updated about 1 month ago
CD's made by Digital Audio Disc Corporation USA (CD's with low DIDX codes, Arista and MCA Records CD's still Made in Japan)
The DIDX code was used for all genres (Pop, Jazz, and Classical releases).
Labels include A&M Records, Arabesque Recordings, Arista, Blue Note, Capitol Records, Chrysalis, DMP, EMI, Fantasy, GRP, I.R.S. Records, MCA Records, Motown, RCA, Telarc, Virgin and Windham Hill Records.
Only DIDX codes without leading zero's are the original first pressings.
These also have 'Digital Audio Disc Corp.' hub text.
Releases with DIDY codes are also reissues
Releases with JAX in the matrix and low DIDX codes (before 1987) are reissues (see Capitol Jax)
Year for DIDX codes (approximate)
1983 DIDX 1 - 50 (Still Made in Japan)
1984 DIDX 50 - 180 (134 First US)
1985 DIDX 180 - 500
1986 DIDX 500 - 900
1987 DIDX 900- 2500