Riped off . . . ?
We are paying top dollar, in many cases top dollar with knobs on for these so called 'audiophile recordings'?
I have a number of Clarity Recording LP that are the dogs *****, 200gs, pressed only one side and two discs per LP, they are amazing, fully deserving the 'AP' stamp and the premium price paid. Alison Krauss, 'Raising Sand', 180gs, two discs, only 13 tracks, groove spacing is very wide and superbly engineered by T Bone Burnett, a bargain at £18! I've just ordered Lenard Cohen’s 'Old Ideas', 180gs, 10 tracks, not seen it yet but I'll bet the groove spacing is wide and if my experience of what I've heard on Spotify is anything to go by, the engineering will be spot on, again a potential £18 bargin and it come with the CD . . .
These are some of the things that make an audiophile recording special for me, offering smooth, effortless information retrieval, allowing the music to roll and blossom from the speakers, enveloping me in a listening experience.
The 180gs stamp does nothing for me . . . CJSF