This is the finest SONY tape recorder ever made! Sonically, electronically and mechanically, this is superior to all but the Nagras and Stellavoxes. This particular 880-2 is a half-track stereo reorder/player, and an additional 1/4 track stereo playback head. It has been in storage for about 15 years. I am the original owner and recently took it out of storage to transfer some master tapes to digital. Everything works. The front panel is in almost new condition. The wood side panels have some minor scratches/dings (as you would expect). The plastic cover has the most damage, but it still mounts over the front panel. Yes, the special "light-beam" VU meters still work. It comes with the NAB hub adapters and one 10.5" take-up reel. FYI, if you can find some of the old SONY Ferrichrome tapes, this recorder will reward you with a frequency response out to 45kHz!!! It weights over 80 lbs, so I really don't want to ship it. I live in S. Calif, so you can arrange pick up anywhere in this area.