Audio Aero Capitole 24/192 vs Gamut CD-1

Has anyone had the chance to compare these two? I've read great stuff regarding both and I've read an article that possibly implies that the two may be pretty close. Considering the price difference, if this were true, I'd be mighty interested in getting the Gamut.
A friend of mine who accompanied me at CES in January 2002 told me he liked the new Gamut cdp a lot. He did not make a comparison between the two but I know he is familiar with good digital players. He owns an Ayre and has heard many other good players including the Electrocompaniet EMC-1 and Aero Capitole.

I didn't get to hear the Gamut but heard the soon to be released Ayre cdp. I liked the performance of the Ayre but I'm not sure if I liked the front loading feature, similar to the way you would load a cd in a car stereo. I was told the new Ayre will be much less than the current model and priced relatively close to the Gamut. I am currently using the Electrocompaniet EMC-1.