Originally Posted by normandia
I don't want to restart discussion about audio delays, but noticed you have an Oppo 203, like me.
Do you notice these delayed starts (about 1.4 sec or so) at the beginning of each audio track on a SACD or CD with the MP-50?
OK, I've now had opportunity to comprehensively evaluate everything regarding this with respect to everything up to date as of right now...
Salient points as per follows:
• With the latest Lyngdorf MP-50 firmware update (v3.0.0) installed, but without the latest firmware version/update with respect to the OPPOs (i.e. previous OPPO firmware versions) the audio delay still occurs in all respects.
• With the latest Lyngdorf MP-50 firmware update (v3.0.0) installed, and with
the latest firmware version/update with respect to the OPPOs, the situation is very much improved.
Specifically, whenever you switch between music albums, where it be a CD/SACD/DVD-A or album on USB flash drive as digital music audio files, the first time you play an audio track from whichever particular music album, then the delay occurs. However, if/when you restart the track from the beginning the delay no longer transpires and the audio track plays immediately from the start of the track without any delay whatsoever. Furthermore, when subsequently changing between audio tracks within the same music album, it now does so instantaneously without any delay whatsoever, and similarly the automatic transition between tracks is now completely seamless. However, when you change to a track off another music album then the delay occurs again, but only the first time that you play a track for the first time off a different album.
Consequently, this proves irrefutably that the issue has not
resided exclusively with respect to the MP-50 but in fact the OPPOs, as I have previously explained. And for those who wish to know the reasons why this has been transpiring and why it's not been the MP-50 as primary guilty party please see my previous posts in this thread wherein I explained matters in detail.
So the good news is that with both latest OPPO firmware update and MP-50 firmware update installed you will only experience the audio delay when you first play a track for the first time with respect to any particular music album. So all you need to do is restart the track wherein it will then play right from the beginning without any delay whatsoever; and there won't be any further occurrence of the delay whilst you listen to that particular music album. But only when you change to listen to a track off a different album and the first time only that you play that audio track.
Some folks might still consider this to be an annoyance to the extent that you'd rather not have any delay occurring ever, in which case my previous recommendation regards investing in a Sony 800/1000 still stands; but otherwise given the issue is so much improved and now a much lesser annoyance you might be happy with this, in which case keep your OPPO. Wherein, it should be noted that with respect to the Sony 800/1000 used in conjunction with the Lyngdorf MP-50 there is absolutely no delays whatsoever in any circumstance, even when playing an audio track from a particular music album for the first time.
So a huge THANK YOU to the fine gentlemen and ladies at Lyngdorf for succeeding in achieving this despite not being the primary guilty party!