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why there is a delay after a response or repromt?

I noticed that there is a long delay between a response/after reprompt until echo starts listening to an input (the light blue led changes to listening mode). This causes a delay which is unusual, and users will have to wait quite a while until they can speak. In general, users will want to talk to alexa immediately after hearing a response. In this case, they have to wait about 5 seconds until alexa will start listening.

I Am using alexa skill template speechlet output, or sometimes ssml audio output, along with a text.

Is this a known limitation or I Am doing something wrong?

example: '<speak><audio src="test.mp3" /> Do you want to listen to another Joke?</speak>'

1.Alexa plays the response.

2.waiting..... about 5 seconds (?)

3.Alexa starts listening for inputs.

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Hi! Are you still encountering this issue or has it been solved? Please let us know.

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jjaquinta answered

I think this is unique to you. For me it starts listening right away. In fact, you can even interrupt it during playback by saying "Alexa..." and give your response immediately.

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newuser-c7ef6001-3c01-4424-af9f-fec2315cb194 answered

I have got a similar problem but with Raspi with two other devices:

1. AlexaPi on Raspi3

2. Alexa Voice Service (AVS) with cURL ( https://miguelmota.com/blog/alexa-voice-service-with-curl/)

The corresponding device accepts the wake word but then I have to wait for 5-6 seconds before it listens to my question (sends it to the AVS).

My Echo (3rd device) works perfect: It immediately after the "Alexa" wake word it listens to my speech...and replies most of the time promptly.

Is there anybody else experiencing problems with this delay?

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