GRADING SYSTEM

We use the international standart grading system.

See also details about the year of pressing)

 


( extra (+) or (-) to a grade indicates a degree slightly above or below the grade.)

 

EX   ( Excellent)

 Light signs of use.
Disks with few surface marks (without sound damage)
Covers wih small stains, small writings on cover, light ringwear, tiny damages.

 

VG  (Very Good)

Light signs of use.
Disks with few superficial marks (without sound damage)
Covers with small stains, small
writings on cover, light ringwear, tiny damages ... 

 

G (Good)

Many sings of use.
Disks with several superficial marks, perhaps some noise,
(pops, clicks, or background hiss).
Cover with ring wear, long
writings, some dirty, stains, small damages ... 

 

P (Poor)

Quite used

Disks excessively marked, certainly with noises.
Cover with excessive writings or dirty, heavy ring wears, large stains or damages
.  


J  (Junk) - It should be in the garbage.

 

Brand new records and records in mint or near mint conditions are stated as EX+.

This grading system applied to CDs just indicates it's visual conditions. 
The sound is perfect, despite how it looks. 
If it doesn't plays perfectly, you will be noticed.
 

The disks are graded visually.


So, a disk with a low grade eventually could have a perfect sonority, in spite of how it looks, and one graded as EX could present noise, due to a bad pressing.
In the moment of its indent, the disks are checked, and, ANY important aspect will be noticed.
 But don't forget: if we quoted it as a record in bad conditions, IT IS in bad conditions.