Issue 19

Opening Salvo: Too Mean To Die
Welcome  to Copper #19! Believe me, no one is more amazed that we're still doing this every two weeks than...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Three New Choral Passions
Steinberg: Passion Week There once were two young Russian composers, Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) and Maximilian Steinberg ((1883–1946). They both studied...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Fretting About Fretboards
CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, has made a large impact on...
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My Turn: DeVore Fidelity
Like many other audio companies, DeVore Fidelity began as a hobby. Designer/owner John DeVore graduated from RISD (the Rhode Island...
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The Audio Cynic: Where Will We Go?
Gentrification. Some view it as imperialism incarnate, a way for big companies to force out long-established, historically-important businesses and create...
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Quibbles and Bits: To Be or Not To Be Lossless
What does “lossless” mean in audio terminology?  It seems like a straightforward question, and you will undoubtedly have an answer...
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Behind the Glass: One-Man Band
When I was 8, I was given a Radio Shack tape player and--- as I can still see it in...
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Vintage Whine: Mass, Massive, Massless
I’m fascinated by materials, which I ascribe to a childhood obsession with spider webs: how could something that’s barely there,...
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Music to My Ears: Bluegrass In the Dark: Doc Watson
I have to tell you, blind musicians fascinate me.  Not because they obviously can play without looking.  I have been...
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Featured: Subwoofery: The Basics
In Copper #18, we addressed the critical importance of getting the smoothest bass from our main (full-range speakers).  This step...
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Featured: That Listening Thing
I’ve been thinking lately about close listening, and the way it tends to be categorized as an “audiophile thing.” It...
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In My Room: I Did It Myself
This is my first purpose - built computer based system and a few years of reading and learning of new...
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