I have a turntable, but I have to confess I don’t use it much, nor do I use my CD player much. I tend to download and burn to mp3 disc for listening in the car.
Al, if you want to listen to 78s, you need to get a specific player. Modern styluses will destroy those old discs. 78 turntables aren’t expensive, but you’d still have to ask if it’s worth it. FWIW, 78s played back on modern electronics, with proper EQ and the right player, sound astonishingly good.