One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he purchased recently:
Can’t wait !! You almost immediately know when you drop the needle. At home I also clean all my records first since the last 5-6 years
I wrote about that a few years back:
You quickly notice the quality of a(ny) record and I have been disappointed already so many times on (180 gr) reissues or new recordings pressed on vinyl.
Trying to keep an eye on quality and who manufactured the record pays off, but is definitely not a guarantee to sound quality.
There are no guarantees of sound quality from anybody making records these days, that’s for sure!
Especially if a digital file is used to produce the lacquer, unfortunate more the rule than the exception nowadays.
Not that that music cannot be enjoyable on vinyl, but I cannot match or get even close to the good old days.
The few real comparisons I did were the new Music Matters Blue Note reissues to the original RVG Plastylite pressing and later Liberty RVGs.
Music Matters has a poor track record in my world, 0 for 2:
In general I am not that typical audiophile comparing different pressings OR audio cables for that matter. I listen to music 😉 not to technology.
With the help of Harry at Rhapsody Audio over the years we build a great system that is all about music: turntable, tubes, class A mosfets and some decent speakers.
You are providing a great service and developed a great business model !!
Thanks so much, glad to be of service.