I was about to post this in the other thread about the SGCD’s HT issues, but since I never use its HT capabilities, I can’t say whether it exhibits those same issues or not. Consequently I decided the comment below wouldn’t further that discussion, so I decided to create a new thread to see if anyone else has experienced this.
First, I’ll say that I love my SGCD - its features, its sound and its flexibility. But it has one annoying habit - when switching between inputs, it oftentimes takes two presses of the desired button on the remote before I hear what the source component is playing, even though the first press results in the expected “click” from the unit. This happens about 60-70% of the time, I’d say. For example, I decide to go from a disc player to a streamer, and I’ll hit the appropriate source circuit button on the remote, and the Stellar will audibly “click,” and the display shows the input circuit number (and programmed name) for the streamer. Then I’ll start the streamer playing, but there’s no sound. I hit the same button on the remote a second time, and there’s a second “click” and I can hear the streamer in progress. Which then makes me have to start the track over.
I haven’t logged this behavior to see if it’s isolated to specific source inputs - my general impression is it happens regardless of what I’m switching from or switching to - but I wouldn’t swear to that. Maybe I’ll give that a shot. If it’s like most odd intermittent issues, it’ll go away as soon as it knows I’m observing it.
I have about a year left on the warranty, but I hate to box it up and send it back just for this, as it’s really not much more than an annoyance. Unless it’s indicative of other problems. Anyone else here run into this on theirs?