Quad CDP 99 CD player

Anyone with any experience with the Quad CDP 99 cd player? I heard it for a few hours and its an absolutely meaty and a smooth player. This player seems to be a relative unknown on this fourm.
It's a great player. It tends to get overlooked because "Quad" is more synonymous with speakers rather than electronics.
This player has been getting a lot of forum time on the Audio Asylum so you may want to look there as well for some information.

If you dig a bit here on the 'Gon it has been discussed in threads where people are looking for CD players with volume controls, which the 99CDP has.

Here is a link to a review:

Hifi News ended up choosing the 99 Series as components of the year so they are getting some press, just seems to be mostly british. But TAS also did a review of it in their August 2003 which was very favorable.