Carlman, great idea to buy something the wife likes to play. However, if she's like my wife (who I love dearly), if she can see the stereo then it's no good for her! That's why it's in my room and those Dahlquists are huge.
Recently, a buddy gave me a couple of early Laura Nyro records and I found one of my wife's (surprisingly playable) and she actually came into the room and listened for a few minutes.
So, you see, there is hope.