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Only The Best
06-23-2013, 02:19 AM
So I am going to be building a high powered speaker cooler box out of a coleman 70 quart "xtreme" cooler and my plans for the make of the speaker cooler consist of

the cooler which is
55"W x 28.1"L x 17.7H
the link for more info
Academy - Coleman® Xtreme® 70 qt. Cooler (http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_766907_-1?color=Gray%2FOrange&ICID=CRT:0222-00660-7650)

1. polk audio mm651
6-3/4" 2-way speakers (pair)
woven honeycomb glass fiber composite woofer cone with butyl rubber surround
1" silk composite dome tweeter with swivel mount
certified for marine use
2.7-ohm impedance for extra power (compatible with all factory or aftermarket car stereos)
power range: 15-100 watts RMS (200 watts peak power)
frequency response: 40-25,000 Hz
sensitivity: 94 dB @ 1 V

2. a 10" polk audio db1040
270 watt RMS 540w max
86Db sensitivity
frequency from 28Hz-200Hz

3. Sony CDX-M30 Marine Audio CD Player XM Radio MP3 Boat Stereo Receiver
General features:
•marine CD receiver with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS/52 peak × 4 channels)
•plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA and AAC files
•remote control
•flip-down face with switchable blue/red illumination
•works with Sony Marine Commander wired remote models RM-X55M and RM-X11M

Marine-specific features:
•coated circuit boards, UV- and salt-resistant paint

Audio features:
•EQ3 (seven preset tone curves and a 3-band equalizer)
•DSO2 for soundstage enhancement

Expandability features:
•compatible with optional satellite radio, HD Radio tuner, CD changer, Sony iPod® adapter
•inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
•outputs: two sets of preamp outputs with selectable rear/subwoofer output

4. polk audio dual tweeter that came off of a 6x9 polk audio speaker so I jumped on that deal.

5. two choices on an amplifier and I want the most battery life I can get and still be loud
- Rockford fosgate r600-5
** 50w x 4 @ 200x1 @ 4 ohms
** 75x 4 @ 300x1 @ 2 ohms
heres the link for more info
PRIME Amplifiers - R600-5 - Rockford Fosgate® (http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/product_details.aspx?itemid=118749)

-old school viper 1100.5
** 75x4 + 275x1 @ 4 ohms
**125x4 + 400x1 @ 2 ohms
** 600w x sub channel @ 1 ohm
heres the link for more info
Viper 1100.5 Class A/B 5 CH. Stereo Amplifier (http://www.drdetailshop.com/v1100.5.htm)

6. xtc foam speaker baffles for the 6.5" and 10" sub
XTC 6 1 2" Foam Speaker Baffle VXT60 Deep Baffle Fits Large Frame 6 1 2" 1pr | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/XTC-6-1-2-Foam-Speaker-Baffle-VXT60-deep-baffle-fits-large-frame-6-1-2-1pr-/290912881854?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43bbc24cbe&vxp=mtr#ht_3040wt_1154)
7. cross-flow fan
Xscorpion TF8 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Xscorpion-TF8-12V-8-Large-Cross-Flow-Turbo-Cooling-Fan-For-Amplifiers-/330919414561?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0c558b21)


my plans for this speaker cooler box: Outside
are to have the head unit in the center on the large front side near the top with the dual tweeter right under it and the 6.5" speakers on both sides of the head unit and the 10" sub directly on the top in the middle

for the inside :
I plan to have the baffles behind each speaker silicone to seal each speaker from air + water and to protect them, as well as having the amplifier and battery on the bottom with all wires secured to the walls and sealed at the connections.
** im going to have plexiglass go over the amplifier and battery form fitted for the most amount of space silicone as well to seal the battery and amp from water and have the cross-flow fan next to the amp to keep it cool aimed towards the drain plug for circulation.** (is this a good idea or will it overheat or moisturize the amplifier?)

**Possible extras**
1. blue led light strip around the bottom under the plexiglass when the cooler is open to give light under the ice to see a blue glow under the drinks.
2. a 12v lighter accessory
3. bottle opener on the outside
4. strong latch and insulation on the edges
5. any other ideas yall have??

my questions are:
1. which battery should I get that would be last the longest and take up the least amount of space.
2. would solar panels be a good idea to add or will they be efficient enough for my use?
3. if the solar panels aren't a good idea then what would be a good idea for the charge?


thank you for your help in advance and I will continue to post pictures throughout the build and share my experience and steps with you all. I hope you enjoy the build

resonate
06-23-2013, 02:42 AM
Are you talking about putting the subwoofer in an enclosure which will go into the cooler, or using the plastic cooler as the enclosure itself?

