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    The Spreckels Organ: A Historic Musical Treasure, Part One

    The Spreckels Organ is a remarkable musical instrument: it is…

    Talking With Andrew Hoffman of Audiophile Archive and Grading Services

    Audiophile Archive and Grading Services (AAGS) is a vinyl record-grading…

    Confessions of a Setup Man Part 12: Failed Experiments

    Many audiophiles are tinkerers. We’re constantly striving to squeeze the…

    Living With Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Davinder Bedi of RadiAsian.London

    Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are all around us. We’re constantly bombarded…

    Copper Listens to Copper: Stockfisch Records’ DMM Dubplate Vol. 1

    Stockfisch Records is an audiophile label established in Germany in…

    Cliff Chenfeld: From Razor & Tie to Kidz Bop and Beyond

    We are proud to have Cliff Chenfeld as a Copper contributor.…

    Confessions of a Record Collector, Part One

    I wonder if a lot of Copper readers are record…

    Confessions of a Record Collector, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 137) I noted that many of…

    Art Dudley: A Tribute

    On July 11, 2021 at Brown’s Brewing Company in Troy,…

    Seeking Clarity About Transparency

    Back in the 1980s or maybe earlier, “transparency” became the…

    Twisted Business: Jay Jay French’s Lessons Learned from Rock and Roll…and Life

    Jay Jay French was the lead guitarist and is the…

    Confessions of a Setup Man, Part 13: Engineering Complex

    I’m not a degreed engineer. True, I understand and can…

    Jazz Lives: Saxophonist Frank Catalano Ascends

    Last summer I had the honor of playing on a…

    From Rock to Schlock: 150 Desert Island Albums

    Most “desert island” record articles make the assumption that you…

    Who Decides What’s Good or Bad? And, Some Mini-Reviews

    In the process of putting together a list of 150…

    Will A Perfect Audio System Ever Exist?

    As a hard-core audiophile, I’ve spent the better part of…

    The Spreckels Organ: A Historic Musical Treasure, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 154) we looked at the history…

    Confessions of a Setup Man, Part 14: The Reluctant Reviewer

    I don’t think I really have the temperament to be…

    Copper and PS Audio’s WL “Woody” Woodward: In Memoriam

    It was the kind of message you never want to…

    How AXPONA Got Its Groove Back, Part One

    One man. More than 150 rooms and 200 exhibitors. 25…

    How AXPONA Got Its Groove Back, Part Two

    Part One of this report appeared in Issue 162. To…

    How AXPONA Got Its Groove Back, Part Three

    Part One and Part Two of this report appeared in…

    150 Favorite Rock Albums: More Mini-Reviews

    In Issue 150 I listed my 150 desert island favorite…

    Talking With Larry Jaffee of Making Vinyl, Part One

    Copper contributor Larry Jaffee is the co-founder of Making Vinyl,…

    Talking With Larry Jaffee of Making Vinyl, Part Two

    Copper contributor Larry Jaffee is the co-founder of Making Vinyl,…

    Confessions of a Setup Man, Part 15: Avoiding Burnout

    We’ve all experienced burnout in one form or another, exacerbated…

    Talking With Dan Mackta of Qobuz

    Streaming and downloading audio service Qobuz specializes in delivering high-resolution…

    Talking With Elliot Goldman of Bending Wave USA, Part One

    Elliot Goldman is a partner in Bending Wave USA, distributor…

    Talking With Elliot Goldman of Bending Wave USA, Part Two

    Elliot Goldman is a partner in Bending Wave USA, distributor of Göbel…

    A Visit to Audio Classics: Vintage Vibe, Modern Mojo

    Founded in 1979, Audio Classics, located in Vestal, New York,…

    James Lee Stanley: Musical Survivor

    Every now and then I’m going to write about artists…

    Confessions of a Setup Man, Part One

    This is the first in a new series about my…

    Bang, Zoom! Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Two

    The higher the resolution of an audio system, the more…

    Haunted: Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Three

    When I was Harry Pearson’s setup man at The Absolute…

    The Shows Must Go On

    I never thought I’d have to write a piece like…

    You’re Grounded! Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Four

    Hum has no place in an audio system. It’s often…

    In Memoriam: Art Dudley

    The audio industry lost one of its greatest with the…

    Getting It Wrong: Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Five

    Audio system setup is, I feel, as much an art…

    The Incalculable Influence of Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk’s influence on today’s pop music is so pervasive, the…

    How I Met Buck Dharma of Blue Öyster Cult

    When I was a teenager I wanted to be a…

    Introducing Octave Records: Audiophile Sound, Benefiting Musicians

    Hope you don’t mind if I put on my proud-family-member…

    Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Six: Sinister Stairways

    What Goes Up, Must Come Down When I worked at…

    Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Seven: You Can’t Have It!

    When I was a few years out of college I…

    Talking with Carl Marchisotto of NOLA Loudspeakers

    Carl Marchisotto is the president of Holbrook, NY-based Accent Speaker…

    My Life with Harry Pearson

    I worked for Harry Pearson full-time for many years in…

    Rumer: Nashville Tears

    Rumer has one of the most beautiful and captivating voices…

    Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Eight: Too Hot to Handle

    When I was working at The Absolute Sound as Harry…

    Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Nine: Inconsistency

    Many of us know that the sound of our stereo…

    Talking With Gayle Sanders of Eikon Audio and MartinLogan

    Gayle Martin Sanders was one of the co-founders of electrostatic…

    Gayle Sanders of Eikon and MartinLogan, Part Two

    In Part One, Gayle talked about his formative years in…

    Hearing Loss and the Need for High-End Audio

    Many of us have hearing loss. I do. I used…

    Confessions of a Setup Man, Part 10: No Direction Home

    I was a shy kid. The fact that I was…

    Steve Guttenberg: the Audiophiliac, Part One

    Steve Guttenberg is the host of The Audiophiliac Daily Show,…

    Steve Guttenberg: the Audiophiliac, Part Two

    In Part One of this interview (Issue 125) we talked…

    Confessions of a Setup Man 11: Can A System Be Too Good?

    As audiophiles, we are on what can sometimes seem a…

    Hanging With Les Paul

    Les Paul was a tremendous influence not only on guitar…

    EveAnna Dauray Manley of Manley Labs, Part One

    EveAnna Dauray Manley is the president of Manley Laboratories, Inc.,…

    EveAnna Dauray Manley of Manley Labs, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 129), EveAnna talked about her early…
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