Date
20 November 2017
The HR1 audio system originally designed for Michael Jackson will be available in Hong Kong this weekend. Photo: Pan American World, Apple Daily
The HR1 audio system originally designed for Michael Jackson will be available in Hong Kong this weekend. Photo: Pan American World, Apple Daily

Designed for Michael Jackson: HK$3.12 mln audio system

For HK$3.12 million (US$402,554), music buffs can pick up an audio system originally designed for Michael Jackson.

The limited edition HR1 is up for sale at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai from Aug. 8 to 10, Apple Daily reported Thursday.

A manager at exhibition organizer Audio Technique said there are only five such audio systems in the world.

Some glass CDs worth more than HK$10,000 each will also be available. The exhibition will also feature Dolby Atmos cinema sound systems and gramophone records worth millions of Hong Kong dollars.

Separately, singer Johnny Yip who has spent a year to record a high resolution CD, said he wants to encourage Hong Kong people with his song, “Burning Candle Light”.

“I don’t agree with the saying that the city is dying,” Yip said. “I think the city will not die although there are many problems here and we should deal with it positively, so I sing this song for Hong Kong.” 

The songs in the CD connect and tell a story of a wanderer in ancient times. Yip said he hopes music lovers would buy genuine copies of his CD.

A glass CD called “Listen to China”, priced at HK$12,800, will be rolled out at the exhibition by Fung Hang Record Ltd.

Its general manager was quoted as saying half of the CDs have been ordered by customers. Last year, some glass CDs were sold out, even with prices at HK$40,000.

The high-resolution CD market is growing in Hong Kong and consumers are “very generous” in spending on such quality products, the report quoted him as saying.

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