Optimal Media GmbH

Optimal Media GmbH

Profile:
German full service media manufacturer, operating under this name since October 1, 2011.
Formerly operating as Optimal Media Production.

Matrix scheme:

XY#####-ZZ
(Single letter format identifier, followed by single character year identifier, followed by a 5 digit numeral code, followed by an appended two digit disc numbering).

X is the format identifier:
"A" = CDs
"B" = Vinyl records
"D" = DVDs or Blu-Ray Discs
"E" = Blu-ray Discs

Y is the manufacturing year identifier, since 2010 a single letter (A to Z):
(before 2010 see Optimal Media Production listings)

A = 2010
B = 2011
C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
H = 2017
I = 2018
J = 2019
K = 2020
L = 2021

After the 5 digit numeral code, the 2 digit disc numbering (ZZ) can be found, which starts at "01".
On multi disc releases the last digit usually incrementally rises by 1 for each disc. (Example: Disc 1 = 01, Disc 2 = 02, etc.)

Examples:
CD: AB57815-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
DVD: DC83784-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
Vinyl: BJ78101-01 A1

Notes on CDs/DVDs:
• CD and DVD releases additionally carry a "manufactured by optimal media GmbH" string next to the matrix number.
• If the production was done for a manufacturing broker (e.g. Handle With Care), the string often is replaced with the name of the broker.
• The plant's mastering SID codes are: ifpi/IFPI L571, L573, L574, L575, L576, L577, L578, L622 LZ09.

Notes on Vinyl records:
• The matrix number can be either machine stamped or hand etched.
• If initials of a mastering engineer (see the list below) appear next to the matrix number, you can also enter the Lacquer Cut At role for Optimal Media GmbH.
• If there are no mastering engineer initials present, the mastering / lacquer cutting was done externally.
• Due to the nature of the hand etching, the B (format identifier) might be mistaken for a 3, an 8 or a D. Also, G as the second letter, year identifier, can often be confused with the number 9. The numeral 1 can be mistaken for a 7 and the 5 can be mistaken for a √.
• Vinyl releases additionally carry the side positions along with an additional digit, next to the matrix number (see the example below).
• There are sometimes additional, faintly inscribed "geometric" marks. These are added during plating, and are therefore mirrored. They consist of a digit and a symmetrical symbol such as I, +, =, △ (for example I ↾ ). Enter these with the runout string in their non-mirrored form (e.g. "1 I") and note this in the Release Notes (e.g. "1 I mirrored in runouts" - see this example).
• In 2020 matrix numeration reached number BK99999, then started with BK00000 not with BK100000.

Notes on the manufacture date:
• The year of manufacture in some cases may not be equal to the release year.
• The actual release date can be the same year of manufacture or one year later (e.g. manufactured in Dec. and released in Jan.)
• It (normally) cannot be earlier than the year it was manufactured though (there can be certain exceptions).
• Do not derive a release year from the manufacturing date code alone.

How to enter the matrix number in the LCCN fields:
• Please only enter the "XY#####" part, without the appended disc numbering: This is the internal "article number".
• If a release shows 2 or more of these numbers (e.g. multi-format releases), please enter each in a separate field.

Additional notes:
• Even records that come without the characteristic Optimal code can indeed be pressed there. Orders going through certain broker and/or manufacturers won't get
assigned a code for the plating process. With Optimal being one of the biggest pressing plants in Europe, there might be tons of records that were unknowingly pressed there.

Vinyl mastering engineers employed at Optimal Media GmbH:
AM (23)
BW (5)
Heino Leja (HL)
Jörg Peters (JP)
KL (5)
KR (3)
MK (11)
SJ (13)
ST (15)
BK (14)
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Contact Info:
Optimal Media GmbH
Glienholzweg 7
17207 Röbel / Müritz
Germany

Tel.: +49 39931 56932

[email protected]
Sites:
[l313190]

Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
AH90922 Dookie  album cover Green Day Dookie(CD, Album) Reprise Records AH90922 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
BC 2070-2 Psalmen Davids - Psalms Of David (Auswahl- Selection)  album cover Schütz* Psalmen Davids - Psalms Of David (Auswahl- Selection)(CD, RE) Berlin Classics BC 2070-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
A838679 OK Computer  album cover Radiohead OK Computer(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone A838679 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
B707993 Speed Garage Vol. 1  album cover Various Speed Garage Vol. 1 (Comp) B707993 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
JL 1153-2 Savannah Samurai  album cover Charlie Mariano Savannah Samurai(CD, Album) Jazzline JL 1153-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
AF05267 The Ultimate Collection  album cover Barry White The Ultimate Collection(CD, Comp, RP) Mercury AF05267 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
MFS 7600-6 Pornoground  album cover Corvin Dalek Pornoground(12") Flesh, MFS MFS 7600-6 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
0124284KID Pettersson Und Findus - Das Original-Hörspiel Zum Kinofilm  album cover Sven Nordqvist Pettersson Und Findus - Das Original-Hörspiel Zum Kinofilm(Cass, Album) Edel Kids 0124284KID Germany 2001 Sell This Version
AD19221 Echoes (The Best Of Pink Floyd)  album cover Pink Floyd Echoes (The Best Of Pink Floyd)(2xCD, Comp, RM) EMI AD19221 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
AH87284 Erotica  album cover Madonna Erotica (Album) AH87284 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
SPV 085-72541 DLP Violent Revolution  album cover Kreator Violent Revolution(2xLP, Album) Steamhammer SPV 085-72541 DLP Germany 2001 Sell This Version
0142918KID Pettersson Und Findus  album cover Sven Nordqvist Pettersson Und Findus(Ltd + DVD-V, RE + Cass, RE) Edel Kids 0142918KID Germany 2002 Sell This Version
A128599 Aftermath (UK)  album cover The Rolling Stones Aftermath (UK)(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO A128599 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
B263020 Pulsar 2002 (Remixes)  album cover Mauro Picotto Pulsar 2002 (Remixes)(12", W/Lbl) Zeitgeist B263020 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
BC 88739 Wormhole  album cover Ed Rush & Optical Wormhole (Album) BC 88739 UK 2002 Sell This Version
AI30534 Eels Shootenanny!(CD, Album) DreamWorks Records AI30534 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
AP001 A.R.S.  album cover A.R.S. A.R.S.(LP, Ltd, Num, Cle) AgitProp AP001 Austria 2003 Sell This Version
B384716 Daylight / Locking Down  album cover Chicane Daylight / Locking Down(2x12", Promo) WEA B384716 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
B391603-01 Master Blaster vs. Turbo B. Master Blaster vs. Turbo B. - Ballet Dancer(12", S/Sided, Promo) Epic B391603-01 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
AB60776 Absent Friends  album cover The Divine Comedy Absent Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone AB60776 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
AF90130 Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious  album cover Carcass Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Earache AF90130 UK 2004 Sell This Version
AB56781 Svenska Sångfavoriter  album cover Povel Ramel Svenska Sångfavoriter(CD, Comp, RE) Odeon, Odeon AB56781 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
AC76042 "Der Paganini Der Abschweifung" Live  album cover Harry Rowohlt "Der Paganini Der Abschweifung" Live(2xCD, Album) Mundraub AC76042 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
A652179 True To Trance 02  album cover Plastic Angel DJ Team / Niklas Harding Plastic Angel DJ Team / Niklas Harding - True To Trance 02(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Afterglow Records A652179 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
AC70578 Illimité  album cover Téléphone Illimité(2xCD, Comp, RM) EMI AC70578 France 2006 Sell This Version
AG42046 The Foundling Fox = Der Findefuchs  album cover Irina Korschunow The Foundling Fox = Der Findefuchs(CD) JUMBO (3) AG42046 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
AH99622 Highway Companion  album cover Tom Petty Highway Companion(CD, Album, Dig) Warner Records AH99622 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
EVDVD014 Soundstage Performances  album cover The Doors Soundstage Performances(DVD-V, Comp, RE, Multichannel, PAL) EV Classics EVDVD014 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
ISBN-10: 3-937406-48-4 Bollywood (The Passion Of Indian Film And Music)  album cover Various Bollywood (The Passion Of Indian Film And Music)(4xCD, Comp) EarBooks, EarBooks ISBN-10: 3-937406-48-4 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
YAP 005 Fa-Fa-Fa  album cover Datarock Fa-Fa-Fa(12", Single) Young Aspiring Professionals, Young Aspiring Professionals YAP 005 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
0602517365230 Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me(CD, Album, opt) Interscope Records 0602517365230 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
A713048 Live At The Basement  album cover Jon Lord With The Hoochie Coochie Men (2) And Special Guest Jimmy Barnes Jon Lord With The Hoochie Coochie Men (2) And Special Guest Jimmy Barnes - Live At The Basement(DVD-V, Album, Multichannel, PAL, Del + CD, Album) Edel A713048 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
A778675-01 The Expense Of Spirit  album cover Tuomi The Expense Of Spirit(CD, Album) Traumton Records A778675-01 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
AB55628 Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End  album cover Hans Zimmer Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End(CD, Album) Walt Disney Records AB55628 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
