50 years old and I must say we couldn't afford a reel to reel or had any friends growing up had them. But I I'm intrigued by them and been sniffing around them on local buy/sell groups. I have a number of tape decks and go to them every now and them. Wondering what kind of sound quality would I get from one? Also I see tape reels are very expensive and appear to be hard to find. Should I just keep "investing" in receivers & speakers or start actively looking? Most in my area in half descent shape are approx $650 and up. Thanks!