I know of two places that sell them new for under $1600. Don't know if they have any left. J&R Music in NYC and Oade Brothers. J&R even has 30 day return on mail orders.
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When I bought mine for $3150 I felt it worth the money. If you wanted one for $1500 you probably missed your chance. Now supply and demand will determine the value. The CD section is quite good and SACD even better. I sold my Levinson D/A because I didn't think it was that much better.
You would have to buy an Accuphase SACD at over $12000 to get better sound than the Sony SACD SCD1 or SCD 777 in SACD mode. The transport alone better's units costing 2K-3K.
J&R is out of them. I got the last demo at a local store for $2K last week. The thing's a sleeper. Unless you read these chats you'd never have a clue about the humongous break in time. Mine, despite being the demo, was nowhere near broken in - it sounded terrible at first! To think that they were using this one to try to sell them is downright bizarre. After a week+ of 24/7, the change is the most dramatic I've ever seen in any component. It's night and day. I think sony blew it by not alerting dealers to the break-in issue. I wanted a top-notch digital front end without mortgaging the house - and got it.