Hi Fi equipment reviews

These are reviews on Hi Fi equipment I live with. The reviews are entirely independent of the HiFi and music industries, they provide first-hand experience and tell the full truth.

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

Linn Majik DS Upgrade – RMS MainLine Red…

11/05/2012 adrian
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.
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Living with the Linn Majik DS streamer – customer review

Living with the Linn Majik DS streamer –…

06/24/2012 adrian
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.
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The CD ripping crisis – a cataloguing nightmare

The CD ripping crisis – a cataloguing ni…

06/24/2012 adrian
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 by composer, soloist, conductor or orchest…
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06/24/2012The CD ripping crisis – a cataloguing ni…
NAS drives for home use – cheap can deliver high quality

NAS drives for home use – cheap can deli…

06/24/2012 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 expert friend – dbPowerAmp CD rippe…
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Music streaming versus high-end CD

Music streaming versus high-end CD

06/24/2012 adrian
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 was taking a huge amount of wall space. I want the space for…
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06/24/2012Music streaming versus high-end CD