Table of Contents – Issue 187

Table of Contents – Issue 187

Written by Frank Doris

Audio Expo North America, better known as AXPONA 2023 was a roaring success. The mood was upbeat, the exhibitors (including PS Audio) were plentiful, and from the looks of it, the attendees had a great time. Copper had three of us on the scene – myself, Rudy Radelic, and Jay Jay French. Our observations are in this issue here (Frank), here (Rudy), and here (Jay Jay).

We mourn the loss of Harry Belafonte (96). He began his career in the 1950s singing calypso music and soon branched out to become an international popular music sensation as a singer and actor. One of the few people to have ever won EGOT accolades (for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards), he also became an important activist during the civil rights movement and beyond. It’s no exaggeration to say he was one of the greatest performers who ever lived.

Also in this issue: Anne E. Johnson rhapsodizes about another great singer, Darlene Love. J.I. Agnew restores a Rek-O-Cut lathe (you can guess what it’s used for). Ken Kessler visits the annual Tonbridge AudioJumble. Harris Fogel gets educated at an Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention. John Seetoo interviews legendary recording engineer Bill Schnee. Ray Chelstowski talks with New Orleans music great Ivan Neville.

Russ Welton notes that when it comes to brick-and-mortar retailers, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Andrew Daly interviews up-and-coming guitarist Nick Lisanti. Howard Kneller enjoys the Waversa Systems WBridge Standard DAC. We wrap up the issue with alternate reality, a ripping encounter, a timeless meter, and a view from the sky.

Staff Writers:
J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Andrew Daly, Harris Fogel, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Ken Kessler, Don Lindich, Stuart Marvin, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, John Seetoo, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, Adrian Wu

Contributing Editors:
Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, Ted Shafran, David Snyder, Bob Wood

“Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

Parting Shots:
James Schrimpf, B. Jan Montana, Rich Isaacs (and others)

Audio Anthropology Photos:
Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell

Frank Doris

Paul McGowan

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