Opening Salvo

Future And Past

Welcome to Copper # 15!

Our contest in issue #13 produced dozens of interesting submissions in response to the question, “What’s really new in audio?” Those entries are featured in Incoming Letters, along with the occasional comment from me.

We have another new feature in this issue: Make It Yourself by Darren Myers. Every issue, Darren will feature a new project that you can, well, make yourself. Don’t be fooled by the interconnect in this issue—it’s an easy project, designed to produce confidence as well as an interconnect.

Things will get more complex in the future, so keep your soldering iron well-tinned.

Paul McGowan
is back with the second installment of Back to Basics, answering the musical question, What is a CD Player? Paul will continue to work through the elements of sound reproduction. While this column is geared to newbies, most veteran audiophools can benefit from a refresher, no? I certainly can.

Jim Smith is back with parts 2 and 3 of Subwoofery, laying to rest some misconceptions, and leading us all to the path of enlightenment…and better sound!

Industry veteran Gary Yacoubian joins us with Who are the Modern Audiophiles?—which I think will provoke some commentary and debate.

Our columns this issue deal with the loss of a dear friend, liner notes, one of the best-selling records of all time, sigma-delta modulators, and great musical performances from the familiar (Glenn Miller) and the less-familiar (the extraordinary Roosevelt Collier), the question “where are they now?”, and another great reader system.

Enjoy! See you in 2 weeks!

Cheers, Leebs