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 02:44 AM
using the cooler as the enclosure itself as well as being able to make the cooler usable for holding drinks

resonate
06-23-2013, 02:47 AM
using the cooler as the enclosure itself as well as being able to make the cooler usable for holding drinks

You want drinks inside a cooler that a subwoofer is also inside of...

I'm really confused on this whole idea. Either it's way too late for me to be up, or you need to make some sort of drawing for this to actually seem logical to me.

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 02:48 AM
but keep in mind that there will be a foam baffle behind the subwoofer sealed to the top to keep it safe unless there is an alternate way to have this executed?

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 02:49 AM
You want drinks inside a cooler that a subwoofer is also inside of...

I'm really confused on this whole idea. Either it's way too late for me to be up, or you need to make some sort of drawing for this to actually seem logical to me.

yes you are correct... each speaker is going to be sealed so that water/ice/drinks cant damage the speakers and or head unit.

resonate
06-23-2013, 02:51 AM
So, each speaker/sub/head unit will be mounted on one face of the cooler, and then sealed off from the remainder of it, which is where you'll store the drinks.

resonate
06-23-2013, 02:53 AM
How do you plan on making a true seal to the top when it's going to be flipped up and down so easily?

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 02:56 AM
So, each speaker/sub/head unit will be mounted on one face of the cooler, and then sealed off from the remainder of it, which is where you'll store the drinks.

yes exactly besides the last part. there will be more than half of the cooler to be used for holding drinks. I have put everything in its place to check for the space availability and it will all work... im just looking for more ideas and/or corrections to a flaw in my ideas

resonate
06-23-2013, 02:59 AM
yes exactly besides the last part. there will be more than half of the cooler to be used for holding drinks. I have put everything in its place to check for the space availability and it will all work... im just looking for more ideas and/or corrections to a flaw in my ideas

Okay, well, if you truly have the room for it, then I guess go for it. It's a unique idea, I just don't know how well it's going to work in a real application. You'd have to make sure everything was sealed very well; one leak and your entire thing could potentially be toast. You'd need room to keep some sort of battery or other power source in/with the cooler, as well.

To be honest, after a power source, a head unit, speakers, and amplifier, and a subwoofer all go in there, I'd be very surprised to see you have half of the room that cooler has to offer. But like I said - if you truly want to put in the work, go for it. However, I think some are probably made out there that would just be easier to buy than to actually make.

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 03:00 AM
How do you plan on making a true seal to the top when it's going to be flipped up and down so easily?

insulation along the edges of the cooler where it closes as well as a sort of home-made "come along" latch so that it will be securely tight and "legal" for the river because the coolers must be latched to go on the river.
keep in mind the seal is not THAT important considering the amplifier will be sealed off from everything else as well as the speakers being marine and they themselves will be sealed from the back

resonate
06-23-2013, 03:02 AM
insulation along the edges of the cooler where it closes as well as a sort of home-made "come along" latch so that it will be securely tight and "legal" for the river because the coolers must be latched to go on the river.
keep in mind the seal is not THAT important considering the amplifier will be sealed off from everything else as well as the speakers being marine and they themselves will be sealed from the back

Okay, I'm gonna be brutally honest, I don't see a floating sub, speaker, head unit, and battery as a very good idea whatsoever.

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 03:03 AM
Okay, well, if you truly have the room for it, then I guess go for it. It's a unique idea, I just don't know how well it's going to work in a real application. You'd have to make sure everything was sealed very well; one leak and your entire thing could potentially be toast. You'd need room to keep some sort of battery or other power source in/with the cooler, as well.

To be honest, after a power source, a head unit, speakers, and amplifier, and a subwoofer all go in there, I'd be very surprised to see you have half of the room that cooler has to offer. But like I said - if you truly want to put in the work, go for it. However, I think some are probably made out there that would just be easier to buy than to actually make.

I understand your statement but I am one of those people who wants everything done MY WAY because the way somebody else does it isn't good enough so throughout this build you will see the build up... you may be correct and it wont work but I will make the attempt to make this build work

do you have any positive helping suggestions for this build?

