You're right. We're surrounded by too many home stereo system components with not enough space. The guys at Gais hear ya, and they've made an all-in-one system featuring a turntable, a MP3/WMA CD player, an SD card slot that plays the same media types, a USB port for music on flash drives, an AM/FM radio, and it even records vinyl to MP3. No more excuses when a friend comes over to play music; it's all there amigo.
Available for $500.