My father had a Teac reel-to-reel from the late 60s/early 70s. That thing went to college with me where it finally died. I took it up to be repaired and the guy said no chance...he'd love to take my money, but it would cost less to buy a new reel-to-reel than to get the parts needed to get the old one fixed.
I took it home and tossed it. My dad was depressed.
Open your window and see the real world
To know what you've been missing
Come out of the shadows
In a heart afraid to listen