AC69339 Clubhouse  album cover Dexter Gordon Clubhouse(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note AC69339 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
AD22135 Adya Classic 2  album cover Adya (2) Adya Classic 2(CD, Album, RE) L&T Records AD22135 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
ECM 2021/22 Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette - My Foolish Heart(2xCD, Album, Promo) ECM Records ECM 2021/22 Benelux 2007 Sell This Version
8 27 750 Messe In H-moll BWV 232 (Ausschnitte)  album cover Johann Sebastian Bach, Lucia Popp, Carolyn Watkinson, Eberhard Büchner, Siegfried Lorenz, Theo Adam, Peter Schreier, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach, Lucia Popp, Carolyn Watkinson, Eberhard Büchner, Siegfried Lorenz, Theo Adam, Peter Schreier, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig - Messe In H-moll BWV 232 (Ausschnitte)(LP, RE, 180) ETERNA, Berlin Classics 8 27 750 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
A836162 Klaus-Peter Wolf Ostfriesenblut(3xCD) Goya LiT, Goya LiT A836162 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2008 Sell This Version
A839351 I Tank U  album cover T.Raumschmiere I Tank U(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Shitkatapult A839351 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
AB57991 Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins  album cover Sparks Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Lil' Beethoven Records AB57991 UK 2008 Sell This Version
AC66789 Das Monster Aus Dem Schrank  album cover We Butter The Bread With Butter Das Monster Aus Dem Schrank(CD, Album) Redfield Records AC66789 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
AC98728 Passt Bloss Auf Ihr Alten Heinis / Dat Is Vielleicht Ein Dingen  album cover Jürgen von Manger Passt Bloss Auf Ihr Alten Heinis / Dat Is Vielleicht Ein Dingen(2xCD, Comp) Roof Music, Tacheles! AC98728 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
AH02187 Best Of  album cover The Cardigans Best Of(CD, Comp, Jew) Stockholm Records, Universal Music Group International AH02187 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
B837520 Trompe Le Monde  album cover Pixies Trompe Le Monde(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4AD B837520 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
DELIC-09 The Sörsselssöns  album cover The Sörsselssöns The Sörsselssöns(7", EP) Psychedelica Records, Shitsuck Tapes, Mauski Records, Mysteryman Records DELIC-09 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
DELIC-11 The Ace Of Spedes  album cover The Sörsselssöns The Ace Of Spedes(7", EP) Psychedelica Records, Shitsuck Tapes, Mauski Records, Mysteryman Records DELIC-11 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
DELIC-12 Evil Acupunction  album cover Black Magic Six Evil Acupunction(LP, Album) Psychedelica Records DELIC-12 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
noneKFR02 Watching You Try  album cover Western Stars Watching You Try(CD, Album) Kung Fu Recording noneKFR02 Denmark 2008 Sell This Version
A964026 Branduardi Canta Yeats - Dieci Ballate Su Liriche Di William Butler Yeats  album cover Angelo Branduardi Branduardi Canta Yeats - Dieci Ballate Su Liriche Di William Butler Yeats(CD, RE, RM) Trecolori Media A964026 2009 Sell This Version
A971662 Klaus-Peter Wolf Ostfriesengrab(3xCD) Goya LiT, Goya LiT A971662 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2009 Sell This Version
A973957 The Roots Of Frank Zappa  album cover Various The Roots Of Frank Zappa(CD, Comp, Jew) Complete Roots A973957 UK 2009 Sell This Version
A979938-01 Lauras Stern Und Der Geheimnisvolle Drache Nian - Das Original-Hörspiel Zum Kinofilm  album cover Various Lauras Stern Und Der Geheimnisvolle Drache Nian - Das Original-Hörspiel Zum Kinofilm(CD) Edel Kids A979938-01 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
B 973414 What This Music's Done To Me  album cover TJ Kong Feat. Elbee Bad TJ Kong Feat. Elbee Bad - What This Music's Done To Me(12") Compost Black Label, Compost Records B 973414 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
A659937 Verstand Und Gefühl  album cover Eva Mattes Liest Jane Austen Eva Mattes Liest Jane Austen - Verstand Und Gefühl(11xCD + Box) Argon Klassiker A659937 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA02153 The Wake Of Magellan  album cover Savatage The Wake Of Magellan(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Ear Music AA02153 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA03938 Harmonie Park  album cover Wareika Harmonie Park(2xLP + CD, Album) Perlon, Perlon AA03938 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA04760 Man In The Lighthouse  album cover Burgundy Grapes Man In The Lighthouse(CD, Album) Inner Ear, Inner Ear AA04760 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
AA06330 Legacy  album cover Hypnos 69 Legacy(CD, Album, Dig) Elektrohasch Schallplatten AA06330 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA09666 Same Girl  album cover Youn Sun Nah Same Girl(CD, Album, Gat) ACT (4) AA09666 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA13676 The Third Sound  album cover The Third Sound The Third Sound(CD, Album, Dig) Vebeth AA13676 UK 2010 Sell This Version
AA14992 Hot Rail  album cover Calexico Hot Rail(CD, Album, Promo, RE + CD, Promo + Dlx, Ltd) City Slang AA14992 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA14992 Feast Of Wire  album cover Calexico Feast Of Wire(CD, Album, Promo, RE + CD, Promo + Dlx, Ltd, Promo) City Slang AA14992 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA15011 Hot Rail  album cover Calexico Hot Rail (Album) AA15011 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA15509 No Inspiration  album cover Abbie Gale No Inspiration (Album) AA15509 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
