Tuesday, June 26, 2012
KLIAVS: Limited edition CD
This year's KL International AV Show to be held from July 20 – 22 will be special as all paying visitors will get a commemorative CD for their listening pleasure.
Organiser Dick Tan said, “The commemorative CD is a long time coming. It is not that a special CD hasn’t been in our mind but the sheer logistics involved in actually acquiring one has, quite honestly, put us off, year after year.“
According to Dick Tan, that sad scenario would have remained quite unchanged had it not been for one man, Joseph Ki - architect, music lover and audiophile extraordinaire.
Jo Ki energetically handled all issues that had previously plagued any attempts to produce this Show CD and these included following up doggedly on difficult copyright issues, painstakingly assessing and writing each track’s audio synopsis and following through with the actual production of the CD.
All tracks found in the Commemorative CD are sourced from the highest possible resolution master before being downsampled to CD redbook 16 bit/44.1 khz CD standard.
Every track is carefully selected for its music content, high standard of recording and the songs are thus excellent for testing and gauging audio systems.
The Limited Edition Commemorative CD, the organizer hopes, will be the first of many and in the years to come will be a much sought-after collector’s item among audiophiles.
Dick Tan, who is organising his 19th KLIAVS, said the special CD is not for sale nor has the entry ticket price been raised. It remains at RM10 as it has been since 1994.