Issue 60

Opening Salvo: Summer, Already?
Welcome to Copper #60! Ye Olde Editor may still be all askew from jet-lag, but life goes on, and half...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Letter from London
New York, May 22. I’ve had some of my favorite musical experiences here, beginning the first time I came forty...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Structure Needs a Firm Foundation
I’ve had a BHK Signature preamp for about a week-and-a-half, so it’s on the way towards  breaking in. The first...
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The Audio Cynic: David Wilson: RIP
The first 60 issues of Copper have featured 6 Audio Cynic columns headed "RIP". One in ten is far too...
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Quibbles and Bits: Musicians, Restauranteurs, Plumbers
You read a lot of brouhaha within the audio community about how musicians are not making any money out of...
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Twisted Systems: Guitar Influences, Part 4: Albert King
I woke up a couple of weeks ago and realized that I dreamed that Albert King called me to tell...
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Vintage Whine: The More Things Change....
Oh, you think you're so smart, Mr. 21st Century Hi-Tech Man. You know all there is to know about your...
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Music'al Notes: Cancer
“What’s that black circle?” I asked the technician while looking at the ghostly images on the screen. The contrast between...
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... And Indie for All: Claudia Schmidt
It’s been almost 40 years since a brainy, clear-voiced multi-instrumentalist from Michigan released her first collection of folksy yet idiosyncratic...
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Something Old / Something New: Tomás Luis de Victoria
Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611) is often referred to as “the most famous Spanish composer in Renaissance Rome” or...
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Industry News: Sonos: Bad News and Less-Bad News
Since its founding in 2002, Sonos has stood apart in many ways from other booming California tech companies. For starters,...
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The Copper Interview: Kamel Boutros
Cairo-born Kamel Boutros is a modern New York City Renaissance Man. As an internationally acclaimed opera baritone, he has performed...
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The Copper Interview: Conversing With Choueiri: Part 1, It's Not Rocket Science
High-end audio is not rocket science … but don’t you ever wonder what would happen if a proper rocket scientist...
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