I have a reasonably good single disc Marantz cd player. CD5003 for those who care about such things.
It is about 3 years old tops.
It has developed a fault. Occasionally the sound will pause for about a second and then it resumes. It soundsuke the “playing” has continued during the silence only the broadcast ceases and then resumes.
There is no pattern to the intervals though rarely are they at close intervals. It can be loud or soft volumes, after prolonged playing or quite soon after firing it up. It can happen on new pristine discs or burns.
I have played. A disc cleaning disc and checked all cabling. It does not happen when other inputs are used so it must be the CD player.
Hopefully I will wake to this solved and a repair shop visit will be avoided.