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Dave and I have always loved music and it’s something we’ve instilled in the children – a love of bands, songs, live music and having a constant soundtrack to your life.

Over the years we’ve built up a vast music collection and have so many CDs that have often felt quite redundant. But, to me, there is nothing better than putting a CD in a CD player, listening to your favourite album on repeat and being able to look at the track listing on the back of the case and see what secrets lie inside the insert in the cover.

Appreciating Music with Oakcastle

It’s something that the children will never appreciate quite as much as we do. But, we’ve now been able to show the children this simple joy, this love of CD albums, thanks to the Oakcastle CD200. The retro style Bluetooth CD player is something I would have loved as a child but it’s so much better than anything we would have had back in the 90s!

Appreciating Music with Oakcastle

Little Man loved it immediately, available in a choice of colours, he was so excited when the bright blue boombox arrived at the door! It’s a retro designed piece that would work well in any child’s bedroom but would also be great for anyone who still loves to listen to their CD collection.

Appreciating Music with Oakcastle

Unlike boomboxes of years gone by, the sound quality on the Oakcastle CD200 is amazing. It’s loud, crisp, clear and projecting, really filling any space we use it in.

Appreciating Music with Oakcastle

As well as being a CD player, the CD200 also has an FM radio for us to listen to all our favourite stations and bluetooth, so we can connect it wirelessly to our music streaming service at home to play a whole catalogue of music without the CDs. There’s also USB and AUX ports to connect other music devices to the stereo – it’s a music system that really ticks every box.

Appreciating Music with Oakcastle

The stereo has a handle so it can be carried around the house or even taken out and about if the need arises. I know the children will love having it in the garden over the summer!

It can be powered by either battery or a standard plug and being able to power the CD player with batteries really opens up a world of possibilities – being able to listen to music wherever and however you like.

Thanks to the Oakcastle bookbox, we now have even more music in our lives. The CD player lives happily in Little Man’s room and we are forever hearing favourite tracks from our CD collection playing.

Appreciating Music with Oakcastle

I love that we have been able to introduce CDs to a new generation, and also give us all as a family the ability to play them at home again. This music system would be such a great gift for anyone that loves CDs, wants to play music remotely or just loves music.

You can find out more about the Oakcastle CD200 over on their website.

Appreciating Music with Oakcastle


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Ah, great suggestion. I’ve been looking to get something like this for the eldest as she’s getting to an age where she wants to listen to music. Great review Donna.

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