Swamp Box

Swamp Box


Project Category:
Portable Speakers

Project Level:

Project Time:
1-8 Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
The Swamp Box is a portable, water resistant, rugged, wireless soundsystem.

Design Goals:
I wanted to build a portable soundsystem to take on my sailboat, to bonfires, and anywhere else I want portable wireless sound. I was able to add usb charging capabilities using the KAB INT add-on board.

Driver Selection:
I had the woofers sitting on a shelf waiting for a project. They are very durable, tuff drivers. The tweeters I had purchased when on sale. I liked the clean look of these read mount tweeters.

Enclosure Design:
It is an off the shelf storage/carrying case. It is IP68 rated. I wanted the waterproof and durability this case offered.

Enclosure Assembly:
All of the hardware is Stainless Steel and Brass for good looks and weather resistance.

Crossover Design:
I had this pair of crossovers from a pair of Polk Audio mobile separates. They were on the shelf and ready to use. Custom crossovers are a planned upgrade.

I am happy with the sound of this box. I plan to design and build new crossovers and probably add a second battery pack.

About the Designer:
I am a prototype technician by trade. I have been an audio hobbyist since junior highschool.

Project Parts List:

Dayton Audio KAB-230A 2x30W Class D Audio Amplifier Board with Bluetooth 4.0
Penn-Elcom Z408601 Basic Amplifier Knob Black – Unpainted Indicator Line
Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8″ Soft Dome Neodymium Tweeter
18650 2600mAh Li-Ion Flat Top Battery 3-Pack
Dayton Audio KAB-FC Function Cables Package for Bluetooth Amplifier Boards
Dayton Audio KAB-AB L-type Aluminum Bracket for Bluetooth Amplifier Boards
Dayton Audio KAB-LED Red/Green/Blue LED Package for Bluetooth Amplifier Boards
Dayton Audio KAB-BE 18650 Battery Extension Board for Bluetooth Amplifier Boards
Dayton Audio KAB-INT Interface Extension Board for Bluetooth Amplifier Boards

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