Issue 51

Opening Salvo: Area 51
Welcome to Copper #51! We've passed New Year's, we've passed CES, and the whole world seems to be recovering from the flu....
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Searching For Big
I’ve been listening to, or watching, a lot of new opera lately. Saw Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel at the...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Danny Thompson
While writing the last few chapters, I talked on occasion to Rick Turner. He suggested that I should write about...
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The Audio Cynic: In the Land of the Surreal, Is Realism Relevant?
I despise dogma---especially when it comes from me. So when I find that pretty much everything I say regarding CES...
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Quibbles and Bits: Loudness
It was Lee Atwater, a controversial campaign strategist for Bush Sr.’s successful 1988 presidential campaign who coined the phrase “Perception...
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Twisted Systems: Climbing to the Audio Summit Part 1: Turntables
I want to thank you all for your comments on the “Great '67 Psychedelic Shoot-out”.  [In case you missed it:...
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Behind the Glass: Live, From Lafayette....
The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley. Whatever Burns meant by that. You know, sometimes...
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Vintage Whine: 15,000 Pages!
I started reading when I was 3. I say that not to evoke any particular reaction in the reader, but...
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Music'al Notes: The Deal (or: How Adolf Hitler Bought Me a Jaguar)
Reading the deed in the Grundbuch (land registry) in East Berlin was chilling. It showed that my grandmother had purchased...
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... And Indie for All: David Myles
David Myles is a Halifax-based singer/songwriter with a smooth and tender voice, a vaguely retro look and sound, and an...
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Music to My Ears: Nat King Cole: For Sentimental Reasons
In 1926 Nathaniel Adams Cole was 7 years old and US Route 66 was established as a part of the...
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Industry News: One Down, One to Go
Starting in  Copper #40, there have been several occasions when we've looked at the activities of two companies that historically have...
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The Copper Interview: Tom Fine, Part 3
[Tom Fine is an archival/recording/mastering engineer, and if if his name sounds familiar, it’s likely because he’s the son of Robert...
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Featured: Cables: RCA Interconnects
There is no magic to good cables; it is adherence to strict design rules that also encompass those “magic” tertiary...
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Featured: CES: A Look Around
Our little world is categorized as "High-Performance Audio" (HPA) by the Consumer Technology Association, the group that puts on CES...
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