Yes SLP1200 - I love it, it's my third one. First two I had died so I swapped them for this one which has been completely stripped, cleaned, repaired and rebuilt. All new buttons and switches. It's picky about reading discs with any smudges or scratches though, which is why I've also got the Sony X505ES. That's also good just not as good.
i think the bbc used to use em.. imho one of the best players made..cant remember why i never bought one back in the day..probably coz it never had a 5 star review ffs..what a muppet many of us were believing all that written cack
1500 quid .. jesus..are the lazers available for em?
Yes, there are other models that use the same laser so you can get them but you have to set the laser up which is not straightforward. Mine has had the laser replaced, also some capacitors that were failing were replaced. And some resistors on the output board substituted for metal film types, supposed to give greater clarity.