Thorens TD-309

Has anyone heard one of these turntables? I've read some reviews online, but it seems that none of the reviewers have actually listened to it. It appears to be a well thought out and designed table, in the ads.
Thanks, Sam
All I know is that it's gorgeous and I want one.

Of course, it would be nice if it sounds and works as good as it looks!

There is a full review in the June issue of Hi-Fi News which gave it an "outstanding product" award.
Is that the 09 or the 10 issue?