Sell Audiophile Records & CDs: Mosaic Records, MFSL
Records, RCA Living Stereo
We have been buying audiophile recordings and selling audiophile
recordings for over twenty years, as well as more CDs, DVDs
and LPs of genres of music and movies.
Exchange is a 4,300 square foot independent record store
located in historic, downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, easily accessible by car, train and bus.
Buying Audiophile Records & CDs at our New Jersey
Our selection of over 60,000 CDs, 10,000 DVDs & 60,000
LPs changes daily. Our selection also includes jazz, soul,
funk, rock, world and much more. We sell audiophile records
and CDs on labels such as MFSL, Mosaic records, Sheffield
records and Mercury and RCA Classical, as part of our extensive
collection. We hope to see you at our New Jersey store soon.
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When selling your Audiophile CDs and Audiophile Records
to us (and other music), we recommend you bring them into
our New Jersey music store. If you cannot bring them yourself,
you may send pre-approved titles via UPS or via Mail. We
buy many audiophile recordings through the mail, including
MFSL and Mosaic records and CDs. We do not accept,
nor will be held responsible for unauthorized merchandise.
We typically pay from $3 & up per disc to as much as
$50 per title for many audiophile LPs of jazz, rock, classical,
and other records, including many different labels and artists.
Reissues of most of the audiophile classical titles in excellent
condition will generally be worth from $1 to $3 to us. Please
Note: that we are interested in titles in excellent
(mint to near-mint) condition only. Please call one of our
friendly, knowledgeable record appraisers at (609)-924-3472.
For classical records, audiophile prices are for orchestral and instrumental recordings only. We pay much less for opera and vocal records.
Below is specific information about more desirable audiophile
music on audiophile CDs and audiophile records we are looking
to buy for when you decide to sell audiophile records to
us. Please note that there are many other audiophile artists
and labels of interest to us that are not listed due to
If you wish to sell audiophile Records and/or sell audiophile CDs, please list the following information:
2) Prefix & Number
5) Color of Label
6) Other Specific LP Information by Label as noted below (if applicable):
7) Number of discs (if more than one)
8) Country where pressed (if not an American pressing)
BLUE NOTE -Click here to go to the Sell-Jazz section for more details.
CHESKY RECORDS - We pay $1 and up per disc for many titles.
COLUMBIA HALF-SPEED MASTERS - We pay $3.00 & up for most Columbia artists listed on our rock and jazz buying lists.
DECCA - 1. We pay from $2 & up for most stereo orchestral
British Decca pressings. Most have the prefix "SXL."
We pay from $1 to $5 for some non-orchestral titles. The
label of the British (U.K.) LP must say "Made In England."
The LP label must also include the words "Full Frequency
Stereophonic Sound" inside a wide silver band across
the center of the label.
2. British pressings with a thinner, 1/4-inch silver band are generally worth up to $3 per disc to us. Later British pressings and Deccas from other countries are worth from $1.00 to $3.00 each; Pressings made in Holland are worth substantially less.
3. For titles with the "SET" prefix (generally
box sets) we generally pay from $1 to $2 per disc.
EMI - 1. We generally pay up to $3 each for British
EMI stereo orchestral recordings with ASD prefixes. Boxed
sets with the prefixes SLS or SAN are worth between $1 -
$3 per disc to us. Titles with CSD, ESD or HQS are worth
between $1.00 and $3.00.
2. Original pressings contain a little dog inside a little box. Later pressings contain a much bigger dog and 1/2 the label is black. We pay approximately 50% of the original price for these later pressings.
3. Most later British, French, or German EMI pressings are generally worth from 50¢ - $2 per disc to us. Please note: Most "DMM" or "digitally remastered" titles are worth substantially less to us. This listing does not include American EMI/Angel titles. Please consult our Classical Buying List for more information on Angel LP's that we purchase.
