Sony Masterworks is a record label from Sony Music Entertainment, which focuses mostly on classical recordings from the 20th century as well as more recent recordings from artists such as Yo-Yo Ma or Joshua Bell. Sony Masterworks owns rights to various famous recordings and is also responsible for Sony BMG’s vast collection of film scores.
Sony used our first set of prototypes for the ACDA-10 and ACDA-12 series. These were large units almost 8′ tall and 3′ wide. The cabinet construction used is the same as we use today, with the internal cabinet fill being different. Our cabinet fill at this time consisted of a blend of three different materials. Eight units were used mostly in live recording situations for large bands and groups of musicians and instruments.