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...
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Too 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...
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Music, 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...
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The 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...
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Hobgoblin: 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...
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Quibbles 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...
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Vintage Whine: Torture
Audiophiles are experts at self-torture: "Is the VTA just a hair off?" "Would the titanium spikes be better than the...
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Music'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…...
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... 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...
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Music 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...
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Something 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...
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Industry 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...
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Featured: Mistakes
If you're human, you make mistakes. Sometimes they are driven by emotion, sometimes by ignorance. But you're never going to...
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Featured: 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...
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In 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...
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