I have seen pictures and I have to say there is a definitely a strong family resemblence between it and the Music Hall MMF-25 CD player. The Maverick is somewhat more attractive - taller, more substantial looking, pewter in color as opposed to silver. Think of the progression up the line of the Music Hall turntables in terms of looks.
And, like Rar1's link points out, a $1500 price point.
Based on my experience with the MMF-25, this player should definitely sound very good. In fact, I consider the MMF-25 THE budget player of today, performance not very far off a reference quality player. The upsampling of the Maverick would be welcome.
My only question would be, does this player represent value at $1500? I first would need to know that it sounds as good as any other $1500 CD player, which based on the MMF25's performance(can't think of a player under $1000 I'd rather own), it ought to. SACD would carry less importance to me, but my experience with my SACD player shows me the format's superiority to CD.