You live for this.
The anticipation of pulling open the heavy-plastic outer sleeve.
The sensation of removing the disc from its heavy-board, tip-on jacket.
The heft of the 180-gram vinyl disc sliding into your hand.
The satisfaction of the perfectly flat LP becoming one with the platter.
The astonishment at the record’s silence surface.
And then, that sound – the brilliant, vivid fidelity – and the euphoric emotion of being there at the creation: inside hallowed recording spaces such as Columbia’s 30th Street Studio, Capitol Studio A in Hollywood, or Abbey Road in London. From the moment the stylus hits the groove, you’re enveloped by amazing performances captured in extraordinary, life-like sound. Music with unprecedented transparency, immediacy and richness of tone. Pristine sound that comes as close to the original analog master tape as is humanly possible.