Dead wax inscriptions

Cutting Engineer dead wax symbols…

Ever wonder how to tell the difference between different vinyl pressings of your favorite record or what to look for as an indicator of good sound quality in your vinyl. There’s a lot you can learn by looking at the deadwax, that blank area between the last grooves and the label. Here are pictures of some inscribed initials and Continue reading


Witches’ Brew

Just received the new 45 rpm reissue of Witches’ Brew by Classic Records. Can’t wait to get it cleaned and listen!


This record has been a audiophile favorite since it’s first release on the RCA Shaded Dog label. The music is dramatic, making full use of a large orchestra’s color, dynamics and impact. Continue reading