Is ELP turntable dead?

Last post I saw in Audiogon about that was from Mar 28, 2016.

I guess it is dead?

Some friend of my friend offered to sell his used one at $2000.   Seriously skeptical.

(speak freely, he's too old school to be any online forum member)

It looks like the machine is still in production. There just isn't a lot of enthusiasm for the technology.
If the turntable is dead I would not suggest, recommend, or advice you to buy it at any price unless you are especially familiar, expert, and knowledgeable about this unit which is likely to require delicate, specialized, technical repair, alignment, and adjustment.
One currently listed for sale here by, I believe, by High end Broker.