Issue 44

Opening Salvo: Trick or Treat!
Welcome to Copper #44! I hope you were able to attend the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. It was a big, bold show, and...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Brothers In Arms
While I’ve been contemplating my next piece, I’ve been thinking about my last one, and about the man who introduced...
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The Audio Cynic: Dangerous Work
If 2016 was Snakebit, in terms of the number of musicians who died---what should we call 2017? Sure, last year...
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Hobgoblin: When Is It Time For the Next One?
The most famous line about making comedy gets quoted a lot. Lorne Michaels says, “Saturday Night Live doesn’t go on...
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Quibbles and Bits: Lord of the Ring
Sir Georg Solti was one of the preeminent conductors of the latter half of the 20th Century.  Many conductors are...
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Twisted Systems: Cables? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Cables!
In the world of high end audio there is probably no subject as controversial then the retail cost of high...
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Vintage Whine: Stereo at Sixty
We've heard a lot about anniversaries in 2017, with it being the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper, the Summer of...
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Music'al Notes: Wilmore!
“Where is Roy Hall? Roy Hall? Stand up.” My heart sank. A lifetime ago I worked for the now defunct...
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... And Indie for All: Celisse Henderson
Sometimes indie songwriters also write theater pieces. Much rarer are those whose talents are so wide-ranging that they perform in...
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Music to My Ears: Satchmo
The Roaring 20’s changed life in America in radical ways.  The 18th Amendment  passed on January 16, 1919, and prohibited...
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Something Old / Something New: The Great 78 Project
There was a time, in the first half of the 20th century, when several-minute segments of music were served up...
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Industry News: AKG Closes in Vienna; Cavalli Audio Closes
As reported in Copper #42,  Harman laid off 650 employees in its Pro Audio divisions. Since Harman's purchase by Samsung...
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Featured: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2017
RMAF this year was back to full size, with the memories of tents and blocked-off rooms behind us. The show...
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Featured: Digital vs. Analog,
Ad Nauseum
“What If Digital Had Never Happened?” writes Steve Guttenberg in the October 2017 issue of Stereophile. It’s a thoughtful, well-written piece....
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Featured: Confessions of a Beleaguered Music Fan
While most Copper readers are fans of different types of audiophile gear, the one love that I would lay odds...
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