spotify connect pause problems

I am playing spotify connect through a v4 amp. sometimes the music will pause for 1-3 seconds in the middle of streaming. sometimes a power cycle on the amp will help but not always. anything i can do to smooth this out?

it is showing firmware 4.6.41

i have tried a factory reset, which seemed to be fine for a bit but the pausing came back. i have also tried using the connect play from multiple other devices. i have even tried using the connect play from different spotify accounts. the pausing does not happen when i stream through airplay, only with spotify connect. i am looking to expand my audio setup with many more devices, but this is my primary use case and is pretty irritating to hear. any thoughts?

I have the same problem. System is connected via LAN cable so wireless connectivity should not be a problem.