Issue 108

Opening Salvo: Write On
This issue's cover: of course, the Beatles in their iconic 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band garb. An album...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Opera and Immersive Sound
This is the first of two articles I’ve planned on immersive sound. The second will follow in Copper #109, covering...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: You Don't Have to be...Redux
When I was a kid, my parents had a comedy record called You Don’t Have to be Jewish, which had...
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Frankly Speaking: You’re Grounded! Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Four
Hum has no place in an audio system. It’s often caused by improper grounding. When I worked at The Absolute...
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Twisted Systems: VPI to the Rescue
If you haven’t heard by now, VPI industries, headed by Mat Weisfeld, has, in response to the coronavirus outbreak gripping...
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Revolutions Per Minute: Linearity in Audio, Part Three
Up to now we have only talked about the most basic tube amplifier design, consisting of one triode tube in...
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Something Old / Something New: The Baroque in Central and South America
When we hear the term “Baroque music,” most of us automatically picture the ornate courts of Europe in the 17th...
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To Be Determined: Three Clear Winners
Roger Eno/Brian Eno - Mixing Colours Everyone knows Brian Eno; who could have missed the stylish glam he brought to...
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Eureka Moments: Jersey Boys Find Hi-Fi
My passion for audio was ignited in the 1960s (are we really that old?). Like most of my peers I...
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Complete Recovery: More Cool and Unusual Takes on Others’ Songs
Rich Isaacs had a great idea in Issue 107 of Copper (“Complete Recovery: Unusual Takes on Others’ Songs”). It made...
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Featured: Ryuichi Sakamoto - A Musical Career Overview, Part One
Meeting one’s musical heroes can often take place in unexpected circumstances. Back in the late 1980s, a particular music hero...
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Featured: Terry Kath: Chicago's Guitarist Extraordinaire
In 1970 a dear friend, Hank Rau, introduced me to a new band, Chicago Transit Authority. I want to dedicate...
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Audio Anthropology: Now Hear This!
When the Admiral speaks, they listen!   They went all out on props for this photo shoot. From Audio magazine,...
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Parting Shot: A Mecca for Sunsets
Mecca Beach, the location of this shot, is not on the ocean. It's on the shores of an inland lake...
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