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  1. I'm sure she made frequent trips to Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City to listen to the many bands that played there. I spent many nights there and spent many pesos drinking cerveza and an occasional tequila during my winter trips to Cuernavaca and Mexico City. The charro tradition has been around for a long time. José Alfredo Jiménez is best known and most loved in ranchera music. Juan Gabriel has carried on the mariachi tradition and has influenced many Mexican and Spanish singers. Enjoy the music! I listen to it frequently.


     and the only artwork you can add is if they actually sell the Lp.


    You can manually add art work by using google search and adding it in the "info" section of the album or song


    Does not work in itunes 11, tried it many times there were tons of complaints on the net



    Here you go, Joe:


    Although iTunes has a feature for automatically fetching album artwork, there are likely going to be times that you’ll still want to add artwork manually to your tracks, especially for more obscure tracks that you’ve imported from your own collection. Unfortunately, with the redesign of iTunes 11, the long-established artwork pane in the bottom left corner disappeared, and with it one of the easier shortcuts for adding and removing album artwork. Fortunately, however, all is not lost, and you can still add artwork to multiple tracks through the track info dialog box. Simply select one or more tracks and choose Get Info from the iTunes File menu. If you’re working with a single track, you’ll need to switch to the “Artwork” tab, while with multiple tracks selected, an “Artwork” section will appear in the main Info tab. From here, you can drag and drop an image in from Finder or Windows Explorer, or paste an image in from the clipboard using CTRL+V (Windows) or CMD+V (Mac). As an added bonus, the clipboard options also work to copy artwork from other tracks; simply open the track info, highlight the artwork, and use CTRL+C/CMD+C to copy the selected image to the clipboard, after which you can easily paste it to one or more additional tracks using the method above.


    Find the album art you want using google, right click on the image and click on copy image, go to the album or song in iTunes for which you need album art, right click on the album title or song title and select "info", select "album art" and paste the image there.





  3. Next was Itunes, issue here is apple always feels the need to change crap up


    Yep, biggest problem with iTunes


     and the only artwork you can add is if they actually sell the Lp.


    You can manually add art work by using google search and adding it in the "info" section of the album or song


    also they separate various artist  lp into a different lp for each song


    Mark an album with various artists as a "compilation" and the songs will be kept together in the same album.


    I am using iTunes with a USB connection to a DAC and then on to my pre/pro and it works very well. Have over 22,000 songs on the hard drive but you can use an external drive as well. You just have to change the location of where iTunes looks for the files. Very easy to do. ITunes does an outstanding job in the sorting process; switching from artist, album or songs is instantaneous. Very smooth sorting process.


    I also have a Dell using WMP with an external hard drive and iTunes is many, many times faster.

  4. The HK's and the Outlaw look good.  HK has a newer model.


    I think that internet streaming and the ability to hook up an external HD and be able to stream from it are going to be important. 

    The HK 3770 might be more what he wants but it doesn't appear to have separate amplifiers like the the 3390. But the 3770 has a DAC. Same price, so he can make the decision as to which better suits his needs. A $99 Apple TV will allow him to stream whatever he wants and has a digital connection. Just some thoughts.

  5. Guys, thanks a lot for your input. I appreciate all the comments. I am using an iMac (USB 3) with a Maverick TubeMagic D2 connected to my pre/pro. I tried Toslink first, then contacted Maverick and he suggested using USB. Both methods sound good to me and I wanted to get other opinions.

    Thanks again,


  6. I've read a lot of suggestions to use Toslink instead of USB out of the computer to a DAC. It is my understanding that USB should be used because Toslink passes through the computer sound card before going to the DAC, whereas USB bypasses the computer sound card.

    Am I wrong in my understanding?


    Don, glad you got the problem solved.


  7. I am using the Faital HF140 driver (1.4 in.) and Faital LTH142 horn in a two-way, style D Cornscala designed by Bob. Very pleased with the configuration and the soundstage is excellent. They are driven by a McIntosh 225 and Stage One pre/pro. I haven't tried the Pro 200 driver but I'm certainly pleased with what Bob recommended.



  8. Now, let's talk about something good at PSU. Penn State students hold a dance marathon every year to raise funds for the Four Diamond Fund, for cancer research in children. Last April they raised over $10 million for the Hershey Medical Center. How many people are aware of this? I looked for coverage on the sports channels, the news channels and local newspapers. I found nothing. Penn State was just ranked 34th in the world as an institution of higher learning, yet I saw nothing mentioned about this in the midst of the scandal. Maybe it is time to elimate the program and concentrate on what they do well: teaching and research.

    Said and done,

  9. Both are great sounding speakers in their own way. The soundstage of the "D" is much wider and the bass is a little tighter. The sensitivity also seems a little higher. I really like the larger horn and can see why the cornscala has become so popular among Klipsch fans. They certainly fill the room with sound but they are more revealing on poorer quality recordings. Choosing between the two-way and three way is difficult but I tend to like the sound of the two-way more.

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  10. I just completed the finish of a style D Cornscala that Bob Crites designed for me. The top contains the Faital Pro LTH142 Tractix Horn with the Faital Pro HF 140 Driver. The bass cabinet contains the CW1526CF woofer. He designed the crossover network to cross at 700 hz. They are great sounding speakers mated with the McIntosh 225. Bench test of the 225 shows output at 32 wpc. I think it is an excellent two-channel system. Thanks, Bob, for all of your suggestions and help. Picture is attached. I hope?





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  11. Dave, figure $400-500 each to have them restored (at $1,600, I doubt that they are), tubes may need to be upgraded; throw in a preamp to run them and you are easily above $3000. Are you prepared for that kind of investment? Bi-amping will require at least one more amp (stereo) plus an active crossover. You're now over $4,000. I would suggest a nice two-channel SS amp or receiver as a starting point. We all had to start with a modest system and upgrade as we were able. Just trying to help.


  12. David Feinstein, of The Rods, and cousin to Ronnie Dio, still uses all Marshall equipment. That stuff could tear out your eardrums easily. Speaking of Ronnie, a crew from Hollywood was in town recently to interview two long-time friends of Dio. Took place at the Feinsten's Hollywood Restaurant. They are planning a documentary about Ronnie. You may be able to see The Rods' studio since they did some filming there as well. I'll let you know when it is released.

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