I just got a couple of interesting tapes and needed a good quality 3 3/4IPS 1/4 track deck to play them on. This is the Crown 800 series transport with the CX series electronics. I was very lucky to get this 1971 deck with very few hours on it from a former Crown mechanic. John is a master at bringing these decks to original condition. Also, he has a friend who used to make the cabinets for Crown, so this deck has a solid bubinga (I hope I spelled that right) cabinet.