IFI Zen Stream users

I have a Zen Stream I bought about two weeks ago. I am using the dac in my Mac MA5300. I started using SPDIF when I first got the unit, then moved on to USB. Web radio often delays a minute or two before it will play. Spotify delays are much less, but can clip a second or two off the begining of songs. Delays seem shorter with SPDIF. My previous stream was a Yamaha WXC-50, and didn't exhibit any of those issues with SPDIF (USB not on that unit).  Anyone else had, or having these issues? Ideas? Thank You!


I have the Zen Stream using a USB directly to my Denafrips DAC > Preamp. Although I have not tried internet radio, I have no lag whatsoever with Tidal, or from my hard drive server connected directly to the Stream via the USB input.

Yes, the web radio is severely delayed with mine too; but I no lags otherwise.