I recently came into aTSR-8 that has been unused for at least 20 years, perhaps 25 years. The guy I got it from, we were in a band together. The machine has maybe 30 hours on it, tops. I have no reason to disbelieve him, he is a meticulous type. The machine is in excellent condition. I had been looking for one for quite awhile, as I had one in the mid 90's, and recorded a lot of stuff, with my original band and others. Still have the tapes and want to get the tracks into the digital realm. My question is, are there any precautions I should take? Power up with variac? Or just plug in, turn it on and hope for the best? I have seen a lot of smoked old gear because the peeps were in a hurry to check it out and killed it due to dried electrolytic capacitors. Thanks in advance, I appreciate any and all comments.