Howdy, all. Got a Teac X-10R from my dad (hadn’t been used in many years) and had it serviced by a tech here in the area. Now I have a tape deck that works but no new tape…just a box of junky old stuff. I know there is some maintenance / cleaning that goes into using these machines regularly and I don’t want to muck it up right off the bat with junky old tape… In perusing a few online store: it looks like new reel to reel recordings are generally hundreds of dollars. I don’t want to invest into that. Is this a format worth investing in? Or should I just sell the deck? I am OK with the inconveniences and cost of vinyl but I am concerned that R2R is at a whole different level.