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    Playing the Back Holes

    One of my favorite motorcycling buddies, Ralph, invited me over yesterday…

    Role Models

    Roy Hall’s article in the last issue triggered some disquieting school…

    Koss: the Granddaddy of Audiophile Headphones

    As listening to music on headphones and earbuds has become…

    A Conversation With Mark O’Brien of Rogue Audio

    Rogue Audio manufactures a wide range of tube, solid-state and…

    Nils Lofgren – A Retrospective Look at a Musician’s Musician

    Once upon a time, I was a young assistant manager…

    Totally Transparent

    When it comes to conversation, occasionally we may preface what…

    Groove Essentials: Four80East

    This story began with hamsters and a squeak toy over…

    The Flow of Influences On Buying Equipment

    What influences the equipment you buy? Make no mistake, none…

    More of My Favorite Things

    In addition to the recordings I included in the first…

    All About That Bass

    When I moved to Seattle in 1980 I lived in…

    Small Town Charm, Big Town Music: My Father’s Place

    Bruce Springsteen frequently sings about the grit and hardships of…

    The Yamaha Influence, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 134), we looked at Yamaha as…

    Camaraderie

    We called him Brother Crawford because that was the protocol…

    London “Decca” Cartridges: Unique Design, Timeless Quality

    Decca cartridges are unique transducers with quite a bit of…

    The Jazz Side of Henry Mancini, Part Two

    We left off our last survey of the jazz side…

    The Jazz Side of Henry Mancini, Part Three

    In our last installment (Issue 136; Part One appeared in…

    White-Knuckling It: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – The Ultimate Collection

    The 1970s dawned with a blistering hangover as the 1960s…

    Strategy

    Despite no record of accidents ever, or tickets for the…

    Chris Whitley: A Nonconformist

    The definition of a nonconformist is “a person whose behavior…

    Self-Help Before YouTube

    Have you ever wondered how we learned to do things…

    What Was the B.F.D. About R.E.M.?

    My neighbor is a generation younger than me. I’ll call…

    A Charmed Life

    One of the attendees I met at The Home Entertainment…

    Born-Again Brahms

    The intrepid Hungarian pianist András Schiff has pressed against received…

    Taking Control: A Personal Journey

    In issue 140, I told the story of Carter, a…

    I Hear Music…

    This is an attempt to describe how I experience one…

    Facing the Music

      Oliver: Wanna shot of single malt, Terry? Terry: Still…

    AES Show Spring 2021, Part Four: Gaming Sound, Rupert Neve

    As a result of COVID-19, the Audio Engineering Society’s AES…

    Sustaining Creativity

    Many years ago, I owned and ran a UK guitar…

    The Audio Butterfly Effect

    The best-fitting suit is a well-tailored one. You likely would…

    10 Great Music Documentaries

    A lot of people turned to binge watching during the…

    Classic Rock Reissues: Real Value or Sonic Head Fake?

    In the consumer packaged goods biz, it’s common practice for…

    Some Notable Analog Recordings, Part Three

    As I mentioned in my previous article (Issue 142), I…

    Lyle Mays – Composer, Arranger, Producer and Keyboardist, Part One

    It’s been a year and a half since we lost…

    The Future of Jazz Clubs: a Crossroads and a Conundrum

    For some time, many music industry critics and pundits have…

    Lyle Mays – Composer, Arranger, Producer and Keyboardist, Part Two

    Part One (Issue 144) covered Lyle Mays’ recordings as a…

    Self-Help Before YouTube: More Records to Improve Your Life

    Have you ever wondered how we learned to do things…

    Every Picture Tells A Story, Or, How I Recreated My Record Collection, and Then Some

