It could be power related, but honestly not my first bet.
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CD player used to be in another room from amplification. Now in an old Telefunken console on a shelf right under the amplifier .Exhibited all kinds of glitches. No disc, error, skipping, not finishing full play. Anyone experience this?I suppose it is possible EMF, magnetic field, of the amplifier’s power transformer is affecting the CDP in some way.
Try relocating the CDP on top of the console, not directly above the power transformer of the amplifier, and see if the problems with the CDP still exists.
never had what you are experiencing but when the laser goes bad, you generally have the issues you are describing. Try moving the distance to see what happens, try taking the CDP out of the system and just plugging it in to see if it reads the CD with no errors. It does not have to be in your system to see if the errors occur.
Thank you all for your kind and informative suggestions. I moved the CDP and the problems have been resolved. I suppose the EMF was interfering with the CDP's functions.That or maybe heat? Just curious. Would removing the CDP from the system and plugging it in- would the display indicate if it was skipping? IE- what would that look like. Thank you so much again.
Wrap the digital player in copper mesh sheets to make a faraday cage around it. Will stop any digital hash from affecting your other gear. Cheap too. Fold and solder the seams. Crimp or folded seams don’t really work that well.
I’m make a habit of doing this with all my digital stuff that isn’t already shielded, and with any shielded cables carrying digital signals; along with outbound switching power supplies, their power cords and output cables.
It’s really surprising how it will quiet down your system.
EMF interference follows the inverse square law -- doubling the distance of empty space between two pieces of equipment reduces the interference to one-fourth of what it was before. Therefore, if that was the problem, often a small increase in separation fixes things.
Heat can also be an issue, but you'd likely notice the increased warmth if that was the issue.