Boom Barrel

Boom Barrel


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Project Level:

Project Time:
20+ Hours

Project Cost:
$100 – $500

Project Description:
This is a Heaven Hill whiskey barrel with an MKBoom BT speaker mounted internally.

Design Goals:
Wanted to see if I could integrate an MKBoom BT portable speaker from Parts Express inside a whiskey barrel. Also, wanted to have the controls for the speaker to be accessible on the top of the barrel through one of the many bottle configurations that I had in mind. Also, wanted to have dancing lights and a barrel-head shelf with a lazy susan.

Driver Selection:
Dayton Audio MKBoom Portable Bluetooth Speaker Kit Part #300-7166

Enclosure Design:
Provided knockdown kit.

Enclosure Assembly:
Followed the instructions, with the exception of the controller boards and rear panel control panel locations.

Crossover Design:
Provided in the kit

Tips & Tricks:
Patience. Also, having a router circle jig proved to be very helpful.

There was plenty of trial and error, but overall I would say that if you have done any woodworking or home DIY projects, you can figure out a way to get this to work.

About the Designer:
Just a guy who likes finding the next fun little project. I think a couple of DMLs will be next.

Project Parts List:

Dayton Audio MKBoom Portable Bluetooth Speaker Kit


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    Nice job conceiving of the idea for this, I think it’s pretty unique. It’s a smallish overall package considering it’s kind of like a bar, art, and it plays music as well. Love the interior lighting too, that adds a lot.
    I think you’ve got something really cool here! –TomZ

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