High End Boombox

High End Boombox

MT Woodworking

Project Category:
Freestyle Speakers

Project Level:

Project Time:
8-20 Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
The exterior (top and sides) is made of American cherry and the baffle board is made of maple. All construction was done with cabinet wood screws. A router was used to chamfer the speaker hole and tweeter cut outs. Additional features include Bluetooth and a USB outlet.

Design Goals:
The idea for this project was to create a better sounding boombox for a workshop rather than purchase a cheap plastic constructed one that would not produce quality sound. I wanted to be able to hear music over machinery.

Driver Selection:
Quantity: 2 Item: 292-554

Quantity: 2 Item: 027-340

Quantity: 2 Item: 295-309

Enclosure Design:
A sealed boxed speaker

Enclosure Assembly:
The unit consists of 2 Dayton Audio DC160-4 6 1/2″ mid bass and 2 Visaton DT94-4 polycarbonate tweeters. This is powered by a Pioneer car stereo and that is powered by a radio Shack 13 volt power supply.

Crossover Design:
This is a two-way design with a simple a 10 uF 100V non-polarized capacitors.

The final product is a high quality sounding boombox with an appearance that fits in nicely in a carpentry workshop.

About the Designer:
Hobbyist interested in various woodworking projects. This is my first audio project and I plan to do more. My next project will consist of higher quality speakers with more woodworking details.

Project Parts List:

Visaton DT94-4 0.8″ Polycarbonate Dome Tweeter 4 Ohm
10uF 100V Electrolytic Non-Polarized Crossover Capacitor
Dayton Audio DC160-4 6-1/2″ Classic Woofer Speaker


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  1. 4
    Lee Wilkerson

    You’ll get a lot more power and a much cleaner sound if you ditch the RS power supply and build your own.
    A small backup battery system such as a bank of AAA batteries or even a 9V, properly isolated with a pair of diodes, can supply low current voltage for the clock and radio memory functions.
    The entire unit can also be portable powered with a 12V Sealed Lead-Acid battery or a bank of 18650s which can be easily recharged.
    Nice selection of wood! Great job altogether!

  2. 5
    Lee Wilkerson

    One other thing: you should acoustically and dynamically isolate the chamber and mounts for the stereo from the remainder of the cabinet.

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