Father's Day Gift Alert: Cigar Box Speaker

Owen & Fred are offering cigar and audio aficionados a way to combine their two interests in one form factor: Sweet Cigar Box Speakers. Made from genuine salvaged wood cigar boxes, the handmade cedar cigar box house a 2.5" aluminum cone speaker with a self-powered with an internal 10 watt per channel amplifier inside...

The cigar boxes themselves have been treated with a satin lacquer finish and retain their original brass hardware, labels and markings. Also, the boxes have been reinforced and braced internally to improve their performance as a speaker enclosure. One of the two boxes has a volume control / power switch, and a blue 'power on' indicator light.

Considering the considerable $350 price for a pair of Sweet Cigar Box Speakers, you might be up for a DIY option referencing the same idea. Empty wood cigar boxes can be had for as low as $20 for a set of 10 (not all these would be ideal for use as speakers, but you get the idea they're an affordable resource). And building your own speakers isn't as hard as you might worry for a first time DIY audio/electronics project; check out Popular Mechanics' How to Build Your Own Speakers: Step-by-Step DIY Tech as a reference, knowing you won't have to do most of the speaker cabinet grunt work which takes up the majority of the instructions.

Via CoolMomTech

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