I've had it up and running for the past few days and thought I'd provide some observations. The only other Hanpin I've owned was an AT-LP 1240. So I'll start with a comparison to it.
While the Pioneer is more than likely a Hanpin, it's by far much better than the AT. Why do I think so? First of all the isolation and Tonearm on the Pioneer are noticeably better.
When I had the AT, I remember tapping lightly on the plinth when a record was playing and you could hear it clearly during playback. If I did that with my SL-1600MK2 or SL-1200MK2, you couldn't hear it and the same goes with the Pioneer..very solid plinth.
The Tonearm on the AT seemed kind of flimsy but the sound it produced was pretty decent. The PLX-1000 tonearm seems much, much nicer and produces a cleaner, tighter sound. The vertical tonearm adjustment is just like my Technics. The platter on the pioneer spins dead-on true where the first AT I had wobbled. The replacement didn't.
After playing several albums with different cartridges I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the PLX-1000. I'll post more observations as I get more time with it.