Krell SACD standard

Anybody audition this player? Does it play redbook? How does it compare to the Sony SCD-1?

Of course it will play redbook.

I don't think it's available yet. I know my recently-converted-to-SACD dealer is just waiting to get his hands on it (to prove once and for all that Krell is the best marque in the history of the universe).
Better than most budget players in terms of sound quality but certainly not comparable to real high end stuff, plus the build quality is only average.