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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
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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GUITAR SPEAKER
I made this guitar speaker, with bolivian rosewood from Rockler, for my nephew's 18th birthday. Christina Smith's video, found under the build tab on the Rockler home page, was very inspiring and very helpful. Having a bandsaw and spindle sander would have made it a lot easier. The speaker is easy to install and use. The speaker sounds amazing and was louder than I had expected. I definitely need to purchase more speakers.
GUITAR SPEAKER
GUITAR SPEAKER
January 13, 2019
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Works great
Easy to install if you use the 1 7/8" forstner bit recommended. Fun project.
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Ipad/cookbook holder w/ speaker
December 28, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very cute
They work great especially for an office environment. Definitely fun to make!
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December 26, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great kit! Great price!
This kit is the best one out there! Many other "kits" leave out a component or two. This kit eliminates hunting around for other parts. ALL parts needed are included in this kit!
December 25, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Makes a great gift
I made 5 this year for Christmas presents! Thanks for a great kit.
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December 24, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Another fine product!
Sounds great! Built three boxes and gave as presents.
December 18, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A very clever and easy kit.
This is a perfect idea for new woodworking products. I've made 5 so far for my Etsy store.
Also a good way to get rid of small cutoffs and produce very nice items.
December 6, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Unbelievable
I have several Bluetooth speakers and the sound that comes out of this one is unbelievable for it size.
Walnut Bluetooth Speaker
Walnut Bluetooth Speaker
November 30, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Highly recommended! Simple project and quality materials.
November 27, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
YES
sounds great and will make the best gift for Christmas
November 25, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Now this little guy is cool.I will come up with a project to use this on.A lot of Ideas floating around in my head.
Richard C on Jan 14, 2019
Made a bunch of these as Christmas presents. They were a big hit! Fun project, easy to assemble and they sounded great.
Alexander C. T on Jan 10, 2019
Now this little guy is cool.I will come up with a project to use this on.A lot of Ideas floating around in my head.
Richard C on Jan 14, 2019
Great project for teens
Joe G on Jan 10, 2019
Made a bunch of these as Christmas presents. They were a big hit! Fun project, easy to assemble and they sounded great.
Alexander C. T on Jan 10, 2019
Looks like an interesting project.
Robert M on Jan 10, 2019
I have used this product in the past and I like it.
Leonard P on Jan 5, 2019
As a gift for Grandson's birthday.
Dennis S on Jan 4, 2019
Quality as advertised.
Tom W on Jan 3, 2019
I bought them before and they make a nice gift
D S on Jan 3, 2019
To make gifts for my kids
scott n on Jan 3, 2019
Getting head start on 2019 Christmas projects.
Douglas B on Jan 3, 2019
Looking forward to making a cherry/maple combo with box joints
Joseph A on Jan 2, 2019
I read the reviews and was impressed with the comments there.
Gage J on Jan 2, 2019
This is something I want to build and why not get all your products from a honest source. Rockler is all that, this is why I shop here
George B on Dec 31, 2018
To make a Bluetooth speaker using box joints.
Danny M on Dec 30, 2018
going to try one & see how thay work
james B on Dec 30, 2018
want to make gifts.
charles n on Dec 29, 2018
want to make a pair of speakers
John K on Dec 28, 2018
I hope the electronics are as good as the ratings suggest. At any rate this kit will let me get creative with the housing.
steve c on Dec 28, 2018
want to try this out and it was on sale
Austin P on Dec 28, 2018
I wanted to build some small guitar speaker boxes for the Grands.
Bill P on Dec 26, 2018
gift
waltfr on Dec 26, 2018
This is great for a gift. The sound is surprising.
John R on Dec 25, 2018
I made one of these kit as a Christmas Gift. (Guitar pattern) I looked and sounds awesome and is a very appreciated gift.
Rick L on Dec 25, 2018
brother's Christmas list
Amy Caroline H on Dec 17, 2018
Replacing one that quite working
Mike R on Dec 13, 2018
I bought this because of its compact design and simplicity.
Fernando V on Dec 13, 2018
Christmas gifts
Don L on Dec 12, 2018
another application of applying a different wood turning design. not sure how this will develop.
Ron H on Dec 11, 2018
Previously purchased.
R. H on Dec 9, 2018
To make a gifts
Richard B on Dec 9, 2018
Using as a handmade project as a Christmas gift
C A on Dec 8, 2018
I build and sell them. But I ordered these 2 for Christmas gifts.
Casey M on Dec 5, 2018
Read great reviews online
Mohammad K on Dec 5, 2018
Looks like it will make good christmas gifts
Samuel P on Dec 3, 2018
Love these speakers. Have bought and build several. Great gifts
Barry L on Dec 1, 2018
requested by my son-in-law
jean r on Nov 29, 2018
Xmas gifts. Tried one out and liked it.
Edwin Ernest R on Nov 26, 2018
to make gifts with scrap wood
Charles G O on Nov 26, 2018
Good gift idea.
Laura R on Nov 17, 2018
Gifts for my grandchildren and daughter which I think they will love and enjoy .
Russ on Nov 15, 2018
These are an excellent item for using up some of my scrap wood to build the boxes.
They are very easy to build. Usually takes 1 or 2 days to complete a mitered corner and splined box in contrasting hardwoods that looks very nice so that I can sell in my Etsy store which is called Sawboxes.
I am just getting ready for holiday sales which this is one of the busiest times of the year for sales in my store.
Larry A on Nov 14, 2018
Purchased 7 recently and there are nice for gifts, so I ordered 2 more.
Paul O on Nov 12, 2018
Good reviews. Will use as Christmas gifts.
Wayne H on Nov 10, 2018
Great Gift
Ted M on Nov 10, 2018
Based on reviews and what looks like an easy project.
Louis G on Oct 24, 2018
Make great Christmas gifts.
Richard C on Oct 24, 2018
Make Christmas gifts.
Bill on Oct 23, 2018
Wanted to try this.
David W on Oct 22, 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
Great project for teens
Joe G on Jan 10, 2019
Looks like an interesting project.
Robert M on Jan 10, 2019
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
Is there an alternate source? I have several cases I made as gifts and need the speakers
Terry M on Jul 3, 2018
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.
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.
how thick is the speaker?
Robert L on Dec 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you notice the specs, the required interior space is 15.25 cubic inches for "optimum enclosure vollume". If you make an enclosure with that much interior space, there is of room for the speaker and the control module which usually fits opposite the speaker in this little enclosure. How thick the speaker is? I'd say over 1-1/2 inches but the control module is thicker due to the electronics involved. You might be able to write to Rockler directly if you need more specifics. THis kit is designed to work optimally in a tiny 'cabinet' box.
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.
How deep is the speaker, from front to back?
Dan H on Dec 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The speaker unit is 1-5/16 inch (33mm) front to back and the control unit is 9/16 inch (15 mm) front to back.
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.
anybody put a little bit of polyfill in the enclosure?
Joe M on Nov 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I didn’t you could try
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 on Jan 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a video shown at https://youtu.be/IAg7qejSNOg
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