I received my DSJr. a month or so ago, and upgraded to Redcloud soon after, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. However, on two occasions, I have experienced a “popping sound” through the speakers. The first time, I was using Tidal/Roon into the BridgeII, out to a Dennis Had tube amp. and then on to Vandersteen Treo CT speakers. There was a Pffft! sound, not a pop exactly, and I rushed to turn off the amp, assuming I was loosing a tube. Later, I hooked the amp up to a different source (microrendu>chord mojo>Kef ls50) and had no issues with the amp or tubes, and no errant noises/pops/Pfffts. It has been operating without problem since. So, I then hooked the DSJr. up to my Pass XA30.8 amp, and got back to enjoying the music. Last night, I got another noise, this time a distinct “pop” sound. It only happened once, and I didn’t rush to unplug anything, just continued to listen, and no more pops, though it was getting late, so didn’t continue the listening session.
After thinking about the situation, I realized the only common hardware in each episode, was the DSJr., so I’m curious whether anyone else has had a similar situation occur. Previous to inserting the DSJr. into my system(s), there had been no pops or pffffts!, ever. Should I just continue monitoring the situation and see if this continues to happen, or should I take some other course of action. I don’t want to loose a speaker, so am hesitant to turn volume up much at all, and this rather limits my enjoyment of the music. Any observations? Thanks,