CBS Mastersound LPs (1/2 Speed)- Many major Rock & Jazz artists, $3.00 to $10.00 each. Most Classical $1.00 to $3.00 per disc.
Direct Disk Labs LPs (1/2 Speed)- Most major Rock
& Jazz artists $1 and up per disc.
JAPANESE IMPORT PRESSINGS - Most major Rock &
Jazz artists, $3.00 & up per disc.
LONDON "BLUEBACK" RECORDS- If the back cover of the record has a blue color back,
we generally pay from $1 & up per disc for London stereo
orchestral records in the early "CS 6000" series
(CS6000-CS6400). These records must have the words "Full
Frequency Stereophonic Sound" written on the records
as in the Decca LP's discussed above. If the records are
"ffrr" (Full Frequency Range Recordings), we generally
pay 40% of what we pay for the "blueback" LP's.
We pay up to $3.00 for most stereo orchestral records
numbered CS6401-CS7300. The LP label must say "Made
In England." "Blueback" titles with "OS"
prefixes are generally vocal records and are worth substantially
less to us.
LYRITA RECORDS -
We pay up to $3 for most titles. There are very few
non-orchestral titles on this label. All titles should be
stereo, with the prefix SRCS and should be pressed by Decca
or Nimbus. Those with "Nimbus" pressed into the
vinyl are slightly more desirable.
NAUTILUS RECORDS (1/2 Speed)- We pay $1 &
up per disc for many titles.
NIMBUS SUPERCUTS LPS- We pay $1 & up per
disc for many titles.
MERCURY STEREO RECORDS - 1. We pay from $2 - $20 (more for certain titles) for
most orchestral and instrumental pressings with the letters
FR (followed by a number) stamped in the vinyl in the run-on
area as part of the matrix number. For RFR (followed by
a number) pressings before SR90300 we pay somewhat less.
We pay $1 - $5 (more for certain titles) for many RFR pressings
from SR90301 to SR90550.
2. For pressings with the word "VENDOR" written
below "Mercury" on the label we pay approximately
50% of our normal price for early pressings.
3. If the photo strip on the back cover is black and white, we pay 20% - 40% of our normal prices. If it is also a later pressing our price may be further reduced.
4. For late pressings where the word Mercury on the top of the label is in an oval, and the label is in lighter maroon than the earlier pressings, we pay around 20% of the price that we pay for early pressings.
5. For late pressings with "M," "CTFR,"
"CBFR," or other "C" prefix stamped
in the vinyl, we pay around 10% of the price that we pay
for early pressings.
6. Promo Labels: We generally pay the same price as we
would for a stock copy (the labels may be white, pink, yellow,
blue, or other colors).
Please feel free to call an audiophile LP appraiser at
MFSL RECORDS (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1/2 Speed)- We pay up to $3 per disc for most MFSL records, including the artists listed below. Learn more about MFSL vinyl.
MOSAIC RECORDS - We pay $6.00 & up per disc for most Mosaic records. Learn more about Mosaic vinyl.
SWEET THUNDER LPs (1/2 Speed)- We pay up to $3.00
per disc for many Sweet Thunder audiophile recordings,
including the artists listed below.
RCA LIVING STEREO RECORDS -
1. An RCA "Shaded Dog" Stereo LP (prefix: LSC)
may be identified by a dog centered on the upper part of
the label, with two shades of maroon, the darker maroon
shading around the dog. We pay from $2 - $20 or more each
for many desirable stereo orchestral and instrumental (especially
violin and cello recordings) Shaded Dogs (not Dynagrooves).
Opera and vocal titles are worth much less.
2. A "White Dog" has one color only around the
dog, slightly brighter red than the shaded dog color. For
Orchestral and Instrumental White Dogs that are not Dynagroove,
we generally pay $1 - $2 for many titles.
3. We pay $1 for many orchestral or instrumental "Shaded
Dog" or "White Dog" stereo Dynagroove pressings.
The word "Dynagroove" appears near the bottom
of the LP label, as well as on the LP cover.
