Wired Investigates the World of Hot Stampers

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Why Audiophiles Are Paying $1,000 for This Man’s Vinyl

Collectors of so-called “Hot Stamper” LPs think a thousand bucks is a bargain to hear a classic rock opus sound better than you’ve ever heard it before—stoned or sober.

Go to the comments section and read the 300 plus postings that can be found there. The writers of these comments appear to be offended by the very idea of Hot Stampers. They also decry the obvious shortcomings of analog vinyl itself, as well as the ridiculously expensive equipment some credulous, misguided audiophiles are using to play it, as if you didn’t know already!


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