Stereo Box With Head Phone Jack

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Introduction: Stereo Box With Head Phone Jack

i made this for my ipod but its good for anything.

Step 1: What You Need

1 or more speakers
1 wood box
1 head phone spliter

around the shop...
soldering iron
saw that can cut shapes

Step 2: Gut the Speakers

find some speakers you like with a head phone jack on it and take everything you want out of them.

Step 3: Cuts

cut holes where you want the speakers to be and cut one on the back to run the wires to your ipod

Step 4: Solder

if the speakers you buy are like mine you had to unsolder them to get them out of the box so i recamend you put the speaker in first then solder them like my pic shows (sorry m camra sucks at close ups) the wight means negative or mark it with a marker so you dont forget

Step 5: Two Makes One

use the head phone spliter to conect the two speakers to one head phone jack

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    couldn't you just disassemble old computer speakers that don't need a power source and put them in a container? and use the jack that goes into the computer and plug that into your ipod or music device?

    if this is your 1st audio expiernce, congrats. even if it isnt, i have some suggestions. 1st. No need for the splitter. Audio Jacks have an Left channel, a right channel, and ground. |_|ground |_|right \_/left 2. it would look better if you had mounted the speakers on the outside, or at least have a more precise cut, try using a coping saw. 3. if you started with speakers with a built in amp, you could convert it to a wall wart, or battery powered. Can you say PORTABLE SYSTEM? I can 4. Having extra outputs was a great idea! More speakers the better! Good luck!

    dude thats informative but just a touch to harsh...its a really cool idea i think!

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    "More speakers the better!"

    That is rarely the case. More speakers = louder, not better sound quality.

    I agree. Usually more speakers = worse because all of the speakers will have slightly different reaction times unless they were paired together like the ones in speakers that you can buy.

    this is my first sterio but i will tell you what i think about your suggestions 1. that is good but i whanted to make it a solder less project sence it had a headphone jack on it. 2. they cant mount on the outside with out screws showing and glue wouldent hold as well. 3. my speakers i mounted in the box didn't have a amp the one in the pic above the box is the one with the amp. 4.thanks i took a lightle work to find one like that thanks for the comment! i love to know people look at my stuff and remember to check my stuff im working on a hover craft out of a fan its turning out to be a lightle under powered so it not ever show up

    I don't have an ipod, but I think I could hook it up to the back of my "Boom Box" stereo. It's all spare auto stereo parts and powered by a car battery charger.

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    holy crap, talk about ghetto

    Where did you find that fabulous box?!

    This looks really good. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while but never really knew how to go about in doing it then i found this website. The only thing i was wondering about was wether it sounded quite tinny how easy do you think it would be to add a bass speaker in to the circuit?