Issue 45

Opening Salvo: Fall Has Fallen....
...and it can't get up! Welcome to Copper #45! The year ticks away, and we are presented/threatened with the horrors of endless...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Why Doesn't My System Sound Better?
(Or: A Neurotic's Confession)
By any objective measure, it sounds incredible. But you know how people like us are: obsessive to a degree that’s...
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The Audio Cynic: Geezerpalooza
Back at the dawn of the grunge era in 1991, Perry Farrell dreamed up Lollapalooza as a festival that would serve...
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Quibbles and Bits: Like a Circle in a Spiral
On a piano keyboard, most of us know that all the white notes are identified by the letters A–G, while...
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Twisted Systems: The Great 1967 Psychedelic Album of the Year Shootout
Part 1   The Contenders I recently sent away for, and received, the 50th anniversary edition of the Rolling Stones' Their...
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Vintage Whine: Materials Science
I've danced around this subject before, with my discussions of tone and wood. Back a million years ago in my...
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Music'al Notes: Summer Holiday
“We’ve come to report a car accident”said Ivor. The policeman became animated and said, “Vieni, vieni (come, come) theese-away.” He...
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... And Indie for All: Leopold and his Fiction
With eyes like big brown marbles and his dyed blond hair slicked back, Daniel James Leopold looks like a man...
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Something Old / Something New: Flat Worms
From the scuzzy, fuzzy den of Castle Face Records comes the first full length LP of Flat Worms, called –...
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Industry News: More Bad News for Sears and Gibson
We've previously written about the sad, seemingly-inevitable  decline of Sears. While it does not directly affect the audio biz, it...
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The Copper Interview: Kavi Alexander, Part 1
Kavi Alexander considers creating music to be a sacred act, and has made Water Lily Acoustics, his labor of love,...
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Featured: The Two Most Important People in the World
Let's call my audio-show buddy Gavin. I first met him in the elevator at the 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show,...
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Featured: Hi-Fis, Cars, and Planes
This Zenith portable stereo is the first stereo I remember having and listening to, and I loved it. The first...
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Featured: Southern Italian Wines:
A Walk on the Wild Side, Part 1
It’s a Malbec world out there. Once upon a time, it was a Merlot world---and then came the movie Sideways,...
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