Opinions on the original Roksan Radius

Hey I'm looking for a used 'table around 1k and I'm quite interested in a first gen radius I found on the net with a Tabriz tonearm. It was released in the early 90's so reviews for it are very difficult to find. Has anyone heard one?
A friend had one for years, asked me to give it a tune-up, so I had it for a couple of days. I was shocked at the poor quality. I realize it was a 'budget' model, but it was simply shoddy. The sound was poor too — though I suspect the Ortofon Red was largely to blame.
Thanks guys. I have a line on an older Xerxes with Artemiz, I think I'll go with that!