    Today’s renaissance of vinyl as a chosen physical music format…

    Phil Keaggy – A Lifetime of Making Joyful Noises, Part One

    “Use guitars to reinforce your Hallelujahs!” Psalm 33:2, The Message:…

    Alternate Realities – Janácek: Piano Works

    Janácek: Piano Works Lars Vogt, piano Ondine ODE1382-2 With his…

    Burt Bacharach, Part One – The Early Years

    Burt Bacharach is one of those composers who I’ve listened…

    Phil Keaggy – A Lifetime of Making Joyful Noises, Part Two

    Part One of this series (Issue 145) covered Phil Keaggy’s…

    Beyond the Firesign Theatre: Other Comedy Troupes of the 1970s

    (WARNING: You may be exposed to adult content and humor…

    Burt Bacharach, Part Two: Make Way for Dionne Warwick

    Part One in Issue 146 covered Burt Bacharach’s early years,…

    1960s Rock Band Rhinoceros: Hype (and Then, More Hype)

    Way before Menudo there was Rhinoceros. Rhinoceros was a late…

    Burt Bacharach Part Three: Big Screen, Little Screen

    Like many prolific composers, Burt Bacharach was called upon to…

    Stream of Consciousness: Better Sound From My Computer Audio, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 147), we looked at the value…

    Phil Keaggy: A Lifetime of Joyful Noises, Part Three

    In Part One (Issue 145), we looked at Phil Keaggy’s…

    Stage Door Tommy

    It’s never too early for a young boy to start…

    Phil Keaggy: A Lifetime of Joyful Noises, Part Four

    In Part One (Issue 145), we looked at Phil Keaggy’s…

    Choosing New Speakers: Sensitivity and Room Size

    In a previous article (Issue 147) we considered the reality…

    150: What’s In a Number?

    150 is the magic number this month. 150 bi-weekly issues…

    Some Notable Analog Recordings, Part Three

    Part One and Part Two of this series appeared in…

    1960s Music Magic: Revisiting NYC’s Fillmore East, Greenwich Village (and More)

    New York’s famed Fillmore East closed 50 years ago this…

    The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

    In 1979, WBCN-FM in Boston offered its listeners a fantastic…

    Collector as Minimalist

    Before my upcoming trip to the record store, I comb…

    Shop Class

    In my first installment, “When I Was A Boy,” (Issue…

    The Knob With the Misleading Name

    Component audio systems were still comparatively rare when my college…

    Words and Music by Stephen Sondheim

    Readers don’t necessarily rely on Copper for theatrical news, but…

    Let It Be: Director Peter Jackson’s Get Back Provides Much-Needed Context

    Nearly eight-hour Get Back documentary is revelatory for fans Like…

    Burt Bacharach in the 1960s and 1970s: Artists Who Had Him Covered

    The Burt Bacharach and Hal David songwriting machine was running…

    Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These: Get Back

    Get Back, directed by Peter Jackson Peter Jackson’s Get Back…

    A Tale of Two Different Systems

    I was recently asked by two friends (independently of one…

    The Audiophile’s Cat

    A few days ago, Hobbes, our creamsicle-colored fur-ball of 12…

    Fun With YouTube

    YouTube is an amazing place. You can see stuff there…

    Vinyls

    To the tune of “Royals” by Lorde I’ve never seen…

    Ohm’s Law

    In Issue 151 (“Shop Class”), I made a note to…

    Audio Plans for the New Year

    A new year always brings New Year’s resolutions, and it’s…

    Uncle Influencer

    I recently watched the Ben Affleck and George Clooney film…

    The Blues Project: Projections

    It was my 13th birthday when my mother inquired if…

    John Wasserman, Critic – Part One

    Critics and reviewers, in general, are an oft-maligned bunch, and,…

    Luiz Eça and Tamba Trio: Brazilian Music Pioneers

    When the Brazilian music of the 1960s comes to mind,…

    Nelson Pass Blues

    To the tune of “Creeque Alley” by the Mamas &…

    John Wasserman, Critic, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 155), we were introduced to the…