4. We can buy certain RCA Mono only titles with LM, LHMV,
LCT, and LVT prefixes. We do not buy mono Shaded Dogs or
White Dogs when there is a stereo equivalent (most titles
from LM2100 - 2800). Also, non-dogs and "side dogs
(late pressings)" are generally worth less than $1
per disc to us. Of course there are some exceptions to the
numbering schemes. There are some stereo Shaded Dogs starting
from LSC-1806, with sporadic issues up until LSC-2200; after
LSC-2200 almost all titles are available in stereo.
5. We generally pay from $1 to $3 per disc for many stereo
orchestral "RCA Soria "(LDS prefix).
REFERENCE RECORDINGS - We pay $1 and up per disc for many titles.
SHEFFIELD RECORDS - We pay $1 and up per disc for many titles and more Audiophile vinyl titles.
Audiophile Artists of Interest to Us:
Audiophile Music on Vinyl
Allman Brothers Band MFSL, Nautilus 1/2 Speed
Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis MOSAIC Records
Ernest Ansermet Composer Decca, London "Blueback", RCA Living Stereo
Argenta Composer London "Blueback" Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington MFSL
Audiophile Recordings B:
Chet Baker MOSAIC Records
The Band MFSL $15
Barbirolli Composer Mercury Stereo Count Basie MFSLMOSAIC Records Beach Boys DCC, MFSL $8 Jeff Beck, CBS Mastersound 1/2 Speed Beatles MFSL most $15 & up, white album
$20 & up, abbey road $7 & up, sgt. pepper
UHQR $75 and up Sidney Bechet MOSAIC Records The Bee Gees MFSL
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans MFSL Bill Berry & His Allstars "For Duke" M&K Realtime Art Blakey MOSAIC Records
Blind Faith MFSL $10 Blood, Sweat & Tears MFSL $10, CBS Mastersound 1/2 Speed, Direct Disc Labs 1/2 Speed Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills-Super Session MFSL
$5 Boston MFSL, CBS Mastersound 1/2 Speed
David Bowie MFSL Tina Brooks Quintet MOSAIC Records Charles Brown MOSAIC Records
Clifford Brown MOSAIC Records Jackson Browne MFSL, Nimbus Supercuts LPs Dave Brubeck MFSL Charlie Byrd Trio MFSL
Audiophile Recordings C:
Serge Chaloff MOSAIC Records
Don Cherry MOSAIC Records
Eric Clapton MFSL, Nautilus 1/2 Speed Buck Clayton MOSAIC Records
Chicago Transit Authority MFSL $10 Joe Cocker Sweet Thunder 1/2 Speed Nat King Cole Trio MOSAIC Records
Collins, Cray & Copeland MFSL Albert Collins MFSL Commodore Jazz Recordings MOSAIC Records 23 LP Sets, $125+ per set Eddie Condon MOSAIC Records
Ry Cooder MFSL $40 & up Alice Cooper MFSL Elvis Costello CBS Mastersound 1/2 Speed
Hank Crawford MFSL
Creedence Clearwater Revival MFSL - Cosmo's Factory $15, Sweet Thunder 1/2 Speed $10+ Cream MFSL $15
Jim Croce MFSL Bing Crosby & Buddy Bregman MFSL Crosby, Stills & Nash Nautilus 1/2 Speed
Audiophile Recordings D:
Charlie Daniels Band MFSL
Miles Davis MFSL $10, MOSAIC Records, Columbia Half-Speed Master, CBS Mastersound 1/2 Speed Buddy DeFranco MOSAIC Records
Derek & the Dominos-Layla Direct Disc Labs 1/2 Speed Paul Desmonde Quartet w/ Jim Hall MOSAIC Records
