Please help me celebrate the way cool R2R I picked up last night for a ridiculously low price. I saw the ad in my local Craig's List and was the first to jump on it. Documentation on these decks is hard to find. The Concertone 93-2 is a TEAC/Concertone hybrid but seems to be mostly TEAC. Except for the lack of a tape counter, it seems to be the same machine as a TEAC R-310. When I went to look at it, I was surprised to see how big (and heavy) it is. It's a full 19" rack machine and the transport faceplate is 1/4" aluminum. It looks similar to an Ampex 351-2 but is not a true 24/7 recording studio deck like the Ampex. I've used an Ampex AG-440B. Everything is there including all of the cables. It belonged to the grandfather of the guy I bought it from. He built the walnut veneer cabinets for the transport and preamps. He only used it for his own recording so the heads look very good. You will notice the "2T - 4T" switch on the right side of the head block cover. Setting the switch appropriately should allow this deck to play back stereo tapes recorded in both 2 track and 4 track formats but I'm not sure which of those format it records in. The preamps are full of Matsushita 12AX7, 12AT7, 12BH7 and 6X5 tubes. There are a lot of gray Suzuki electrolytics that should and will be replaced. Since it's a 3 motor deck with big TEAC motors, there are no belts to worry about. The motors, capstan, and tension arms all seem to move freely when I manually move them. I didn't power it up and won't until my friend or I replace caps and give it a good going through. I moved the 10.5" reels over from my TEAC 3340S for these beauty shots. The deck came with the NAB hubs but no reels. So what should I do with this cool machine? I bought it mostly to keep some other buyer from taking it apart, junking the transport, and only using the preamps. I don't have room or a real need for it in my house at this point so it's going to be loaned to my friend Vic who will use it in his small recording studio. Since I'll never see another one of these come along in this condition for a good price, I don't want to sell it. Loaning it to a friend who will use it seems like the best plan for now until I have a place for it. Yep, I got lucky! But isn't that what Fridays are for?