Issue 39

Opening Salvo: Summer's End
Welcome to Copper #39! For many of us, it's almost time for the kids to head back to school. For...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Great Wall
In the early 70s, the Grateful Dead were the most interesting organization in rock music. To the world outside of...
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The Audio Cynic: Everything Matters; Nothing Matters
Audio is art and science. It is art. It is science. It is both. It can be neither. After spending...
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Hobgoblin: My Stereo Is Broken
It’s not the buzzing of a ground loop or the scratching of a bad stylus. It’s silent. Merely silent, staring...
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Quibbles and Bits: Whack-a-Mole
As 1936 dawned in Soviet Russia, Joseph Stalin had already been in power for over ten years, and the first...
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Behind the Glass: Decisions, Decisions...
Every recording ever created is just a series of important decisions made in linear fashion along a timeline. A part...
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Vintage Whine: Nostalgia Ain't What It Used to Be
I've previously mentioned audio icon Henry Kloss' time at AR (Vintage Whine, way back in Copper #5). The time will...
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Music'al Notes: Dog Day
“Give this to the taxi driver when you leave the hotel.” The note read, in Chinese and English:  Dog Meat...
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... And Indie for All: Sunflower Bean
Fat Possum Records, the small label that the band Sunflower Bean records for, refers to the threesome as “veterans of...
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Music to My Ears: Syd Barrett: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Yer not! Am too! But we just stopped. Yeah, that was good for you then wernit? But I didn’t have...
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Something Old / Something New: Nilsson Sings Newman
  Harry Nilsson Album: Nilsson Sings Newman LP, 8-track, Cassette Original Release: RCA Victor Records, February, 1970 I don't know...
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Industry News: Neil Young---Yet Again!
Neil Young may be dedicated to communicating with his fan community, but the fragmented, hit-and-miss way in which he does...
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The Copper Interview: Dennis Ferrante
[This is a little different from previous Copper interviews as its subject passed away in 2015. John Seetoo interviewed Dennis...
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Featured: The California Audio Show Part 1
This year's California Audio Show was its seventh iteration, which may surprise many who have overlooked this friendly, modest show....
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Featured: Spiking Your Speakers: What's the Point?
Before we get started, a big IMO should go in front of the next sentence.… Spikes are NOT loudspeaker isolation...
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