Ammo Can BOOM Box

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Introduction: Ammo Can BOOM Box

About: HI My name is Adnan Medic, I am originally from Bosnia, I currently live in Michigan. I like to Sail, Ski, Bike and build random things. Cheers...
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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    22 Discussions

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    NoahM54
    NoahM54

    Question 2 months ago

    how is the FM antenna connected?

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    murr031
    murr031

    2 years ago

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

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    csmith228
    csmith228

    5 years ago

    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
    Medic55

    Reply 5 years ago

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

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    MarioU2
    MarioU2

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    csmith228
    csmith228

    Reply 5 years ago

    excellent. thanks very much.

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    MarioU2
    MarioU2

    4 years ago

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

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    Tanknician
    Tanknician

    5 years ago

    My brother loved his birthday present!

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    Medic55
    Medic55

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Tanknician
    Tanknician

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Medic55

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    zcheshire

    5 years ago

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

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    Medic55
    Medic55

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Not at all. Ammo Can is pretty sturdy.

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    Medic55
    Medic55

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    slagathor139

    5 years ago

    Cool project.

    How long does the battery last?

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    Medic55
    Medic55

    Reply 5 years ago

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

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    showard26
    showard26

    5 years ago

    There water proof speakers?

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    Medic55
    Medic55

    Reply 5 years ago

    Yes, they are marine speakers.

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    showard26
    showard26

    5 years ago

    Still cool tho