AA15520 Try A Little Romance  album cover Marietta Fafouti Try A Little Romance(CD, Album) Inner Ear, Inner Ear AA15520 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
AA18876 Departed  album cover Cinekod Departed(CD, Album) Not On Label (Cinekod Self-released) AA18876 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
AA20304 Cluster 71  album cover Cluster Cluster 71(CD, Album, RE, RM) Bureau B, Bureau B AA20304 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA20499 Weißblau #9 (Merry Jazzy Christmas)  album cover Various Weißblau #9 (Merry Jazzy Christmas)(CD, Comp, Smplr, Dig) Wavemusic AA20499 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA21106 The Wörld Is Yours  album cover Motörhead The Wörld Is Yours(CD, Album) UDR, Motörhead Music, EMI AA21106 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
AA91848 Ernst Busch 1960 Live In Berlin(CD, Album) Edel:Kultur, Berlin Cabaret Kabarett AA91848 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA92076 Smplr  album cover Various Smplr(CD, Comp, Smplr) Inner Ear AA92076 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
AA92090 Blue In Hawaii  album cover Los Santos (3) Blue In Hawaii(CD, Album) Not On Label (Los Santos (3) Self-released) AA92090 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA93126 The Red Flame Of Pain  album cover Wyvern (2) The Red Flame Of Pain(CD, Album, RE) Jolly Roger Records (2) AA93126 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
AA94486 Eve  album cover Ufomammut Eve (Album) AA94486 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
AA95017 Barbie Und Das Geheimnis Von Oceana  album cover Thomas Karallus Barbie Und Das Geheimnis Von Oceana(CD) Edel Kids AA95017 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA95386 Barbie Und Das Geheimnis Von Oceana  album cover Barbie (10) Barbie Und Das Geheimnis Von Oceana(CD) Edel Kids, Kico Media AA95386 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AA95604 Early Dinner At Dr. Chakravarti's  album cover YellowDevilSauce Early Dinner At Dr. Chakravarti's(CD, Album) Spinalonga Records, Catch The Soap Productions AA95604 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
AA98967 Liumin  album cover DeepChord Presents Echospace DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin (Album) AA98967 UK 2010 Sell This Version
AA99011 Κουστουμάκι  album cover The Boy (6) Κουστουμάκι (Album) AA99011 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
AB54205 String Quartets Op. 18/6 & Op. 130/133  album cover Beethoven*, Artemis Quartett Beethoven*, Artemis Quartett - String Quartets Op. 18/6 & Op. 130/133(CD) Virgin Classics AB54205 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
AC77008 Panzerfaust  album cover Darkthrone Panzerfaust(2xCD, Album, RE) Peaceville AC77008 UK 2010 Sell This Version
AC88906 Someone Here Is Missing  album cover The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing(CD, Album) Kscope AC88906 UK 2010 Sell This Version
AD22550 Wild Opera  album cover No-Man Wild Opera(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) Kscope AD22550 UK 2010 Sell This Version
AD36507 Woanders Ist Auch Weihnachten - Krippenblues Reloaded  album cover Frank Goosen Woanders Ist Auch Weihnachten - Krippenblues Reloaded(CD, Album) Tacheles!, Roof Music AD36507 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AF82038 Hora Nocturna  album cover Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult Hora Nocturna(CD, Album, RP) Not On Label (Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult Self-released) AF82038 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AG33539 Below The Belt  album cover Danko Jones Below The Belt(CD, Album) Bad Taste Records AG33539 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
AH10796 The Dance Of A Stranger Heart  album cover Kat Frankie The Dance Of A Stranger Heart(CD, Album) Zellephan AH10796 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AH91282 Original Album Series  album cover The Cars Original Album Series(5xCD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Rhino Records (2), Elektra AH91282 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
AH77724-01 Classic ABBA  album cover ABBA Classic ABBA(CD, Comp, RE, Pol) Polar AH77724-01 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
BA00184 Covers  album cover Placebo Covers(LP, Album, Ltd) Elevator Music (4), Virgin BA00184 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
BA01505 Drunk Girls  album cover LCD Soundsystem Drunk Girls(7", Single) DFA, Parlophone BA01505 UK 2010 Sell This Version
BA01856 SMPTe  album cover TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe (Comp, Album) BA01856 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
BA01898 Bridge Across Forever  album cover TransAtlantic (2) Bridge Across Forever (Comp) BA01898 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
BA01908 The Whirlwind  album cover TransAtlantic (2) The Whirlwind(Box, Ltd + 2xLP, Album + LP) Inside Out Music BA01908 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
BA01962 Shunyata  album cover Reboot Shunyata(2x12", Promo, W/Lbl) Cadenza, Cadenza BA01962 Switzerland 2010 Sell This Version
BA02033 Für Dich Immer Noch Fanta Sie  album cover Die Fantastischen Vier Für Dich Immer Noch Fanta Sie(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Columbia BA02033 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
BA02876 Kuolemanpalvelus  album cover Sotajumala Kuolemanpalvelus(2xLP, Album) Cobra Records (6) BA02876 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
BA 03812 Lustwandel  album cover Roedelius* Lustwandel(LP, Album, RE) Bureau B BA 03812 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
BA04916 Coltrane's Sound  album cover John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound(LP, Album, RE, 180) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2), Rhino Vinyl BA04916 Europe 2010 Sell This Version

