Issue 131

Opening Salvo: Is There a Thinking Cap?
I wonder if artificial intelligence is the natural result of human evolution. It’s not a unique thought; science fiction author...
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Masthead: Our Staff
Contributing Writers: J.I. Agnew, Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Ray Chelstowski, Cliff Chenfeld, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall,...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Passions
Last month I made a single New Year’s resolution: to devote space in Copper to Bach’s two monumental Passion settings....
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Frankly Speaking: Will A Perfect Audio System Ever Exist?
As a hard-core audiophile, I’ve spent the better part of my life working on improving my audio systems. I’ll admit...
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Twisted Systems: Islands In the Stream
In past articles I have referenced the differences between how my audio system sounds vs. the way my friend Ira’s...
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Off the Charts: Mary Chapin Carpenter: Let Her Into Your Heart
Winning five Grammy Awards is impressive enough, but when four of them are wins in consecutive years for Best Female...
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Revolutions Per Minute: The Big Move, Part One
Ten years ago, I moved to a new building carrying a couple of truckloads of equipment, with which I was...
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Takes On Tech: Analog vs. Digital: An Unending Debate
One of the most controversial topics in the audiophile universe is the digital versus analog debate. After the introduction of...
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Music to My Ears: Chick Corea Returns to Forever
Armando Anthony Corea, known to the world as “Chick,” passed to the other side on February 9. We’ve been losing...
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Deep Dive: Cable Design and the Speed of Sound, Part Two
In Part One of this series (Issue 130), Galen Gareis of ICONOCLAST cables and Belden Inc. began an extensive exploration into a critical but...
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Trading Eights: Max Roach: Bebop Pioneer
Born in North Carolina swamp country in either 1924 or 1925 (he wasn’t sure himself) and raised in Brooklyn, Max...
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To Be Determined: New Releases: One Disappointing, One Overproduced, and a Great One!
Steven Wilson – The Future Bites When Steven Wilson released his EP The B-Sides Collection late last year ahead of this...
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True-Life Rock Tales: A Time in Peter Tosh’s Jamaica
In speaking with Eppy, he mentioned that he was promoting a concert in Jamaica with the headliner Peter Tosh. A...
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The Copper Interview: Dr. Patrick Gleeson: The Interview
Musician, Engineer, Producer, Professor of 18th Century English Literature?! You may not be familiar with the name Patrick Gleeson, but...
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The Copper Interview: Talking With Nason Tackett of Hear Technologies
When it comes to comparing audio equipment like speakers or headphones, it is difficult to avoid biased opinions from manufacturers...
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Featured: A Conversation With Mark O’Brien of Rogue Audio
Rogue Audio manufactures a wide range of tube, solid-state and hybrid audio components including integrated amplifiers, preamplifiers, power amps, phono...
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Sitting In: An Overview of Audiophile Playback Software, Part One
It’s a safe bet that many Copper readers are interested in getting involved with higher-quality audio streaming services and digital...
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Speaker Stories: Superposition: Getting Speaker Placement Right
In Issue 130, Russ noted that he’s been reappraising his audio system and went over some basic ideas about speaker...
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Audio Anthropology: Speaker Misplacement
  In its day the Teac A-3340S was the machine for musicians recording at home or making demos. We hope...
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Parting Shot: Rave New World
Taken at the Electric Zoo festival, Randall's Island, New York, 2017. By Michael Vazquez @musicfestivalstreetphotography, copyright 2021. Canon EOS-1D X...
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