Thanks @JRSBat! The thump goes louder every minute you play the music. After about 30min it is the loudest as it gets.
At the moment I have tested 3 different SGCDs and all of them have this problem.
+1 @JRSBat’s SGCD New SGCD loud pop/thump when changing to/from HT input?
+1 @lcouplinverizon-net’s SGCD Stellar DAC/Pre Home Theater switching
+1 @Rudolf_Appel’s SGCD Stellar Gain Cell DAC Experience
So total 6 faulty units I know of.
I wanted share a Paul’s e-mail to me that there is nothing wrong with the SGCD’s.
On Fri, 31 May 2019 at 01:39, Paul McGowan email@example.com wrote:
I have gone through all the engineering documents, the three units you sent us, the programming changes made to make it better, and the test results. From all I can see, there’s nothing wrong with the units.
Thus, the problem is something we cannot solve for you. It may be simply an incompatibility with your system, which is odd because we have never encountered this in any of the hundreds of units in the field.
I wish there was more we can do, but alas, there is not. We are at a dead end.
Unbelievable! Paul always says to use your ears to judge equipment but now he uses his eyes and documents only.
If anyone reads this post and owns a SGCD - please test it and post the results here.
- Just enable HT bypass from the menu with volume set to 76
- Let any digital input play for 15…30 minutes at volume 10-15
- Switch to HT bypass enabled input
- Do you hear a loud thump from the right speaker?