I have a carbon copy, but I want something that's more of the cool old school tape delay. I don't want to spring big for it.
Not the flashback unless you want digital and sterile with not much character. I couldn't sell mine fast enough.
The line 6 echopark is your best bet by far, they got it right, it kicked my el caps butt most of the time.
It you have the real estate you can maybe find a used boss re-20 space echo for around your price point, it's very tape like
Also the ibanez de7 is pretty tape like too, no modulation by way more character than the tc type stuff IMO
I had the same one, digital poo IMO, it doesn't even come close if you want tape sounds. Try an echopark.My TC Transition (same as a Flashback, just made for MF/GC) has a toneprint that does a very convincing echoplex. At a gig one time I actually had someone come up to me and ask me if I was playing through an old echoplex delay.