Neil Diamond MFSL, CBS Mastersound 1/2 Speed
Doobie Brothers MFSL, Nautilus 1/2 Speed
The Doors MFSL $10
Anton Dorati Composer Mercury Stereo Duran Duran MFSL
Bob Dylan MFSL $10+, Columbia Half-Speed Master, CBS Mastersound 1/2 Speed
Audiophile Recordings E:
Eagles MFSL Hotel California $10 & up, Nimbus
Earth, Wind and Fire MFSL Duke Ellington MFSL MOSAIC Records, Sweet Thunder 1/2 Speed
Emerson, Lake and Palmer MFSL Bill Evans MOSAIC Records
Audiophile Music F:
Donald Fagen MFSL
Arthur Fiedler Composer RCA Living Stereo certain titles Fleetwood Mac MFSL, Nautilus 1/2 Speed
Frederick Fennell Mercury Stereo Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong MFSL Peter Frampton MFSL $10 Curtis Fuller MOSAIC Records
Audiophile Recordings G:
Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli MFSL
Peter Gabriel Direct Disc Labs 1/2 Speed
Stan Getz& Joao Gilberto MFSL Stan Getz Quintet with Jimmy Raney MOSAIC Records
Gibson Composer RCA Living Stereo Jimmy Giuffre MOSAIC Records Benny Goodman MOSAIC Records Stephan Grappelli & Barney KesselMFSL Grant Green with Sonny Clark MOSAIC Records Grateful Dead MFSL, Direct Disc Labs 1/2 Speed Vince Guaraldi MFSL
Audiophile Recordings H:
Howard Hanson Composer Mercury Stereo Emmy Lou Harris MFSL Heifetz Violinist RCA Living Stereo Woody Herman MFSL
John Hiatt MFSL
Andrew Hill MOSAIC Records
Art Hodes MOSAIC Records
Johnny Hodges MOSAIC Records Billie Holiday MFSL
Audiophile Recordings I: It's A Beautiful Day San Francisco
Sound 1/2 Speed
Audiophile Recordings J:
Joe Jackson MFSL Michael Jackson Columbia 1/2 Speed, Pro-Use (Japanese)
Janis Piano Mercury Stereo Jean-Michel Jarre MFSL Jefferson Airplane MFSL Jethro Tull MFSL Billy Joel Columbia 1/2 Speed, Pro-Use (Japanese)
Elton John MFSL, Direct Disc Labs 1/2 Speed, Nautilus 1/2 Speed
Rickie Lee Jones MFSL Thad Jones MOSAIC Records Thad Jones /Mel Lewis MOSAIC Records
Audiophile Recordings K:
Stan Kenton MFSLMOSAIC Records
Kertesz conductor, Decca, British Stereo King Crimson MFSL B. B. King MFSL, Direct Disc Labs 1/2 Speed Earl Klugh MFSL UHQR $20+ Alexis Korner MFSL Bernie Krause MFSL
Audiophile Recordings L:
John Lennon MFSL John Lennon & Yoko Ono Nautilus 1/2 Speed George Lewis MOSAIC Records
Gordon Lightfoot MFSL
Little Feat MFSL
Audiophile Recordings M:
Maag conductor, London "Blueback" Stereo Lorin Maazel conductor, Decca Stereo MFSL UHQR
$5 & up Bob Marley & The Wailers MFSL $10 John Mayall MFSL $10 Paul McCartney Columbia 1/2 Speed, Nimbus Supercuts LPs Jackie McLean Sessions MOSAIC Records Zubin Mehta conductor, Decca Stereo John Cougar Mellencamp MFSL Steve Miller Band MFSL Charles Mingus MOSAIC Records Modern Jazz Quartet MFSL Thelonious Monk MOSAIC Records, Columbia Half-Speed Master Monteux conductor, London "Blueback" Stereo, RCA Living Stereo Wes Montgomery MFSL Moody Blues MFSL UHQR $30+, others MFSL $4+ , Nautilus 1/2 Speed Lee Morgan MOSAIC Records Van Morrison Direct Disc Labs 1/2 Speed Benny Morton / Jimmy Hamilton MOSAIC Records Gerry Mulligan MFSL MOSAIC Records Gerry Mulligan / Paul Desmond QuartetMFSL Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster MFSL Charles Munch conductor, RCA Living Stereo
