Bluetooth Drive-in

Bluetooth Drive-in


Drive-in Bluetooth

Project Category:

Portable Speakers

Project Level:


Project Time:

8-20 Hours

Project Cost:


Project Description:

This is an original drive-in movie speaker rig I picked up with the intentions of modifying/modernizing it for Bluetooth capabilities.

Design Goals:

I wanted a completely wireless, mobile Bluetooth speaker set up to take anywhere I want to go. I loved drive-in movies and thought it would be awesome to freak out family and friends when I fire this badboy up!

Driver Selection:

PC105-4 4″ poly cone speakers

Enclosure Design:

Speaker holder (top of pole )

Crossover Design:


Tips & Tricks:

No tips or tricks needed, just have fun and use your imagination.


I did not want to sacrifice original speakers or the housing so I made my own control panel from 26ga. sheet metal. All wiring runs up through the housing using existing holes. I used Velcro to secure the circuit boards to the housing. The control panel is a simple 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ deep box that I made and is secured to the top of the pole via 2 screws with nuts and lock washers. The speakers attached to the original housings with no modifications needed!

About the Designer:

Jack of all trades, master of none!

Project Parts List:

Part #DescriptionQty.
325-107 Dayton Audio KABD-250 2 x 50W All-in-one Amplifier Board with DSP and Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD1
325-117Dayton Audio KABD-SPF Function Cables for KABD Series1
325-116Dayton Audio KAB-PMV3 Panel Mount for Most KAB Boards with Function, LED, and Install Kit1
142-103Lishen 18650 2600mAh Li-Ion Flat Top Battery 3-Pack1
325-201Dayton Audio LBB-3v2 3 x 18650 Lithium Battery Charger Board/Module 12V with Charge Protection1
295-158Dayton Audio PC105-4 4″ Full-Range Poly Cone Driver2

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    SA Mark

    VERY COOL! It brings back memories of going to the drive-in with my family. Making and taking our own popcorn in grassy brown bags. Dad drinking who-knows-what. I think I saw Bullitt at the Crescent Drive-in, in Danville VA.

    I’m just starting to learn about speakers and like that I can incorporate some art into speakers as opposed to boxes. Man, you just got me excited to create something cool too.


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