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|30th January 2018, 01:48 PM||#1|
Budget Ikea bathroom radio
I had a pair of full range speakers hanging around, plus some spare time, an old laptop powersupply (small netbook) and started thinking of making some radio thing for my bathroom. No super hifi stuff just small fun project also to teach my son some basic electronics.
I understand that pictures say more than words ...
Ikea flower pots and bathroom organizer in bamboo together with some very cheap doorknobs ... total spending 20 euro
looks pretty sleek
bought on Wish or alixpress not sure for 12 euro including free shipping
Also bought the cheapest pillow ... using the content as damping material made some 5 mm plywood panels from leftovers I had hanging around
soldering the power, the radio has a line + and a memory +
cutting to exact size !!!
This was delivered with the radio and works fine
good for 60 watt
15 watt rms
30 watt peak
35 - 16.000 hz
Universal flat cable fm car antenna
if you would like you could add for example an usb port for charging, vu meters, ledlight, etc
Total investment about 50 euro
Will make a second one for a shed of a friend who loved it
Sound quality is surprisingly good due to the use of bamboo and damping instead of plastic. It's a closed cabinet due to it's form and I tried a ported back plate but this sounds better to me.
Thinking it was nice to share over here
|31st January 2018, 07:24 AM||#4|
However ... bamboo flowerpots are waterproof and the radio is normally installed in a car ... so it resists temperature changes etc very well
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