Issue 124

Opening Salvo: Octave Pitch and Other Notes
We have a new president and vice president-elect. I and any other person in an editorial position might be expected...
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Masthead: Our Staff
Contributing Writers: J.I. Agnew, Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Ray Chelstowski, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Robert Heiblim,...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Bel Canto, Part 1
Recently I’ve been watching a lot of Dark, now streaming on Netflix. It’s both an epic tragedy and a sci-fi...
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Frankly Speaking: Confessions of a Setup Man, Part 10: No Direction Home
I was a shy kid. The fact that I was skinny, had big ears, a big nose and big teeth,...
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Twisted Systems: Stairway to Heaven
My friend Ira is a committed audiophile and we seem to make leaps into audio system upgrades based on an...
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Music'al Notes: Arran, a Whisky Tale
The ad ran something like this. “Invest in a new distillery in the Isle of Arran. Your £450 payment will...
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Octave Pitch: Otis Taylor’s Hey Joe Opus | Red Meat
Octave Records released its third album on November 16, an exclusive Direct-To-Master high-resolution audio reissue of Hey Joe Opus |...
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Off the Charts: Chet Atkins: The Country Gentleman
He was known as The Country Gentleman, and his guitar playing was a major factor in developing the so-called Nashville...
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Revolutions Per Minute: The Coil and Its Significance for Recorded Sound
A few days ago I was in the lab (which in itself is hardly surprising, considering that a significant part...
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Deep Dive: Hearing Loss and Audio: Not a Conflict; a Path to a Better Experience
This article was prompted by a comment Robert made to last issue’s article, “Hearing Loss and the Need for High-End...
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Something Old / Something New: Rediscovering Johannes Ockeghem
Beethoven has enjoyed all kinds of attention in 2020 to celebrate his 250th birthday, but Johannes Ockeghem deserves a birthday...
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To Be Determined: Four Classic Holiday LP Reissues From Sony Legacy
We’re taking a break from the usual new release record review format this issue to focus on some holiday classics,...
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Industry News: AES Show Fall 2020, Part Two
I’d like to commend the Audio Engineering Society (AES) for the depth and choice of topics that online attendees of...
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True-Life Rock Tales: Split Enz: True Colours, Part One
We drove our three rental cars up to the lobby entrance of the Sunset Marquis at 1200 North Alta Loma...
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The Copper Interview: Walter Schofield of Krell Industries, Part Two
In Part One (Issue 122) we interviewed Krell Industries’ Walter Schofield about his early audio career, some of the landmark...
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Featured: Boogie Wonderland
A great man once wrote: "Once upon a time in New York City, when the city finally went to sleep,...
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Featured: Holiday Songs You Should Be Spinning!
Most people who know me well are familiar with the fact that I’m not a big fan of holiday music....
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Sitting In: The “Sound” of Speaker Cables: an Analysis
From time to time Copper offers guest articles from audio manufacturers and others in the industry. These viewpoints are their...
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Sitting In: Letting Off Steam
Peter Xeni, veteran publishing industry person and member of the Melbourne Audio Society, contributes this cartoon that more of a...
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Audio Anthropology: Art Goes on Record
Reel dancing! Mercury "Living Presence" stereo tape, catalog number MDS5-4. Not an easy one to find; this one's from my...
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Parting Shot: Shapes of Things
When my cat had finished playing with his tennis ball, it was in just the right spot in the shadows...
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