There's been some discussion of this unit over the past couple of days and I played around with one last night so here it goes: -It's the best sounding tape delay I've ever used. No ifs ans or buts. -It's tubes and extremely warm sounding. -Way quieter than any other I've used/owned. -Real controllable as far as overloading it/repeat length (it is analog though so I can see it being temperamental). -It's weighs less than older models (almost vibrated off the amp). -the one thing it's missing (compared to a solid state one that I use from time to time) is that there is no input lights and on/off light which is definitely lame. I used it through three different setups; a les paul through a hot-rodded (for johnny winter rumor has it) marshall; a fender bass through a giant ampeg rig; and a minimoog straight into a pa. All setups sounded great. I didn't notice much muddying of the sound which is a problem (among others) with my maestro "sirecho" and some roland space echoes I've used. My friend who got it and is letting me use it (what a pal) got it directly from whomever is making them (I think). Not sure off the price but I think somewhere in the 650-750 usd range. I'm rehearsing again with it monday so if anybody wants some more info I'll see what I can dig up. All this said it only probably does about a 50th of what the digital one can do (still... the sound is amazing). cheers jack ps beer is good.