Issue 38 Opening Salvo: Changes Welcome to Copper #38! Just as there are continual changes in the audio business, we've got some changes here at...read moreToo Much Tchaikovsky: Pledge(s) of Allegiance I’ve been reviewing classical records for, like, ever. In the process I think I’ve begun to figure out what matters...read moreMusic, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Roon: What's It Building In There?? A couple of years ago, along with a DirectStream DAC, I bought an older Mac Mini. Why older? The price...read moreThe Audio Cynic: Is It Worth It? I want to consider a topic seriously, minus my usual snark. It's not a feel-good topic; if anything, it's the...read moreHobgoblin: Wine and Chocolate I don’t drink wine, but I’m fascinated by it. The rituals, the industry, the marketing. I do drink chocolate, because...read moreQuibbles and Bits: Tim's Vermeer Not long ago, I watched a documentary on Netflix from Sony Classics called Tim’s Vermeer. It was a profoundly interesting program, one...read moreVintage Whine: Torture Audiophiles are experts at self-torture: "Is the VTA just a hair off?" "Would the titanium spikes be better than the...read moreMusic'al Notes: A Factory Visit The first two shots of slivovitz---plum brandy--- went down easily, the third even easier, and the fourth and the fifth…...read more... And Indie for All: Deborah Conway I liked Deborah Conway the moment I learned she had an album called Bitch Epic. Fortunately, that album lives up...read moreMusic to My Ears: Deep Purple---In Rock Ok. This is how shit happens. In 1967 Chris Curtis, former drummer for the Searchers, had an idea to start...read moreSomething Old / Something New: The King Lives!...and King Gizzard? Elvis Presley DVD: Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert "Live" From Memphis Single DVD Available from Amazon Occasionally there are...read moreIndustry News: Changes at B&W/Classe [This is another occasion upon which press-releases cannot be relied, because there aren't any. I'll piece together the timeline to...read moreFeatured: Mistakes If you're human, you make mistakes. Sometimes they are driven by emotion, sometimes by ignorance. But you're never going to...read moreFeatured: High-End Audio: In Need of Higher Fidelity to Itself? Musings from a long-time listener upon entering the hi-fi industry I remember the exact moment the switch flipped. I was...read moreIn My Room: A Vivid System, Indeed I probably have a pretty standard story as far as the evolution of my system goes. I started listening to...read moreParting Shot: Beauty Grows Everywhere.