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For the next few weeks, you can buy any two records from our Hot Stampers Under $75 section and get the cheaper one for half price. There's no limits on this one, so you can buy as many records as you'd like.

You can also buy any two records from our Hot Stampers Under $150 section and get the cheaper one for half price. There's a limit of 4 records per customer, per week for this one. If it has been at least seven days since you last bought 4 records from this section, you can buy four more!

There are no coupons needed for these offers. We'll apply the appropriate discount on our end when we process your order.

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A Frequently Asked Question

Are all Hot Stampers exceptionally good sounding records?


Not necessarily. What makes a Hot Stamper hot is reasonably good sound. At the very least a Hot Stamper should sound quite a bit better than any other pressing you have heard.

Not every album was well-recorded; the records made from those recordings will display most of the limitations that are baked into the master tape. A good engineer can fix an awful lot of problems in mastering, but, to mix a few metaphors, making a silk purse out of a sow's ear is rarely if ever going to be in the cards.

Straight Answers to Your Hot Stamper Questions


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Records are graded on a curve.

In our shootouts we must compare apples to other apples; there is no other practical way to do it. We find the best sounding pressings we can out of the pile of audition copies we have available to us. We're confident that the record we call a Hot Stamper will beat any pressing you have ever heard, or that you currently own, and if it doesn't you get your money back.

We also guarantee that no half-speed mastered record or heavy vinyl LP sounds as good as any of the Hot Stampers we offer. We've played too many of these so-called audiophile pressings to worry about them being competitive with the records on our site.

It is our strongly held conviction that the better your system gets the worse, or at the very least the more artificial those records will sound. This link will take you to hundreds of audiophile record reviews where we examine their many shortcomings.


Further Reading

...along these lines can be found below.

The most important advice on the site can be found under the heading The Four Pillars of Success.

Here are some commentaries on a subject near and dear to all of us, namely Record Collecting.

Our Thinking About Hot Stampers links may help you gain a better understanding of the issues surrounding these very special pressings.

Record shootouts are the fastest and easiest way to hone your listening skills, a subject we discuss often on the site and directly address in this commentary from way back in 2005.

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