Back in the 70's I couldn't afford many albums but I had a Sony 262D transport and an SRA-2 recording amp and copied my friends' stuff like crazy! Like a lot of audio stuff I wish I hadn't let it get away. Been kinda looking for a RTR machine and when I found this Akai GX-220 on CL for a decent price I just couldn't resist. One owner, in amazing condition for a 1971 model, even has the original box. Fully functional. I realize that it's not a top performer and the preamp section is noisy and needs some work - but for now it's just fun to have. Do need a little help. Bias is 100khz so I can't use any "new" tape and I'm not really interested in spending the money to get the bias adjusted. Any suggestions on what to look for if I want a couple of reels of NOS tape to play with? It has an SRT (Akai "Super Range Tape") setting for low noise tape and I've read on here that Maxell UD or UDXL1 fits that. I'll probably go that way unless someone tells me I'm being goofy.