What does Uhqr mean concerning records?

My turntable is in the garage and I'm contemplating bringing it back out, but I have no idea what the above letters mean. Anyone help?


Ultra High Quality Recording used by Mobile Fidelity.
It means they are worthless and I will pay for the shipping and see that they are properly disposed of.
UHQRs do not always live up to the name. Listen or get recommendations before you buy.
They only made a few of them I believe. I own Supertramps "Crime of the Century" & it is a tremendous recording. Seems to differ from the other opinions above.
I second your thoughts, John. I find "Crime" a joy to listen to. I have heard "Sgt. Peppers", but in a unfamiliar setting. It performed quite well appreciated by myself and the others listening.
There were eight UHQR releases by MoFi they are:

Crime of the Century, Supertramp
Dark Side of the Moon, Floyd
Finger Paintings, Earl Klugh
Tea For The Tillerman, Cat Stevens
I Robot, Alan Parsons
Sgt. Peppers, those Beatles guys
and two classical titles,
Fest Romane and Gustav Holst's The Planets.

The inner sleeves are all hand numbered and the packaging is first rate. The records are extremely thick and great expense was taken to produce the best quality recordings that MoFi was capable of. I have most of them and other versions as well and IMHO, with the exception of Dark Side, where the Japanese Pro Use half-speed bests it, and the two classical titles, for which I have no reference, these are, arguably, the very best versions of the music contained on them. The secondary market must feel the same, because the quality, and the rarity, have pushed the cost of these records up to a pretty decent level. If you have one, give it a spin.
I totally agree with Viridian. I have owned them all. They are VERY special indeed.
MoFi I have heard that there were a minimum of three different stampers used for Crime, and that one of them bests the other three. But this was anecdotal and I have never been able to verify the accuracy of this. My copy and the two others that I have seen all have the same matrix numbers. Can you shead any light on this, or is it all just heat?
At the outrageous price sellers ask for one, you'd get much better sound from Better Record's white hot stampers with an equally lighter wallet.
Can anyone give a realistic price range for these UHQR's from decent shape and used to unopened, still sealed and new in box?

And by that, I dont mean buy it now for $1 MM, but prices where they would actually trade.

I am from the school of thought that generally speaking, audio has gotten steadily worse since about 1989, and can also recommend them.
I have seen opened UHQRs trade from $125.00 to $800.00 or so opened and pretty much the skys the limit sealed, $1800.00 or so for the most desired sealed titles. It is a lot of money, but the market is pretty solid, you can always sell them without taking too big a hit, or in some cases, making a few bucks. I am not so sure that this is the case with "white hot stampers", LOL.

For only a few $1800 sales, I bet I could buy my own sealing machine.

So I have always wondered how do you know if its really new and/or how many times a used or even empty UHQRs passed through several hands as "new"?

Not to make anyone paranoid - they are otherwise good recordings.
I wish you would make me Paranoid. It would sound great as a UHQR and is probably my second favorite Black Sabbath record. Since you're makin' 'em could I have a UHQR of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and the eponymous first album as well. Oh, and seal them up real nice for me. I want to pretend.