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"Mastered by Nimbus" near the hub of a Compact Disc means the glass production master for that pressing was engineered by the CD manufacturing division of the UK-headquartered classical label [l=Nimbus Records]. Nimbus was the first CD-manufacturing plant in the UK and the third in the world. CD pressing started in August 1984 at the Wyastone Leys Estate in Wales where they had been mastering and pressing vinyl since 1977 Through the 1980s other CD facilities opened in the UK, the USA (VA, UT, and CA), and Luxembourg. Between 1986 and 1988 London's Virgin Megastore had a mini CD pressing plant by Nimbus in their Oxford Street branch where shoppers could see the manufacturing process through insulating glass panes. In late 1992, the manufacturing division was sold and renamed to Nimbus U.S.A. In 1994 it was renamed Nimbus CD International. It then merged with UK manufacturer [l=Damont Audio], then effectively merged with CD-ROM giant R.R. Donnelley & Sons. In 1998, it was sold to Carlton Communications ([l266081]), in turn bought in 2001 by Thomson Multimedia. Meanwhile, the Nimbus label continued to operate independently, and Nimbus Technology & Engineering, the CD/DVD mastering hardware division, merged with Optical Disc Corporation to become ODC Nimbus, makers of Nimbus Mastering Systems equipment. "Mastered by Nimbus" should be credited as a company (LCCN: Glass Mastered At, name: Nimbus), which results in a listing on this label page. This can also be used for references to "Nimbus" without the "Mastered By". Nimbus was also engaged in vinyl mastering, especially in the audiophile / ultra-high quality area (UHJ encoding, Nimbus Supercut). Vinyl masterings can be identified by a stamped NIMBUS ENGLAND in the runout.

Información de Contacto:

Nimbus Disc & Print Services Wyastone Business Park Monmouth, NP25 3SR, United Kingdom Telephone: 01600 890 007 Sara Moore – Production Coordinator Antony Smith - Business Director

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