It was the best one I ever owned and yea made amazing tapes. It had the traditional issues these decks had, the FFW/REV function would quit or very slow on both. The door was motorized so it would not close fully and you had to nudge it closed which made the tape and heads not align well usually.Very nice deck! I bet it sounded great. Akai made some nice tape gear.
I bought it new in like '83-84, finally put it in the dumpster around 2002, I should have kept it and tried to fix but I was not thinking.
I'm sure I could find another....