I’m trying to figure out of I need to contact my dealer and possibly send my RP back to dCS.
It plays all CDs just fine, but I have a MoFi Gold Ultradisc of Dark Side of the Moon.
Whenever I play it, I can hear the laser assembly seeking back and forth for about ten to fifteen seconds before it finally starts playing the first track.
Notably, it then often (but not always) starts that first track with a brief burst of digital “white” noise.
I have three other CD players and a Blu-ray player, including an old Sony “Discman” and none of the others has any difficulty whatsoever, they start immediately playing the disc within a second or two of pressing Play.
What’s interesting is I usually get the burst of noise even if I jump back to track 1.
I have no skips, pops or anything else playing the disc once it does start playing.
That makes me wonder if perhaps the disc is just misauthored or something which confuses the RP but all other drives ignore it.
I will head down to my dealer and see if their RP does this or if it might be my disc drive. I don’t want to be without my unit but I don’t want it to die out of warranty, either.
Note I don’t see this on any other discs, just the MoFi Ultradisc Dark Side of the Moon.
The disc surface is completely pristine with no fingerprints or marks of any kind.
I am concerned about my player, but given it does eventually play it without erroring out, I am wondering if something is just out of tolerance and, again, if it might cause an issue in the future.
I’m a little paranoid about it because I ignored a similar issue with a player in my past, and by the time I found another disc the player had difficulty with it was out of warranty and it cost me a large amount to repair.
With this I’m not sure if it would go back to DCS North America or have to take the long trip to the UK and back.
My RP is just about fifteen months old right now.