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Rockler Wireless Speaker Kit

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57081
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Rockler Wireless Speaker Kit

This kit includes all of the necessary electronic components to craft a mini wireless speaker—you build the speaker cabinet in the shape and material of your choice. You can use a simple block of wood with a hole drilled in it, or build a hollow cabinet with fancy joinery—it's up to you. You can also get creative by integrating speakers into furniture, cabinetry and other commonplace items. The speaker connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth enabled device. The kit includes a single full-range speaker, a control pod with on/off button and USB port, and a USB cable, which is used to charge the internal battery. The speaker and control pod are held in the cabinet via friction fit. Just use a 1-7/8'' hole saw or Forstner bit to drill the holes. You can also use a jig saw, as the bezel will conceal any rough edges. No soldering is required.

  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
(1) Speaker with 6'' Cable
(1) Control Pod
(1) USB Cable
(1) Set of Instructions
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Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number N/A
Weight 0.3500
Tech Spec
  • Required Hole Diameter: 1-7/8''
  • Internal Speaker Wire Length: 6''
  • Battery Charger: USB Cable
  • Stereo or Mono: Mono
  • Optimum Enclosure Volume: 15.25 cubic inches
  • Cannot be used as a speaker phone
Technical Documents
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Great sound
The speaker has great realistic sound. The only problem I have experienced with it is that the side with the on/off/sync button kept pushing away from the frame. A little super glue solved the problem.
August 19, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Loved this
These were great. Waiting for them to come back. Ive got lots of orders :)
July 13, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
It works well easy to install also
June 1, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great Little Speaker!
This is a Great little speaker!
For the compact size, it sounds very good, plus it's always fun to put a little box together.
Take your tunes anywhere!
May have to order some more of these.
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April 23, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
big sound, small package
wasn't expecting much sonic quality from a little speaker but I was pleasantly surprised. Built up a solid box from strips and bored out a cavity for the speaker and wires. Press fit holds everything in tightly (in fact would be hard to pry it out so make sure everything is connected up well. In fact if I was doing this project again I would charge it up and wire it outside the box to make sure its all functional before final assembly. Bluetooth connects easily and has good range. Sound is very good for a small speaker. Thinking about building another one!
April 23, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for Gifts
I bought one of these speaker kits a couple of months ago to test it out. I have since purchased three more to make gifts for family. Pretty good sound for a small speaker and I have not had any problems connecting to Bluetooth.
April 15, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great speaker
Awesome little speaker, sounds great, thinking about making some for gifts.
Maple wood with boiled linseed oil finish
Maple wood with boiled linseed oil finish
April 6, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Cool Kit!
I made the speaker kit with my twist on it. The plans as with all the Rockler plans I own was very straightforward and easy to follow and was a joy to build. It had me using tools that I had never used to actually make something with. It was a lot of fun to build and when finished I had a cool little blue tooth speaker to use or give away as a gift.
April 6, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Made three of them
Grand kids love them
March 20, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Nice speaker but pricey
Speaker was easy to install in a little box I made. Sound is good. Would be nice if it was less expensive.
March 17, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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I chose this because I have installed them in a housing I came up with and they have great sound for a small speaker and I sell them as fast as I make them.
James O on Oct 16, 2018
I have the Internet streaming option with my Sirius XM subscription; I want something when I'm working on projects that might produce better sound than the speaker in my phone.
Charles R on Oct 14, 2018
I chose this because I have installed them in a housing I came up with and they have great sound for a small speaker and I sell them as fast as I make them.
James O on Oct 16, 2018
To see how it works.
S P on Oct 16, 2018
I have the Internet streaming option with my Sirius XM subscription; I want something when I'm working on projects that might produce better sound than the speaker in my phone.
Charles R on Oct 14, 2018
I wanted a kit to see the makeup of it and may a gift, using the components as seen in the website.
Lou C on Sep 26, 2018
Great for gifts!
Adam H on Sep 10, 2018
Christmas gifts for friends
James M on Sep 9, 2018
looks like a fun project
arthur g on Aug 25, 2018
I made one for myself and showed it to some friends. Now they want one themselves.
James M on Aug 19, 2018
I built six a few months ago. They make cool presents!
Ziggman on Aug 17, 2018
Try something new. Wireless speakers are very expensive. I'll try to make my own.
Edward K on Aug 12, 2018
Looks like fun..will make personalized useful gifts
joe P on May 21, 2018
A project to try ...
Chris H on May 21, 2018
for shop music
Rick N on May 18, 2018
A new toy
Russ H on May 16, 2018
idea for school project
Jesse K on May 12, 2018
Birthday present for daughter.
Robert H on May 11, 2018
I needed a small project.
Chris B on May 8, 2018
I SPENT ABOUT $80.00 ON A STORE BOUGHT WIRELESS SPEAKER. ALTHOUGH IT SOUNDS VERY GOOD, I WANTED TO MAKE ONE ONCE I WATCHED JIMMY DIRESTA MAKE ONE WITH THE ROCKLER KIT.
