Hi guys This is for those who, over the past decade, have emailed me for the "official" solution to Ayon CD players that stop in play to re-load or spin without playing. I've emailed you the remedy, and I haven't heard from you since, so I believe it has worked long-term... or you've junked the player because it kept happening a few months after resolving it.
I've sent my Ayon CD-1s to my technician twice in the past decade to carry out the tiny mod... but it has been happening randomly again of late. However, I believe I may have inadvertently stumbled on a more permanent solution. Cutting to the chase - a tiny bit of Blu-Tack on the lip of the CD "wok", just near the sensing pin that is pressed down when you put the lid on. Over the past few days, not a single disc I've played has resulted in the Ayon stopping or re-loading without purpose (you get what I mean, haha). The player has been very well-behaved...
I don't know how or why this works, and surely, there must be a science rather than snake oil to it (please don't ask me which brand of Blu-Tack!).
I've refused to buy another CD player since I got the CD-1s a decade ago, because it's so good musically... just the rare change of tubes. Here's hoping I won't have to and that it will outlive me.