It is big, it is heavy, but it's one of the best cassette tape 4-track recorders you can find, and surely the coolest. The routing abilities are amazing compared to other 4-trackers, making it very practical and versatile. Nowadays it makes for a perfect 'effect'. Run your drums through it for the ultimate tape compression and sound. Or use it to route and eq auxillary vintage soundmodules or drumcomputers through it to your DAW. Pre-amps are great too.