Copper


Issue 33

As you read this, I'll have just returned from the  Munich  High End show, the largest audio show in the world. Or at least the Western world, if we must split hairs. To my...

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96,000 People Can't Be That Wrong

As I write this, I’m listening to the early Flying Burrito Brothers. I love this stuff. I first got “turned on” to music like this by hearing the very first...

Why Do We Even CARE??

After a zillion years in this business, you’d think I’d have a sense of just how disconnected the audio biz is from mainstream reality. Short answer: yeah, no. Think what...

Zen and the Art of Speaker Building

Most of us squander far too much of our time engaged in “self-talk”. Our minds are continually preoccupied with “what if” scenarios and how to resolve them, even though these...

Spring is in the Air

Sometimes our own backyards are too picture postcard-perfect to resist.

Audio Retales Visits Long Island

Robin Williams famously once said that “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you that you’re making too much money!” Well…the same could be said about really expensive toys whether they...

Pura Fe'

No artist springs fully formed into the world. Being creative is a kinetic state, shifting constantly, and not always in linear development. Few singer-songwriters reveal this inner prism more clearly...

More Upheaval at Sears and Texting Music

Sears Holdings Corporation Chairman and CEO: “We Are Fighting Like Hell”May 11, 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders [This is not a press-release per se, but a slightly-abridged version of a...

The Return of Even More Neglected Artists!

Due to a “senior moment,” I missed the “thirties” in my running series of overlooked artists. As my fellow senior citizen, Editor Leebens, missed it, too, I’m relieved: it was...

Classical Concept Albums

They’re baack. Concept albums, that is, those packages that attempt—with varying degrees of success—to offer works that complement, complete, and inform one another. For pop and rock, the advent of the...

Horns, Part 2

In our last issue we looked at the historical and physical forebears of horn loudspeakers. Horns—either actual animal horns or manmade constructions that mimicked animal horns—are found being used to...

Caldara

For a composer not celebrating a round-numbered anniversary of his birth or death, Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) sure is getting a lot of attention from recording studios in 2017. Recent releases...

Sample Rate Conversion

Question:  How does sample rate conversion work?  I get asked this often, and the answer, like all things pertaining to digital audio, is both simple and complicated depending on how...

Chad Kassem

Chad Kassem is the founder and owner of a number of businesses: Acoustic Sounds, Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez, APO Records, Blue Heaven Studios, Quality Record Pressings, Analogue Productions,  and the annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads festival in...