my dealer friend is visiting hong kong this week and he is hunting for his first glass cd, rumoured to reach the hk market recently.

near-perfect glass cd hit stores in akihabara, shibuya japan in late 2006. invented by suenori fukui, it is said that the glass cd is guaranteed to be free from distortion and warp.

as mainichi interactive reports: "as glass CDs are completely transparent, information on them can be read perfectly, improving sound quality. they are not affected by heat or humidity and remain in perfect condition forever." the first glass CD recording is j.s. bach's "air on g string" which was selling for ¥98,700!

music critics who have tried out the CD said that it's outstanding and virtually like listening to a live performance. but mind you, music critics are not necessary audiophiles!

i await with much anticipation for my dealer's glass cd. i am not sure if he has to wrap it up with a "fragile" sticker on top during transit!

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