Disappointed that not much more happened with the orig. ELP LT. The company put out a new 'High-End Model' last year:
It's worthy of review.
On a side note, does anyone know of any original research on a laser/optics-based analog format? This idea is not new, of course...
The old Laserdisc was analog video with (antiquated) FM analog audio. (Digital audio came later for LD). [BTW ... as has been noted by a Stereophile reviewer (can't recall who), the CD (as well as, for that matter, DVD and SACD) are analog carrier formats (I'll let you folks dig out the Stereophile article for that ref!)]. Anyway, along that same "train of thought", coupled with the (ultimate) success of the ELP (i.e., it works and reasonably well; see Fremer's 2003 review), you'd think the audio industry could come up with a format that beats any present-day digital as well as 30ips master analog tapes and fragile&fidelity-limited vinyl.
BTW2 ... we could wait for quantum computing to come to the rescue (still far off AFAIK). And that means there ain't no such thing as "analog" (continuous) -- never was, never will be if the Standard Model and other Modern Physics theories continue to hold true.