I'm going to date myself here! But with the new tv stands there's no room to include stereo components. Where do people put them or what has taken their place and where do they store that?
Just get an audio stand and place it next to the tv stand.
I am happy with my Bose radio and the 3 cd changer. Love that unit, it's small and portable.
My TV surround sound box (cheap Sony HTIB) *is* my stereo system. It has enough inputs for components (though I only use my iPod) and even has an AM/FM tuner (which I never use).
In other rooms I have small stereos with a 1/8" to RCA jack so I can hook up my iPod (are you noticing a trend?).