Originally Posted by NormP
I didn't sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night but I do have a SACD Standard so I guess that makes me a bit of an expert. With the Standard I've gone through two drives and need another at a replacement cost of $2K. I feel that Krell's always done a great job with electronics, I have a lot of their stuff, but they seem to trip over anything that's mechanical.
You might want to expand your search to include other manufacturers.
My Krell KAV-300cd (owned since 1997, employed extensively and lovingly, still my go to system for 2-channel audio with Audio Physic Virgos) did have an issue with the transport tray in 2007 or so. I happened to live near the company's Connecticut HQ at the time, brought it directly to them, and paid approximately $200 for the repair. No problems since.