I could sense something special with this unit, a General Electric 3-5226A. I love the mini boxes, even a unibox is cool and this is no exception. I've never seen one up close before so I took a chance with the BIN option and found my new favorite unit. Just a hair bigger than some of the old clunky walkmans, I'd date this around 1981 but I don't know for sure. The build quality is top-notch and has a Sanyo Feel to it. Most of the surfaces are metal cladding and all the buttons and dials have a real quality feel to them. The Cyclops level indicator is cool, I believe it varies in brightness depending on what you are monitoring but it's easy to confuse it with a stereo indicator (this unit is mono) I have to think that it was pretty cool to be able to directly record the radio to tape but without a manual I don't know if it records in stereo. The belts will need to be done and I might bump it up in order since it's so cool. I've only got a few General Electric Boxes but they all seem to be a little better than normal.