Audiophile Recordings N:
Randy Newman Nimbus Supercuts LPs
Herbie Nichols MOSAIC Records Nirvana MFSL
Audiophile Recordings O: Sy Oliver MFSL
Audiophile Recordings P:
Paul Paray conductor, Mercury Stereo Alan Parsons Project MFSLUHQR $20+, Others $4+ Art Pepper MOSAIC Records
Oscar Peterson Trio MFSL
Piatigorsky Cellist RCA Living Stereo
Pink Floyd MFSL $7+ & MFSL UHQR $100+, Columbia
1/2 Speed, Pro-Use (Japanese)- $7 & up Port of Harlem Jazz Men MOSAIC Records Bud Powell MOSAIC Records Andre Previn & Shelly Manne MFSL Procol Harum Sweet Thunder 1/2 Speed
Audiophile Recordings Q: Ike Quebec MOSAIC Records
Ike Quebec & John Hardee MOSAIC Records
Audiophile Recordings R: Freddie Redd MOSAIC Records
Fritz Reiner conductor, RCA Living Stereo Renaissance MFSL Sam Rivers MOSAIC Records Max Roach Columbia 1/2 Speed Shorty Rogers MOSAIC Records Rolling Stones MFSL $10 & up per disc Linda Ronstadt MFSL Arturo Rubinstein Pianist RCA Living Stereo Todd Rundgren MFSL
Audiophile Recordings S:
Santana Columbia 1/2 Speed, Nimbus Supercuts LPs
Scrowaczewski conductor, Mercury Stereo Bob Seger MFSL Woody Shaw MOSAIC Records George Shearing MOSAIC Records Paul Simon Columbia 1/2 Speed Simon & Garfunkel MFSL $5 & up, Columbia
1/2 Speed Frank Sinatra MFSL$3 & up per disc Jimmy Smith MOSAIC Records Sir George Solti conductor,
MFSL UHQR $5 & up Sonic Youth MFSL Otis Spann / Lightnin' Hopkins Sessions MOSAIC Records Bruce Springsteen Columbia Half-Speed Master
Janos Starker Cellist Mercury Stereo Steely Dan MFSL, MCA Audiophile 1/2 Speed Steeleye Span MFSL Cat Stevens MFSL, MFSL UHQR $30+, A&M Audiophile Al Stewart MFSL
Rod Stewart MFSL
Supertramp MFSL, A&M Audiophile, Sweet Thunder 1/2 Speed
Szigeti Violinist Mercury Stereo
Audiophile Recordings T:
Cecil Taylor and Buell Neidlinger MOSAIC Records
Jack Teagarden MOSAIC Records Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee MFSL
Tower of Power Direct Disc Labs 1/2 Speed
Audiophile Recordings U:
Audiophile Recordings V:
Audiophile Recordings W: Rick Wakeman MFSL, Sweet Thunder 1/2 Speed T-Bone Walker MOSAIC Records
Jeff Wayne-War of the Worlds, Columbia 1/2 Speed
The Who MFSL, Direct Disc Labs 1/2 Speed, MCA Audiophile 1/2 Speed Wings Columbia 1/2 Speed, Nimbus Supercuts LPs Phil Woods MOSAIC Records Woodstock MFSL 5 LP Set: $40+
Audiophile Recordings X:
Audiophile Recordings Y:
The Yardbirds Columbia 1/2 Speed
Yes MFSL Larry Young MOSAIC Records Neil Young MFSL, Nautilus 1/2 Speed
Audiophile Recordings Z:
Our interests are not limited to this list alone, there are many more artists of interest to us when you sell audiophile records to Princeton Record Exchange.
Please note: these listings are subject to change. All prices subject to change without notice!
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