The Vinyl? It’s Pricey. The Sound? Otherworldly. – The New York Times

Hutchison defends such efforts as part of the label’s devotion to authenticity. But it comes at a cost. Its manufacturing methods, and the quality-control attention paid to each record, bring no economies of scale. So Electric Recording would gain no reduction in expenses if it made more, thus negating the question Hutchison is most frequently asked: Why not press more records and sell them more cheaply? “We probably make the most expensive records in the world,” Hutchison said, “and make the least profit.”

Source: The Vinyl? It’s Pricey. The Sound? Otherworldly. – The New York Times