I always felt that the Teac was a better machine that the Akai. The Teac transport was more smoother in operation than the Akai. I used to buy prerecorded classical music(Barclay-Crocker) on open reel that was a copy of the master tapes used to make LP's at the time. The open reel Dolby sound just blew away the very best LP's at the time and most certainly has much better SQ than CD in certain aspects.
Edited by john57 - 7/8/11 at 8:19am