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Sorry for the delayed response--out of town--and thanks for your continued interest and effort to help me with my problem. You make a convincing argument for giving the referenced cable a shot even at $50. I'll let you know how it all works out.
As to the wine, not familiar with Jumilla, this was an excellent Tempranillo. Thanks again!
I love wines from the Rioja region, and I will keep an eye out for the Jumilla locale as well. We get a good sampling of Spanish wines out here in the Rockies, which is fortunate.
But back to the topic, I did receive and test out the cable you recommended, and it does seem to enhance the audio quality. Little tough to test side-by-side due to differential volume issues. As you know, when you hook up the dock connector to RCA cable, you lose the ability to control volume from the iPod. From what I concluded though the voices do seem to jump out better with this cable, so I think at this point I'm satisfied that the audio is as good as I can get it, and importantly it's good enough! Thanks for everyone's input--I really appreciate the help. The forum is great. All the best, High Plains from the Rockies.
Didn't take me long to have one more question: Is there any way to adjust the volume either when I input iTunes to my playlists from downloads or CDs, or after having completed the additions to the playlists, so that the volume of all selections is relatively the same? I find myself running to the remote for the receiver quite a bit to make such adjustments and would obviously prefer not to. Thanks.
You have one main option which is as listed in the iPod's manual (which you can find online)... That option is using the "Sound check" Feature... I've copied it out of the PDF for you here:
*Setting Songs to Play at the Same Volume Level*
iTunes can automatically adjust the volume of songs, so they play at the same relative volume level. You can set iPod classic to use the iTunes volume settings.
To set iTunes to play songs at the same sound level:
1 - In iTunes, choose:
iTunes > Preferences if you’re using a Mac
Edit > Preferences if you’re using a Windows PC.
2 - Click Playback and select Sound Check, and then click OK.
To set iPod classic to use the iTunes volume settings:
Choose Settings and set Sound Check to On.
+If you haven’t activated Sound Check in iTunes, setting it on iPod classic has no effect.+
Hope this helps you!
I have another question: Is there a way to suspend a song from playing on a particular playlist without deleting it? I assumed by unchecking the little box next to it that it would do the trick, but apparently it doesn't. And thanks for the suggestion, I did look at the online manual for the iPod Classic, but could find no reference to my question. Thanks.
Exactly what are you talking about here?
If it's in a playlist, just remove it or skip it... If however its a track on your ipod that you no longer want to to have on the iPod (such as a LIVE track) and you don't want to hear it when you play that album; then uncheck the song and then when your iPod is cradled make sure that you check the option on the main page that reads (Sync only checked songs).
That will eliminate the syncing of unwanted songs to that unique iPod... if multiple iPods sync to the device you must do this per each unit.
If that's not what you're asking to complete than please clarify.