It's astounding to me how far along we've come these last few decades in our means of listening, recording, and storing audio material. In 2011, you can easily fit 6 gazillion songs in the palm of your hand and carry them with you everywhere you go. But as we see in these glorious Magnavox Stereo Console catalog photos from 1975, audio entertainment meant something else, and it most definitely was NOT portable! Tuner / amplifier, record changer, 8-track tape player, speaker systems, etc; these were all seperate units back in the day, but Magnavox had a visibly superior idea with their "acoustically designed cabinets" for blending your audio electronic system perfectly into a room, and becoming an altogether different component of your daily life, aka: as furniture that rocks!
(fyi: this is the one I still have in my house!)
And let's not forget about the traditional style, minus the fancy pants cabinets!
And what turntable would be complete without your handy dandy Hi Fi, Anti-Static Record Cloth!