    La Música de Puerto Rico

    By the time this article comes out, I will have…

    McGowan Park

    Based on “MacArthur Park” by Jimmy Webb, as recorded by…

    John Klemmer, Part Two: The Saxophone Touch

    Part One (Issue 157) covered John Klemmer’s early recordings from…

    Three Days with Frank Sinatra, Part One

    Bill and Judy Green hosted parties for the Who’s Who…

    The Day the Music Died

    Dear intrepid reader: I’m sure when you first saw the…

    10 More Great Music Documentaries

    A lot of people turned to binge watching during the…

    Three Days With Frank Sinatra, Part Two: Graduation Day

    It had been a year since I saw Frank Sinatra…

    The Audiophile’s Opinion, Or, Why You Should Join (Or Start) an Audiophile Club

    Many years back, along with about a dozen fellow audio…

    Three Days with Frank Sinatra, Part Three: The Cole Porter Suite

    I’m sure it was pizza and ice cream that soothed…

    The A&M Records Story, Part Two

    In our last article (Issue 160), I presented some of…

    The Year Was 1977

    In 1976, I began using an engagement calendar as a…

    The Global Supply of Vacuum Tubes: What Happens Now?

    Several weeks back, Jay Jay French discussed in his article,…

    A Pre-Entry-Level Analog MP3 Killer

    This is the first in a series of semi-serious reviews…

    The A&M Records Story, Part Three

    Our last installment (Issue 161) found A&M in transition, moving…

    Hearing Loss – Now It’s Getting Personal

    After recently interviewing Scott Newnam of Audio Advice (Issue 161…

    Gazing Back Into the Abyss

    This past May 2 marked the ninth anniversary of thrash…

    Live Versus Recorded Music

    I went to a rock concert a couple of weeks…

    Customer Relationship Management: Give it Some Stick!

    Almost 20 years ago, my family and I took over…

    Rallying With Lemons, Part One

    I’ve liked cars back since my days as a youngster…

    Rallying With Lemons, Part Two

    In the first half of this travelogue of the 2022…

    The Secret History of Tribute Albums, Part One

    Are there two Americas? Are they red versus blue, conservative…

    My Favorite Venues, Part One: Colorado

    In my article, “My First Speakers” (Issue 158), I touched…

    Bascom H. King: In Memoriam

    With reminisces by Paul McGowan and Frank Doris The late…

    The Secret History of Tribute Albums, Part Two

    The news occasionally carries a story about the World’s Worst…

    Cats and Dogs…Well, Mostly Cats (Part One)

    (Cat haters might want to hit the “Next” button, but…

    John Cooper Clarke: Bard of the People

    Poets are not exactly part of mainstream culture these days.…

    My Favorite Venues, Part Two: Colorado

    In my article “My Favorite Venues, Part One” (Issue 164),…

    Favorite Venues, Part Three: Madison Square Garden

    After completing my relocation back to the East Coast, I…

    The History of A&M Records, Part Five

    The 1980s proved to be even more successful for A&M…

    Getting the Most From an A/V Receiver: Yamaha’s Web Editor Setup Tool, Part One

    Yamaha has recently released a slew of A/V receivers in…

    The Exotic Sounds of Madagascar

    Most people’s knowledge of Madagascar comes from nature documentaries or…

    Why I Quit Buying New Vinyl

    Vinyl is a medium which my opinion is torn on.…

    Cats and Dogs…Well, Mostly Cats (Part Two)

    (Cat haters might want to hit the “Next” button, but…

    Getting the Most from an A/V Receiver: Yamaha’s Web Editor SetUp Tool, Part Two

    In Part One (Issue 166), we briefly covered some of…

    Reconsider Baby: Elvis, the Movie

    Among other things, Elvis Presley invented the rock ’n’ roll…

    The Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society Visits Sunny Components

    I first met Sunil Merchant at T.H.E. Show in 2021,…

    Where To Buy (High-Quality) Classical Downloads

    With the recent resurgence of interest in vinyl, we are…

    The A&M Records Story, Part Six: The 1980s into the 1990s

    The transition from the 1980s to the 1990s would be…

    The Musical Instrument Museum: A National Treasure

    Jeff Weiner has been a volunteer museum guide/docent at Phoenix,…

    Vinyl and the World’s Best Stereo System

    Many of us prefer to listen to vinyl over other…

    Pet Sounds: My Dogs Explained by Album Titles

        “There is no you,” Trent Reznor sang. “There…

    Stepping Out of the Limelight

    Many stories have been written about sidemen who became stars…

    Back on the Lemons Rally, Part One

    “Lemons Rally is not a race!” Rallymaster Jeff barked out…

    Musical Roots: A Trip Around the World

    The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), located in Phoenix, Arizona, is…

