This month's TAS has a review of the Krell SACD Standard CD/SACD Player. Apparently this is a fine sounding player with a few "quirks." First, the drive mechanism is so noisy the reviewer recommends that the listener be seated at least five feet from the machine. Second, the track number disappears from the display after a few seconds while the track is playing so if you walk into the room and like what you hear you have to restart the track to figure out what it is. Oh and it takes 15 seconds to load an SACD and 25 seconds to load a CD. And two of the reviewer's CDs wouldn't play in it at all without a loud grinding noise. But don't worry, the magazine has a "Manufacturer's Comment" from Krell which explains all. Unfortunately they say that since they are not a manufacturer of transports, these "drawbacks" are a "necessary evil." They're charging $4,000 for this beauty.