Introduction: Ammo Can BOOM Box

This was my first attempt at building this speaker BOOM box and it turned out great.  Bellow is the list of parts I used. I also re wired the IR sensor the outside the box so I can use the remote without opening the box. I rewired the FM antenna to the outside also. Every hole I drilled was sealed with 5200 Marine Sealant including two big speaker holes.
 
I plan to spray paint the speaker covers flat black.

The sound is just amazing, I am very happy with the speaker selection and do recommended to anyone for just about any application.



         - .50 Caliber Ammo Box   $20.00

·        - Polk Audio db401 4’’ 2 way waterproof speakers $60.00

·        - Lepai LP-A68 Digital 2 x 15W Amplifier USB/MP3/SD/FM $25.00

·        - Power Sonic PS-1272 F1 (12 Volts 7.2Amp. Hr.) Battery  $25.00

         - NOCO Genius G750 6V/12V 750mA Amp Smart Battery Charger and Maintainer  $30.00 

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SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB 32GB Flash Drive (SDCZ50-032G-A11) $30.00

·        - Polyester Fiberfill Stuffing (polyfill)  $10.00

·        - Polyurethane Acoustical $10.00

·        - 3M 5200 Marine Sealant $10.00

·        - Velcro $5.00

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murr031 (author)2017-04-12

What is the Flash Drive for, and could an SD card be used in its place?

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csmith228 (author)2014-08-27

I see you've mounted the IR sensor outside, but what did you use to mount it in? I can't find anything like that little grommet you used...

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Medic55 (author)csmith2282014-08-27

I used an LED case, I cut it and pulled the led out...

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MarioU2 (author)Medic552015-08-08

I would love to buy one @medic55. Do you sell them?

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csmith228 (author)Medic552014-08-28

excellent. thanks very much.

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MarioU2 (author)2015-08-08

Can i buy one of this from you? I like it.

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Tanknician (author)2014-05-29

My brother loved his birthday present!

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Medic55 (author)Tanknician2014-06-02

Great to hear. What kind of amp did you go with?

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Tanknician (author)Medic552014-06-02

I went with the same eBay special, $25 (sd, usb, fm and aux). Worked really well but I need to spend a little more time on the speaker baffling, as there's a fair bit of interference at higher volume levels. Otherwise it worked out really well. (The photo was taken before I rerouted the aerial to the top of the box.)

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Medic55 (author)Tanknician2014-06-03

I just ordered couple more amps, will build and sell them at $300.00 a piece :) 2 orders are in....

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zcheshire (author)2014-05-02

Are you getting much vibration kinda like trunk rattle on it at high volumes.

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Medic55 (author)zcheshire2014-05-06

Not at all. Ammo Can is pretty sturdy.

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MrCantThinkOfAName (author)2014-05-04

How do you recommend charging it?

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I use NOCO Genius G750 6V/12V 750mA Amp Smart Battery Charger and Maintainer. I bought it originally to charge my Jet Ski battery, but it will charge just about any 6V-12V battery and it has worked well so far.

http://www.amazon.com/NOCO-G750-Battery-Charger-Maintainer/dp/B004LX3AS6/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1399294210&sr=8-16&keywords=12v+battery+charger

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slagathor139 (author)2014-05-03

Cool project.

How long does the battery last?

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Medic55 (author)slagathor1392014-05-03

It depends on how loud its played. 5Amp battery has lasted me about 6-7 hours...

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showard26 (author)2014-05-02

There water proof speakers?

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Medic55 (author)showard262014-05-02

Yes, they are marine speakers.

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showard26 (author)2014-05-02

Still cool tho

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bhalliday (author)2014-04-30

im sorry ahead of time if i missed it but is this ammo box water proof?

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Medic55 (author)bhalliday2014-05-01

Yes, it went swimming already and no leaks.

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