Summary: This is an excellent tape deck. The graphics are very accurate when recording. The controls make it easy to edit tapes, playback and record. The double-reverse works well. The deck is well-made and very durable. The BEST deck I have ever owned---I have two of them. You cannot go wrong with this great sounding tape deck from Sony. By the way, the mechanics work smooth to the touch.
Summary: This was used so I got what I deserved. I have another Sony just like this one that's worn out. Unfortunately, so is this one. The dubbing function doesn't work; it might as well be a single cassette player. Buying electronics online is always risky.
Summary: Several of the internal connectors to the PCB were loose so channels were intermittent in copying between cassettes or from external sources. The PCB also needed more offset mounts to prevent bending.
Summary: It is hard to find a tape deck anymore, but this one does the job and is very versatile. The switch for replay, play or reverse is somewhat difficult to work with, but other than that, it work fine.
Summary: I wish this unit was still being manufactured. Unfortunately, replacement parts are no longer available. It is an excellent, though now obsolete unit. Sony quits too quickly backing up its products.