Karl Bohm: Mozart Symphonies #1-24Label: Deutsche Grammophon 2740 109 Stereo Made in Germany 8 LPsCondition Record: Sealed!Condition Jacket/Box: Sealed!Description: Karl Bohm conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Mozart's 'Early' Symphonies: #1 to #24. German presining. And it's sealed!
SEALED: Sealed. As collectors know, not necessarily a guarantee of condition.
MINT: Not used by me.
MINT MINUS (Mint-): Used only for a super, super clean looking and sounding disc.
NEAR MINT (NM): A record that is almost perfect with audio flaws limited to very slight and isolated ticks and usually no visual flaws. Rare non-sounding visual flaws will be noted.
NEAR MINT MINUS (NM-): Occassional visual flaws that are non-sounding, and very minimal noise-slight occasional mild tick- that does not intrude on the music (for 99% of listeners).
VERY GOOD PLUS PLUS, VERY GOOD PLUS (VG++,VG+): A record that may have some slight flaws, occasional ticks, very few repeating light ticks, etc. VG+ same as VG++ but more pronounced.
VERY GOOD (VG): Additional ticks or background noise that is audible in lower and middle volume passages and scratches that cause mild and moderate noise. Often a rare/unusual item.
I try to grade records fairly and conservatively. I try to mention specific defects as I hear them. However variation exists in playback systems and even in the ears of different listeners. Some pressings are known to have background noise that are inherent in the original tapes and pressings. Older monophonic records and even new records made from older (78) records or tapes also have inherent noise in them. I play grade all records but cannot possibly listen to the whole program. I do spot check visual flaws when seen. My system is a Linn LP12-Lingo Turntable with a Graham 2.2 tonearm/Ortofon Jubilee cartridge with Standard Exposure amp-preamp and Thiel speakers. My system is very transparent and reveals a lot of detail in the music which can include surface noise. A friend of mine who also has a Linn LP12 with Krell amps and Linn tonearm and cartridge routinely grades my records a half to full grade higher than I do. And they actually do sound different (mellower-better or veiled-worse) on his system. Please check my feedback and you will see customers who are happy with the quality and description of the records purchased. However I am only human and may occasionally miss something. Therefore I do offer a full refund if not satisfied, less shipping charges of course.
REFERENCES: The Penguin Stereo Record Guide Second Edition critiques 1000s of classical records, particularly European pressings, with some American pressings. Records are judged on a 1 to 3 star basis with a special ‘Rosette’ for truly extraordinary discs. Johnathan Valin is the author of ‘Living Stereo-The RCA Bible’ in which he critiques the RCA catalog. James Mitchell wrote The Golden Age of RCA Records in which he discusses and rates the RCA catalog on a 1-10 basis with a 10+ and 10++ for extraordinarily good discs.
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