Issue 86

Opening Salvo: June Means No More Snow---Right?
Welcome to Copper #86! A week or so ago, here in Boulder we said, "it's May, so winter's over---right?" Then we...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Oy! More Bass!
An ultra-recent debate between Uncle Bill Leebens and myself gives rise to this particular column. I expressed exactly zero interest...
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The Audio Cynic: The Madness of Crowds, the Wisdom of T-shirts
It has probably become evident after 85 (!!) of these columns that I distrust snap judgments. Unfortunately, I also distrust...
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Quibbles and Bits: Does Science Have to Make Sense?
The origins of science, and the scientific method, have to do with attempting to understand the world around us. Why...
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Twisted Systems: The Munich High End Show 2019, Part 2
Before I go any farther down the High End show rabbit hole, I left out one turntable. This one was...
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Vintage Whine: Empire, Part 2
Our first installment on Empire mentioned the beginnings of the company in phono cartridges and tonearms, soon followed by turntables....
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Music'al Notes: Esther
She looked so summery, that I had to talk to her. I was on a bus changing terminals in the...
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Off the Charts: Howard Jones
Just a scrawny English kid with spiky hair, a bunch of synthesizers, and chipper lyrics? Or is there more to...
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Music to My Ears: Django, Act 1
January, 1910, on a cold evening in Liberchies, Belgium a baby boy was born to a Manouche Romani couple named...
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Something Old / Something New: Archangelo Corelli
Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713) had a pretty sweet deal. As a violinist and composer, it seems he was beloved by everyone...
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Industry News: Thiel: the Final Chapter
At Copper, we've followed the slow-motion demise of Thiel Audio for almost two years. As we've mentioned before (perhaps ad...
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Featured: 363 Days in Vietnam, Part 3
[Previous installments from Michael's book, 363 Days in Vietnam, appeared in Copper # 84 and #85--Ed.] Day 244 A home-made...
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Featured: Fretting and Harping About Guitars
When I was a teenager in New York during the 1960s, hundreds of people would gather around the fountain in...
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Featured: Munich, Part 2
For all its admirable efficiency, there are some peculiar oversights in the presentation of High End, as the Munich show...
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