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Ruggedize Your Speakers with this Ammo Can Mod

If you need your speakers to take a little more abuse than the average pair, this sturdy build packs them inside a surplus ammo can so they can handle the abuse you throw at them.

Courtesy of Instructables user Dustin White, this compact build costs about $50 (including the actual speaker components). If you’re handy with a soldering iron and a wire stripper, the project will be a breeze. Hit up the link below for the step-by-step build guide at Instructables.

Ammo Box Speakers [via Neatorama]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/16/12

Comments (6)

  1. Daniel

    Nice, I would use that instead of my TurtleBeach

  2. r

    nice effort, though a metal enclosure is not acoustically ideal for proper sound reproduction & long term listening –medium-density fiberboard, Particle board, or some type semi-hard wood

  3. Dorothy

    Putting them that close together defeates the purpose of stereo.

  4. gun owner

    cool idea, but r is right. you killed an ammo box, those things are great for storing ammo

  5. Subbrilliant

    Thumbs up for the coolness factor but aside from the issues that previous posters have brought up I would think that rattles would also be an issue.

  6. Ammo SSG

    This is an awesome idea! It’s obvious that those of you who are concerned with the speakers being to close and it being made out of an ammo can is an issue have never spent any time in the field what so ever. When your deployed or training in the field it’s little things like this that make all the difference. I’ve already amplified my speakers on my phone by cutting a hole in the cardboard from a roll of TP. This ammo speaker box is light weight, portable and can be thrown into the back of a tactical vehicle with no real worries of damage. This thing is pretty neat and I’m currently in the process of making one out of a 30MM ammo can for my trip to Afghanistan.

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