I have a friend who is looking to unload this old 1/2 " Teac r2r, 8 channel tape machine for $700. said it works great but one channel has a little "noise". comes with 8 channels of dbx noise reduction as well, though, not sure if this is built in or outboard. i dont konw much at all...but i defintely would love some good ol tape in my digital studio. anyone have experience with these?