It's a great player. It tends to get overlooked because "Quad" is more synonymous with speakers rather than electronics.
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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.