This transport is a real show piece, it resembles a Clearaudio Turntable in many respects, (use of acrylic to name one). It recieved a very positive review in issue #27 Hi-Fi+. A nice picture can be found at this link: http://www.ylw.mmtr.or.jp/~maestro/column043.htm. (Google search) "Metronome Technologie Kalista" unless you have the magazine like I do.
I saw the review too. I seemed very good and is very pretty but very expensive. If you partnered it with a dac that would be huge dollars. Never the less its worth seeing the extremes. By the way, I find the magazine a very good one
It was also reviewed positively in some asian audio magazines. I found the english magazines express negative opinions more freely. HiFi plus found Classe SACD not up to par with redbook and said it straight. Sorry to deviate from topic.
Hi-Fi+ is really nice, and they seem to have pretty much unbiased reviews, a refreshing plus. It also has a VERY extensive music review section, a classy mag to say the least. The looks alone of that Kalista blow me away, I'd love to see it close up and hear it one day.