Skipping & interference via I2S into DSJnr?


#1

Hi All,

I recently purchased a 2nd hand PWT & have connected it up to my DSJnr via a PS I2S HDMI cable (same as delivered with Memory Player via Magenta in Australia) & I have an issue of random interference/skipping?

At 1st it didn’t actually play at all but that could have been the I2S cable, which may not have been “fully in”! But then once it started playing it stopped & started a few times, skipping like a standard CD player which is strange as it plays from memory?

I then changed tracks & interchanged between ROON via the Bridge Vs Transport playing the same track & it really started to play up & the Ayre amp went into protection mode!!

I then changed out the CD & it’s not happened again so maybe a dodgy CD, dirty lens?? but it does concern me?

Any ideas?

Cheers

Matt


#2

My guess is it was the CD. Perhaps there’s something dodgy enough with that particular disc?


#3

I suggest making a copy of the CD and checking if the copy exhibits the same problems.


#4

Hi Paul & Elk,

Yup…must be a dirty or dodgy disc as I’ve not had any skipping or interference with any other disc…& whilst the same disc (Porcupine Tree’ Deadwing) did actually play last night, a few tracks in it did start playing up again…not to the point of tripping the Ayre into protection mode but there’s clearly something amiss with this disc.

I’ll give it a good clean &/or burn a copy & see if it plays, sounds like it should.

The CD artwork is a strange one…some of the most obscure albums seems to trigger the artwork but other more popular covers it can’t seem to find? The ethernet connection is quite a distance from the modem (approx 25mtrs of Cat 5) & via a 100pt switch, will that make any diff? It;s the same setup for the DSJnr with the exception of an optical media converter just in front of the DSJnr.

Cheers

Matt

PS - a lovely musical, clean, clear as a bell transport!


#5

Let us know if cleaning or copying works.


#6

There are two good products that Mapleshade sells. Optrix for cleaning all CDs and Mickro Smooth, which is a polish. I think combined they cost me under $50.

I have been using the Optrix for years, with my old PSA Lambda transport, you could hear an improvement, but with the PWT I haven’t noticed that. Not surprised as the PWT is a more advanced unit, But you do get a totally clean CD.


#7

Hi All,

I do have some special CD film remover that I’ll try tonight…played another 20 or so CD’s over the weekend & not one issue so must be a dirty CD…just so happens to be one of my favourites!

Cheers

Matt


#8

Success of sorts…I still have the occasional skip on the CD but other than track 1…the rest of the CS seems fine post treatment with Reveel

http://www.russandrews.com/reveel-54149990000/

Hopefully that’s the end of this issue & only related to this CD.

Cheers

Matt