Homemade Boombox Collection

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Introduction: Homemade Boombox Collection

I made all of these boomboxes. I was first inspired to make boomboxes by the character Radio Raheem from the movie Do The Right Thing. My first one was bigger and heavier than it needed to be and used a pair of overpriced speakers that were lacking in highs. Since then I have figured out that car speakers work well as they are light and are usually co-axial or have full-range response. 

First Boombox- 6 1/2" speakers, Dayton T-amp custom wooden box. Too big, lacks highs. To make this one I had to custom cut the a couple big wine boxes (6 bottles). UPDATE: Now using coaxial car speakers ( http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=267-7164&scqty=1) that sound a lot better. Also made the box slimmer, so it's easier to carry.
Second Boombox- 4" Car Speakers, T-amp module. Much smaller and easier to carry. Made out of a single wine box. UPDATE: upgraded the amplifier and the internals. Now able to use 3 different power supplies, batteries, a 12v wall wart, and 120v power from the wall stepped down with an internal SMPS.
The twin Boomboxes- 5 1/4" speakers, internal 12v power supply for plugging into the wall. They were made out of bigger single bottle wine boxes. No picture gave them to friends.


I will definitely be making more of these in the future. When I do I will be sure to update this 'ible.

Some sites I used for parts:
Parts Express- Where I bought the drivers and amps

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    So I'm trying to do something similar. I'm trying to take the two side speakers from my old stereo and put them on my new smaller speaker, however there isn't a spot to connect the wires to on the outside. Do you think that I could plug them somewhere into the circuit board to make it work?

    Hi, Can you tell me how much does the batteries last when using the boombox?
    I am trying to build my own out of some old JBL computer speakers (12v), an ammo box and a Motorola S705, I was planning in using a 7.2Ah SLA batt, although it is heavy.

    how many watts have amplifier ant speakers in big boombox

    if i put a in box that amplifire and not put in the wall but i put 12v and 24ah batery it will be enouhg?

    if i put this amplifier http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=320-313 in that bigger boombox it will be a lot of sound?

    You'll need a really big power supply to power that amplifier. The boombox wouldn't be portable, you'd have to plug it into a wall, but yes, it will give you a lot of sound.

    hi, can you shou me whats in side in the bigger boombox?

    There's not much inside the big boombox, just the speaker wire connecting the amplifier (the black box) to the speakers.

    Hey could I switch between a 12v battery and a dc power supply? If so how?
    Thanks in advance.

    Hey, could i use this amp http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=320-307&scqty=1, to power 4-6 speakers. Then also this http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=320-176 for the sound controls, i would then be hooking up my ipod with an aux cable. I am going to power it with a power cable, maybe a battery. My other question is can i hook up a more powerful 600W x 1 channel amp to a sub and have both amps play off the same aux cord?