Oraclem19
06-23-2013, 03:05 AM
Would it not be easier to make a baffle for the subwoofer out of a plastic, possibly filled with polyfil if extra space is needed for the woofer requirements, do push contact terminals on the outside of the plastic, after the cables are connected fill the connecting hole with hot glue, then figure the amp wiring and such.
Would also make an entirely separate compartment for the amps, it will likely get humid in there though. Might be better to attach those to the top of the box in an airtight chamber. Else, Silica packets, lots of them.

resonate
06-23-2013, 03:08 AM
I understand your statement but I am one of those people who wants everything done MY WAY because the way somebody else does it isn't good enough so throughout this build you will see the build up... you may be correct and it wont work but I will make the attempt to make this build work

do you have any positive helping suggestions for this build?

Nah, brah. It's 2:05 and I'm not registering a thing right now. I'll visit back tomorrow and see what I can help you with.

Oraclem19
06-23-2013, 03:15 AM
Unless you plan on making this cooler waterborne, amps outside on the back side of the cooler, lay the battery and deck down in the bottom under plexiglass and silicone, front of the deck sticking out of the bottom, and a charging port for the battery that has a sealable plug. Plastic baffles and silicone all around. Might reccommend all the equipment on the top of the cooler though, 2 8s or 1 8shallow and the 6.5s and tweets, whole thing. Upwards facing will disperse sound better and be easier to use the space in the cooler.
If you plan on it seeing a lot of water, mount all the speakers up top, mount amps on the underside of the lid, add plexiglass all around and silicone, fans going out the top of the box with some foam mesh filters to avoid water getting in from splashes.

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 03:29 AM
Unless you plan on making this cooler waterborne, amps outside on the back side of the cooler, lay the battery and deck down in the bottom under plexiglass and silicone, front of the deck sticking out of the bottom, and a charging port for the battery that has a sealable plug. Plastic baffles and silicone all around. Might reccommend all the equipment on the top of the cooler though, 2 8s or 1 8shallow and the 6.5s and tweets, whole thing. Upwards facing will disperse sound better and be easier to use the space in the cooler.
If you plan on it seeing a lot of water, mount all the speakers up top, mount amps on the underside of the lid, add plexiglass all around and silicone, fans going out the top of the box with some foam mesh filters to avoid water getting in from splashes.

you know I thought about doing that considering the lid would be pretty tight because of the weight... but there is not enough room for ALL of the equipment to go on the top and if you follow the link to the cooler you see what the top of the cooler looks like. I like that idea of having everything on the top but opening the cooler would be difficult from the plexiglass possibly hitting the edges when you open it as well as being difficult to open the cooler to get the drinks while on the river without having to put a lot of muscle into it.... and to "aim" the music in one direction to not **** any of my "neighbors" off" but yes my plan is to make this cooler waterproof... no im not planning on submerging this cooler underwater but I want this to be as waterproof as possible for worst case scenarios. everything I listed is what I bought and have in my possession so there will be no change in equipment.... possibly adding to the equipment if the idea is good. my concern for the amp is that it is not a marine amplifier so I want it to be completely sealed from all possible water or moisture...

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 03:39 AM
Would it not be easier to make a baffle for the subwoofer out of a plastic, possibly filled with polyfil if extra space is needed for the woofer requirements, do push contact terminals on the outside of the plastic, after the cables are connected fill the connecting hole with hot glue, then figure the amp wiring and such.
Would also make an entirely separate compartment for the amps, it will likely get humid in there though. Might be better to attach those to the top of the box in an airtight chamber. Else, Silica packets, lots of them.
the only reason I didn't do plastic baffle for the sub was because I was led to believe that it could possibly rattle and foam would more or less absorb the hit... but the polyfil would work good.. my only question is that "would the polyfil go into the mechanics of the sub or somehow go in behind the cone and mess something up"? but the silica packets is a great idea and will be used for sure reguardless... on the humid part im wondering if I can insulate it somehow... but the more I think about doing that the more I worry about overheating the amplifier.

Oraclem19
06-23-2013, 04:14 AM
Plastic baffle enclosure, emphasis on enclosure. Will keep all the sound in, the water out.

Hintzyboy
06-23-2013, 04:44 AM
I'm sorry, but there's no way that cooler is going to be large enough. You may have placed all of the equipment in, and it may fit, but have you thought about what kind of airspace you're going to need for the sub and speakers? You can't just put a baffle right behind the magnet and call it good. Even with a 100+ qt cooler, you'd be pushing it to fit everything inside with the proper space and still have room for drinks. And that's before you even consider the task of actually constructing the thing and sealing all of your little chambers up so that absolutely no moisture can get to the electronics. Granted, there are marine amps out there as well that you could use to make it a little safer, but that's an awful lot of money to risk for a bit of cool factor.

