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

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: BC781001-01 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, L622

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. The numeral 1 can be mistaken for a 7.
• 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 +, =, △. Enter these with the runout string in their non-mirrored form (e.g. "1=") and note this in the description field (e.g. "1= mirrored").

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.

Vinyl mastering engineers employed at Optimal Media GmbH:
AM (23)
BW (5)
HL (2) (Heino Leja)
JP (48)
KL (5)
KR (3)
MK (11)
SJ (13)
ST (15)
Sublabel
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Optimal Media GmbH
Glienholzweg 7
17207 Röbel / Müritz
Germany

Tel.: +49 39931 56932

info@optimal-media.com
Sites:
[l313190]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Between Flesh And Divine  album cover Asia Minor Between Flesh And Divine(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Rainbow45 Records Turkey 2016 Sell This Version
001 Transmissions  album cover Soundwalk Collective Transmissions(4xLP + Box, Comp) Dischi Fantom 001 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
3bean006 The Selfishness Of Love  album cover Salad The Selfishness Of Love(CD, Single, Ltd) 3 Bean Records 3bean006 UK 2018 Sell This Version
003LP Für Leute Die Schon Alles Haben  album cover Misses Next Match Für Leute Die Schon Alles Haben(LP, Album, RP) Broken Silence Records 003LP Germany 2016 Sell This Version
3RANGE-52LP Doppelgänger  album cover Curve Doppelgänger(LP, Album, RE) 3 Loop Music 3RANGE-52LP UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12013 Equinox (3) Let's Go Back / Rollin' Out(12", TP, W/Lbl) 7th Storey Projects 7TH 12013 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12014 Raid / JBB  album cover Coco Bryce Raid / JBB 7TH 12014 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12015 Double Dragon EP  album cover FFF & Coco Bryce FFF & Coco Bryce - Double Dragon EP (EP) 7TH 12015 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12017 Dogheart EP  album cover Jules Elipse Dogheart EP (EP) 7TH 12017 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12018 Ascension / Nerve  album cover Fushara Ascension / Nerve 7TH 12018 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12019 Coco Bryce Ayakashi EP(12", EP, TP, W/Lbl) 7th Storey Projects 7TH 12019 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12021 Remnant / Logical  album cover Fushara Featuring Shiva (28) Fushara Featuring Shiva (28) - Remnant / Logical 7TH 12021 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12022 Seven Chambers E.P.  album cover Jungle Buddha Seven Chambers E.P.(2x12", EP, Ltd) 7th Storey Projects 7TH 12022 UK 2018 Sell This Version
7TH12023 Monarchy  album cover Tim Reaper Monarchy (EP) 7TH12023 UK 2018 Sell This Version
7TH 12024 Never Give Up  album cover FFF Never Give Up (EP) 7TH 12024 UK 2018 Sell This Version
7THSUBSCI 001 Elysian Boundary  album cover Various Elysian Boundary (EP) 7THSUBSCI 001 UK 2018 Sell This Version
17 Fuglsang  album cover Martin Wind, Ulf Meyer Martin Wind, Ulf Meyer - Fuglsang(LP, Ltd) Edition Longplay 17 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
17 rue Pville 천사의 분노 (CHERUBIM’S WRATH)  album cover Kim Oki 천사의 분노 (CHERUBIM’S WRATH)(LP, Album, Ltd, 180) Pleasantville Records 17 rue Pville South Korea 2016 Sell This Version
024 Ei Ole Helppoo  album cover Gim Kordon Ei Ole Helppoo(CD, Album) Soliti 024 Finland 2014 Sell This Version
0006-2KHA Until Now...  album cover Joo Kraus Until Now...(2xCD, Comp) Künstlerhafen 0006-2KHA Germany 2016 Sell This Version
115 S The Bottle  album cover Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson The Bottle(7", Ltd, Gre) Charly Records 115 S UK 2013 Sell This Version
# 120 Converging Sins  album cover Ultha Converging Sins(2xLP, Album, Cle) Vendetta Records (3) # 120 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
В 403 Праздник Непослушания Или Последний День Помпея  album cover фАУ* Праздник Непослушания Или Последний День Помпея(LP, Album, RM) Отделение ВЫХОД В 403 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
В 404 Жилец Вершин  album cover Хвост* И Аукцыон Хвост* И Аукцыон - Жилец Вершин(LP, Album, RM) Ulitka Records, Отделение ВЫХОД В 404 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
5521-1 The Carnival Bizarre  album cover Cathedral The Carnival Bizarre(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Earache 5521-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