    Thieves, Golden Boys, and Trust in the Retail Sector

    Some of you may have read in my previous articles…

    Lemons Rally: Rust Belt Ramble, Part Two

    Day Two: “Big Bucket, Big Bridges, Big Tree, Big Day”…

    My Retail Customers: Of Chalk and Cheese

    Working in retail perhaps may better be thought of as…

    Confessions of a CD Addict, Circa 1986

    File under “what comes around, goes around.” I wrote the…

    Diagnosing Audiophilia

    Patient: Dr. Krebs, I think I have acute audiophilia. Dr.…

    Jazz Producer Creed Taylor: In Memoriam

    August 22, 2022 marked the passing of legendary jazz producer…

    The Beacon Theatre’s Sphere Immersive Sound in Action

    The last show I had seen at the Beacon Theatre…

    The Colors of Music: Synesthetic Artist Sees and Paints What She Hears, Part Two

    In Issue 170, Melissa McCracken shared with our readership the…

    Long Live Excellent Customer Service

    In my humble experience, I think it’s true to say…

    Lemons Rally: Rust Belt Ramble, Part Three

    Day Three: “Steel City, Oil City, Silo City” Good morning!…

    What’s in a Name? MIRTAS – The Music Instrument Retail Training Apprenticeships Scheme

    From December 2013 and for several years afterward I worked…

    Take a Walk in Wonderland: Revisiting the Musical Instrument Museum

    In previous Copper articles (Issue 168 and Issue 169), I…

    Classical Music for a Desert Island, Part One

    Over the past few months, our esteemed editor Frank Doris…

    Fully Armed

    Once we have established a firm base for our turntable,…

    The Boganyi Piano

    Born into a musical family in 1974, Gergely Boganyi was…

    Son Of 10 More Forgotten Artists

    Again with the self-indulgence: Of late, I’ve been listening to…

    Death Of The Brand

    The term “brand” is thrown around pretty indiscriminately these days.…

    How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    I freely admit that I am a nerd. Aside from…

    London Calling

    Ending this series with a description of the UK hi-fi…

    Points Of Pickup

    The point of contact between the cartridge’s generator system and…

    Subwoofery: Trick or Treat?

    Part 2 – “Fast” bass? Really??? … … Just when…

    Who Are The Modern Audiophiles?

    I recently read this piece on industry website Dealerscope Magazine,…

    Amplified & Equalized

    Having generated a few milli- or micro-volts by our humble…

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    Subwoofery: Smooth Operator?

    Our last entry ended with this statement – “No matter…

    Subwoofery: Location, Location, Location

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    Talking Direct

    Back in my pre-teen youth, I had an undying love…

    Subwoofery: The Basics

    In Copper #18, we addressed the critical importance of getting…

    That Listening Thing

    I’ve been thinking lately about close listening, and the way…

    iTunes Goes Classical

    Those of us who are Classical Music fans are used…

    Do You Even DIY, Bro?

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    Understanding the Analog Obsession

    “I don’t need no bike that don’t need me!” Harley…

    Subwoofery: The Finale

    Electronic Adjustments  Ok, now that we’ve accomplished the bassic (pun…

    Objective? Subjective? Who Cares?

    Part 1: Human Nature. We just don’t get no respect,…

    Objective? Subjective? Who Cares? Part 2

    Part 2: Testing 1, 2, 3. Forget the stories and…

    DPT: Three Critical Steps To Maximize Musical Engagement

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    Revenge of Son of Forgotten Artists Strikes Back!

