INTRODUCING THE WORLD'S FIRST PLAYABLE GOLD AND SILVER RECORDS

WHAT IF GOLD RECORDS WEREN'T JUST TROPHIES?

Off the wall, onto your turntables. Precious Sound's first playable records in gold and silver fuel pure music moments in a spectacular audio and visual experience.

  • A collaboration with Third Eye Blind permanently encapsulates Jumper’s ageless sound and message of understanding on silver and gold records.

  • Helene Smith, Miami's First Lady of Soul, encapsulated in silver and gold for the first time ever.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Each record is held in a case with a displayable record holder and an inner sleeve containing a booklet with a letter from Stephan Jenkins, a certificate of authenticity, and a specially designed slip mat. The first batch will ship late spring.

HOW IT'S MADE

Each record is pressed with 1,250 tons, using groundbreaking technology, and has a custom, mint-quality B-side engraving. Each record is made in Bavaria, Germany with Precious Sound's patented technology and with many more details all focused on creating a deep connection to the music.

THE PRECIOUS SOUND EXPERIENCE:

5 years of research, more than 1,000 test presses, and perfecting mastering, cutting, and pressing to develop our patented process.The result is a world premiere luxury collectible and immersive music experience.

FAQs

Our 5-inch records can be played on your manual record player of choice at 33 rpm speed. Simply place the record on the turntable, turn it on, and place the needle at beginning of the grooves. No special stylus is needed and no need to fear extra wear and tear. If you are looking to buy a new player, we are currently loving our Debut S Pro from Pro-ject Audio.

We started as friends with deep precious metal experience and an adoration for music and its emotions. Our team is led by co-founders Mark Sutton and Ursina Beerli. We are based in Switzerland with a second base in New York, and working closely with our production partner in Munich, Germany.

Yes, we collaborate directly with artists to select their song-and master is for metal-and to craft the design elements of the records and its case. Our experienced product team makes it fun to develop a singular keepsake for the artist's fans to cherish. And artists can earn both royalties and commissions from the saels of the records. Contact us for collaboration.

All the precious metals we use are recycled. These metals were previously used in electronic, jewelry, coins, and industrial objects. They are separated and smelted into pure pellets. Our production partner turns these pellets into perfect blank records for pressing. Additionally, any excess precious metal from the production process is added back to this circular loop too.

We could talk about this for hours. To keep it brief, we use recycled metals that are formed into perfect circular blanks. Meanwhile our stampers are made using DMM masters from specially remastered. The circular blanks are then pressed with the stampers at 10x the pressure vinyl is pressed at. Read more about our product here.

You have likely seen countless gold and platinum record awards, but most of these are simply vinyl records that have been dipped in gold or platinum paint. When they are played, they are heavily distorted and often they don't even contain the original music. Meanwhile, our records (made with our patented tech) are meant to be played, cherished, and experienced.

The short answer is that working with metals is hard. Our team of mastering engineers and precious metal engineers worked on this for five years, experimenting with different methods and parameters at every production step to craft these everlasting mementos that look and sound good. That's why we have also been granted a patent for this technology.

Not at all. We love vinyl. Precious records were crafted as an everlasting memento for fans to celebrate their favorite bands or artists and are a new medium of sound, in addition to vinyl.

Precious records are 8 times harder than vinyl. So they are not likely to break. Your diamond stylus is still harder than the record though and can result in scratching. To avoid scratching, our records include a generous lead-in and lead-out groove, so you can avoid scratching the record's grooves when placing or lifting the needle.

We are happy to work with all artists. If you have a specific suggestion for an artist to work with, please contact us with you idea here. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yes, certainly. Please see our pressing briefing here. We look forward to receiving your press inquiries.

The technical product details vary by range and single. Our records are generally 5 inches in diameter, 7 ounces or more of metal, with a song length of up to 5 minutes per side.

At the moment customization is not possible. We are working on engraving opportunities so you can dedicate a record to a special occasion or loved ones. If you have something specific in mind, please reach out to us here.

We are happy to hear your interest and would love to set up a meeting to show and play you one of our records. Please reach out to us.

We extensively developed our process from mastering to cutting, resulting in much higher quality cuts than standard, making 33 1/3 rpm sound just as excellent. Additionally this allows us to get more playtime on our records.

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