I have to keep reminding myself how much it would cost me if I were to take my 272 and throw it against a brick wall...because that is how angry it makes me. I am wondering if selling it and using the old SBT with a 282 wouldn't be better. At least the $300 solution works every time.
If it isn't one symptom, it is another. Music is supposed to be an escape from the other bull in my life, and now all I get is pissed off when I want to listen because I can't...or if I do, it is after 15 minutes of jerking around with turning stuff on and off.
Want to listen to one song before you go to bed? Mark, not only will you not get to listen, but your adrenaline will be flowing good and plenty before you can even get to the bed.
The new problem du jour (actually the whole week) is drop outs. Yes, I run it wirelessly - I have since I got the damned thing. And it has almost never had drop outs, despite all the other theatrics since I got it - now it is 10-20 seconds of music interspersed with 2-5 seconds of silence; back and forth. Last night the drop outs and the playing time got faster and closer together (ending at less than a second) until it finally "got past it" and then the bloody thing worked...until you stop and the next time you try, it is back to square one.
When it works, it is the best thing since sliced bread...which is about 60% of the time. Anyone who would be at my house when it acts up would NEVER buy a Naim product. Why would they, when crap at Best Buy appears to work better? Great sound isn't worth a stuff without being able to play it.
It has also suddenly taken to dropping a space in between cuts, such that it does not go seamlessly from one live cut to another. I checked the setting in LMS, and there was nothing.
Ironically, prior to this it had actually been on its most stable run since I got it for 2-3 months - the Android app was only working partially, but overall it was OK. (I really have built up a tolerance for the Naim streaming shenanigans until weeks like this and I explode.) Then this week it is un-listenable. Sometimes I can get it to behave by turning it off, restarting, reboot the NAS, etc...but who wants 10-15 minutes of that just to play music? (And that is by no means guaranteed to get me there.)
Nothing changed, and it went from working pretty well to as bad as it has been since I got it. I have tried operating it with iOS and from the front panel as well - nothing helps.
Yes I have a crappy proprietary router that I cannot get rid of...the same crappy router I had last month when it was on its good run.
This would be unacceptable performance from a consumer level product. For a boutique brand at this price point, it is unconscionable.
Yeah I know...I am blaspheming the Messiah...