Issue 21

Opening Salvo: Where Did the Year Go?
Welcome to Copper # 21! It's hard to believe that 2016 is almost over, and that we've been putting Copper together...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Starter Kit
This column began as a Gift Guide kind of thing. You know: “here’s what to buy your classically oriented audiophile...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Waiting for the Black Cadillac
Who knows what’s behind our taste? A record that I think persists in its genius (My Life In the Bush...
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The Audio Cynic: "Snakebit"
A few decades ago I went through the rough patch to top all rough patches. Injury? Chronic illness? Death in...
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Quibbles and Bits: A Case of the Jitters
Let’s take our good old standby, the Red Book standard of CD Audio, where we sample using 16-bit data at...
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Vintage Whine: Weathers, Part 2
In the last issue , we discussed the initial appearance of the Weathers FM phono pickup. In an era of...
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Make It Yourself: "CNC" Moving Magnet Cartridge Phono Stage
My friend Bill and I wanted a simple phono pre-amp for shop use, one that was not expensive but would...
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Music to My Ears: Roamin' in the Gloamin': John Hammond
John Hammond was born into wealth in 1910 to John Henry Hammond and Emily Vanderbilt Sloane.   Yeah.  Despite growing up...
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Featured: Understanding the Analog Obsession
"I don't need no bike that don't need me!" Harley Mike proclaimed. He was responding to a question asking why...
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Featured: Objective? Subjective? Who Cares?
Part 1: Human Nature. We just don’t get no respect, us audio engineering types.   After all, we were the kids...
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In My Room: Hi-Fi from Finland
I started my career at a radio & TV repair shop, and I like to every now and then do some...
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Parting Shot: Nashville Boots
Nashville's known for its music and colorful country attire too. iPhone 7