Rhett D on May 8, 2018
A work project for one of my boys.
PHILIP M on May 2, 2018
build a project for a nature reserve for animal sounds
Joseph M on Apr 26, 2018
Just going to see how it works
Al B on Apr 26, 2018
try a new project and this product looked and reviewed well.
Kirk W on Apr 21, 2018
project
jimmie m on Apr 20, 2018
Stone & Sons Youtube channel
Scott H on Apr 18, 2018
To use with my computer - cannot hear its internal speaker
James M on Apr 17, 2018
Making speaker for a silent auction for a charity event
Michael F on Apr 8, 2018
For an upcoming birthday gift.
Tanner W on Apr 6, 2018
I've done other speaker builds, but I like the simplicity and low cost of this kit. I hope it sounds good.
GP on Apr 3, 2018
Novelty for use in a gift that will allow parents to share incoming calls from members of their scattered brood.
Tom W on Mar 21, 2018
Have used previously
Frank W on Mar 19, 2018
I have some odd shaped limbs, for turning and I feel these will give me something for gifts.
Greg K on Mar 14, 2018
Adding bluetooth into my teardrop camper build
Joseph J on Mar 12, 2018
My granddaughter wants one..
Elmer L on Mar 6, 2018
Potential product for the solid wood boxes we make.
Neil S on Feb 28, 2018
Previous experience
Gerald a on Feb 18, 2018
nice gift idea for an easy project to make in the shop.
Vern K on Feb 13, 2018
I made a guitar shaped Bluetooth speaker using this kit. I will make another one.
Wayne T on Feb 11, 2018
wanted to make the guitar speaker bandsaw box.
Good Wood Butcher on Feb 9, 2018
My boyfriend made me one for Christmas and said he wanted to make one for himself so I am buying it for him.
Claire G on Feb 7, 2018
Gift
John C on Feb 6, 2018
Have ordered before. while a little pricey they are great and I need more. :)
R. H on Feb 5, 2018
for the guitar speaker box
michael c on Feb 4, 2018
looks like a fun and quick project
Rick D on Feb 1, 2018
need to make this project
J I on Jan 26, 2018
Looks like a neat gift project
Jay B on Jan 22, 2018
try something new
Joe P on Jan 20, 2018
project
John K on Jan 18, 2018
I think it would be cool to have one by building your own cabinet.
Charles H on Jan 18, 2018
I'm a woodworker
Elmer L on Jan 18, 2018
Looks like a fun little project, and I could use a speaker in my garage.
Michael S on Jan 18, 2018
To see how it works.
S P on Oct 16, 2018
I wanted a kit to see the makeup of it and may a gift, using the components as seen in the website.
Lou C on Sep 26, 2018
How many watts is this speaker?
Edward T on Sep 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 2.5W
What is the battery life???
Bubba C on Sep 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Up to 6hrs
What bluetooth level? 4.0?
Charlie on Sep 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The instructions says the device needs to support Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
There seems to be some confusion on whether (and how) two speakers can be wired together. Can someone from Rockler clear up this question?
C N on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This speaker uses A2DP signal processing to combine the right and left audio channels using a single speaker. The speaker will pair with most audio devices, and will occupy the entire Bluetooth channel that it is paired on.

In short, two speakers cannot be combined.
Is there an alternate source? I have several cases I made as gifts and need the speakers
Terry M on Jul 3, 2018
What is the sound quality like?
Tinkerer on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have put together these speakers in a box, and I have found that the smaller the enter box open space is the better the speaker sounds,
and yes they don't put out the sound that 2 speakers do or more expensive ones, but for the price you get a good sound,
I have bought several others from stores and these sound as good if not better, like I said the larger the enter box is, the more sound is lost.
Where is the battery?
Darkw1ng69 on Sep 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is connected to the back of the speaker.
Can this can be used while plugged in?
phoxhole on Sep 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can
In the first step of the downloadable instructions, it states that to use 1/4" router bit and cut a dado 1/4" deep. Unless of course the material list is wrong, cutting a 1/4" deep dado on 1/4" thick material would go right through the wood. If using the suggested 1/4" thick material, the dado cut would be 1/8" deep, not 1/4". To keep that depth cut to its approximate depth of cut,
would recommend 3/8" thick material and followed by 3/16" depth of cut for the dado?
Daniel L on Oct 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am using 1/4" material and am making 1/8" dado cuts. With the stock being 1/4" thick, the sides being 3", and the ends 2 3/4" square, it was the only thing that made sense to me.
How does the speaker turn off? On off switch does not turn it off
Terry V on Jan 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Try holding the button down longer. I that doesn’t work hold it for a or shorter time. I’ve not had any problems.
How I am looking to try build a few Bluetooth speakers. Doo the kits you have only come with 1 speaker or can I get a kit to use 2?
Gerry on Sep 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Kit comes with one speaker, and the driver/back for the tiny cabinet you must build. It isn't a powerfu speaker, but it works great once it's assembled. probably easier to buy two and run them in tandem on your bluetooth--bet that would work.
