One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he played for friends recently:
Story for you — last Saturday evening, a designer of a new world-famous tonearm, the owner of an elite high-end audio salon in California and I met for dinner with a well-known reviewer for one of the big audiophile rags, then went back to one of their houses to listen to records I had been asked to bring.
About 90% of the two dozen records I had selected were White Hot Stamper versions of classic rock staples.
For the next three hours, I spun disc after disc, to their delight.
Particular faves included Elvis Costello’s “My Aim Is True,” Led Zeppelin II, 10CC’s “The Original Soundtrack,” CSNY’s “Deja Vu,” and Chicago’s first LP.
That sounds like a great way to spend an evening, playing killer copies of world class Demo Disc recordings! Would loved to have been there.
Without exception, these are five of our most beloved records, records we have been obsessed with since we first heard them growing up all those years ago. (The links you see have extensive commentaries for all five.)
And of course we will never read a word about Hot Stampers, from this or any other demonstration, in a big audiophile rag. We are bad for their business. Their record selling advertisers would throw a fit. They know what we have to say about their shoddy products.
I guess there is something attractive about having the best sounding records and keeping it amongst the few music loving audiophiles who are “in the know.”
Thanks for your letter!