My Grading System:
All recordings are visually inspected under high-intensity lights, using a customized grading system. Vinyl that has been play tested will be marked accordingly (PT).
Records play tested using a Technics SL-1200 MK turntable with a Stanton 680-EL DJ Cartridge, tracking at 2.5 G.
Mint (M)-10: This is the unicorn of vinyl records. It simply does not exist!
Near Mint(NM)-9.5:The Loch Ness Monster of vinyl.I believe Nessie exists, just haven't seen her!Excellent(EX)- 9: This is the highest grade for records that I use (even new/unopened). The record is in beautiful condition & shows no visible signs of wear or damage that will affect sound quality.