Tape deck recommendations?

I’m in the market for a cassette deck. It’s to be a gift for a good friend.

Is it best to buy a new one? A quick Google suggests TEAC is about the only new one on the market and it’s about £350. Any further ideas out there?

Or second hand? What is a reliable brand and model?

Any tips or recommendations greatly appreciated.

Thanks all.

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Thank you. BX 150 looks interesting and great reviews.