Opening Salvo

    Opening Salvo

    Welcome to Copper #11! Wherever you are, we hope it’s…

    Birth Of A Child

    The birth of a child is always a cause for…

    Welcome to the lucky thirteenth edition of Copper!

    As is probably clear by now, we’ve decided to shake…

    …almost World Series

    As we draw nearer to the time of the World…

    Future And Past

    Welcome to Copper # 15! Our contest in issue #13…

    Back By Popular Demand

    Welcome to Copper #16! We’re excited by our recent additions.…

    More, and Better

    As we approach the annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, our…

    Welcome Back, My Friends…

    Anyone who has been around rock music at all knows…

    Too Mean To Die

    Welcome  to Copper #19! Believe me, no one is more…

    …and the Hits Just Keep On Comin’…

    Welcome to Copper #20! I think this is a particularly…

    Where Did the Year Go?

    Welcome to Copper # 21! It’s hard to believe that 2016…

    Happy Holidays!

    Welcome to Copper #74, the second of three December issues, and one…

    Good Riddance, 2016!

    Happy New Year, and welcome to Copper #23, and 2017!…

    A New Year’s Resolution

    Happy New Year to all, and hope my colleagues are…

    The More the Merrier

    Neither rain nor snow nor CES crud nor car crashes stays…

    So Much for Punxsutawney Phil!

    I would never overtly diss a legendary Groundhog, but six…

    Happy Birthday to Us!

    It honestly, really, truly  came as a shock to me…

    Second Verse, Same as the First

    The first year of Copper saw the mag start from…

    …Out Like a Lamb?

    The bizarre year proceeds apace as here in Boulder, we’ve…

    It’s Showtime!

    Welcome to Copper #93! By the time you read this, the…

    Beyond the Listening Room

    By the time you read this, Axpona will be over.…

    It’s a Big, Big World

    Welcome to Copper #32!  If you’re a reader of fine…

    On the Road Again….

    As you read this, I’ll have just returned from the…

    Wiser? Or Just Older?

    Welcome to the 34th issue of Copper! As I approach…

    Retro-Introspection?

    Welcome to Copper #35! Lately, I’ve been blathering a lot…

    Across the Chronographic Divide

    Welcome to Copper #36! I recently crossed the Continental Divide,…

    …But It’s a DRY Heat….

    Welcome to Copper #37! As temperatures topped triple digits in…

    Changes

    Welcome to Copper #38! Just as there are continual changes…

    Summer’s End

    Welcome to Copper #39! For many of us, it’s almost…

    After the Eclipse

    Welcome to Copper #40! The old expression “a miss is…

    Fire and Rain

    Welcome to Copper #41! The title isn’t to announce a James Taylor…

    Woodsmoke and Oranges

    Welcome to Copper #42! An all-too-brief vacation in the smoky Pacific Northwest…

    Trick or Treat!

    Welcome to Copper #44! I hope you were able to…

    Fall Has Fallen….

    …and it can’t get up! Welcome to Copper #45! The year ticks…

    Thanks!

    Welcome to Copper #46! For music lovers, it is the…

    December??

    Welcome to Copper #47! I’m alarmed at how rapidly 2017…

    Happy New Year!

    Welcome to Copper #75, and welcome to 2019! It truly is difficult…

    We’re Golden!

    Welcome to Copper #50! It’s hard to believe we’ve reached…

    Area 51

    Welcome to Copper #51! We’ve passed New Year’s, we’ve passed CES, and…

    So Many Holidays!

    …and yet, I have to work on Lincoln’s Birthday, Valentine’s…

    Happy Anniversary to Us!

    Welcome to Copper #53! Our very first issue appeared on…

    Happy St. Pat’s!

    Welcome to Copper #54! Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh! —which is allegedly,…

    Happy Passover/Easter/April Fools’ Day!

    Welcome to Copper #55! It’s a little odd when holidays…

    See You in Chicago?

    Welcome to Copper #56! With the recent Montréal Audio Fest,…

    The Winter of Our Disc Content

    Welcome to Copper #57! One last gasp of winter’s wrath in Chicago,…

    May Day, May Day, May Day!

    Welcome to Copper #58! Every May I wonder how the phrase “May…

    Munich and Everything After

    Welcome to Copper #59! Blame any errors in this issue on jet…

    Summer, Already?

