Issue 53

Opening Salvo: Happy Anniversary to Us!
Welcome to Copper #53! Our very first issue appeared on March 7, 2016. It's hard to believe that we've been...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Daughters, Part 1
  Choose your parents carefully. That’s probably the best advice anyone can offer a young person who wants to become...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Big Rock Show
Some friends of mine have been putting on a big rock show annually for the last few years, under the...
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The Audio Cynic: Are We Having Fun Yet?
A newbie wandering onto almost any audio website or forum might ask, after a brief perusal, "Jeez, why so serious?...
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Quibbles and Bits: Cross-country Skiing
I expect all of you will be well familiar with skiing, that glamorous sport that involves hurtling from the top...
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Twisted Systems: Climbing to the Audio Summit Part 3: Speakers and Stuff
As I bring this “Climbing to the Audio Summit” exercise to a close I am not just taken aback by...
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Vintage Whine: A Serious Hobbyist
In Copper #52 we began poring through a collection of audio ephemera gathered by Dr. James McVay, the grandfather of...
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Music'al Notes: Fort Peck
“You won’t find a hotel room anywhere for the next 300 miles.” We had stopped in a town called Glasgow,...
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... And Indie for All: Piano Club
Their lead singer and songwriter goes by the cool-cat name of Anthony Sinatra, so you know they take pop vocal...
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Music to My Ears: Move It On Over: Rockabilly, Part 1
Dave turned onto 13th Ave that runs west out of Ames Iowa, and into the farm country for a Sunday...
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Industry News: Sony CEO Steps Down; More Challenges for Gibson
Sony Corporation laid out major management shifts in a recent press-release.  CEO Kaz Hirai, widely credited with the company's return...
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The Copper Interview: Audio Fidelity: Bobby Palomino of The Teemates, Part 1
[We've previously written about the pioneering audiophile label Audio Fidelity on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the release...
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Featured: QED, Bitches!!
Agnostics are often assumed to be wishy-washy—that they dither and um when asked about greater things. But actually, an agnostic...
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