What is an Archive Master Pressing?
They are simply the best sounding version of this record I have found in 25 years of collecting audiophile grade vinyl. They are the Ultimate in Analog Audio Performance. I search through copies of the same record to find the best:
-Fidelity: Frequency response from Lowest Bass to the Highest Treble.
-Dynamics: Quietest passages to the loudest passages and how it matches how we hear live sound.
-Staging: Ability to separate instruments and clearly hear every detail of the music.
-Depth: 3 dimensional aspect to the music when played through a high-end 2 channel audio system.
-Quiet Background: Ability to play with no music or soft passages and NOT HEAR clicks, pops, etc.
It will excel in all of the above categories. It should be the best version of this record you have heard. I have THOUSANDS of records from my personal collection and from collections I have bought to go through to find these Archive Masters. Once you buy one, you will realize how much MUSIC there is in those grooves. They all go through a 12 step STEAM cleaning process that takes about 30 minutes per record. I have the cleaning method described below if you are interested. They will be collector's items for years to come and each one comes with the ability to get professionally cleaned by me anytime you wish! just send it to me and I'll clean it and send it back for free! These, like all my Records come with a 14 day return policy. No questions asked, return it for a refund if you aren't happy with it!
Record Grade: Excellent
Cover/Sleeve Grade: Excellent in Shrink with original sticker
Sound Quality: Ultra smooth vocals with strong dynamics/presence. Quiet background. Better sound than the CD! The best sound of this album on any format I have found.
Notes: 1st 1978 RE-1 JW-1 Bearsville Press. Cover alone with original shrink/Sticker is worth $30!ONLY version in the world to have the 12 Step ULTRA Cleaning done on each side of this LP! Compare the sound quality to ANY version of this LP for the price!
Last Time Cleaned and Anti-Static Treatment applied: December 4th 2012 using my 12 step process. Fully steam cleaned, enzyme cleaned and deep cleaned using my VPI Modified cleaner. Anti Static process done through the ZEROSTAT gun.
12 Step Cleaning Method -All done on a VPI Typhoon Record Cleaning Machine
1. Use a pre-wash (MFSL Super Wash) for larger dirt particles and to give a good base for the enzyme cleaner to work. Use a VPI medium brush along with stock brush. Rotate 3-5 times
2. Vacuum dry the LP side, 5 rotations.
3. Use MFSL Deep Enzyme cleaner, applied using VPI medium brush, wait 5-10 minutes to let enzyme solution work into the grooves.Vacuum dry the LP side, 5 rotations.
4. Use VPI super cleaner(no alcohol) to work into grooves using MFSL velvet brush. 3-5 rotations using brushes. Vacuum dry the LP side, 5 rotations.
5. Using my Steam Shot steamer, steam clean the LP side using laboratory grade PURE water from MFSL. 2 rotations under steam.
6. Vacuum dry the LP Side, 5 rotations.
7. Using Disc Doctor Miracle Cleaner, work into grooves using a different MFSL velvet brush.
8. Vacuum dry the LP Side, 5 rotations.
9. Using MFSL PURE lab grade water, work into the grooves for a rinse.
10. Vacuum dry the LP side, 5 rotations
11. 2nd rinse using same PURE water, and vacuum dry 5 rotations.
12. Use ZEROSTAT anti-static gun twice on each side from straight on and at an angle for complete coverage.
----PLEASE READ MY GRADING SYSTEM BEFORE BUYING! I try to grade as accurately as possible!----
Thank You for looking at my Record Store. I have been an avid vinyl collector for the last 20 years. I have thousands that I must go through and sell to make room for new ones. I am FANATICAL about them being clean as they sound best only when they are clean and dirt-free! Over the years, I have tried many methods of cleaning them and found the best way through trial and error.
---I can clean any amount of records you like from your personal collection through the link above. Email me for more information.
---I follow the Goldmine Standards for record grading, Here are my categories:
MINT-Perfect, Flawless, even some new records don't qualify for this rating. You will seldom see me grade records mint.
NEAR MINT-Usually the highest grade, plays like new. Will have little or no background noise when clean. No marks, scuffs or scratches on the record. The cover should be in like new condition with little or no wear. Records over 20 years old in this condition are rare and therefore demand a premium price when they are truly in NM condition.
EXCELLENT-Almost like new, maybe a mark or two on the record, but it should still sound like new. Vinyl looks shiny and clean. Dynamics, Clarity and Fidelity should all be excellent on the vinyl. The cover may have some wear, but certainly no ring wear or major marks or damage on the cover. Most collector examples.
VERY GOOD ++ A Beautiful Album, Some wear on the record. Some marks, scuffs or light surface scratches, certainly no skips or constant ticks when playing. Fidelity and Dynamics should be excellent. The cover can have some light wear, ring wear or bruised corners.
VERY GOOD + Has some marks, scuffs and light scratches on the vinyl. Will play through without any skipping or major constant "ticks". Well cared for records, but evidence of playing them many times are there. Fidelity and Dynamics are still good, but maybe some light background noise between songs. Cover has ring wear and bruised corners, but overall front and back are in good shape. Some shine to the vinyl still.
VERY GOOD Well worn record, has scratches, "ticks" and surface noise. Maybe a skip or two, nothing major, but would not be a collector example. Deeper scratches and noticeable shine gone from the vinyl. Will play with fidelity, but background noise will be present.
GOOD Lots of wear to the record, skips and scratches are certain. Deeper scuffs are present. A record that has seen better days! Record still plays, but gone is the fidelity and dynamics that make vinyl magical. Cover has ring wear, seam splits, and writing sometimes. Not a cover you would want to frame. Only to be bought to sustain a need until a better example is found.
FAIR Almost ready for the trash, but has some redeeming quality that allows it to be sold here.
I ship records out 5 times a week through USPS Media Mail unless Expedited shipping is chosen, which is Priority through USPS. Each LP in the USA is $4(free for ARCHIVES MASTERS). Shipping to Canada is $6, and Anywhere else in the world is $11. Any additional records for any of these are just $2 each to ship.
Because everyone has a different audio system and different expectations of what a certain record grades at, I offer a 14 day return policy. I refund you the original price of the record plus shipping you paid to me. I DO NOT PAY FOR RETURN SHIPPING. I Strive for a 5 star seller rating, so if there is an issue, please email me and I will do anything within reason to make you a customer again.
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