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Shimmel

Shimmel

October 2, 2021
I've never had an issue with the quality of Optimal's work. All these complaints sound like people need to wash their records and change the stylus. My deluxe copy of MBV's Loveless looks and sounds fantastic. My Jarvis Cocker "Jarvis" looks and sounds incredible. My quadrilogy of Eno reissues...you guessed it ... look and sound incredible (IN SPITE of being "half speed masters", but that is some Abbey Road nonsense, NOT Optimal). I could go on and on, but I'll leave it at that. I am thinking about getting RATM 's first LP ( mostly for nostalgia ) and If I do I will definitely seek out the reissue pressed at Optimal.
Robou

Robou

August 21, 2021
They don't seem to mind selling records that are full of scratches to their customers (and labels don't seem to care as well). What a disaster.
eLPiek

eLPiek

August 21, 2021
Very bad pressing of https://www.discogs.com/Volbeat-Rewind-Replay-Rebound/release/13950350. I like the music but this pressing plant totally ruined the sound. It's not clear sounding. Also both vinyl suffer from scratches.
kyle15

kyle15

June 30, 2021
Optimal has become Europe's cheap & quick turnaround go-to next to GZ. And that's not a good thing. The proof is in the pudding.
Lanakias1

Lanakias1

June 12, 2021
edited 4 months ago
They have ruined so many good releases like https://www.discogs.com/My-Bloody-Valentine-Loveless/release/18793696 or "Kate Bush" new remasters. You can listen many surface noise and static noise. They must fix their plants. This is unacceptable. Kevin Shields should press his new vinyl reissues at "Pallas". I will message them
hamsta007

hamsta007

June 2, 2021
Recently got my copy of Alcest - Ecailles de Lune and it sounds awful. They massacred the whole album. Such beautiful music and so poor pressing.
Watty

Watty

May 21, 2021
edited 5 months ago
Very bad pressing of https://www.discogs.com/fr/Chris-Brann-Deep-Fall/release/11943477. Tracks A1, A2 & C1 are terrible !!! My other records (20) from this pressing plant are perfect.
werk91

werk91

May 7, 2021
Non-fill on most records in the last years. QC is severely lacking -_-
soukous25

soukous25

April 22, 2021
this is a high-end german pressing plant? The quality of their pressigns is garbage . Audible scratches on a new records and a lot of distortions here and there. Its more like made in china than made in germany quality. From now on boycotting anything that has Optimal as a source.
Ximeroni

Ximeroni

March 2, 2021
I recently bought Marc Almond's "Chaos And A Dancing Star" that was pressed at this plant and I was surprised that a brand new, sealed record could be this noisy.

It was not only really dusty, but there are also marks that look like glue residue and superficial scratches. The marks can't be removed - neither with Isopropyl alcohol nor L'art du son nor my spin clean-type cleaning machine. There are also a lot of periodic clicks during playback and a rather high noise floor for a new record.