Greetings all This is my fourth Sony TC-500a teardown, and in the past I would give the transformers to my friend and we would split the cost, and I would keep the coral holly baskets. Now however, I will be keeping the transformers and corals, which this tc500a does have (I've had some tc500a's with the corals already removed). This TC500a is a gem and I'm sad to tear it down. All of the original cables and connections are in their original boxes, and it includes an original manual, as well as a manual labeled "tape talk", which defines all of the tape deck terminology. there is even some tape deck lubricant that has never been opened. Ive got my corals, and I have what appears to be a TamRadio power transformer. Can anyone help me verify that this tranny is a TamRadio? I saw another one on ebay that is exactly the same that is listed as a TamRadio but I just want to be sure. Does anyone now anything about this transformers sound if it indeed is a TamRadio? Does a power transformer really affect the sound that much? I know the output transformers do but ive heard all about the TamRadio transformers. I am going to harvest the output transformers as well after I go to the gym. Is there anything else worth harvesting that might be worth something from the reel to reel besides the tape reading head (I forgot the terminology, I better look in my "tape talk" booklet)?