I’m thinking about buying a 50's/60's console radio/record player for in my new apartment. I think they fit what I have in mind for the interior, and if one would work that would make it even better! However, what I run into on second hand sites is that the working ones tend to cost a lot, while the broken ones are way cheaper, ranging from basically free to quite affordable.
I’m currently looking at consoles like this one:
Or one that seems to need even more fixing:
How hard could it be to fix something like this? And can I expect reasonable sound from something like this, or shouldn’t I expect too much?