MISSION: Calling all Mission vintage CD player enthusiasts

Didn't know this company made cd players back in the day... I though Mission was known for their speakers. In doing some research, I noticed they also made some integrated amps.  Anyone have any experience with older Mission cd players?  The guy I'm going to see on Monday who has one says he paid over $1000 back in the 80's for it and it is very heavy. Worth looking into you think?

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