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Another Look at Capital Audiofest 2023

Issue 203Show Report

I was trying to think about the first audio show I attended. I couldn’t remember. Part of the reason for that was that because when I was young, there weren’t...

Capital Audiofest 2023: A Show Grows in Maryland

Issue 202Show Report

The most recent Capital Audiofest took place where it has for the past few years, at the Hilton Rockville in Rockville, Maryland. It’s grown from a casual affair in 2010...

The Audio Video Show 2023 from Warsaw, Poland

Issue 202Show Report

Copper has an exchange program with FIDELITY magazine (and others), where we share articles, including this one, between publications.   The Right Kind of DifferentFounded 27 years ago, the Audio Video Show in...

On the Scene at AES New York 2023

Issue 201Show Report

As Frank Doris and John Seetoo noted elsewhere in this issue, AES New York 2023 was a rousing success. The conference always has something for everyone; it’s a trade show...

AES New York 2023: The Audio Engineering Societ...

Issue 201Show Report

Because of COVID, I was unable to attend the Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) annual convention in 2022, so I was particularly stoked to go to AES New York 2023, held...

Scenes and Gear from T.H.E. Show 2023

Issue 200Show Report

Our intrepid photographer/correspondent Harris Fogel was on the scene at T.H.E. Show 2023. As always, he took many photos of people and gear, and we present them here. For additional...

The Return of theCalifornia Audio Show

Issue 200Show Report

It had been a long wait. The ninth annual California Audio Show took place in 2019, but COVID concerns forced the postponement of the 10th. While the rest of the...

Munich HIGH END 2023, Part Three: Loudspeakers

Issue 194Show Report

Copper has an exchange program with FIDELITY magazine (and others), where we share articles, including this one, between publications.   Alles so schön bunt hier “Alles so schön bunt hier” (It’s all so...

Taylor Swift and the Eras Tour, and I Was There

Issue 194Show Report

Taylor Swift is one of those artists who truly needs no introduction. OK, briefly: she began writing songs at age 14 and really started to hit it big in 2008...

A Look Back at CES 2023

Issue 194Show Report

Editor’s Note: You might have noticed that some of our show reports happen quite some time after the shows occur. This is because of a variety of factors. It takes...

Munich HIGH END 2023, Part Two: Electronics

Issue 193Show Report

Copper has an exchange program with FIDELITY magazine (and others), where we share articles, including this one, between publications.  A Renaissance for the Integrated Amplifier It was needed. For many, it...

Still More from AXPONA 2023

Issue 192Show Report

Part One of Don’s show report ran in Issue 190. Editor’s Note: You might have noticed that some of our show reports happen sometime after the shows occur. This is...

Munich HIGH END 2023, Part One: Analog Hi-Fi

Issue 192Show Report

Copper has an exchange program with FIDELITY magazine (and others), where we share articles, including this one, between publications.   Simply unbreakable: the High End 2023 broke all records – both...

The Munich High End Audio Show 2023, Part Two

Issue 191Show Report

Part One of this show report appeared in Issue 190.   Even though I had been meaning to attend HIGH END, the Munich high-end audio show for a number of...

The 2023 NAMM Show: Craftsmanship and Artistry

Issue 190Show Report

The National Association of Music Merchants or NAMM Show takes place annually in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center, and is one of the largest music trade shows in...

Another AXPONA 2023 Show Report

Issue 190Show Report

Editor’s Note: You might have noticed that some of our show reports happen some time after the shows occur. This is because of a variety of factors – it takes...

A Visit to Jean Hiraga and the Munich High End ...

Issue 190Show Report

Even though I have been meaning to attend HIGH END, the Munich high-end audio show, for a number of years, this is the first year I have managed to make...

CanJam New York 2023: Getting Enthusiastic Abou...

Issue 188Show Report

I’m not sure about you, but my first notion of headphones or earphones came from my grandfather, Milton, who had one of those little mono earphones plugged into his little...

AXPONA 2023: Accessories Make the (Audio) Outfit

Issue 187Show Report

It’s been one of those years. Too many things going on, several distractions at home, travel schedules, inflation, and my constant state of mental disarray lately all meant that AXPONA...

A Visit to an Audio Engineering Society (AES) C...

Issue 187Show Report

The AES (Audio Engineering Society) conventions are among the most important shows in professional audio, which means that what you hear there today will have an impact on home listeners...

The DAM NYC Conference: Why Digital Asset Manag...

Issue 185Show Report

Q: What did the fish say when it bumped its head? A: DAM! So, I used to tell this kids’ joke to my students in digital imaging when speaking about...

CanJam New York 2023: The Audiophile and Pro Au...

Issue 185Show Report

The CanJam NYC 2023 headphones show at New York’s Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square was a much-anticipated event. Well attended, although somewhat smaller in the number of exhibitors and...

An Audio Journey, and More Photos from Capital ...

Issue 182Show Report

One of the most interesting and revealing aspects of an audio show is how it forces one to consider their own audio journey. Mine was pretty simple. It started with...

Capital Audiofest: Up Close and Personal, Part Two

Issue 181Show Report

In Part One of our Capital Audiofest 2022 coverage (Issue 180), I touched upon the family nature of the specialty audio business. And I’ve found it interesting how the industry...

Capital Audiofest 2022: Up Close and Personal, ...