My advice, just get something like THIS (http://www.ebay.com/itm/TDK-Life-Record-77000015410-Sound-Cube-Audio-System-/130738459557?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA% 252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D400435 420333%26ps%3D54). They make old-school looking boomboxes too. That way you can just plug in your phone or an ipod, you don't have to go through all the hassle and the worry, and you have more room for beer.

Oraclem19
06-23-2013, 05:06 AM
Else I have a set of 6.5 subs that need .15-.25 cu ft that might fit your needs and I'm not deadset on holding onto.

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 05:14 AM
I'm sorry, but there's no way that cooler is going to be large enough. You may have placed all of the equipment in, and it may fit, but have you thought about what kind of airspace you're going to need for the sub and speakers? You can't just put a baffle right behind the magnet and call it good. Even with a 100+ qt cooler, you'd be pushing it to fit everything inside with the proper space and still have room for drinks. And that's before you even consider the task of actually constructing the thing and sealing all of your little chambers up so that absolutely no moisture can get to the electronics. Granted, there are marine amps out there as well that you could use to make it a little safer, but that's an awful lot of money to risk for a bit of cool factor.

My advice, just get something like THIS (http://www.ebay.com/itm/TDK-Life-Record-77000015410-Sound-Cube-Audio-System-/130738459557?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA% 252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D400435 420333%26ps%3D54). They make old-school looking boomboxes too. That way you can just plug in your phone or an ipod, you don't have to go through all the hassle and the worry, and you have more room for beer.

well reguardless if you think its a lot of money to waste or not... its not your money... so don't worry about it. the speakers don't need airspace behind them but the sub needs .66 cu ft of airspace which I will give it. im more or less looking for help on how to make it work... not to tell me that it wont. im going to build it. help me or get off the thread im sorry.

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Else I have a set of 6.5 subs that need .15-.25 cu ft that might fit your needs and I'm not deadset on holding onto.

what are they? and send me some pics/ price/ specs

Oraclem19
06-23-2013, 06:13 AM
time constraining on this.? may do it all up in sketchup on some spared time.

Lexicon740iL
06-23-2013, 12:18 PM
I was going to build one of these for tubing back in the day and a friend asked me to put together one as well recently.

After considering. cooler size, Water proofing, heat generated by equiptment in proximity beer trying to be cooled. Weigh of battery required to run amp/HU.

I decided to scrap the idea after deciding there are many other options to get good waterproof sounds on the river without designing them yourself and hope the seals hold or you don't lose your investment to water damage.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ4sekGUcIQ&feature=player_detailpage

Like this one above... Water proof buttons for adjusting tracks, Completely submersible....

You could use a pair of these and daisy chain them together. Mount one to both sides of the cooler so you can remove them for more flexibility for other adventures. Get a 1/8" headphone splitter and hook it into you MP3 player.Phone and get a couple of waterproof grommets and jump the audio feed into the other unit.

The video says 4 C batteries, that's 6V so I would use a 6V 14ah sealed lead acid battery
It's light and will provide 14,000 MaH of capacity to the units. A whole lot more than a set of C's
http://www.batteriesplus.com/images/Product/Large/32643.jpg

I would put it in a separate sealed compartment mounted to one of the shorter sides of the cooler.

http://di1-1.shoppingshadow.com/images/pi/5f/18/3d/96172975-260x260-0-0_Otterhouse+OtterBox+2000+Series+Waterproof+Case+ Cl.jpg

Then wire leads from the battery to the terminal points in the battery compartment of the players. Personally I would use alligator clips to make it modular/Flexable for disassembly/standalone use.

The water proof buttons especially stand out to me for your application because
If your hands are wet and you adjust a standard even marine headunit you could short that bad boy right out.

In the end the biggest contributing factor in deciding to go with a standalone waterproof audio option was.. I have more room for beer in the cooler :D

Best of luck on your endeavor which ever way you go.

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 05:03 PM
yeah I want it to be where the only thing I ever have to do is pull a plug out and plug it into the wall to charge it. I don't want to have to disassemble it to turn it off and / or charge it.... would a small kinetic battery hold a charge longer than a small lawnmower battery would?

