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...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Beethoven Begins
When did Beethoven become Beethoven? That is, when did he decisively put aside student exercises and astonish listeners with something...
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Music, 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...
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Frankly 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...
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Music'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...
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Off 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...
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Revolutions 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...
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True-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...
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Music 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...
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Something 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,...
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To 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...
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The 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...
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Featured: 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...
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Featured: 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...
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Audio 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...
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Parting Shot: Friends from Sunrise to Sunset
Taken at the Santa Fe Ranch, Nogales, Arizona.