    Welcome to Copper #60! Ye Olde Editor may still be…

    Numerologist’s Delight

    Welcome to Copper #61! Someone, somewhere will undoubtedly be able to extract…

    The Endless Summer (Cold)

    Welcome to Copper #62! My daughter Emily believes that men…

    High Heat

    Welcome to Copper #63! This issue’s menu offers summer reading ranging…

    On the Road Again

    Welcome to Copper #87! Family business had me on a plane…

    August Heat

    Welcome to Copper #91! Having left the relatively-balmy temps of the…

    Moving On

    Welcome to Copper #66! Summer ends, fall begins, change abounds.…

    Every New Beginning

    Welcome to Copper #67! It may be my Irish heritage…

    Falling Into Showtime

    Welcome to Copper #68! By the time you read this, the first…

    Autumn

    Welcome to Copper #69! The aspens are starting to turn yellow here…

    Snow Comes; Snow Goes

    Welcome to Copper #70! The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest took place October 5-7,…

    Vote!

    Welcome to Copper #71! The leaves have mostly passed peak color here…

    It’s Summer Somewhere

    Welcome to Copper #72! It’s a cliche’ that travel expands the mind,…

    Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

    Welcome to Copper #73! While the saying, “days drag, years fly by”…

    Without CES, Does January Exist?

    Welcome to Copper #76! —here we are, halfway through January already, and…

    Blood Wolf WHAT?

    Welcome to Copper #77! I hope you had a better view of…

    From -6 to 86 and Back Again

    Welcome to Copper #79! This issue features my walkaround of the first-ever Florida…

    Leather? Really?

    Welcome to Copper #80, our Third Anniversary issue! Some investigations require more…

    Welcome to Spring?

    Welcome to Copper #81! This is being written on the first day…

    It Might As Well Be Spring

    Welcome to Copper #82! I’ve never been good with ambivalence.…

    Every Day is Earth Day?

    Welcome to Copper #83! I rarely react to PR pronouncements with…

    A Long Time Ago….

    Welcome to Copper #84! Being the picayune sort, it annoys me…

    Another Day, Another Plane

    Welcome to Copper #85! It seems like only yesterday when I…

    June Means No More Snow—Right?

    Welcome to Copper #86! A week or so ago, here in…

    Half a Year, Half a Year, Half a Year Gone

    Welcome to Copper #88! The day this magazine goes live, July…

    All Fingers on Deck

    Welcome to Copper #89! I hope you emerged from the 4th…

    Happy Landings!

    Welcome to Copper #90! By the time you read these, the…

    See You in September

    Welcome to Copper #92! With the last gasp of summer comes…

    In the Air Tonight

    Welcome to Copper #94! As this issue goes live, I’ll have…

    10-4, Good Neighbor

    Welcome to Copper #95! This is being written on October 4th—or…

    96 Tears

    Welcome to Copper #96! One thousand, three hundred and twenty-three days…

    The Editors, They are a changin’

    I’m thrilled and honored to be named the new editor…

    Better Living Through Music!

    First of all, I want to give a huge thank…

    Music Appreciation

    We’re in the midst of the holiday season, a time…

    One Hundred Issues and Counting!

    This holiday season marks a major milestone for the magazine…

    Happy Musical New Year!

    Numbers have been on my mind lately: 97, 98, 99,…

    “I Got a Fever…”

    It’s 102 – I got a fever and the only…

    Audio Diversity

    I’ve been thinking about this lately and seeing Paul McGowan’s…

    Expanding Horizons

    Copper has been moving to increase its audio-related articles. We…

    Building Community

    (With a tip of the hat to the Hank Stone…

    Not Fade Away

    This issue’s cover: conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882 – 1977). One…

    All Together Separately

    Cover: violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901 – 1987). Many consider him…

    Write On

    This issue’s cover: of course, the Beatles in their iconic…

    Balancing Act

    This issue’s cover: Judy Garland (1922 – 1969). One of…

    Changing Perspectives

    This issue’s cover: Amy Winehouse (1983 – 2011) and Tony…

    Imaginations Real

    (With a tip of the hat to Dave Davies for…

    Tiptoe Through the Tweeters

    This Issue’s Cover: Bob Dylan (born 1941). The times they…

    Peonies en Regalia

    This issue’s cover: Joni Mitchell (1943 –). Riding on the…

    They’re Back!