Issue 180Show Report

My wife, Nancy Burlan, editor and reporter for Mac Edition Radio, asked me: “should we attend the Capital Audiofest this year.?” That was back in July 2022. It seemed like...

AES Fall 2022 New York – The Live Event Returns...

Issue 177Show Report

After two years of only streaming of their biannual New York show online due to the pandemic, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) returned to their live event presentation format at...

AES Fall 2022 New York – The Live Event Returns...

Issue 176Show Report

Since the pandemic erupted, many live trade shows and expos had their events suspended, or were forced to create a live streaming alternative. The Audio Engineering Society (AES) was no...

The New York Audio Show 2022, Part Three

Issue 175Show Report

Previous installments of our New York Audio Show 2022 reporting appeared in Issue 174 and Issue 172. The folks from TreeHaus Audiolab were exhibiting one of the audio world’s most...

The New York Audio Show 2022, Part Two

Issue 174Show Report

Even though Manhattan is the center of the photography universe, amazingly, it’s never had its own major photography festival. Sure, there are events like PhotoPlus Expo, held each fall at...

The NAMM Show 2022, Part Two

Issue 173Show Report

Part One of Copper’s NAMM 2022 Show report ran in Issue 172. Sony is a company whose presence was all over NAMM 2022, similar to how Adobe impacts any photography...

A Visit to The 2022 New York Audio Show, Part One

Issue 172Show Report

The New York Audio Show returned after a bit of a break, and it was nice to get back to a local event I had attended for the first time...

The NAMM Show 2022, Part One

Issue 172Show Report

When photography was in the process of being invented, two brilliant gents, Ferdinand Hurter (1844 – 1898) and Vero Charles Driffield (1848 – 1915), using a sewing machine and a...

T.H.E. Show 2022 Report, Part Two

Issue 170Show Report

The reasons for audio shows are basically to sell product. Am I being too cynical? Perhaps, but almost everyone involved needs to have a positive ROI (return on investment), a...

Back and Revitalized: T.H.E. Show 2022, Part One

Issue 169Show Report

One of the first audio shows I attended after what is hopefully the end of the pandemic was T.H.E. Show 2022, held at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel in California...

AES Europe Spring 2022, Part Three

Issue 167Show Report

(Copper Issue 166 featured coverage of AES Europe Spring 2022 presentations that included a look at the intricacies of tuning high-performance audio systems for automobiles; a study on the changes in how consumers...

AES Europe Spring 2022, Part Two

Issue 166Show Report

(Copper Issue 165 featured Part One of our coverage of the Audio Engineering Society AES Europe Spring 2022 convention from The Netherlands. Part One covered presentations on the use of analog vs. digital...

AES Europe Spring 2022, Part One

Issue 165Show Report

AES Europe Spring 2022 was held at The Hague in The Netherlands from May 16 – 19, 2022. The overall high standard that the Audio Engineering Society has maintained in...

Fest for Beatles Fans Gets Back

Issue 161Show Report

I recently attended my first Fest for Beatles Fans in 20 years. I needed to recharge my Beatles batteries, which I did on April 4 and 5 at the New...

CES 2022, Part Three

Issue 157Don LindichShow Report

On to the Show Floor! After seeing the offerings from Cambridge Audio and Meze Audio at the Bellagio hotel (see my coverage in Issue 154 and Issue 155), I headed...

CES 2022: A Different Kind of Show

Issue 155Show Report

CES 2022 struck me as an example of “on the other hand.” What I mean by this, is that fellow Mac Edition Radio editor Nancy Burlan and I debated whether...

A CES 2022 Report, Part Two

Issue 155Don LindichShow Report

Part One of this show report appeared in Issue 154. It continues with more coverage from The Digital Experience!, an event that is hosted by media event company Pepcom on...

CES 2022 Show Report, Part One

Issue 154Show Report

Returning as a live show after being held as an all-virtual event in 2021, the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place from January 5th through 8th, 2022 in Las...

AES Show Fall 2021, Part Four

Issue 154Show Report

In the fourth quarter of 2021, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) held its annual fall show online. The show’s seminars and interviews were recorded for on-demand viewing, so once again...

AES Show Fall 2021 Highlights, Part Three

Issue 153Show Report

In the fourth quarter of 2021, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) held its annual fall show online in October, because of the pandemic still being in effect. The show seminars...

AES Show Fall 2021 Highlights, Part Two

Issue 152Show Report

As 2021 entered the fourth quarter, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) held its annual fall show online in October, because of the pandemic still being in effect. Thankfully, the show...

AES Show Fall 2021 Highlights, Part One

Issue 151Show Report

As 2021 entered the fourth quarter, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) held its annual fall show online in October, because of the pandemic still being in effect. Thankfully, the show...

Scenes From Capital Audiofest 2021, Part Two

Issue 151Show Report

In Part One (Issue 150) we featured write-ups on Capital Audiofest 2021 from Steve Kindig and Harris Fogel. We wrap up our coverage with more photos from the show taken...

Capital Audiofest 2021: Bouncing Back

Issue 150Show Report

After so many audio show cancelations during the past 20 months, it was with a slight sense of disbelief that I found myself waiting in line at the registration desk...

Scenes from Capital Audiofest 2021, Part One

Issue 150Show Report

To be honest, we weren’t sure we’d be able to make it to the Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2021. Not for lack of wanting to, but because of a cascade of...