AKAI 1710 W/L Reel-to-Reel Recorder NO RESERVE

AKAI has several older models that are excellent machines. This is one of them. It looks, works, and sounds great. I have played it with the internal amplifier and spe akers but not with external speakers. Sounds fine. This model can play at 1-7/8; 3-3/4. 7-1/2. and 15 speeds. At present it is configured at 3-3/4 aqnd 7-1/2 speeds. I am not an electronic tech. , so do not work on these machines. The followin g website [ /electronic2/vintagetx ] has a very good article on this model containing specs. , capabilities, and pictures. I urge you to check it out, if interested. The only negative I have found with this machine is that the take-up reel occasionally stops. Keep in mind the belts may be as old as 42 years. Because of this, I am including a new set of belts. The unit will be shipped UPS and must be insured. I only charge the actually cost of shipping and insurance - no handling charge. The unit weighs 33 lbs. I prefer PayPal. No reserve auction. ***I have tried to remove the "free shipping" you may see at the beginning of the listing, but no luck! When I have the winner's zip code, I will have UPS quote shipping and insurance. . Good luck.