Album playback in Tidal/LDS stops


hello everybody,

whether wired or not, internal or external dac, there is a 16 minute gap, when using lightning ds. also here in belgium. i have to tick play for each individual song …
auralic should fix this.



I can confirm what others have said:

Aries (wireless) + Tidal = 16 minute delay.
Aries (wired) + Tidal = 16 minute delay.
Aries (DNS + Tidal = 16 minute delay.
Aries (USB DAC) + Tidal = 16 minute delay.
Aries (digital outputs) + Tidal = 16 minute delay.
Linn (directly swapped with Aries) + Tidal = No delay.
Moon (directly swapped with Aries) + Tidal = No delay.
Oppo (directly swapped with Aries) + Tidal = No delay.
PC + Tidal = No delay.
iPhone + Tidal = No delay.
iPad + Tidal = No delay.

Please, Auralic Team, let’s work towards a fix ASAP for your faithful fan base? You’ve created a very good product that is verging on greatness but currently unusable for our purposes…


I think it is a software issue inside our software, maybe joint with TIDAL server’s response data. The 16 mins must be a unique number.

I am moving this thread to bug tracker as we have started to work on this.


Thank you Xuanqian. I know many of us will be following in anticipation. I know, also, that many of us will gladly do anything we can to help e.g. provide information and feedback. Fingers crossed and thanks again!



Can any one tell me when the device stuck, is that a black screen or with auralic logo?


Hi Xuanqian,

no black screen, no Auralic logo. Everthing quite normal - except the buffering symbol. If you trigger “play” then the track starts immediately. If you wait exacatly 16 minutes then the track starts by itself.

As I wrote before, I switched from Tidal to Qobuz. At Qobuz/LDS there is no issue.

Best regards


Same here–the screen is not black/blank and it does not display the Auralic logo. The screen on the device appears normal but the track buffers on and on and on…


Got it. Thanks!


typically, DSL moves on to the next song of the play list, which shows but does not play before 16 minutes, unless ticking manually.
cf. image, please not that the played track time and remaining track time or the ones of the previous track (river man) on the list.
best regards,



I think its a huge numbers of Altaire / Auralic users who not use this speakers corner. I have used a Altaire since nov 2016 and its a awesome product. However the last year has it been major problems with TIDAL and it just works for a few seconds and Ligtning lost my device though I use wired connection. And, when This occur it also affect Spotify connect as well and I need to switch of and on. But if I only use Spotify its approx never buffer or loses the device. In 2017 it whas the opposite. Maybe Qubos is the way to go…


It’s two months now that I have the same problem with Qobuz here in Italy! Regards, G