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

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

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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

Music streaming versus high-end CD

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The cost and risks of music streaming technology deterred me, compared to CD. I was convinved there must be a way. Digital is the way forward.

Lifestyle | Fears | Catalyst | Why stream? | Which streamer? | The result

The lifestyle lure

I’m house proud. My collection of over 1500 CDs . . . → Read More: Music streaming versus high-end CD