So I guess UPS doesn't have the holiday off, since my copy (#250) of the new MOFI 1/2 speed mastered Santana "Abraxas" vinyl hit my doorstep. I wasted no time and opened it up and placed it right on the turntable. I don't think I have wiped the smile off my face yet. This thing ROCKS! I didn't compare it to any of the myriad of vinyl or CD/SACD versions I own, but I can tell you I didn't feel I needed to. What I heard coming out of my meager system, sounded great. The clarity, tonal qualities and overall sound of the presentation was very good. The vinyl was super quiet, and I mean SUPER - probably the quietest vinyl I have heard in a long time. The pressing was perfect in every way. The soundstaging was wide as it was deep. I guess you can see I like what I heard. I also have the new Gold CD on pre-order and if it sounds as good as this new vinyl version, I wonder if MOFI will be able to trump the sound quality of it's earlier UDCD 552 version (which I also own).