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Identification of Early Japan CD Pressings:

CBS / Sony:
Early: "MANUFACTURED BY CBS/SONY RECORDS INC." on hub
Later: "CSR COMPACT DISC" 3x on hub

CTA
Matrix pattern includes "X"-## or "X"-### (where # = any number) (e.g., X-11 1A1)

Daio Kosan
Typical matrix pattern includes ### (where # = any number) (e.g., 308)

JVC
Matrix pattern includes X#X## or X##X## (where X = any letter and # = any number) (e.g., PCD1-4705A-S1E11)

Matsushita
Early: "MADE BY MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC IND. CO., LTD. Technics" on hub

Memory-Tech
"MT" in matrix (e.g., 32CJ-1 MT 3-1)

Nippon / Columbia (Denon)
Early: matrix on plastic hub
Later: dot matrix pattern includes #X# ## or #X# #A (where # = any number, X = any letter, and A = "X", "Y", or "Z") (e.g., PCD-10374 2A8 78)
The next-to-last character indicates the year of pressing (1984-87) and the last character represents the month (1=Jan, 2=Feb, X=Oct, Y=Nov, etc.)

Sanyo
"MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN" in matrix

Toshiba-EMI
Typically, "TO" in matrix

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Identification of Other Pressing Plant Locations from CD Matrices and Hub Info:

M/YY #"DA"# or MM/YY #"DA"# = Denon Digital Industries - Madison, GA (USA)
"ARC" and "SRC" = pressed by Allied Record Company - Los Angeles, CA (USA); glass mastered at Specialty Records Corporation - Olyphant, PA (USA)
"CAPITOL JAX" = Capitol Records Pressing Plant - Jacksonville, IL (USA)
"CMU P" = Columbia Records Pressing Plant - Pitman, NJ (USA)
"DISC MFG, INC. (A)" = successor to Disctronics - Anaheim, CA (USA) in 1990
"DISC MFG, INC. (H)" = successor to Disctronics - Huntsville, AL (USA) in 1990
"DISCTRONICS (A)" = Disctronics - Anaheim, CA (USA)
"DISCTRONICS (H)" = Disctronics - Huntsville, AL (USA)
"DISCTRONICS USA" = successor to Memory Tech Inc. - Plano, TX (USA) in 1990
"EMI JAX" = successor to Capitol Records Pressing Plant - Jacksonville, IL (USA) in 1993
"MADE IN USA BY PDO" = Philips DuPont Optical - Grover, NC (USA)
"MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO" = successor to PolyGram Hanover plant - Langenhagen (Germany) in 1986
"RSA" = Record Service Alsdorf - Alsdorf (Germany)
"SRC" = Specialty Records Corporation - Olyphant, PA (USA)

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Smooth-Sided Jewel Case Variations on Back Lower Right Corner (in my collection):

"PATENTS PENDING" (MFSL CD)
"Patent pending" and "1"
"Patent pending" and "2"
"Patent pending" and "D-1"
"Patent pending" and "D-4"
"Patent pending" and "D-5"
"Patent pending" and "S"
"0"
"3"
"4"
"5"
"6"
"7"
"8"
"10"
"T1"
"T3"
"T4"
Nothing

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