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Thank you for the detailed report on your situation, this makes my job much easier.
The crackle might be fixed by adding „-C 5“ to your command line options in Squeezelite.
Please update your Settings/Reboot page with the Health Checker when you have the dropping off issue to make sure this not related to the performance of the Pi hardware.
Also, check the Squeezebox Server debug info when playback commences on high-end audio files to see if there are any error messages.