I know that the audio batterys charge better but idk if they hold the charge longer... I need to figure out what battery im going to stick with....

and on another note.. I;ve hooked up the tweeter and it gets pretty piercing at the high frequencies and I was wondering what I need to hook up to it to keep it from hitting those high frequencies to stop the piercing noise

Hintzyboy
06-23-2013, 06:51 PM
You're a jumpy little **** aren't you? Regardless of what you may think, going through the logistics IS helping you. All I was saying is that you need to think through every aspect of this if you're going to try to build it. 70 qts is only 2.34 cubic feet. One case of beer is going to knock 1 cuft off of that on its own (and that's without ice), leaving only 1.34 cubes left for all of your equipment. You're going to have to choose your equipment very carefully, and I would definitely go with all marine-oriented stuff. Find something that does well on low power and get an amplifier small enough that you can mount it vertically in the cooler to minimize the space it takes up. And all speakers need some amount of airspace to work properly, even if it's only .25 cuft for the pair.

IF you're going to try this, these are things you NEED to think about. I would, at the very least, use a 100+qt cooler because the extra space will give you more flexibility.


well reguardless if you think its a lot of money to waste or not... its not your money... so don't worry about it. the speakers don't need airspace behind them but the sub needs .66 cu ft of airspace which I will give it. im more or less looking for help on how to make it work... not to tell me that it wont. im going to build it. help me or get off the thread im sorry.

Hintzyboy
06-23-2013, 07:09 PM
For example, something like the Memphis 16-MM5.480 would be a good amp for this project. It's a 4-channel amp, so 2 can power the speakers, and you can bridge the other 2 to give about 250w to an S4 or D2 sub. It is a marine amp, so it has water resistant circuit boards, and the footprint is only 10 x 7 x 2", so you could mount it vertically.

There are plenty of companies that make speakers and subs for marine use. I would also recommend a sealed marine battery like an Optima (those are pretty expensive, but something similar).

RangerDangerV2
06-23-2013, 07:39 PM
this is a really dumb idea. buy a jobsite radio and call it a day. will be cheaper and better.

Rich B
06-23-2013, 07:46 PM
How to Build an Ice Chest Radio: Ice Chest Radio (http://howtobuildanicechestradio.blogspot.com/2009/10/building-ice-chest-radio.html)

Only The Best
06-23-2013, 08:55 PM
For example, something like the Memphis 16-MM5.480 would be a good amp for this project. It's a 4-channel amp, so 2 can power the speakers, and you can bridge the other 2 to give about 250w to an S4 or D2 sub. It is a marine amp, so it has water resistant circuit boards, and the footprint is only 10 x 7 x 2", so you could mount it vertically.

There are plenty of companies that make speakers and subs for marine use. I would also recommend a sealed marine battery like an Optima (those are pretty expensive, but something similar).


everything I am going to use for the build is listed on my first post and half of the equipment I already have so that's why I was using that. I have the marine polk audio 6.5" and 10" sub... im not caring about the airspace for the sub I just want the bass that I can get out of it. yes I know im going to choke the sub but its what im going to do. I know its a dumb idea and a waste of money but I am going to waste my money reguardless... so for all who think that im just wasting my money... help me waste it in the best fashion :) and I looked into the battery thing and went to o'reilly and they recommended a agm marine battery that ended up to be 155$... looking for something possibly under 50$... I was thinking possibly for something used if I can find it...

Only The Best
06-25-2013, 01:45 AM
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=46335&picture_id=-1 so this is the battery I decided on its a stinger spp925 that I got from someone on craigslist for 40$ and its fully charged and operational and It was a great deal.

and this is the picture of the cooler right after I cut my first hole for the subwoofer and im waiting for everything else to come in the mail to begin the rest of my cuts. I spoke to an acrylic shop about my idea and they said sealing the bottom of the cooler would be easy to do with the acrylic and a sort of welding for plastic called weld-on which melts the plastic to create a sort of weld and then put silicone over the top of that as a safety measure. Everything is falling into place and all im waiting on is the mail!!
http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/zturner94/media/7A4B7E4F-0514-49EE-8E6B-4B3A128393C2-8559-0000010F6AF09A6F_zps88c6cd9e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

soo... I guess the images aren't working so heres the link... if anyone could post the pics it would be greatly appreciated... and what did I do wrong on uploading the pics? I copy/pasted the link into the "url" it asked for.
http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/zturner94/media/7A4B7E4F-0514-49EE-8E6B-4B3A128393C2-8559-0000010F6AF09A6F_zps88c6cd9e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=46335&picture_id=-1

Only The Best
06-25-2013, 02:19 PM
any help?

