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Details about  Led Zeppelin 45 RPM Test Pressing Road Case

STILL SEALED from Classic Records Reissue

Led Zeppelin 45 RPM Test Pressing Road Case
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Item condition:
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Ended:
May 06, 2014
Winning bid:
US $8,103.45
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Approximately C $9,426.34(including shipping)
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Genre: Classical
Special Attributes: Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Test Pressing Record Size: 12"
Record Label: Atlantic Duration: Box Set
Speed: 45 RPM Record Grading: Mint (M)
Country of Manufacture: United States Sleeve Grading: Mint (M)
Product Condition: STILL SEALED
Label:
Atlantic
Catalog Number:
RTH 3001-45
Box Condition:
VG+/ Very Good+

ULTRA RARE & HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE ITEM - last copy!

The most collectible Classic Records Rock Test Pressing Road Case Set -- ULTRA RARE!!! This last (5 of 5) Road Case will increase in value in years to come as ONLY 5 are in existence!

This is auction is for a STILL SEALED, UNOPENED and NUMBERED 5 of 5  (ONLY 5) Test Pressing Boxed Set that was produced at the same time as the now legendary and collectible Classic Records Led Zeppelin 45 rpm Box Set. This Road Case has special significance and collectability because it comes from Classic Records’ founder Michael Hobson’s personal collection and comes with a certificate of authenticity to insure its collectibility over time.

This set, like the original production set, consists of 48 single sided 12" test pressing records housed in a special Classic Records Road Case.

RTH 3001-45 includes 48 test pressings total:

SD 8216-45 Led Zeppelin I (4 Disc Set)

SD 8236-45 Led Zeppelin II (4 Disc Set)

SD 7201-45 Led Zeppelin III (4 Disc Set)

SD 7208-45 Led Zeppelin IV (4 Disc Set

SD 7255-45 Houses Of The Holy (4 Disc Set)

SS 2200-45 Physical Graffiti (8 Disc Set)

SS 2201-45 Song Remains the Same (8 Disc Set)

SS 8416-45 Presence (4 Disc Set)

SS 16002-45 In Through the Out Door (4 Disc Set)

SS 90051-45 Coda (4 Disc Set)

These 45 rpm sides were cut at the same time as the 33 rpm discs and as such DO NOT represent a remastering that is different from the 33 rpm LP's approved by the Band. Further, there is no additional artwork or extra recorded material of any kind. Each 45 disc is packaged in a white jacket. All records have test pressing labels and are pressed on Classic's proprietary 200g Super Vinyl Profile for maximum playback fidelity.

The outer cardboard box is slightly torn on top as shown in the image, but otherwise in excellent condition.  

Since the mastering is exactly the same as the 33 rpms and the jackets and label art are the same authentic reproductions, why would anyone need the same material on 45 rpm discs? The answer is simple - you should be more kind to your cartridge by letting it play 45 rpm discs and reveal all the nuances that are nearly impossible to retrieve from a 33 rpm disc. The information in the grooves of these 45 rpms is EXACTLY the same as in their 33 rpm counterparts. To prove it is very easy - think of the lathe as it is cutting a lacquer, the cutter head doesn't know what speed the platter is spinning as the cutter blindly moves up and down back and forth carving the grooves. The difference is that at 45 rpm the same signal is imprinted over a longer distance and hence the "stretched" out groove is easier for a cartridge to traverse which allows the cartridge to give a better read on what is carved. The sonic difference can be quite remarkable, especially if the music is complex as with Classical music or dense as is often the case with Rock. Rest assured that you have never heard Stairway to Heaven until you've heard it at 45 rpm! This is as close to the master tape as we are able to get with an LP and as such is extremely special although requires you to change sides more often than with a 33 rpm disc. This set represents the ultimate in collectibles given that only five NUMBERED sets were produced assuring that it will likely skyrocket in price over the years to come!!! If you are a Led Zeppelin nut (you know who you are) then this set is essential - if not then go listen to some Barry Manilow!  This is it folks - the last sealed test pressing box set - number 5 of 5!  The previous copy sold for over $10K so expect some heavy hitters in the game for this one.

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