Time to party! Let's rock the house! Today I will show you how to make a boombox that sounds like a genuine audiophile speaker. It's made from 100% scratch. I added an iPod docking feature, it also works with any kind of MP3 player with an auxiliary output, it also has a 2 channel RCA output. I even added an USB/SD card audio player with a remote control for the Boombox!  The Total cost was $46.16 (Converted Price from "Philippine Peso")

I made this guide as specific and as step by step as I can, the only thing that dragged me down from finishing my boombox early, was the documentation for instructables that I did for this project. I hope you enjoy it!

My version was so efficient that it even had the capability to beat or match-up the sound of the Monster™ Beatbox (by Dr. Dre), Zeppeline™ Air, Altec Lancing™ IMT800 and IM7. My boombox has the capability to release a clean, deep and low bass, with the perfect midrange level and has a spectacular treble that seems to sooth the ear. It has a two way speaker system which will definitely reduce the amount of distortion given off by the speakers thus improving your audio experience. 

Frequency response: 45Hz-20kHz
Max Amplifier Wattage: 2x30W Stereo
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.1%THD 
Max Speaker Wattage: 150W-200W RMS
Speaker Size: Woofer (5.25"), Fullrange (1.75")
Enclosure's Dimensions: H= 5.75", L= 19", D=6"
Other Feature's: iPod Dock, USB Media Reader, IR Remote, Bass Trebble Equalizer and etc.
Audio Input Type: RCA, Auxiliary (3.5 Stereo) and 30 pin iPod Dock.

This project is ideal for: Picnics, Parties, Car Road Trips, Home Use and etc.

If you don't have time reading the long texts, there are summaries written in bright red text below each step.

"It takes pure craftsmanship and experience to build a highly efficient boombox from scraps and pieces. "

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Barry_L1 month ago

ASCAS's builds really helped Inspire me when I started building portable speakers. Here's my latest speaker. Puts out (real) 30W RMS, lasts for around 20 hours on max volume, has bluetooth 4.0 with function keys, and uses passive radiators and Bose drivers :)

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ASCAS (author)  Barry_L1 month ago

Whoa! That's the most professional Bluetooth speaker build I've ever seen! I guess you're the one who inspired me now to build another Bluetooth speaker tutorial. :)

Barry_L ASCAS1 month ago

Yay, you replied! Thanks bro I really appreciate it. I'll have a tutorial up for this one in 4 weeks if you're interested in checking it out. I'll let you know when its up. Also, your original speaker tutorials inspired me to go out there and try and find passive radiators that could be bought individually. It took me half a year, but I managed to make some contacts with Chinese manufacturers who could bulk sell me passive radiators. I bought them and I now have around 12 different types of passive radiators, all up on my eBay store. So if you need individual passive radiators just give me a shout! :)

SDgeek3 years ago
Nice boombox! I love that people are getting into bringin' the boombox back. I wish you would've given more detail on your amp build tho.
ASCAS (author)  SDgeek3 years ago
Too bad I have a lot of p;ans this summer. No worries, I'l post it soon.
junglebrad3 years ago
This is so awesome, I'm ordering parts for it now. Do you know how to make this battery powered?
ASCAS (author)  junglebrad3 years ago
Yes! Simply connect the battery to your amp's power input.
jondneumann3 years ago
Wow! Great job and amazing work. This looks professional. You are very skilled. I look forward to seeing future projects.
ASCAS (author)  jondneumann3 years ago
I promise, there will be more. Thanks for the comment ! :)))
Shaji473 years ago
Good job.... Keep it up..... :D
ASCAS (author)  Shaji473 years ago
icekid3 years ago
Nice Job!
bobzjr3 years ago
I was just looking through some of your work - including this boombox project. I must say you do a beautiful job of presenting the material. Pictures are excellent. Wow - if you still have a lot of school to go - you have a HUGE headstart on your peers! Thanks for sharing your hard work.
ASCAS (author)  bobzjr3 years ago
GarageGuru3 years ago
Nicely done!
ASCAS (author)  GarageGuru3 years ago
I like it, it's cool that you used wood in that application.
ASCAS (author)  vroom...vroom...3 years ago
There's another type of material, you can use MDF. Those kinds of woods are specially designed for speakers, it's not actually wood since it's man made.
tutdude983 years ago
one of best portable boombox on instructables
ASCAS (author)  tutdude983 years ago
AndyB2114 days ago
Hey bud I am trying to hunt down your HHO welder instructible. I googled HHO and found it but when I registered for this site and got the app I could no longer find it. FYI I checked out a few of your instructibles, great work kid and don't mind the trolls. They're just frustrated that they don't have your gift.
noslenpar1 month ago
I really hate having my time wasted by these elaborate "hey look what I can do!" Show-off posts that don't actually intend to instruct people on how to build the thing they are sowing off, leaving out key pieces of information necessary to build it. What is the "switch" in the diagram and the black rectangular thing in the front of the box where the USB is plugged? (conveniently left out of this instructable) Oh nothing, just the central hub that ties everything together and makes it possible for this thing to function as a multimedia boombox and not just another dumb speaker.

Sorry, don't mean to troll on you. You make a lot of really great stuff and instructables. Which is more than I can say for myself. But if you're going to share how to make something, it's nice to not leave out important information. That's all.

It's not hard to find the misssing pieces, but why leave them out of the instructable in the first place.

Media reader with remote:

Switch box:

Winston 81 month ago
To make it wireless you have to buy a mp3 bluetooth usb from ebay. I have to say you got some real skills man!
sarvesh71 month ago

No filters needed for woofer and fullrange frequency seperation?

ashok30082 months ago

This is a very cool project and very well details, I like way it has been presented and shared to all the people. Do share new projects

TonyS192 months ago
As i onlu want make it when told how add bluetooth make wirless add rechrgerball battery
TonyS192 months ago
As i onlu want make it when told how add bluetooth make wirless add rechrgerball battery
TonyS192 months ago
How do i add blutooth and make it wirless
rcgeek654 months ago
What amp did you use?
KeiganG7 months ago

I could just get a blue led power button instead of power switch and led indicator, correct?

biglabrat7 months ago


Ketan Singh7 months ago
I m new to electronics.. Can u plz help me by giving me an idea tht what should i study ti make high qualiy speakers and music systems??
Divergence8 months ago
How can you add Bluetooth to this?

if i want it to incorporate a decent battery, what do you suggest?

ASCAS (author)  george.winstong9 months ago

I would suggest assembling a 18650 Li-ion battery pack.

RoBeRoB11899 months ago
Hey what kind of audio switch box did you use, the ones i see on the internet (amazon,enay etc) dont look compatible. If they are could you please explain. I like how your directions and also how this unit looks better than all the others i have found. I want to build one similar to this, please please write back as soon as possible. I want to start this weekend. thank you.
danigoro10 months ago

when you said: "Mine has a two way crossover design so both speakers combined should reach 45Hz - 20kHz (without a frequency gap)"

iv'e bought the same speakers what is crossover design and how do you combine them?

DangerousTim11 months ago

Cool! This rocks!

I have bought high performance portable boombox(ATS250) at http://www.actions-semi.com. Such a nice product..

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