. The Pallas Group of Diepholz, Germany has been making vinyl records since 1948 and has remained a family business for three generations. They are well known for pressing the best quality, "audiophile approved" vinyl in the world. Pallas USA is a partnership with the Pallas Group and Furnace MFG providing the highest quality record pressing to the North American music market.
ORIGINAL RECORDINGS GROUP (ORG)
Original Recordings Group (ORG) is a record label specializing in vinyl reissues and deluxe packaging projects. Since 2007, ORG has been dedicated to producing the highest quality records for the audiophile market.
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
Abbey Road Studios has been at the forefront of music creativity since Sir Edward Elgar’s inaugural performance back in 1931. An awe-inspiring location, popular with leading orchestras and artists including Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and Adele, Abbey Road has hosted many landmark recordings and technological breakthroughs. The most famous, and oldest, purpose built recording studio in the world, Abbey Road is of course synonymous with The Beatles, but its unparalleled history spans the invention of stereo and the wild experiments of Pink Floyd to the creation of film scores for movies including Star Wars and Skyfall. Abbey Road was declared an English Heritage Grade II listed site in 2010, but the focus continues to be on the future and helping to spread the expertise and knowledge present within the building to a new generation of musicians, engineers and producers around the world. Abbey Road Studios is famous for the artists who have recorded there. These include Jazz icon Glen Miller, who made his last recording there in the 1940s, as well as later pop artists such as Cliff Richard, the Hollies, Manfred Mann, the Seekers, the Pacemakers, and Queen. And it was in Studio Three that Pink Floyd recorded Dark Side of the Moon in 1973, which went on to become one of the top selling albums of all time. But it was The Beatles who made Abbey Road the most famous recording studio in the world. The group visited the studios on 6 June 1962 to audition for the famous record producer George Martin. Thereafter, the group returned to the Abbey Road studios through the end of 1960s, and even named one of their albums Abbey Road in July of 1969. To this day, tourists have themselves photographed strolling across the crosswalk, emulating the famous album cover.