Issue 42

Opening Salvo: Woodsmoke and Oranges
Welcome to Copper #42! An all-too-brief vacation in the smoky Pacific Northwest brought to mind that classic album by Paul Siebel (which...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Meetings With Remarkable Men, Part 3
In the previous two articles, I wrote about encountering Jack Casady and Phil Lesh as a teenager. Of course, I...
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The Audio Cynic: Immersion
You've probably already figured this out, but I am innately distrustful of fads, buzzwords, and whatevers du jour. I never...
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Hobgoblin: MQA Just Ruined My Stereo
[Please note: this piece was originally run in Copper #6,  when distribution of MQA and MQA-encoded files was still very...
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Quibbles and Bits: Value For Money?
Upgrading your Hi-Fi equipment can be both deeply satisfying, and deeply unsatisfactory, and both at the same time. Satisfying, because...
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Vintage Whine: Wood
Back in Copper #31, I wrote about the subject of Tone, and how it seems to have vanished as a...
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Music'al Notes: Justice
“I don’t know why I am telling you this. “ said the large woman who a short while ago had...
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... And Indie for All: Alice Phoebe Lou
At the ripe old age of 17, Alice Phoebe Lou decided she’d had enough of life in her native South...
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Music to My Ears: Dippermouth
January 1, 1901 was a Tuesday in steamy New Orleans.  There were folks, mostly muttering vagrants and journalists, who would...
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Something Old / Something New: British & Irish Music
I want to talk about British and Irish folk music. And I’d like to start with Henry Purcell. Wait, what?...
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Industry News: Massive Layoffs at Harman Pro
Back in Copper #27, we reported legal woes at Samsung  and made mention of that company's purchase of Harman International....
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Featured: The Beauty of Song
Part 2
[In the last issue of Copper, Jason Victor Serinus introduced us to the beauty and communicative power of art song....
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Featured: Not Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting
The popularity of martial arts has grown exponentially in the US in recent years. The sale of the UFC for...
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Featured: CEDIA
The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association -- better known as CEDIA -- holds an annual show for audio/video installers...
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