• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

E1 / XE1 - startup times for CD playback


Established Member
I've read lots on here about the startup times of these units when playing DVDs. Do the same delays apply to CD playback? How long could I expect to wait between powering the unit on and geting a tune out of it?

Also, is there any significant difference in the startup times between the E1 and XE1?



Prominent Member
Yes, there's the same boot-up time though it doesn't take long to load the CD once it's in. I'd say around 30-40 seconds from pressing the power button to playback on the E1, not sure about the XE1.

C Topp

Standard Member
How long could I expect to wait between powering the unit on

Ive got the E1 and just timed it :boring:

37 seconds from when i hit the power button to when the "HD DVD" splash screen appears.

Then however long it takes to load in a cd.



Established Member
Thanks guys, that's what I needed to know - ordered an XE1 :thumbsup:

Now I'm sure that amp could do with an upgrade ..... :nono:

city fan

Established Member
My XE1 takes the same time. I timed it the other day at around 40 seconds. And this is after the 1.3 firmware upgrade.

The latest video from AVForums

Is 8K TV dead? Philips OLED+907, Pioneer LX505 AVR plus B&W 700 S3 Reviews & Visit + AV/HiFi News
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom