One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he purchased recently:
As a newcomer to your business, and to the entire concept of “Hot
Stamper” records, I was naturally skeptical. Many of us have invested in
a wide variety of vinyl that simple failed to live up to expectations.
Initially I was going to order one and only one record from you, and
test your bold promises. Instead, I ended up ordering a nice variety to
truly put it to the test… investing a couple thousand dollars on faith.
In short, I am now your customer for life.
As a point of reference, my system includes a pair of Wilson Audio
Alexia powered by 2 mono-block McIntosh tube Amps and a Mc-tube preamp.
Most importantly, a Brinkmann mag drive turntable with a Sumiko low
output moving coil cartridge. So, not the world’s best system, but
enough to discern what is to follow.
I ordered the following:
* Carole King Tapestry, ((White Hot Pressing)
* The Doobie Brothers, What Were Once Vices (White Hot Pressing)
* James Taylor, Sweet Baby James (White Hot Pressing)
* Paul McCartney, McCartney (Super Hot Pressing)
* Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy (Super Hot Pressing)
* Steely Dan, Countdown to Ecstasy (Super Hot Pressing)
* Donald Fagen, The Nightfly (White Hot Pressing)
I warmed up my amps with the tuner for an hour or so and then sat and
listened to some of my other records and reacquainted myself with the
music from my system. First up was “What Were Once Vices…”. It was
immediately apparent that I was getting a range as wide, if not wider
than anything I had ever heard from my stereo. Then when I got to the
last song on side one, “Road Angel” the guitar and drum interplay in the
instrumental jam completely blew me away. Midway through I took the
volume from loud to louder, and it exposed nothing but pure, sweet rock
and roll. Literally gave me goose bumps. (more…)