A Mobile Fidelity half speed mastered pressing of Beethoven's 9th Symphony by Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony.
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Offered for sale is a limited edition, half-speed mastered pressing of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony by Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
There have been many recordings of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony over the years, but the 1972 recording by Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony has long been regarded as one of the best.
The concert was recorded in May, 1972 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois, and was originally released by London Records.
In the early 1980s, the album was released as a half-speed mastered audiophile pressing by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
Every title ever issued by Mobile Fidelity is collectible in its own right; their pressings from 1978 through 1989 were pressed in Japan by JVC on their proprietary Super Vinyl, an exceptionally resilient, dead-quiet vinyl compound, with later issues pressed in the U.S. by RTI on 200 gram vinyl.
These records were mastered at half speed; both the tape and the cutting lathe were run at half the normal speed, allowing the cutting head to cut a more accurate groove in the acetate. The finished product featured dead-quiet vinyl, with improved dynamics, better imaging, and tighter bass. By their very nature, all of Mobile Fidelity’s titles were limited-edition pressings, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony was limited to an unknown quantity of numbered copies.
About this copy: This copy of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is an original, half-speed mastered pressing issued by Mobile Fidelity in the early 1980s and pressed by JVC in Japan on their “Supervinyl.”
The cover is M- except for traces of wear at the corners. There is a punch hole in the lower left corner of the cover. The original posterboard stiffeners are included.
The two records are M- and have clearly only been played a couple of times.
A nice copy of a terrific recording of one of the most highly regarded pieces of classical music ever written.
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- Record Label:
- Mobile Fidelity
- Catalog Number:
- MFSL 2-516
- Year of Release:
- circa 1982
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