I think I bought it in 2004. It was in storage for the last seven years, though. I took a break from the audiophile game, and just got back in. It's a very well built piece. The XLR output is intermittent, but other than that, it still works great.
The TL5 has already surpassed the Audiolab in pretty much every aspect. The Audiolab was (is) a really good transport, that I enjoyed very much. The TL5 is like putting newer, more transparent, glass in a window that I already thought was really clear.