I have used this CD recorder deck for many years. It has always produced excellent results recording. Playback is also very good - clean and clear with no obvious problems. In it's older age the drawer can stick sometimes - that's about the only problem I have had.
Why we gave it thumbs up. We have only realised recently its quality as a stand alone player. In its own right has a very good sound. Also consider it also as a stand alone upsampling DAC. Has all the necessary ingredients.