Record Grading

For record condition please refer to a soundclip first. Audio previews are provided for all records listed for sale. Soundclips are recorded with Ortofon Concorde Pro or Ortofon LMB12 sets. Please keep in mind that records may sound different with various equipment. All soundclips, scans and photos are taken from the actual items.

 

EX/VG/G system is used as an additional reference.

 

  • M / Mint – new record that is unplayed
  • NM / Near Mint – new record that looks unplayed and may be played once for test purposes
  • EX / Excellent – used record that looks unplayed or has little storage marks which do not affect the sound
  • VG+ / Very Good (+) – used record that may have some usage signs which do not affect the sound
  • VG / Very Good – used record that has more audible usage signs, may have surface noise
  • VG- / Very Good (-) – used record with many signs, still sounds strong and plays through without skipping
  • G+ / Good (+) – used record with heavier signs of usage, may have surface noise, clicks, pops and skip
  • G / Good – used record with heavy signs of usage, may have several skips
  • F / Fair – used record in bad condition, may not play through
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