Just to let anyone know that might be into cassette decks. I have added another article about how to make sure you buy a GOOD second hand deck. I've serviced and repaired cassette decks for years and there are checks you must do to make sure you don't buy a 'heap of junk'. There's also explanation of technical terms which is useful. Constructive comments on this article welcome. Check it out here http://www.soundabout.net/cassette_deck.htm Thanks for reading.