I'm relatively new to the Bluesound world. I recently kicked the dreaded Sonos into the bin and purchased two Pulse 2i Minis and a Pulse 2i Flex. So far, I am generally very pleased with sound and performance. I am planning to give my broader thoughts in a future General thread.
But: Since very recently I have an issue with one of the two Pulse Minis. After starting playback of Tidal content, it starts to produce periodic clicking sounds (appr. 50bpm). These are pretty silent but audible, if playback is stopped. The clicking continues without change. Changing the volume has no influence on the clicking.
I solved it once by reconnecting the player. Another time, after rebooting it, the clicking immediately started again, as soon as the player was ready.
It is a pretty puzzling situation. The two Minis are normally in a fixed stereo pair. In the second case of the clicking directly after reboot, the issue could only be resolved after the fixed group was broken, and *both* Minis rebooted, even though the second player didn't click along.
My usual setup is the two paired Minis and the Flex hooked on as well as individual player with same playback. I noticed that sometimes when my Wifi is a bit moody, the pair and the Flex loose synch. Sometimes, I also encounter stuttering playback. This can be solved by rebooting everything including router, which is a nuisance but fair enough, as it is rare.
I have the suspicion that the players have some problem with persistent data that clogs up some routines if only parts of the system are reset. I could argue with more info regarding this impression on request.
Finally, the original clicking issue appeared only after moving to BluOS 3.8.3, even though the other (rare and minor) problems where already there before. That being said, the update was so quick that I don't think the players even received substantial software modification, if at all.
Thanks for letting me share!
[Please feel free to move this to another subforum. It's either "Sound Quality" or networking related; one could argue for either.]
Update: I'm pretty confident now that it is an issue of the individual player, after a lot of testing with various scenarios. The clicking (or rather pulsating hiss) occurs now every time shortly after the player has been reconnected or restarted.
I also found this older post here, which has video links that pretty much show exactly my problem.
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