Are the only SACD plants now in Germany and Japan?
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From: "seva, soundcurrent mastering" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] where are CD's made these days?
oh, update! in 2006 the PDO plant in the UK was sold to Disctronics, the
French plant to Cinram; the one in Kings
closed by EDC in 2008 as mentioned in previous letter.
On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:21 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Thanks Seva. This is the kind of info I was seeking. Did not know Sony
> took over EMI and UMG plants. Who owns what was Philips-DuPont Optical in
> North Carolina? Or does it exist anymore? Also, did Sony take over the
> Hanover Germany plant from UMG?
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> Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] where are CD's made these days?
> Sonopress (wholly owned by Bertelsman)
>> Sony (reportedly the largest, they took over EMI and UMG <UML nee
>> Discmakers (if you want to include indie)
>> yes from HDD or SSD-fed data stream
>> don't know about the baked-in jitter.
>> On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>**
>> I'm hoping for fact-based accurate to-date info here. Factual input much
>>> Where are CDs being manufactured these days and who owns the plants? I
>>> might be wrong in my understanding, but I think Universal and EMI and
>>> also Warner Music and Sony have mostly gotten out of the manufacturing
>>> business. Have they sold or spun off their plants? If so, what entities
>>> them now? I might be wrong about Sony, they seem to own plants at least
>>> Japan and perhaps elsewhere. There used to be a reliable number/letter
>>> system in CD "deadwax" that indicated where a disc was made, and some
>>> plants boldly stamped their insignia on the discs. This doesn't seem to
>>> the case today.
>>> Also, is replication the same as in the 80s and 90s -- is a glass master
>>> still cut from a data stream (I would assume it comes off a hard drive
>>> today rather than a 1630 tape)? Have there been further advances in
>>> reducing baked-in jitter? I remember there were some advances in the 90s,
>>> mainly in the glass master cutting.
>>> -- Tom Fine