Linn Majik DS Upgrade – RMS MainLine Red – a personal experience

Best upgrade

The best Linn Majik DS upgrade I’ve found is the RMS MainLine Red. A £97 change sounded like £2000. This is an independent personal review based on my experience of living with it in my own system. . . . → Read More: Linn Majik DS Upgrade – RMS MainLine Red – a personal experience

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

The problems Album names. There is no consistency in whether albums are named . . . → Read More: The CD ripping crisis – a cataloguing nightmare

NAS drives for home use – cheap can deliver high quality

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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 . . . → Read More: NAS drives for home use – cheap can deliver high quality

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