Over the last year to 18 months I have been experiencing cut out during playback from from Sonos Connect through my DLiii. I have eliminated wireless and general output from the Connect (analog) – as it plays fine in those regards. All played fine with similar content – both local files (ALAC, FLAC) as well as streaming services – until this time (have had both units for probably 7-8 years). The cutout while occurring with all content is worse with local files. I found a post on the Sonos site (over 4 years old) with the same exact issue with the DLiii - with the only solution being going back revisions on firmware for the Connect – but again my problem is more recent and I doubt I could even apply that old firmware to current equipment. I am using digital coax output from Connect to DLiii.
Also I have read about the polarity issue with the DLiii - I use balanced XLR from the DLiii to my Ayre integrated amp. Is this a real issue - I have done some head to head listening from my Ayre CD player and ripped content and the only difference was volume and a bit more warmth in the sound.
I really was very happy with the sound from the Sonos/DLiii combination. Thank you all for any feedback or guidance on this !
Local Boulder audiophile.