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Van Halen Seamlessly Bridges Rock, Metal, and Pop on the Ten-Times-Platinum 1984: Era-Defining Album Gets Blockbuster Sound on Mobile Fidelity's UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM Box Set, Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl
Less than six years after changing the music landscape with its self-titled debut, Van Halen repeated the enormous feat. Certified 10-times-platinum by RIAA, graced by three immensely popular singles, and adorned with iconic artwork, 1984 witnesses the band expanding the synthesizer elements introduced on several prior albums and seamlessly bridging pop and metal sensibilities into a cohesive melodic whole. Punchy and catchy, glamorous and glitzy, blustery and heavy, wild and pyrotechnic, fast and fun, 1984 is David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and Alex Van Halen hitting on all cylinders. Do not wait to get this landmark on Mobile Fidelity's UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP box set, mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl.
More About Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc One-Step and Why It Is Superior
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) technique bypasses generational losses inherent to the traditional three-step plating process by removing two steps: the production of father and mother plates, which are created to yield numerous stampers from each lacquer that is cut. For UD1S plating, stampers (also called "converts") are made directly from the lacquers. Since each lacquer yields only one stamper, multiple lacquers need to be cut. Mobile Fidelity's UD1S process produces a final LP with the lowest-possible noise floor. The removal of two steps of the plating process also reveals musical details and dynamics that would otherwise be lost due to the standard multi-step process. With UD1S, every aspect of vinyl production is optimized to produce the best-sounding vinyl album available today.
Developed by NEOTECH and RTI, MoFi SuperVinyl is the most exacting-to-specification vinyl compound ever devised. Analog lovers have never seen (or heard) anything like it. Extraordinarily expensive and extremely painstaking to produce, the special proprietary compound addresses two specific areas of improvement: noise floor reduction and enhanced groove definition. The vinyl composition features a new carbonless dye (hold the disc up to the light and see) and produces the world's quietest surfaces. This high-definition formula also allows for the creation of cleaner grooves that are indistinguishable from the original lacquer. MoFi SuperVinyl provides the closest approximation of what the label's engineers hear in the mastering lab.
- Numbered, Limited Edition
- MoFi SuperVinyl Pressing
- UltraDisc One-Step
- 180g Vinyl
- 2LP Box Set
- Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
- Opulent Box
- Foil-Stamped Jackets
- Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
- Pressed at RTI
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