Audio Journal, Day 15
11:30 - I let the Arcam rDAC play through the night in an attempt to get through the “difficult stage” of my interconnects’ break-in period. They now have about 72 hours on them; I’ll probably push through 100 this weekend. I’m going to let them rest for an hour and start listening a bit about 12:30.
rDAC: 20:30; Jolida: 47:00; MA1s: 72:00
20:39 - I’ve been listening on and off all day, starting about 13:30. Right now is Yes’ — The Yes Album — in Kip’s honor. It doesn’t sound bad. I forgot how long these songs are, though. “Starship Trooper” is still cool.
I’ve listened to a few songs from Rosie Vela’s Zazu — including “Interlude,” the song Becker and Fagen played on — and they are clean, like Steely Dan’s work. It’s worth listening to, and I’ll get back to it.
Spent some time with the Barenaked Ladies. I think their earlier stuff is best, though I must admit I’m not very familiar with their work after Maroon. Steven Page has a remarkable voice, and the band is worse off for losing him, I’m afraid.
rDAC: 30:00; Jolida: 56:30; MA1s: 81:30 - stopped at 22:00