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Project by Hi_C posted 03-06-2017 01:14 PM 4754 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to build an bluetooth speaker for my garage for sometime now. I have built up quite the collection of scrap lumber over the last view years and needed to find ways to use it up. I decided to use some leftover 3/4” plywood pieces for the box and some scrap 1×4’s for the feet. All of the speaker supplies were purchased from Amazon or my local RadioShack. I have a total of about $40 in the speaker parts. I finished the box off with Walnut stain, 3 coats of satin spray on poly and finished with wax. I’m no audio expert when it comes to building correctly sized boxes and ports for speakers but I’m really impressed with the sound quality and it will work for my needs. Thanks for looking.

Quick Video:
https://youtu.be/3QZ73RrOUWI





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drbyte

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#1 posted 03-06-2017 01:25 PM

Looks great! If you will put a little bit of foam rubber like carpet padding or packing material on at least three of the inside walls, especially the back wall, one side and the top it will improve the sound even more. This will keep the sound waves from bouncing around inside the cabinet.

-- Dennis, WV

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Hi_C

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#2 posted 03-06-2017 01:30 PM



Looks great! If you will put a little bit of foam rubber like carpet padding or packing material on at least three of the inside walls, especially the back wall, one side and the top it will improve the sound even more. This will keep the sound waves from bouncing around inside the cabinet.

- drbyte

Thanks Dennis for the tip. Can’t wait to try that out.

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#3 posted 03-06-2017 03:16 PM

very cool!

-- Two is One, One is None

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#4 posted 03-06-2017 04:30 PM

Very nice…could you provide a list of the parts you used. I am interested in making one but am not a speaker or Bluetooth expert or even novice. So the parts and any comments about building the electronics would be helpful.

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#5 posted 03-06-2017 04:52 PM

You have done a very impressive job on building this speaker housing. It is a wonderful project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 03-06-2017 05:50 PM

This is a great project, love the way it turned out! I found the amp on Amazon and it looks rather small for 50×2 watts. How does it work in a real application, does it distort when cranked up or does the sound stay clear?

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Hi_C

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#7 posted 03-06-2017 06:14 PM



Very nice…could you provide a list of the parts you used. I am interested in making one but am not a speaker or Bluetooth expert or even novice. So the parts and any comments about building the electronics would be helpful.

- Redoak49

Here’s the list of parts I used:

Toggle Switch

Pyle 3-way Speakers

Bluetooth Amplifier

2.1 Power Supply

Here is a pic for the Bluetooth amplifier:

Hope this helps!

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Hi_C

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#8 posted 03-06-2017 06:17 PM



This is a great project, love the way it turned out! I found the amp on Amazon and it looks rather small for 50×2 watts. How does it work in a real application, does it distort when cranked up or does the sound stay clear?

- bigblockyeti

Sounds really good to me. Granted a higher end set of 6.5” speakers, a sub and a properly designed box I’m sure would provide better quality but I’m very pleased and it meets my needs.

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Hi_C

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#9 posted 03-06-2017 06:22 PM

There are several videos out there with tutorials. This one actually uses the same amplifier board and has a rechargeable battery.

Video

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oldrivers

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#10 posted 03-07-2017 01:37 AM

Great project, well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 03-08-2017 12:06 AM

Speakers were the first thing that I did as a wood working project. I had forgotten that. That was in 1973. Thanks for reminding me. I love you project here. I have added this to my favorites.

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Hi_C

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#12 posted 03-08-2017 12:32 PM

Thanks for all the comments!

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#13 posted 03-21-2017 02:37 AM

How did you install the toggle switch? I’m having issues with it.

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Hi_C

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#14 posted 03-21-2017 12:12 PM



How did you install the toggle switch? I m having issues with it.

- Chillz

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