Alonso's Brings Music Into the Bathroom

Alonso's Brings Music Into the Bathroom

Gregory Han
Sep 28, 2009

Unplggd reader Alonso sent us a DIY audio speaker solution which brought music into his bathroom with a handsome finish that would make any shower or bath a more relaxing (or exciting) time accompanied by the music now available. Here's how he did it...

I wanted music in the bathroom (and in every room in the house) and the old portable radio wouldn't cut it.

I already had a Sonos system running at home so the source of the music was sorted. It only took buying another ZP120 (amplified Sonos) which is kept in another room. The loudspeaker is a special unit made by Monitor Audio for damp environments C180-T2) but the great bit about it is that its a 'stereo-in-one' (the tweeters pivot for an attempt at sound dispersion) Not that stereo is a issue or needed but there are no more 'mono' amps out there, so it solves the issue to listening only to one of the channels!

I used half of the towel cabinet and built a proper speaker box for it with 18mm MDF, foam lined and with inner bracings, the works. Its amazing to shower with a bass line! ha! Anyway, I wired it from there to the living room where the Sonos box is kept (all wiring ran under the floor board).

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