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The modern CD boombox usually includes at least two loudspeakers, an AM/FM radio, and a CD player. Alternatively, another name for this type of portable stereo is a ghetto blaster (sometimes spelled ghettoblaster). Boomboxes first rose to prominence in the 80s decade, but they are still a popular way to play music in today’s digital world.

CD boombox stereos come in a variety of sizes, colours, and configurations.

Sometimes boomboxes have four or more speakers, which isn’t quite the same as home cinema speakers, but it’s pretty close! The first ghetto blaster models were developed in the late 60s and 70s, including a pair of speakers, a built-in amplifier, an AM/FM tuner, and cassette deck. CD boombox players have always been popular with kids and young adults, because of their durability, portability, and compact size. A key feature of ghetto blasters is the ability to run on either mains or battery. That way no matter where you are, you can always bring your tunes along. When buying a CD boombox, the possibilities in the UK are endless. Just search for “ghetto blaster” on your favourite search engine or price comparison site, and you’ll see how many affordable choices are out there. You’ll find an array of colours such as black, silver, white, and even pink boombox designs on sale. A mini boombox for kids makes an amazing gift for Christmas or for birthdays. Many modern boomboxes for sale include a wide range of choice to play media. For example, a ghettoblaster may include DAB radio, an MP3-capable CD player, a USB port, an SD card slot, and even an iPhone/iPod dock. That means you can play all your favourite digital media on a retro-style device, from a USB stick, your mobile, or an MP3 player. It’s a true all-in-one solution to taking your music on the go. DJ’s usually use a DJ CD deck for playing music, but in a pinch a CD boombox can be used.