Issue 56

Opening Salvo: See You in Chicago?
Welcome to Copper #56! With the recent Montréal Audio Fest, the western hemisphere's spring show season is officially underway. Our...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Violin+Orchestra, Part 2
  So many concertos, so little time. When I decided to devote two whole TMT columns to (ahem!) Violin Concertos...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Sound of Microphones
Specifically, Neumann LDCs, or Large Diaphragm Condensers. You know how they sound. Everybody knows how they sound. They’re the most...
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The Audio Cynic: Ergonomics and Other Gooey Messes
In my teen years, my reading was wide-ranging and varied, aided by access to the million-volume Morris Library at Southern...
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Quibbles and Bits: Hi-Fi Shows
I was tasked by Editor Leebs to cover my local high-end audio show, whose formal name is “Salon Audio Montréal...
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Vintage Whine: What's Past Is Prologue
The older I get---and at this point, I'm as old as dirt--- the more I become aware that there is...
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Music'al Notes: Mykonos
“Aren’t you Morag and Elspeth from Arbroath?” The flight to Greece was uneventful but cramped. In the early eighties my...
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... And Indie for All: Michelle Zauner
Michelle Zauner’s domain name uses neither a dot-com nor a dot-net. It has a dot-rocks. Seriously, her website is JapaneseBreakfast.Rocks....
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Something Old / Something New: Schubert's Winterreise
When Franz Schubert first played his song cycle Winterreise (Winter Journey) for a few friends in 1828, they were amazed...
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Industry News: Debt Is Death (Sometimes)
Our focus this time in Industry News will be on a thread that connects a number of businesses that have...
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The Copper Interview: Rikki Farr, Part 1
[Rikki Farr had a long career as a raconteur and concert promoter, starting with the Beatles 'way back at the...
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Featured: Cables: Speaker Cable Design, Part 2
Part 1 of this article in the previous issue ended with the design brief for conductors in a speaker cable....
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Featured: Show Report: Montréal Audio Fest
When Editor Leebs asked me to do a show report for the Montréal Audio Fest, I thought nothing of it....
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