My Sony ns500v stalls. For no appearent reason an perfectly new CDs it just stops for a few seconds then resumes. It is not skipping. I am not playing at loud levels. I am using the analog outs to NAD C-370.
Haven't heard this happen on SACDs yet.
Haven't heard it happen when connected through s/pdif -> ART DI/O -> MG-Head-DT -> Senn HD580.