New Sony SCD-XA5400ES sacd player

I'm wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to actually audition this new player. By the few reports out there it is suppose to sound better than the XA9000ES for half the price and with balanced stereo output.
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I read that Stereophile is waiting on one for review, and hopefully, this will clear up some confusion about this new player.

Thanks for that info, what is the confusion about?
The HDMI output regarding multichannel.