Issue 30

Opening Salvo: It's Showtime!
Spring is the time when a young man's fancy turns to....audio shows?!? In North America, anyway, this is the start...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Schoenberg After Pierrot
I haven’t said much so far about Arnold Schoenberg’s craft, i.e., how he pulled the notes out of his hat....
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Ducks In a Row
For about six months of my life, around the time of my 18th birthday, I played in a cover band---six sets...
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The Audio Cynic: Bad Sound
...is in the ears of the beholder. I chose the image above because for me, the worst kind of bad...
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Quibbles and Bits: The Final Frontier
Consider for a moment the Fourier Transform, which I discussed back in Copper # 18.  Hands up if you think they’re...
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Twisted Systems: Chasing the Dragon
How owning an audio system is like “Chasing the Dragon” A old friend of mine became a gambling addict. His...
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Behind the Glass: Rossonian
There are a lot of ways to live this life. Sometimes I let my mind wander and try to imagine...
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Vintage Whine: Kits!
It's often said that we don't build anything in America anymore. That's clearly bunk; we just build different things than...
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... And Indie for All: Anaïs Mitchell
If you were to judge purely by her quiet, breathy voice and earnestly clipped diction, you might think Anaïs Mitchell...
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Music to My Ears: Bebop Deluxe
Mankind astounds with creativity, stupidity, ingenuity, and levity. The same species that invented the super-collider will drink beer with buddies...
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Something Old / Something New: Chant: Sacred and Profane
Scholars help us understand what chant is. That’s been true for a long time. As musical tastes changed starting in...
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High Society: The San Diego Music and Audio Guild
San Diego County, CA
The San Diego Music and Audio Guild is the largest and most active audio club in San Diego County. The 200+...
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Industry News: Schiit Goes B & M;
RIAA Releases Music Sales Statistics
Schiit Reimagines the Company Store (Seriously) [Schiit is a love-it-or-hate-it force in the audio world. Mike Moffat and Jason Stoddard have been...
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The Copper Interview: David Chesky
[David Chesky is a co-founder of audiophile label Chesky Records and download site HD Tracks. He’s established an impressive list...
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Featured: Professor Schenbeck Goes to a Show
Last month I was in Montréal for a professional meeting when Bill Leebens texted me: "Larry. Listen: there's a hell...
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Parting Shot: Schenna
I took the attached photograph in the town in Sudtirolean Italy where my mother was born.  Because of the bright...
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