One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he purchased recently:
I just got a super hot stamper Van Halen and immediately got out my DCC version – which is a record I’ve had no complaints about – compared to most of the heavy vinyl remaster crap – but, oh man, what a difference. Huge sound – really alive – the way you remember this sound should be like – I saw these boys when they first hit – one of my first rock concerts. Thanks again – this was money well spent – and on this one, I can even ebay away the DCC and more than break even (I almost feel guilty about that!).
Isn’t it funny how a record that doesn’t sound “bad” in any way — the DCC – falls so far short of what it really should have sounded like? How will the audiophile record collectors of the world ever get better sound when they already think they have it?
Anyway, glad to hear you liked our Hot Stamper as much as we did!
Back in 1998 we were still selling Heavy Vinyl (mea culpa as always), and this title was one we were offering to our customers at that time, although I don’t recall ever having anything nice to say about it. Our review can be found here.