Mmmmmmmmmm. Seven of Nine.
McBiff: Yes, that's the one. The Finial Turntable. I don't remember exactly how much they were asking for it over a decade ago, but do remember it was something obscene like $50,000 or $100,000.
It appears they finally got it happening. I'd love to hear one, but don't plan on spending the $500 they're asking for a demo.
It does seem to compromise the idea of non-digital, "vinyl sound" many are still in love with, but then again, it wouldn't be bound to CD standards and could possibly break the laser's signal into considerably more bits and bytes, possibly smoothing out any edginess claimed inherent in CD sound.
If anyone ever gets to hear one, I'd love to know about it.