Issue 65

Opening Salvo: August Heat
Welcome to Copper #65! I'm back from the California Audio Show in the Bay area, and the first feature on the show is in...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Bert van der Wolf
[Bert van der Wolf is a distinguished Netherlands-based engineer/producer with over thirty years’ experience in developing and advancing high-resolution, multichannel...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Hitting Bottom
Mark Malboeuf, alias badbeef, asked me to comment on a thread in the PS Audio forums about PS’ AN-series speakers...
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The Audio Cynic: What's In the Box?
If you present an engagement ring---and have hopes of it being accepted---you don't present it to the beloved inside a...
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Quibbles and Bits: If No One Ever Reads This Column...
...did I actually write it? There is a catchy phrase, “Perception is Reality”, which is often thrown about as a...
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Twisted Systems: Reel to Real
"Hey Jay Jay,  how about an audio column for a change?" YOU GOT IT! Several years ago, a mutual friend...
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Vintage Whine: 50 Ways to Read a Record Part 1
I've spent half a century immersing myself in the history of recorded sound. Recently I've had to go back to...
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Music'al Notes: Sinai
The muezzin woke us up with the Adhan (The Muslim call to prayer). It was dawn in Jerusalem and we had...
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Off the Charts: The Who
They’re one of the defining bands of rock music, but even The Who had songs that didn’t hit the big...
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Hand Picked: Who Are You?
HELLO! In this installment of "Hand Picked" we're going to do a little bit of the ol' "Cross-Promotion." Over on her...
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Industry News: A Monster Story, and Sonos Goes IPO
Noel Lee was an engineer at the Lawrence-Livermore Laboratory and a drummer when he  started his company Monster Cable in...
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Featured: Customers Behaving Badly
Customer: “There’s a violin in it.” Sales Manager: “What did you say?” “I just heard a beautiful piece of music...
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Featured: The California Audio Show Part 1
The eighth California Audio Show ran from July 27-29 at the Oakland Airport Hilton, the same venue as last year....
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