We will be changing our policy regarding the 5,000 unit limited numbered editions. To satisfy the growing demand of our titles, we find it necessary to now press above the 5,000 unit mark. Don't panic! We have had so many people that have been disappointed and not able to purchase our 24K titles. The audiophile community learns and reacts quickly to an Audio Fidelity release, but it takes the non-audiophile community much longer to learn about one of our 24K releases. By the time they reach out to us, the title has been retired because of our reaching the 5,000 unit number .
To satisfy this growing demand and simultaneously not break the trust with our club members and our friends who have helped build our company, in the future, we will be manufacturing additional units in excess of the 5,000 unit mark. The additional units that surpass the 5,000 mark will be created exactly as the limited numbered units, except that they will NOT be numbered editions - they will have no number on them. This way the 5,000 unit numbered editions will remain limited numbered editions and maintain their unique value.
We appreciate all your support and trust you will understand and support our new policy.
Expect to see E-bay prices on out of production AF releases crash.
I am assuming that AF and/or its principals also own the intellectual property rights to the older DCC releases - be interesting to see if these are also re-issued, subject to licensing from the labels/artists.
Also begs the question whether Mobile Fidelity and/or Analogue Productions will follow suit.