The Mana Acoustics Clamp – customer review

A new Mana Clamp

The new Mana Acoustics Clamp grips the chassis of a HiFi component, suspends it in a resonating frame, and supports it with 4 spikes in place of the original feet.

A new Mana Acoustics Clamp

The improvement in sound is stunning. And once the clamp has been installed, it’s possible to start using multiple . . . → Read More: The Mana Acoustics Clamp – customer review

New Mana Mark 2 Sound Stage

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18 years after the last Mana Sound Stage and Sound Frame were built, they’re back in a new form. The Mark 2 is twice as good. This is a customer review. . . . → Read More: New Mana Mark 2 Sound Stage

The Sounds of Mana

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There is an exquisite and terrifying sound from a HiFi system on a stack of Mana tables. The effect increases with levels. . . . → Read More: The Sounds of Mana

Guide to setting up and maintaining a Mana-based system

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Systems based on Mana sound clamps and multiple stages need to be ‘balanced’ to get the best quality. Here are some tips. . . . → Read More: Guide to setting up and maintaining a Mana-based system

The rise of glass for HiFi – vibration vs damping

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If HiFi supports are solely to damp vibrations, why is glass better than dampening boards? And why do multiple levels work well? The theories are wrong. . . . → Read More: The rise of glass for HiFi – vibration vs damping

The hills of Florence, Italy – through the eye of a Bronica GS-1

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Bronica GS-1 PS 100 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 100 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 150 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 150 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 100 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 100 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RVP 50, Jan 1989

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RVP 50, Jan 1989

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RVP 50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RVP 50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

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Location: Hills and plane to the west of Florence, Italy.
Photographic equipment: Bronica GS-1, Bronica PS-100 mm f3.5, Bronica PS-65 mm f4.0, Bronica PS-150 mm f4.0.
Dates: January 1989 and October 1990.

Pisa, Italy – through the eye of a Bronica GS-1

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Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987 Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987 Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987 Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987 Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1989

Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1989

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 200, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 200, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 100, March 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 100, March 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 200, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 200, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Kodachrome 64, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Kodachrome 64, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RS 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RS 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RS 50, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RS 50, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Agfachrome RS 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Agfachrome RS 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm & 2x converter, Fujichrome RFP 100, Sept 1989

Bronica GS-1 150 mm & 2x converter, Fujichrome RFP 100, Sept 1989

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Location: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.
Photographic equipment: Bronica GS-1, with Bronica PS-65 mm f4, Bronica PS-100 mm f3.5, Bronica PS-150 mm f4 lenses and Bronica PS 2x extender.
Dates: January 1987, January 1989, March 1990 and July 1990.

Living with the Linn Majik DS streamer – customer review

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Reviewing the last month, the Linn Majik DS streamer has overwhelmed me and brought new discoveries in my CD collection. But the experience has not been entirely easy. . . . → Read More: Living with the Linn Majik DS streamer – customer review

The CD ripping crisis – a cataloguing nightmare

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Classical music is a disaster when CD ripping large numbers of discs to play on your computer or HiFi streamer. There are ways to handle it.

The problems | Check when ripping | Change folder names | Duplicate | conclusion

[This article was written in June 2012.  It’s now July 2019 . . . → Read More: The CD ripping crisis – a cataloguing nightmare

NAS drives for streaming – cheap versus expensive

Adrian

My HiFi streamer at home needed a NAS drive that was UPnP™ enabled for music streaming. I tried using the cheapest with a high-end music system. A gamble.

The NAS drive I chose was a 1 Tb Western Digital MyBookLive (under £95/$100 from Amazon). For ripping the music I chose cheap software recommended by an . . . → Read More: NAS drives for streaming – cheap versus expensive