Going back to the original question I think it is hard to justify to purchase a premium priced CD player in the age of digital file players especially in the shadow of Bryston's gorgeous BDPs and BDAs.
On the other hand I would love to trade in my 5 year old Krell for this beauty
Its an interesting question but so far the feedback I am getting from our customers:
1. A number of customers like the simplicity of a CD player
2. A lot of people have a multitude of CD's in their library and ripping is a term that is foreign to them
3. Computers seem overly complicated and the learning curve appears to be troublesome for some.
4. This may be their last CD player and they want quality but they do not want to spend 8-10K for a player
Anyway the initial demand is way beyond my expectation and it will be interesting to see if the sale continue longterm. The CD player was a 'secret' project of mine within the company as no one else wanted to do it) but so far I'm looking good.
PS - Forgot:
5. It sounds GREAT