5524-1 From Beyond  album cover Massacre From Beyond(LP, Album + 12", EP + Ltd, RE, 180) Earache 5524-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
5526-1 Conquering The Throne  album cover Hate Eternal Conquering The Throne(LP, Album) Earache 5526-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
5528-1 Supernatural Birth Machine  album cover Cathedral Supernatural Birth Machine(LP + LP, S/Sided + Album, RE) Earache 5528-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
5532-1 Forest Of Equilibrium  album cover Cathedral Forest Of Equilibrium 5532-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
5534-1 Condemned  album cover Confessor Condemned(LP, Album, RE, Ora) Earache 5534-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
06025 SGL-CD I Will Follow You  album cover Schiller Mit Hen Ree Schiller Mit Hen Ree - I Will Follow You(CDr, Single, Promo) Island Records 06025 SGL-CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version
9452 Waves - The Piano Collection  album cover Ludovico Einaudi - Jeroen van Veen (2) Ludovico Einaudi - Jeroen van Veen (2) - Waves - The Piano Collection(7xCD + Box) Brilliant Classics 9452 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0013212KAI Quartetto N.7 · Quartetto N.8 · Sei Quartetti Brevi  album cover Salvatore Sciarrino, Quartetto Prometeo Salvatore Sciarrino, Quartetto Prometeo - Quartetto N.7 · Quartetto N.8 · Sei Quartetti Brevi(CD, Album) Kairos 0013212KAI Austria 2012 Sell This Version
0013242KAI Konzert Für Schlagzeug Und Orchester / Impulse Für Orchester  album cover Friedrich Cerha - Martin Grubinger, Wiener Philharmoniker, Peter Eötvös, Pierre Boulez Friedrich Cerha - Martin Grubinger, Wiener Philharmoniker, Peter Eötvös, Pierre Boulez - Konzert Für Schlagzeug Und Orchester / Impulse Für Orchester(CD, Album) Kairos 0013242KAI Austria 2012 Sell This Version
0013312KAI Wüstenbuch • Ira-arca • Lied • Aer  album cover Beat FurrerKlangforum WienTrio CatchTora AugestadSébastien BrohierMikhail Dubov*Hélène FauchèreEva FurrerUli FusseneggerVladislav Pesin* Beat FurrerKlangforum WienTrio CatchTora AugestadSébastien BrohierMikhail Dubov*Hélène FauchèreEva FurrerUli FusseneggerVladislav Pesin* - Wüstenbuch • Ira-arca • Lied • Aer(2xCD, Album) Kairos 0013312KAI Austria 2014 Sell This Version
14480 Wo Soll Ich Suchen  album cover Dota* Wo Soll Ich Suchen(CD, Album) Kleingeldprinzessin Records 14480 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
19334 Off Road  album cover Angelo Kelly Off Road(CD, Album, RE) Not On Label 19334 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
20181 Burn To Grow  album cover Josh Smith (5) Burn To Grow(CD, Album, Dig) M2 Music 20181 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
0033271BC 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 0033271BC Germany 2008 Sell This Version
0044696ERE Heut' Ist Mein Tag  album cover Blümchen Heut' Ist Mein Tag(CD, Single, Car) Edel Records 0044696ERE Europe 1999 Sell This Version
51266-1 I Still Do  album cover Eric Clapton I Still Do(2xLP, Album, 180) Bushbranch Records, Surfdog Records, Polydor 51266-1 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
58030-1 Reicher Mann  album cover Boshi San Reicher Mann(2xLP, Album) 58Beats 58030-1 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
58030-2 Reicher Mann  album cover Boshi San Reicher Mann(CD, Album) 58Beats 58030-2 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
65 983 Acid  album cover Acid (4) Acid(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Schallter, CBS 65 983 Austria 2014 Sell This Version
066574-2 Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out Of Season(CD, Album) Go! Beat 066574-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
84195 Maiden Voyage  album cover Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 84195 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
87324 The Imagination Of Thieves  album cover Latin Quarter The Imagination Of Thieves(CD, Album) Westpark Music, Westpark Music 87324 Germany & Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
94064 The Late String Quartets  album cover Beethoven*, LaSalle Quartet* Beethoven*, LaSalle Quartet* - The Late String Quartets(3xCD, Comp) Brilliant Classics 94064 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
101 741 Sängerhalle Untertürkheim July 15, 1978  album cover Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Sängerhalle Untertürkheim July 15, 1978(2xLP, Album, RM, 180) Jazzhaus, SWR Music 101 741 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
