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Table of Contents – Issue 207

Issue 207Opening Salvo

“A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.” – Frank Zappa In this issue: What if...

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Chickens, Eggs, Sources, and Outputs

Issue 207Paul's Place

In our world of high-end audio, there's a perennial debate that rivals the age-old question of the chicken and the egg: what's more important, the source or the loudspeaker? This...

AXPONA 2024, Part Two: Audio in Abundance

Issue 207Show Report

As I noted in Part One of my show report (Issue 206), AXPONA 2024 has grown to be a comprehensive, well-attended, sprawling audio gear fest featuring a who’s who of...

One Bob Dylan Song: He's 83; Can You Choose Jus...

Issue 207Wayne's Words

It's Bob Dylan's 83rd birthday [as of May 24]. I'm sure someone on social media is posting 83 favorite Bob Dylan songs in honor of the occasion. It's not hard...

David Sanborn: Remembering a Unique Voice on th...

Issue 207Featured

There are a handful of musicians in the music industry you’d swear have played on everything. Saxophonist David Sanborn was one of those musicians. His distinctive tone and style on...

Octave Records Has Great Music and Sound Covere...

Issue 207Octave Pitch

Octave Records has released Audiophile Masters, Volume X, the latest in its series of reference-quality demonstration recordings. This time the collection features cover versions of songs written by John Lennon,...

Sviatoslav Richter: Legendary Classical Pianist

Issue 207Featured

Copper has an exchange program with AAA (Analogue Audio Association) magazine of Switzerland (and other publications), where we share articles, including this one. The Swiss author Ernst Müller is a...

The 2024 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance: A Stunni...

Issue 207Featured

It was a dark and stormy night, the kind of night that tests men’s souls, the mettle of their courage, and the strength of their convictions. Well, maybe that’s an...

Back to My Reel-to-Reel Roots, Part Six: Rock O...

Issue 207Copper Classics / Natural Born Kessler

The Beatles represent a key element of the rock-music-on-reel-to-reel saga, and not just because they’re the reason I’m now an open-reel fetishist. Bear with me. Repeatedly, I have noted and bemoaned...

Maybe the Last Copper CES 2024 Show Report?

Issue 207Show Report

So, you’re probably wondering, um, wasn’t CES back in January, and here it is five months later, so what’s with the delay with this article? It’s a reasonable question, but...

Audio Group Denmark Brings Some Lower-Priced Au...

Issue 207From The Listening Chair

It was 2020 when Audio Group Denmark hit the scene as the steward of three then-existing high-end brands. Børresen Acoustics featured speakers, Aavik Acoustics offered electronic components, and Ansuz Acoustics...

PS Audio in the News – Issue 207

Issue 207PS Audio in the News

Positive Feedback published a highly positive, extensive, in-depth review of the aspen FR10 loudspeaker, and interviewed designer Chris Brunhaver. Reviewer Juan C. Ayllon said: “Voices were rich and natural, acoustic...

Chris Berardo Lets it Rock With Wilder all the ...

Issue 207Disciples of Sound

Chances are that if you saw the Doobie Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, or America in the last 30 years, you saw Chris Berardo open...

Test Records and Demo Discs, Part Three

Issue 207Audio Anthropology

In the days before digital music, the primary medium for sound reproduction was vinyl records. Sure, there were some who preferred reel-to-reel tapes, but they were in the minority. The...

Is Class D Amplification Now Better Than Class ...

Issue 207Featured

  Copper has an exchange program with PMA Magazine (and others), where we share articles, including this one, between publications.   A couple of years ago, a designer of high-end tube equipment...

Catching Up With The Immediate Family (the Band...

Issue 207Disciples of Sound

Since we last Zoomed with them for an interview and article (in Issue 142, July 2021) , The Immediate Family has been busier than ever. A documentary on the band...

Musings About the 45-RPM Single

Issue 207Featured

Delving into the psyche of one collector’s reflection of amassing such an assemblage of records that rarely get played It takes a special crate-digging mood to go through a haphazard...

The Other Folk Singers, Part Two

Issue 207Featured

I belong to a listening group that gets together to socialize and listen to music. We meet in each of our homes on a rotating basis. The host provides the...

Getting to the Point-to-Point

Issue 207Audio Anthropology

  Glass behind glass: here's a guy testing kenotron rectifier tubes the old-fashioned way. From Radio Craft, May 1947.     Now that's what we call point-to-point wiring! Here's a...

Birdsong

Issue 207

    This cartoon originally appeared in Issue 147.

Delightful

Issue 207Parting Shot

Each winter, the Oakland (California) Zoo presents “Glowfari,” a large-scale installation of hundreds of lantern animals and plants that covers most of the grounds. Most of the lanterns are larger...