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Jukebox Diablo

I was the winner of a Pyle 'Mechless' car stereo (PLR34M) from a local church raffle recently. I have a decent stereo in my daily driver, so i took inspiration from the other "PE Project Gallery Designers" and built the "Jukebox Diablo".

Jukebox Diablo

Designer: Natchezclaiborne

Project Time8-20 hours
Project Complexityhobbyist
Project Cost$100-$500


The car stereo is basically an MP3 module with a AM/FM tuner and small amplifier all in one. The box is 1/2 inch plywood with a 1/2 inch thick extruded black plastic front. Dimensions are 20"L x 12"H x 10"D, The speakers are 'Boss Phantom Skull' 5.25 & 6.50. The tweeters are "Vifa" square frame 1" tweeters with a 3500hz capacitor and a 1 ohm 5 watt resistor crossover. The box is covered with Black Bronco vinyl Tolex, Peavey small rubber feet, Penn-Elcom cabinet corners and a 10 inch carry strap finish the outside. Red led volt meter and a blue skull switch accompany the front. The rear has two 1 inch ID X 4 inch long port tubes, along with a pair of Dayton gold binding posts for charging The 12 volt 12ah power supply battery inside the box below the mechless unit. The portable stereo weighs about 20 lbs. A full charge lasts about 6 hours on medium to high volume. No iPod needed because the tunes are all on a 16GB Secure Digital (SD) Card. The Jukebox Diablo has been tested at several outings, picnics and tailgate parties. Everyone who sees it and hears it always Exclaim, "Can you make one for me?!.."

About The Designer

Employed as an Information Tech assistant Director for a local government agency. Degree in computers and electronic repair from a Community College.

Project Parts List

Vifa BC25SC55-04 1" Square Frame Tweeter

BOSS SK653 PHANTOM SKULL 6-1/2" 3-Way Speaker Pair

BOSS SK553 PHANTOM SKULL 5-1/4" 3-Way Speaker Pair

Red LED 8.5~30 VDC Panel Meter with Auto Brightness

Strap Type Cabinet Handle 10"

Port Tube 1" ID x 4" L Flared

Peavey Small Rubber Feet Set of 4

Penn-Elcom C1539 Ribbed Plastic Stacking Cabinet Corner

Vintage Marshall Style Black Bronco Tolex Vinyl Speaker Cabi

Dayton Audio BPA-38G HD Binding Post Pair Gold

Power-Sonic PS-12120 Sealed Lead Acid Battery 12V 12Ah


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