Hi there I wondered if any of the other Arcam DV88+ plus are having the same problem I am.... It only happens on CD playback... On occasional CD's the player pauses for half a sec or so, it happens typically 10 seconds into a new track of music. What's weird is that it's not repeatable, ie, it doesn't happen at exactly the same place when the track is played again, but certain CD's seem much worse than others. On Pink's Mizunderstood it happens on every track. I'm not really techie at all but it seems like a buffering problem... that a digital buffer has filled up and it has to take a breath in order to refill it. Does that make any sense to the techie's out there? The same doesn't happen on DVD at all, occcasional I get a very slight pause, but only once per disk and I assume that was a layer change. Thanks Sharon. PS. And before you say it... Yes I know maybe the player is objecting to playing Pink! I do like proper musi too, as well as well produced starlet trash pop!!