I have a Tape Deck that sits along side of all the other gear I don't use anymore. I broke it out a few years ago to listen to a few tapes. The quality is terrible compared to the quality of today. A brand new tape with perfectly clean heads has pretty good sound until you play that tape a few times.
I don't hold on to the past , Vinyl , 8 tracks and Tapes stay where they should , in the past.