109136 Slingshot  album cover The Senior Service Slingshot(7", Single, Ltd) Damaged Goods 109136 UK 2018 Sell This Version
120-456B2DS Da Original Troopa EP / Lost In Queens EP  album cover Jam DOT* / Da Ooh! Jam DOT* / Da Ooh! - Da Original Troopa EP / Lost In Queens EP(CD, Album, Comp, Ltd, RM, S/Edition) Back 2 Da Source Records 120-456B2DS Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
122-000B2DS-CD Liberal Art - 90's Unreleased  album cover Laster Liberal Art - 90's Unreleased(CD, Album, Ltd) Back 2 Da Source Records 122-000B2DS-CD Belgium 2017 Sell This Version
122-000B2DS-LP Liberal Art - 90´s Unreleased  album cover Laster Liberal Art - 90´s Unreleased(LP, Album, Ltd) Back 2 Da Source Records 122-000B2DS-LP Belgium 2017 Sell This Version
124-000B2DS Down For My Crown / Your Hood Is My Hood  album cover Pudgee* Down For My Crown / Your Hood Is My Hood(7", Ltd, Pic) Back 2 Da Source Records 124-000B2DS Belgium 2017 Sell This Version
125-000B2DS Can't Come Close  album cover Natives In Black Can't Come Close(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Back 2 Da Source Records 125-000B2DS Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
126059E Live At The Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, USA, 5th November 1974  album cover UFO (5) Live At The Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, USA, 5th November 1974(LP, Unofficial) Verne Records 126059E France 2015 Sell This Version
126-206B2DS Intro To The Central  album cover Narcotik (2) Intro To The Central(LP, Album, Ltd) Back 2 Da Source Records 126-206B2DS Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
126-206B2DS-CD Intro To The Central  album cover Narcotik (2) Intro To The Central(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Back 2 Da Source Records 126-206B2DS-CD Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
127-000B2DS Warriors Anthem  album cover Sham & The Professor Warriors Anthem(10", EP) Back 2 Da Source Records 127-000B2DS Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
128-000B2DS Back To Basics  album cover B Flatt* Back To Basics(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RM) Back 2 Da Source Records, Big Noise Entertainment 128-000B2DS Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
129-000B2DS Remember Me  album cover The Speedknotz* Remember Me(12", EP, Ltd, RE) Back 2 Da Source Records 129-000B2DS Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
129903 David Helbok Trio  album cover David Helbock Trio David Helbok Trio(CD) Optimal Media GmbH 129903 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
1301-01 Stockroom Recordings  album cover Christoph Bouet* Stockroom Recordings(12", Maxi, Ltd, 180) 1301 Media 1301-01 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
1301-02 Stockroom Recordings No. 2   album cover Christoph Bouet Stockroom Recordings No. 2 (LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Han) 1301 Media 1301-02 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
1301-03 Skyline Drive - Stockroom Recordings No. 3  album cover Bouet* Skyline Drive - Stockroom Recordings No. 3 (Album) 1301-03 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
0205829KID Yakari - Folge 8  album cover Derib + Job (13) Performed By Various Derib + Job (13) Performed By Various - Yakari - Folge 8(CD) Edel Kids 0205829KID Germany 2010 Sell This Version
0207443ERE Quid Pro Quo  album cover Status Quo Quid Pro Quo(2xLP, Album) Ear Music 0207443ERE Germany 2011 Sell This Version
0207447EREP In Concert Live At Sibelius Hall  album cover Tarja Turunen, Harus Tarja Turunen, Harus - In Concert Live At Sibelius Hall(CD, Album, Promo) Ear Music 0207447EREP Germany 2011 Sell This Version
0207553ERE Ignition  album cover Unisonic Ignition(CD, EP) Ear Music 0207553ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0207710ERE 20/20  album cover Saga (3) 20/20(CD, Album) Ear Music 0207710ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0207758CTT Captured For Good  album cover Joo Kraus & Tales In Tones Trio Joo Kraus & Tales In Tones Trio - Captured For Good(LP) Edel : Content 0207758CTT Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208163ERE Black Traffic  album cover Skunk Anansie Black Traffic(CD, Album) Ear Music 0208163ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208247CTT Greatest Performances  album cover Omega (5) Greatest Performances(2xDVD) Edel : Content 0208247CTT Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208382CTT Children Of The Sun  album cover Joe Sample & NDR