Issue 104 Opening Salvo: Expanding Horizons Copper has been moving to increase its audio-related articles. We intend to bring you more about audio tech, interviews and...read moreToo Much Tchaikovsky: Beethoven Begins When did Beethoven become Beethoven? That is, when did he decisively put aside student exercises and astonish listeners with something...read moreMusic, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Adventures in Audio: AT&T and Me Way back in the very early days of the World Wide Web, there were things called Newsgroups. Remember them? There...read moreFrankly Speaking: Confessions of a Setup Man, Part One This is the first in a new series about my misadventures in setting up audio systems. I’ve been an audiophile...read moreMusic'al Notes: Cop Tales First Phone Call: “Let me speak to Mary.” “I’m sorry, wrong number.” I replied. The phone rings again. An agitated...read moreOff the Charts: Band of Brothers: Kings of Leon Hard to believe, but it was 20 years ago when three brothers and a cousin from the Followill family of...read moreRevolutions Per Minute: Secrets of the Phono Cartridge, Part One Phonograph disc reproduction cartridges (phono cartridges as they’re known to you and me) all contain transducers consisting of coils of...read moreTrue-Life Radio Tales: Border Crossings and Power Plays WKBW Buffalo Out of radio station CHAM and still living in Canada, I snagged a part-time on-air job for my...read moreMusic to My Ears: Bear: The Owsley Stanley Story, Part Two As reclusive and protective of his identity as Owsley “Bear” Stanley had been, one can’t manufacture the purest LSD on...read moreSomething Old / Something New: Beethoven: Recent Piano Concerto Recordings It’s come at last, after months of industry hype: the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth year. As you might imagine,...read moreTo Be Determined: Crate Digging, Part II More crate digs, and leading off with a couple of notable comedy albums. Yeah, I know, it’s not music, but...read moreThe Copper Interview: Ohm Acoustics, Part Two: An Inside Look The Columbia Street Waterfront District of Brooklyn is technically in Cobble Hill, but it is partially separated from the rest...read moreFeatured: Mr. Don and the Delinquents During the 1970s I had an opportunity to teach a class of motivated fourth grade students interested in learning through...read moreFeatured: Cleveland Rocks. Does the Rock Hall? The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum began as an idea, became a building, and is now an...read moreAudio Anthropology: An A1 Speaker System [caption id="attachment_128707" align="aligncenter" width="580"] The mighty Altec Lansing Voice of the Theatre A1 speaker system, 1945 catalog. I'll bet...read moreThe Run-Out Groove: A Sound Pension Plan Parting Shot: Friends from Sunrise to Sunset Taken at the Santa Fe Ranch, Nogales, Arizona.