Parasound Halo D3, anyone heard one?

Has anyone had the chance to audition, or even better, own the D3 universal player from Parasound?
I got one and it does sound great on cd's and sacd's. Unfortunately, it won't play HDCD's... And they call it "universal"!
I also own one of these and I have found that it does play HDCD's. I am also impressed with the sound of audio playback through the balanced outs.
Ok - so I had some bad info on this. It does not play HDCD's. My mistake.
maybe this is why it now sells for $999 new at Audio Advisor?
Actually is will play CDs which have been encoded with HDCD, as any CD player does; it just won't decode them as HDCD with the extended frequency response and other advances. But if you have SACD capability, why bother with a software patch for CDs? HDCD doesn't come close to the sound quality of SACD! But even when playing normal CDs, the sound quality is exceptional.
The reason it now sells for $999 at Audio Advisor is that the player is probably being discontinued by Parasound. It came to market too late, just as DVD-video was being replaced by Blu-ray, DVD-Audio was dead, and SACD is hanging-on as a niche product. If you can find another audio disc player that offers as much for a thousand dollars more, let me know. The sound quality on both CD and SACD is excellent. The image it presents is wide, deep, and detailed. The bass is extended, and the top end is liquid. When using the balanced XLR outputs, the sonics reveal a clarity I can't get from my $3000 Sony XA777ES. At $999 it's a bargain.