Bigband* Joe Sample & NDR Bigband* - Children Of The Sun(CD, Album) Edel : Content, P.R.A. Records 0208382CTT Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208394CTT The Montreux Session  album cover Leon Russell The Montreux Session(LP, Album) Edel : Content 0208394CTT Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208426EME Double Platinum. Special Edition  album cover The Ten Tenors Double Platinum. Special Edition(2xCD) Edel:Records 0208426EME Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208462KID Yakari - Der Zorn Des Bisons  album cover Derib + Job (13) Performed By Various Derib + Job (13) Performed By Various - Yakari - Der Zorn Des Bisons(CD, RE) Edel Kids 0208462KID Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208485ERE Hideaway  album cover Matt Bianco Hideaway(CD, Album) Ear Music 0208485ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208488ERE Spin It Again! Live In Munich  album cover Saga (3) Spin It Again! Live In Munich (Album) 0208488ERE Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208527EREP Mike Oldfield Tubular Beats(CD, Album, Promo) Ear Music 0208527EREP Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208564EME Klangkunst  album cover Various Klangkunst(CD, Comp) Edel Records 0208564EME Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208574CTT White Horses  album cover Inga Rumpf White Horses(2xLP, Album, Gat) Edel Records 0208574CTT Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208733ERE Bula Quo!  album cover Status Quo Bula Quo!(2xCD, Album, Jew) Ear Music, Fourth Chord Records 0208733ERE Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208798ERE Fräuleinwunder - Edition Damenwahl  album cover Various Fräuleinwunder - Edition Damenwahl(CD, Comp) Edel:Kultur 0208798ERE Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208921CTT Naive (Acoustic Flavoured)  album cover DePhazz* Naive (Acoustic Flavoured)(2xLP, Album, 180) Edel : Content 0208921CTT 2013 Sell This Version
0208922EME Back To Eurodance  album cover Various Back To Eurodance(2xCD, Comp) Edel Records 0208922EME Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208945ERE Skunk Anansie An Acoustic Skunk Anansie Live In London(CD, Album) Ear Music 0208945ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209124ERE Get Used To It (The Tom Moulton Mixes)  album cover The Brand New Heavies Get Used To It (The Tom Moulton Mixes)(CD, Album) Ear Music 0209124ERE Europe 2008 Sell This Version
0209299KID Drachenzähmen Leicht Gemacht 2  album cover Unknown Artist Drachenzähmen Leicht Gemacht 2(CD) Edel Kids 0209299KID Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209396BHP Live At The Hammersmith Apollo 2011  album cover The Australian Pink Floyd Show Live At The Hammersmith Apollo 2011(2xLP, Album, 180) Black Hill Pictures 0209396BHP Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209414ERE Light Of Dawn  album cover Unisonic Light Of Dawn(2xLP, Album) Ear Music 0209414ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209437ERE Amplified Soul  album cover Incognito Amplified Soul(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Ear Music 0209437ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209458ERE Sagacity  album cover Saga (3) Sagacity(2xLP, Album, 180) Ear Music 0209458ERE Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209465ERE Invisible Hour  album cover Joe Henry Invisible Hour(CD, Album, Dig) Ear Music 0209465ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209480EREP Destined Ways  album cover Neopera Destined Ways(CD, Album, Promo) Ear Music 0209480EREP Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209559ERE Celebrating Jon Lord The Composer  album cover Various Celebrating Jon Lord The Composer(CD, Album) Ear Music 0209559ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209635ERE Tubular Beats  album cover Mike Oldfield Tubular Beats(2xLP, Album) Ear Music 0209635ERE Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209636ERE 20/20  album cover Saga (3) 20/20(LP, Album) Ear Music 0209636ERE Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209660ERE Chickenfoot  album cover Chickenfoot Chickenfoot(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Ear Music 0209660ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209691ERE Das Beste Vom Palast Orchester Mit Seinem Sänger Max Raabe Vol. 3 "In English Please"  album cover Palast Orchester Mit Seinem Sänger Max Raabe Das Beste Vom Palast Orchester Mit Seinem Sänger Max Raabe Vol. 3 "In English Please"(2xLP, Comp) Edel Records 0209691ERE 2014 Sell This Version

