This superb machine uses the same xyron transport, and cyrus logic cs4398 dac as the original pearl sacd player. This version has the gloss black side cheeks, is boxed, with remote and user guide. Lovely smooth, warm, and detailed sound, in excellent 9/10 condition. These were £900 new, looking for £450 delivered.
Not surprised, as the generator on the 103 is quite decent, so what you have is a very good cantilever and excellent stylus (assuming the line contact he uses is good...no reason to think otherwise). So what you now have is a completely different cartridge just with the Denon generator. Don't see the wooden body making a lot of difference sonically, but I'm sure it looks the part.
Thanks for that... have emailed an enquiry as that's just the job.
Will need to sort out a 2mm shim for this if it's still for sale... debating whether to fit myself or have it fitted locally as I've never fitted a shim before.