That's exactly what mine did. Plays . . . sometimes for as long as 10 seconds . . . then dropout . . . then back.
I'm actually relieved that the problem is in the 5900. I didn't want anything to be wrong with the Lexicon MC-12B.
Tom, since Kenwood professed complete ignorance over this when I phoned them the other day, perhaps sometime you might want to give them a call. I'd be interested in whether they tell you too that you're the "first" to have mentioned this problem.
This is not a significant issue, since there is a paucity of these discs out there to begin with. Nevertheless, the 24/96 discs are supposed to be the highest resolution discs available, and you just can't use them on the DV-5900, or at least not at the full resolution.
I'm up to 390 discs in my DV-5900, and I am not able to load the DVD-Audio discs without reaching the maximum. By the way, the Entre is useless with those discs, since there is nothing on OpenGlobe for them.
So, in order to continue to enjoy the system I thought I purchased, I'm going to have to purge some of the discs, or move them to the DV-5050M, which might as well not even be daisy chained to the DV-5900M, given the lack of control over it exercised by the Entre.
I really wish another manufacturer would step in and fill this void. No one, including myself, wants to ditch the product because of the promise it still holds. But the minute someone comes out with a competing system, I'm done with Kenwood. It has just failed in far too many respects, and the game-playing on the issues, particularly the multichanger control by the Entre, is now evident. Yeah, yeah, they keep having these unspecified "off the record" mystery persons deliver messages of hope through some people, but there's a Sgt. Schultz-like party line delivered when anyone actually calls them.
Tom, thank you for your efforts. To all other DV-5900 owners out there, we now have another problem.