Is the sound quality better with a hollow box or a solid piece of wood? Or doesn't in matter?
Todd V on Jan 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: KEEPING in mind the dimensions recommended in the instructions for the inside volume (250cubic cm!), do the math and realize this is a tiny container! It won't sound like a huge Bose speaker no matter what you build, and bigger interior space will swallow the sound output. It gets it's volume control from, for instance a cell phone and the tiny electronics in the unit won't go loud. I found it has plenty of pleasant volume for a tiny speaker and in a room, you can hear it just fine. It's a nice LITTLE project, BUT, be careful to read directions for connection of speaker wires and plugs are a bit fragile and I don't think you would want to disconnect and reconnect the plugs more than once or even twice...It's a nice unit but needs to be handled with care!
could it work with non bluetooth products. such as ipod classic?
dan p on Oct 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Dan. There is no mini jack on the unit, only a Bluetooth interface. I thought about that too as I own an IPod that I've had since 2005, butI can't use it with this. I did buy two of them as I have a lot of uses for it myself, and it's built very well and I bought the second one because I think it's going to make an awesome gift! Once I give that one away I'm sure I'll be buying more of them.
Can you extend the wires easily to place speaker in a larger container?
Kenneth L on Nov 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The wiring is very easy/basic. If the two components are to be installed back to back, the distance from the front of the material or box to the back must be at least 2" but no more than 6" to allow wire connections to be made. Check out the technical downs pdf.
If this were to be used in a solid block of wood how deep would the countersink need to be?
Jim S on Nov 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: HI Jim, If you're talking about allowing for the inner flange depth, it would be 7/16". If you're talking about clear space behind the speaker, I like about twice the distance of the full depth of the speaker. With the speaker at 1 1/8" deep I think minimum depth should be 2 1/4". If that's a completely enclosed space you might want to find a way to vent air from inside. Although it's small it will still push air inside what would essentially be the cabinet and will sound better if that air can escape.
What kind of foam do you use in the speaker?
Frank W on Feb 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used some left over seat cushion 3/4"thick that I cut up. You don't need much
Do you need to power off when you're not using the unit or should it be turned on/off as needed?
Dutch John on Nov 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It needs to be turned on/off as needed unless it is plugged into a USB port.
Just mounted the speaker. The speaker keeps turning itself on. any idea what is happening?
mike l on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Please contact our Technical Services Department for assistance: 800-260-9663 or support@rockler.com
Is this product water/moisture proof?
Patrick on Dec 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Looking at it I would not think it would be water proof.
When you power up do you need to hold the button down for a couple of seconds or is there a delay on start up? Same for turning off. There are various beeps and sounds coming out of the speaker -- any clue as to what they mean?
John on Nov 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry about the misspelled words in my answer. Basically give the speaker time to find you device after power up
While listening to music, will a phone call come through the speaker?
Joe H on Nov 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The phones ring comes through on mine but not the actual voice of who I’m speaking with. It also has the text and email notification sounds that come through.
After pairing the bluetooth does any hear a pop sound from the speaker when selecting other apps? If so, how do you stop that popping sound?
Daniel L on Nov 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, sorry I don't seem to have that problom, but I have only sey them up on the bench at this stage. I'm going to CNC some boxes for Xmas..
If I have an iPod with blue tooth going through this speaker, is it possible to also run Bluetooth radio through it?
Jeff H on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you are connected to the speaker you can stream any type of audio from your phone, including internet radio, through the device.
I know these were out of stock for awhile due to quality issue. Anyone know if the new ones are any good?
Angela R on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I bought three of these a while back. I don't remember hearing about any quality issue, but that hasn't been my experience. I've made two of the three kits I bought as gifts and the friends I made them for were thrilled and use them all the time. I'm working on a design idea for the third one but haven't finished it yet. I'm sure I'll buy them again.
WHAT IS THE OUTSIDE DIAMETER OF THE CHROME TRIM PIECES?
Tony K on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 2 1/8"
How many milliamps is the battery?
Sea P on Jan 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 450mah
Where are the guitar patterns for this speaker kit?
Don W. on Jan 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a video shown at https://youtu.be/IAg7qejSNOg
When I connect this to my iPad Air 2 the sound crackles. On my Samsung Galaxy phone there is no problem. Any idea what the problem might be? The iPad air 2 has Bluetooth 4.0 as for as I can tell.
A B on Dec 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had the same problem with one that I bought. I found that the connections weren't pushed on all the way. I also discovered that it wouldn't take a charge before I fixed it so I had to charge it. Good luck.
The specs indicate: Optimum Enclosure Volume: 15.25 cubic inches. Is this the "empty" space within the box?
John P on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes and it is not much space. 2.5" cubed is what it works out to. I think a bit larger is better for for sound with foam added.
If you want to use two speakers are you able to buy just the speaker? Or the whole kit? Also do you just wire the two speakers to the one connector to the back
Tim B on Sep 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: unable to add a 2nd speaker
can't buy just speaker. control unit and speaker plug in together with corresponding colors
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