This thing is simply a gigantic ipod boombox......just way doper! I wanted to fully build a blasting boombox for my garage and here it is. The enclosure is made of 3/4" mdf and then I used some rattle can truck bed liner to paint it. Yup, truck bed liner. It came out so cool. All the wire work would be a waste if you couldn't see it so I added a plexiglass cut-out on top and mounted the controls and buttons to it. Also, it has a DC jack for charging and a 3.5mm audio jack to accept any audio source. The amp has the ability to take a mic input as well so you can possibly plug in a guitar or a microphone if you feel like it. Might be pretty awesome to plug in a mic and amp up your didgeridoo too!
-MDF 3/4" x whatever you want.
-plexiglass (I used some thin stuff from home depot)
-sand paper (I bought a multi grit kit from wallyworld)
-various little wood screws that you can scrounge up
-speakers (my sub is a pyle 8" and the mids/tweets are some boss 6 1/2" components. Both found on amazon for a STEAL)
-amp (also found on amazon which was normally 280 bucks that I scored for 70!)
-momentary push button switches if need be (I got mine from ebay on the cheap)
-good quality wire (I had a spool of 18awg black and got the 18awg red and 12awg red from home depot)
-1/8" heat shrink (whatever color you choose)
-truck bed liner spray paint (I found mine at home depot)
-primer spray paint
Alright....lets do this!
Step 1: Get the Electronics
I bought a Pyle PT1100 from amazon. Its a 1000w beast. Pyle makes their stuff very plain jane so its perfect for ripping apart. The components inside are just like if I were to buy some diy amp kit but way cheaper. The transformer would've cost me like 45 bucks alone. The sub is a dual voice coil 4 ohm 8" pyle blue wave. Mids and tweets are a component set from boss, so it comes with the crossovers too. These are "good" speakers from a lower quality brands. Any type you use will sound good when you good quality wire with good quality solder joints. The sky is the limit on the components...I chose these due to the fact this just a garage blaster not a center piece in my home.