I wrote to Alto Music a few weeks ago at firstname.lastname@example.org and got this response. Note that this price does not include the footpedal, which another $100 probably.
[Alto Music on 14 Aug 2000]
"The price is $699.We have a large waiting list so it is very hard to say when one will become available.They should start shipping more units in the fall.Thanks-Alto Music"
Similar question at sweetwater.com, I was told $750, late November.
May as well wait and check out the Repeater, I say. It might arrive sooner.