Acme Audio Manufacturing Co. was founded by Al Sutton, who is no stranger to the music scene. Al Sutton has been producing, engineering, writing, and recording music for well over 20 years. He has a long list of production credits under his belt, from the Detroit Cobras, to the Sights, and most notably Kid Rock.
Al has been producing, and engineering for Kid Rock on a full time basis for over a decade. Al runs his own recording studio Rustbelt, in Royal Oak Michigan (Rustbeltstudios.com). It was there that the Opticom was born.
Danny Russel, designer of the Naylor Guitar Amplifier came to Al with the idea of taking the optical compressor to the next level. After many trials, the Opticom-XLA-3 was finally complete, and ready to be manufactured.
All Opticoms are painstakingly built by hand right in Metro Detroit. The Opticom XLA-3 was built by people who know audio, for people who know audio.