I looking for a Gramophone for my cafe. I have a record player but I just love the old Gramophones! Now I have done some research and it sure does not look easy!! I understand the different types of Gramophone such as a cylinder phonograph, horned gramophones, table and floor standing to cabinet gramophones and portable ones. I particularly like the horned gramophones. HMV to pathe and columbia models I have come across, sure there are plenty more. The reason I joined this forum is because from my research it seems there are indeed ALOT of fakes out there...but I am also aware that the real deal given that they are pretty rare are VERY expensive! however If I want to play my beloved records on them I do not want them ruined! And from what I can tell cheap fakes will tear my records to shreds! I would like one that places both sizes of records. I also read that the needles need changing ALOT.... I have read about the indian fakes. And brass as a material is of course expensive. So as a starting point are some replicas ok? I dont mind if its a good company making replicas...and it still plays decent. And which ones out of the four types I have mentioned the easiet to manage/maintain... and tips on them really? I am happy to pay an adequete price if it means I get a decent one! Tips on antique ones would also come in handy! thanks!