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Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

October 18, 2018
I think Optimal's quality control has actually improved lately. I've heard two titles pressed by them released this month (Oct 2018) and I've been very impressed by both. Minimal noise floor, clean surfaces, very little in the way of noise. I've found their output to historically be VERY hit and miss, but maybe they're turning over a new leaf. Fingers crossed.
Maslakoff

Maslakoff

September 3, 2018
The last Siouxsie and the Banshees reissues got me so disappointed. Not only the sleeves look blurry compared to original artwork, but the records themselves are printed badly: lots and lots of cracklings throughout the sides, some present surface noise and surprisingly awful distortion in inner grooves (plus sibilance). I have the same issue with their coloured pressing of Charli XCX, as well as Japan's new reissues. I guess the quality control is becoming non-existent because of the number of records being printed, but that can't be an excuse. Before it was a quite decent record plant.
I stop buying their discs for the moment until they do something with this mess.
otxx

otxx

June 21, 2018
Non-fill on Radiohead's "A Moon Shaped Pool" is so bad that I had to get up and stop the record, tried very hard not to smash it (them) and began listening to the digital instead. The majority of other contemporary records that I've bought (in Europe) are pressed at this plant. They usually come in "sandpaper" sleeves and have a high amount of scuffs all over them. If record sales are falling it is because people have started playing them and realized that they're manufactured poorly.
.Richard.

.Richard.

March 26, 2018
No-fill on their pressings pretty much all the time right now. I think these guys are rushing too much out there at the moment and their standards are slipping. They, along with United, account for the vast majority of the defects I receive.
leonthepro

leonthepro

March 13, 2018
I regare optimal as above average at the very least.
mvns

mvns

August 1, 2017
One of the better plants out there, although quality can be hit or miss still. The records tend to be scuff/scratch-free but are prone to non-fill, especially the heavyweight pressings.
mtngchi

mtngchi

January 3, 2017
I have only a handful of record pressed by Optimal, but they sound pretty good so far, except for Kid A reissue which had some amount of surface noise, but much better than some other plants out there
nick73

nick73

August 19, 2016
"Optimal Media" what a joke... Mastering often too quiet. Quality control seems terrible.