Rogers Majestic Restomod

Rogers Majestic Restomod

Kenny K

Project Category:
Portable Speakers

Project Level:

Project Time:
1-8 Hours

Project Cost:
Under $100

Project Description:
I took a 1950s radio, and gutted it except for the old speaker. I used the Dayton 2×15 amplifier, along with all the recommended brackets, battery pack, LEDs, and function cables. I made the volume work with the original knob, and turned the tuning knob into the on/off switch

Design Goals:
I wanted to hide the modern tech inside the old radio. I wanted the sound quality to be better, but still old school.

Enclosure Design:
Rogers Majestic Model No. 560

Enclosure Assembly:
As I found it at an automotive swap meet.

Tips & Tricks:
Spending the extra time to hook up the original volume and making use of the tuning knob is really rewarding!

This all works, except it’s a stereo amplifier powering a single speaker. I’d like some feedback on how to make this work better if possible.

About the Designer:
This is my first project. I’m very new to this and am hoping to tackle more complex projects in the future (ideas are already there).

I’m very passionate about hot rods as well, and would like to apply this to a car one day as well!

Project Parts List:

Dayton Audio KAB-215 2x15W Class D Audio Amplifier Board with Bluetooth 2.1
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-FC Functional Cables Package for Bluetooth Amplifier Boards
Dayton Audio KAB-AB L-type Aluminum Bracket for Bluetooth Amplifier Boards
19 VDC 4.8A Switching Power Supply with 2.5 x 5.5mm Center Positive Plug


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    This is cool…..I have been thinking about hiding some new technology behind an old look. I will possibly rebuild an old console stereo someday.
    For stereo sound….is it feasible to cut holes in either side and install small full range speakers? Might work.

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