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    Science vs. Soul

    When do the best measurements NOT yield the best musical…

    CES: Images Only

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    In Praise of Domestic Tranquility

    You’d think I had promoted Two Buck Chuck over Chateau…

    Vinyl: Vivid or Veiled?

    You probably know that the vinyl LP is enjoying an…

    Audio Myths

    I’ve been involved with audio technology since the 1960s, and…

    Something to Talk About

    Recently, I was thinking about the many topics that my…

    “CNC” Moving Magnet Cartridge Phono Stage Conclusion

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    Kirin Light at the Buddha Bar

    A group of audiophiles were enjoying lunch in La Jolla…

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    When I was a teenager, I told a girl that…

    Professor Schenbeck Goes to a Show

    Last month I was in Montréal for a professional meeting…

    What’s the Warmth in Tube Amps?

    Why are we, as audiophiles, entranced by the reproduction of…

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    Becoming a Curd Nerd

    When I was eleven years old, Santa left a fondue…

    Axpona: Up Your Game, Exhibitors!

    While watching Stereophile’s video of 2017 CES impressions, Peter McGrath…

    Audiophile Therapy

    Do you remember that special feeling on the way home…

    The Return of Even More Neglected Artists!

    Due to a “senior moment,” I missed the “thirties” in…

    A Dedicated Listening Room

    Even if you want and can afford a dedicated room,…

    Munich!

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    Schwartz Tours the LA Audio Show

    I had about half a day, Friday, at the Los…

    Montana Goes to the LA Audio Show

    The LAX Sheraton (shown above with my good friend Jim…

    What’s Always the Most Important Component in Your System?

    I’ve lost count of the number of homes I’ve visited…

    EQ, DSP, & You:
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    Has Music All Been Downhill Since 1969?

    Some 30 years ago, I was involved in a debate…

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    High-End Audio: In Need of Higher Fidelity to Itself?

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    The California Audio Show Part 1

    The Ninth California Audio Show took place July 26-28 at…

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    Spiking Your Speakers: What’s the Point?

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    I Scream, You Scream—For Gelato? Sorbet?

    The freezer section at the local grocery store is only…

    Out of Control

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    We’ve all seen and heard the discussions concerning the so-called…

    A Critical Listener

       

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    Imagine John Cleese with a red dot on his forehead,…

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    Always Be Closing

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    Not Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

    The popularity of martial arts has grown exponentially in the…

    LP Playback: Is It Really Reference-Quality?

    Is it truly superior if it has not one, but…

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    The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association — better known…

    Hi-Fis, Cars, and Planes

    This Zenith portable stereo is the first stereo I remember…

    Tainted Judgment

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    Confessions of a Beleaguered Music Fan

    While most Copper readers are fans of different types of…

    The Agony of the Leaves

    I’d never heard the phrase “the agony of the leaves”…

    Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2017

    RMAF this year was back to full size, with the…

    The Two Most Important People in the World

    Let’s call my audio-show buddy Gavin. I first met him…

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    Southern Italian Wines:
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    Diminished Capacity

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    We often feel that we haven’t fully grasped a musician’s…

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    The house just down the hill was having a lawn…

    Southern Italian Wines, Part 3: Of Gods, Monsters, and Volcanoes

    The wine history of Sicily, like that of most of…

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    “So this is Christmas”, sings John Lennon, “And what have…

    Cables: Time is of the Essence, Part 1

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    “Go Tell Veronica…” – A Brief, Superficial Glimpse into Hanukkah Music

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    Cables: Time is of the Essence, Part 3

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    Cables: RCA Interconnects

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    No, Not John Entwistle

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    I Got Your 3-Way Right Here

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    CES: A Look Around

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    Schwartz Does NAMM

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    QED, Bitches!!

    Agnostics are often assumed to be wishy-washy—that they dither and…

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    Show Report: Montréal Audio Fest

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    Show Report: Axpona 2018

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    A Tough Sell

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    As I threatened to do in my last column , I…

    Counting Butterflies

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    A few years ago, my old Spica TC-50s finally came…

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