I use four SC5000 media players with my x1850, and it seems that previewing, loading, and playing tracks seems to slow down as I get deeper in my sets. I know it can’t be the speed of my SSD, because I’ve tried two different SSDs and a mechanical HDD. The same sluggish behavior happens no matter what I have plugged into the USB port of any of the four players, so I’ve come to the conclusion that the bottleneck must be related to the built in switch on the x1850, or the LAN ports on the SC5000 players.
I can’t seem to find any specs on the LAN ports of the mixer or the media player. Does anyone know if they are gigabit ports?
Does anyone know if I can network the players AND the mixer (using the PC link port) using an external network switch?
I just want to play without worrying about tracks not previewing or loading in a timely manner. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
That must mean that using an external gigabit switch won’t make a difference, since the bottleneck would be the media player’s RJ45 port. Unfortunate. Looks like the capability of using 4 media players is restricted by the lack of gigabit ports. I use AIFF files. Might not happen if I used MP3s. Oh well.
Database access is where it’s lagging. I just did a test with a switch. It seems a little faster. I’m going to buy a switch and livestream for 4 hours with it tomorrow to really test it. If there is no improvement, I’ll return it. Hoping that’s not the case though. Fingers crossed.
What cables are you using (cat, length, and shielding)? Everything loads instantly for me when plugged into an x1850, but I don’t use aiff. I use Wav and mp3. Curious, do you get the same lag when playing Wav files?
I only use aiff which is essentially the same as wav, but with metadata and artwork embedded. I will try with mp3s to see if it still happens.
I’m using short length cat6e cables.
Have you tried what I asked the previous poster above? Playing three track on three players or layers, then QUICKLY previewing one track, then another, then another, and so on; jumping from track preview to track preview, in succession, on a fourth deck or layer?
How many songs and what quality are on those SSDs? I’ve got 8T drives with 65,000+ songs mixed 320K MP3, FLAC, WAV and OGG and even on a single SC5000 it get’s a bit laggy on 5+ hrs of play time sometimes. IMHO it’s not the network it’s the memory buffer on the unit, probably due to the fact all the songs have been analyzed but cue points have not been set. I’ve experimented with just adding a single cue point at the start of a song and that track loads faster than one that doesn’t have one, let alone a song that hasn’t been analyzed.
I’ve had similar issues this week. After 4 hours of play I started to get really bad buffering lag when loading tracks on the players and I had to reboot the left hand SC6000M. I then lost channel one cue that deck was connected to on my X1850 mixer. Audio was reaching the channel, but no cue output. Lucky it was the last track of the night, as I had to use the second layer on the right hand deck to finish.
@DenonDJ_Support_DE - Has anyone done NAT testing on the USB hub in the back of the X1850 mixer? There seems to be a lot of reports of latency between the media players and the mixer. Surely there can’t be so many issues with SSD drives when there are so many brands and models being used??
I have been having delays on my second player sometimes causes crashes as far as i can see there are no viable isssues with my wires or the port I am using the cables that came with the players would it be worth getting newer cables?