Looking for audiophile albums?
Discover the most amazing audiophile albums ever recorded
Discover the highest quality recordings ever made
Milions of music albums are available today, in all kinds of physical and digital formats, and via online streaming services.
But where to start when audiophile sound quality is your main focus?
Delving through this vast amount of music that is available today can be a challenging task. Such work demands a huge amount of your time, takes lots of effort, research and constantly listening and comparing album versions.
While you’re occupied with this time consuming task, you are not enjoying the music itself, and you might still miss out on the real classics, the rare gems and the audiophile albums that are truly renowned for their exceptional sound characteristics.
Would it not be more practical to just hit play and enjoy?
Audiophile Album Express
Your daily dose of audiophile album discoveries
When you join now, you will receive a new audiophile album recommendation every day.
These will NOT be your typical audiophile albums (by now you're probably bored of playing these same old tunes all the time)
I will provide you with real classics, rare gems and audiophile albums that are truly renowned for their exceptional sound characteristics (and that you would probably never discover otherwise).
This is what you receive:
Consult your album discoveries 24/7, available on all devices
Your audiophile album recommendations are safely stored online in your members area.
You can access your collection 24/7 via any device: PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
The sooner you get access to Audiophile Album Express, the sooner your collection can grow and the sooner you will have collected a reference work that contains the highest quality albums ever recorded.
What are audiophile albums?
Audiophile albums are albums recorded with the best possible sound quality. Special care has been taken in the recording chain and mastering chain. Specialized equipment is being used to capture the artist in the best possible way, and to bring you the best possible sound quality.
Did you know...
Audiophile quality from specialty labels
Did you know there are record labels that only focus on audiophile quality recordings?
In the recording and mastering chain these companies only use the best possible audio equipment.
Some examples of such high-end audio equipment used in the recording & mastering chain are:
Neumann microphones, Esoteric Audio Research (EAR) microphone preamps, dCS master clocks, dCS analog to digital conversion, dCS digital to analog conversion, Merging Technologies, Pacific Microsonics,...
Audiophile quality from specialty sound engineers
Did you know there are recording engineers that are famous and highly regarded for their audiophile quality sounding productions?
Some examples are: David Chesky, Keith Johnson, Manfred Eicher, Mike Valentine, Morten Lindberg, Todd Garfinkle, Bernie Grundman, Giulio Cesare Ricci, Andrew Lipinski,...
Audiophile quality from specialty media formats
Did you know in the last 30 years lots of development has been done to produce media formats especially designed for audiophile sound quality?
Some examples are: SACD, XRCD, HDCD, DSD, 2K Gold CD, Green, 180g vinyl, 45rpm vinyl, Direct Metal Master, Direct Cut, Direct-to-Disc,...
And most important: quality performances
While good sound quality is the main priority of many audiophiles, the musical performance itself should be equally important.
Therefore Audiophile Album Express does not only provide you with outstanding sounding albums, we also focus on albums where the performance of the artists is cutting edge, drawing you deeper in the overall musical experience.
" No matter how much money you have spent on your high-end audio gear:
if the music you play does not have a good recording quality,
your sound will not be good "
This program is for people that recognize themselves in one of the following aspects:
Hello fellow music lover,
My name is Dries Van Hooydonck. I am the founder of Audiophile Academy. I have spent the last decades collecting music in all possible formats, qualities, genres and styles. The last 10 years focus has mainly been on audiophile quality releases, both new and old. With a background as musician (since I was a child), and later also producer and DJ, I own tens of thousands of cd’s, SACD’s, LP’s, and terrabytes worth of high resolution files and native DSD. I even have in my collection multiple private audiophile recordings made by industry leading professionals that capture renowned artists and that were never released for the general public.
For growing my audiophile quality collection I have been assisted by industry leading, high-end audio and pro audio professionals that are part of my close network. One of them in particular has delivered services for companies such as Lipinski Sound, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, Skywalker Sound (George Lucas), Universal Mastering Studio’s (Hollywood) and Merging Technologies (Switserland) to name a few.
Now the time has come for me to share all this knowledge...
Music can work therapeutic. High grade sound quality can enhance this therapeutic effect
" Enjoy the benefits of high quality music as they work in therapeutic ways "
All styles and genresWe don’t limit these daily album recommendations to one genre or style. Every possible music genre will become available for you, providing you with a diverse selection of the best recordings that were ever produced. No matter the flavor.
Diverse media formats, and we tell you exactly where to find them
Audiophiles and music lovers have a diverse taste. We don’t make a distinction between vinyl, cd, SACD, streaming online or high resolution downloads. We provide you quality sounding recordings, independent of format. All media formats are possible, and we tell you exactly where to find them.
It gets better every day
Just like a good wine needs time to flourish, Audiophile Album Express will also get better each day. Every day you have access to our platform, your audiophile album recommendations will grow larger. Every day comes with new inspiration, every day your collection grows. A quality product that just like good wine is waiting for you to be degustated.
Opportunity & gift to yourself
You appreciate the little joys in life and see this program as an opportunity and a daily gift to yourself. Every day growing your collection, gaining access to more reference recordings, and expanding your musical horizon.