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Wood iPod speaker dock

I wanted to make a small speaker box for an iPod with an integrated iPod connector. After searching long and hard I came across a desk grommet from an office computer supply store. The grommet is designed for connecting iPhones and iPods to your pc, but it also had a 3.5mm audio jack that worked out perfectly for this project. I stared with solid walnut and built the box fairly small, (6''x12''x5''). I finished it natural meaning no dye or stain, walnut is beautiful bye its self. I chose 4'' coaxial speakers to get a full range of sound and the Dayton T-amp module to drive the speakers and a single 1'' flared port. It turned out great and sounds best in small to medium sized rooms. I did change the color or the LED to green and added a chrome knob to achieve the look I was going for.

Wood iPod speaker dock

Designer: Drake

Project Time8-20 hours
Project Complexityhobbyist
Project Costunder $100
  

About The Designer

I am a 30 something carpenter and woodworker. I also love music and this was my first real attempt at an audio project. It may have turned into my new hobby. I look forward to putting my skills with wood together with more speaker projects.

Project Parts List

T3 Audio T4C 4" Coaxial Speaker Pair

2.1mm Panel Mount DC Jack

Port Tube 1" ID x 4" L Flared

3.5mm Stereo Male To Male Cable 1 ft.

Dayton Audio DTA-2 Class T Digital Audio Amplifier Module

12 VDC 2A Switching Power Supply AC Adapter

 

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