I look for two main things when evaluating: 1) Lack of major surface scratches and 2) I've learned to look for this over many years but you can get good at it too if you take the time to correlate dynamic range with appearance in your current sollection; the appearance of what seems to be good depth of the groove. By this I mean that the dark vs bright reflective subjective ratio of the playing surface is high; shiniest at the peak of the separating ridge from the darkness of the groove where the stylus will track. when "good" this subjective measurement has never failed in yielding pressings that are both quiet and that are high dynamic range. I wish I could provide side by side visual and audible comparisons to demonstrate this but it isn't hard to acquire the skill to do this. Happy hunting, feel free to get me to elaborate more on this topic if needed. Bottom line it works, requires a little skill development on the part of the reviewer (an art if you will) but yields much satisfaction. Obviously there were some mass market pressings for which this won't apply no matter how many pressings are evaluated. Cheers!
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