Welcome To Better Records
No two copies of a record sound the same. That's the undeniable reality of the analog LP, as well as the driving force that turned what started out as a hobby into a full-fledged livelihood for us. We're happy that you've landed on our site and happier still to tell you about the very special pressings we have to offer.
Many people find the ideas (and the prices!) on this website shocking. Frankly, they would be shocking to us too if we weren't hearing such dramatic differences in the sound quality of the large numbers of copies we play every day.
Our full time staff of eight devotes its time to finding, cleaning and playing as many pressings of an album as we can get our hands on. We take only the best sounding copies – we call them "Hot Stampers” – and make them available exclusively to those who appreciate (and can afford) the ultimate in analog sound.
We're unique in that we're the only record dealers who base the price of their records on the quality of their sound. Although we've been finding Hot Stamper pressings for close to thirty years, it has only become the main focus of our business in the last decade or so.
It began simply enough as a personal quest to find better sounding records for our own collections. As more audiophiles have come to recognize just how impressive a Hot Stamper can be compared with any other pressing, we've evolved to keep up with the demand. Our staff now concentrates all its efforts into finding these exceptional copies. We are proud to have established ourselves as the team with both the resources and expertise to carry out this intensely specialized, time-consuming work.
We offer a 100% Money Back, No Questions Asked Guarantee on every record we sell. If you are not completely satisfied with a Hot Stamper for any reason, send it back within 30 days for a full refund. That's how confident we are in the records we offer. Our return rate? Somewhere in the low single digits.
The links below should help you get acquainted with our site. We know it can be a bit overwhelming so please feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions about what we do and how we do it.
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