Meridian G08 vs Meridian G08.2

Has anywone compared this two cd player?
Unless I am mistaken, I think the only difference is that the G08 uses a drawer-loading drive and the G08.2 uses a slot-loading drive.
May I know if the G08.2's slot-loading drive design will
scratch the CD and cause damage? I saw many post from the intenert has mention this.
I'm not familiar with the Meridian players but I have an Ayre CX-7e MP, which has filters similar to the .2 Meridians. The apodising or minimum phase filters make a big difference in my opinion.
G08.3 is tba