DB-Audio
06-25-2013, 03:25 PM
http://i.seimg.net/images/948622/big/spp925.jpg

once you get the image uploaded to photobucket

use these tags [IMG] [\IMG] I am actually creating a guitar amp out of an old video game chair and 2 old school lightning audio 6x8s (already got it working just need an enclosure) thinking about mounting them in a small cooler same basic idea only difference is i only need 4 aa batteries to power it by

clickclickw00t
06-25-2013, 03:29 PM
I'm in New Orleans and I saw some guy during Mardi Gras with a cooler, a head unit built into it, and four 6x9s and a 4channel amp as well as a battery in the cooler. He also had solar panels on top of it to charge the battery. It was really really loud. I wouldn't suggest putting drinks and ice in there with electronics as the condensation may short them out... Good luck!

DB-Audio
06-25-2013, 04:12 PM
Like he said just use the cup holders on top

Only The Best
06-28-2013, 03:50 PM
so the battery was at 12.8v when I bought it but when I checked it today (3 days later) it was at 10.5v???? bad battery? or should I just take it to oreilly's and let them try to slow charge it or something? or is there a way to check and see if its a bad battery?

Only The Best
06-30-2013, 12:52 PM
so I found out that the battery was indeed bad so I had to go and buy a new battery which came out to be a miada battery that is agm and around the same size. anyways... I finished cutting the plexiglass and cut it and sanded 2 1/4" piece and an 1/8" piece to keep from condensation... each with around a 1/2" spacing between them as dead space for insulation. so I'm putting it to the test right now and I filled it up with water and ice to see what will happen. yes I know its not finished but im not going to cut my top piece and finish the sub hole until I make sure this is going to work. so I send some more pics in a couple of hours and see where it went.

Only The Best
06-30-2013, 12:54 PM
http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/zturner94/media/00B986FB-C616-4AB5-92BE-AD94893534D7-30309-00000381CF67B762_zpse12f9153.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2

Only The Best
06-30-2013, 12:56 PM
im not understanding why its not letting me post these pictures....but here is the link... sorry for my newbness
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Only The Best
07-06-2013, 02:32 PM
well I just got it finished so here comes all the build pictures!

Only The Best
07-06-2013, 02:34 PM
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Only The Best
07-06-2013, 02:42 PM
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Only The Best
07-06-2013, 02:43 PM
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pickup1
07-06-2013, 03:12 PM
how does it sound?

Only The Best
07-06-2013, 07:59 PM
how does it sound?

its surprisingly really really loud. like loud enough that you don't want to be right next to it when its all the way up. The bass could be better but when I stuck it in my truck it hit pretty decent... its got about 1 ft of airspace so its in the right spot. I tested out the battery and I ran it almost full blast for about like 3 hours and the battery was around 12.1v so I bet it will run all day no problem. goin to new braunsfels on Monday so that's when ill be testing it out on the river.

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give me a song you like and ill make a test video with your song and post it on here

Only The Best
07-07-2013, 12:00 AM
anyone have any good test songs?

DB-Audio
07-07-2013, 06:15 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/992982_584997064856885_2060927641_n.jpg here is mine that I built I kind of wish my cooler was black though I will be taking your idea with the plexi to make the cooler still functional those are old school lightning audio 6x8s

Only The Best
07-07-2013, 12:53 PM
here is mine that I built I kind of wish my cooler was black though I will be taking your idea with the plexi to make the cooler still functional those are old school lightning audio 6x8s

Academy was the only place that I could find that sold the cooler black and sadly it was 50$ Walmart sold the same cooler but blue and it was 36$. What is that on the bottom right of the cooler

pickup1
07-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Building a digital sound system in a cooler (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-68ck2Ru3Zob/learn/sound-system-in-a-cooler.html?omnews=11216712)

DB-Audio
07-07-2013, 10:22 PM
That would be my amplifier system took it out of an old video game chair not bad for running on 6v the extra 1/4" jack there is for my guitar

Only The Best
07-14-2013, 10:09 PM
alright just got back from new braunsfels and the trip turned out great! the cooler was a great success and almost got me 2 tickets lol.
heres a little video and some pics from the week

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Only The Best
07-14-2013, 10:13 PM
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Only The Best
07-14-2013, 10:26 PM
http://youtu.be/6A4K-ayXgTA