Issue 40

Opening Salvo: After the Eclipse
Welcome to Copper #40! The old expression "a miss is as good as a mile" seems to apply to the...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Meetings With Remarkable Men, Part 1
Last time out, I wrote a bit about the Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound, and a little about the circumstances...
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The Audio Cynic: Intelligence Inside
Way back in Copper #26 I wrote "The IoT is Not For Me", in which I bemoaned the unnecessary inter-connectedness...
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Hobgoblin: My Favorite Tweak
It involves an Eberhard Faber Design Art Marker No. 255, in green if you insist, but you can also use...
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Quibbles and Bits: Two's a Compliment
[The article deals with two's complement, but the title was spelled as it is as a bit of a joke...
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Vintage Whine: Bang & Olufsen, Part 1
In 2013 I was fortunate to have a consulting gig with Bang & Olufsen, in Denmark. Drawing upon that experience,...
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Music'al Notes: Sadie
“Hello Sadie, when are you leaving?” said my father, the most mild mannered of men. Aunt Sadie had arrived at...
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... And Indie for All: Petite Noir
There are as many influences on Petite Noir’s music as the singer/songwriter/producer has claims to nationality. The 27-year-old started life...
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Music to My Ears: Jethro Tull
Beggar's Farm
Jethro Tull was a intriguing lawyer and agriculturist whose life straddled the turn of the 18th century.  Tull passed the...
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Something Old / Something New: Frescobaldi
For the majority of classical music fans, Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) might not rank among the pantheon of composer superstars, but...
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Industry News: Changes Everywhere in Audio
There are major changes afoot in the audio industry, and few are being formally announced by press-releases. I'll present info...
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Featured: The California Audio Show Part 2
Last issue we began our feature on the 7th California Audio Show. Between that article and this one, we've shown...
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Featured: I Scream, You Scream---For Gelato? Sorbet?
The freezer section at the local grocery store is only getting more complicated as food trends ebb and flow. Seasons...
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Featured: Out of Control
This article was first published in the Dubai-based English daily Gulf News. I've written a personal essay for their op-ed...
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Featured: The Death of High-End Audio?
We’ve all seen and heard the discussions concerning the so-called death of high-end audio.  There are many reasons why that...
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In My Room: The Pipe Organ in my Living Room :
A Lifelong Journey
[This issue's In My Room is a little different from our usual offerings: Joseph Grogan tells the tale of building...
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