    We are thrilled to announce the return of Patti, Louie…

    You Can’t Think of Everything

    Sometimes even the most perceptive of us can have a…

    Only Two More Days Till Tomorrow

    “Baby, there’s only two more days till tomorrow.” That’s from…

    Ridin’ the Storm Out

    This was the hardest issue I’ve ever had to put…

    I Leave My Fortune

    I recently got a fortune cookie that said, “Music melts…

    Take 22

    This is my 22nd issue of editing Copper. 22 issues…

    Name That Column Contest!

    PS Audio recently launched its record label, Octave Records. (Read…

    A Question of Time

    Do you sometimes feel like we’re living in an alternate…

    Light Up the Sky

    The music world has lost an icon with the passing…

    Learning to Fly

    Every day is an opportunity to learn something. Even when…

    Octave Pitch and Other Notes

    We have a new president and vice president-elect. I and…

    Anniversaries and Appreciations

    Thanksgiving has come and gone in the US (and Brazil…

    Hope for the Holidays

    The term “Happy Holidaze” has become a cliché, the progenitor…

    Hoping All the Verses Rhyme

    Goodbye 2020 and here’s to a better 2021. Anything else…

    Things Change With Time

    Things change with time, as my very close friend likes…

    Keep Your Eye on the Prize

    It’s hard to believe – or maybe not – that…

    Clickbait-Free Zone

    Clickbait has become pervasive. It’s not hard to see why,…

    Is There a Thinking Cap?

    I wonder if artificial intelligence is the natural result of…

    Headspace

    You can only put so much of an input signal…

    Oh, Look!

    Copper has a new look! So does the rest of…

    Only Two More Days Till Tomorrow

    With Copper’s new format, long “Opening Salvo” intros take up…

    Moonlight Feels Right

    Found inside a fortune cookie: “Because of your melodic nature,…

    With Age Comes Wisdom

    I was hanging at the assisted living facility and an…

    Accountability

    When you’ve been paying your dues, after a while you…

    Glitch Transitions

    Since moving to the new Copper platform, there have been…

    Copy That

    Copper’s writers and I strive for excellence, and work hard…

    Platinum Award

    We’re proud to announce that Copper writer Alón Sagee, chief…

    We Remember Art

    I recently had the honor of attending an event in…

    Dust

    Is there a reader among us who doesn’t dig ZZ…

    Should You Accept Cookies?

    One of the features readers like Randy Vogel and others…

    Magic and Loss

    I and so many of us are saddened by the…

    Sunset Over the Rocky Mountains

    Recently we received an e-mail stating that “Rocky Mountain Audio…

    The Write Thing

    “Writers write.” – Dave Kindred. “Nuff said.” – Stan Lee.…

    Do It Now!

    Readers may know I’m a fan of weird fortune cookie…

    Dreamtime

    “A dream goes on forever.” – Todd Rundgren I’ve been…

    Ripples in Time

    “Sail away, away/Ripples never come back.” – Genesis, “Ripples” Remember…

    Milestones

    This is the 150th issue of Copper! We are thrilled…

    Holiday Wishes

    Happy holidays, everyone. We at Copper wish all of you…

    To a Brighter Future

    All of us at Copper once again wish all of…

    Make It Easy on Yourself

    Happy New Year! I have a perhaps selfish New Year’s…

    Audio to the Max

    The audio world has lost another legend with the passing…

    Never to be Forgotten

    It is with great sadness that we report the loss…

    Unreal Reality

    The English rock band Everything Everything announced that their upcoming…

    Getting a Read

    Sometimes I forget that people actually read this magazine. Just…

    Springtime Solace

    For me, music always has been, is, and will be,…

    Time Passages

    It is with deep sadness that we report the passing…

    Two is Better Than One

    According to a recent article in The Hearing Review, acoustics…

    On With the Show

    AXPONA, Audio Expo North America, is happening as you are…

    Showgazing

    As you might have seen or heard, AXPONA 2022, Audio…

    We All Belong…

    Thanks, mom. For everything. “La, la la la, la la…

    The Space Between the Notes

    Sometimes, music is good. Other times, silence is good. It…

    Here Comes the Sun

    As a bandmate likes to say, a day without the…

    Seeking Enlightenment

    I’ve noted before that I’m a connoisseur of silly fortune…

    Sitting Down and Listening

    We are pleased to say that audio reviewer and photographer…

    Under the Same Sky

    As a fortune cookie connoisseur, this one caught my eye:…

    Selective Memories

    Through good times and bad, we always have the memories.…
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