You can get a Garrard Type A for practically nothing, even on ebay, and these are very sturdy and sound good. They might come with a good cartridge. In my opinion, the mono GE variable-reluctance cartridges with a 3 mil stylus are the best for playing 78s. The 4-8 gram tracking force needed for the GE cartridge is as light as a feather for 78s, which were engineered for 80-gram pickups with steel needles. The 2.5 mil styli which are widely available for a number of cartridges are the wrong size for old 78s--the surface noise is excessive. Apart from the Garrard, the Dual is probably the best-sounding table with a 78 speed which is commonly available; however it's difficult to mount a classic mono cartridge on this table and the changer function is dodgy for heavy 78s. If you're really into listening to 78s, you're going to want a changer; the 4-minute side is annoyingly short. Before the days of the record changer, Victrola sessions were for two people who took turns changing records. Nice thing to invite a girl over for. Dancing, listening, etc. This was probably one of the reasons for the revolution in sexual mores that took place in the 1920s.