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Make a mini speaker with a beautiful wooden cabinet—connects to any Bluetooth® device, and features full playback and volume controls!



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Rockler Wireless Speaker Kit with Playback/Volume Controls

Item #
57033
Rating:
84% of 100

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 USB cable, and a control pod with a USB charging port, 3.5mm auxiliary input, and on/off, forward, back and pause buttons. Pressing and holding the buttons lets you adjust the volume. 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.

Features:

  • Connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device
  • Control panel features forward, back and pause buttons
  • Pressing and holding the buttons adjusts the volume
  • Auxiliary input jack lets you connect input sources with a standard ''mini jack'' or headphone cable
  • Inernal 500mAh battery is recharged with the included USB cable
  • Easy, solder-free wiring with the quick-connect color-coded fittings and 12'' wires
  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.

Rockler Bluetooth® Wireless Speaker Kit

  • (1) Speaker pod with grille and cables
  • (1) Control pod with playback and volume controls
  • (1) USB charging cable
  • (1) Set of instructions

More Information
Brand Rockler
Tech Spec
  • Required Hole Diameter: 1-7/8''
  • Speaker Wire Length: 12''
  • Battery Size: 500mAh
  • Battery Charger: USB Cable
  • Stereo or Mono: Mono
  • Aux Input: 3.5mm mini jack
  • Optimum Enclosure Volume: 250 cubic centimeters
Technical Documents Rockler Wireless Speaker Kit SDS
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
WARNING: 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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Well made works great
Great product nice quality would like to buy again
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August 31, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
It's a nice clean looking speaker set up, and very easy to install.
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August 24, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Works great right from the box!
August 23, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Cool sound.
Awesome product. Well made.

-Speedy’s Woodshop
August 15, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fun project easy to do
Considering it’s size it sounds great. It was easy to install just like the instructions said. Fun project
August 9, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Versitile
These speakers sound good -- for their size -- and they fit perfectly in the top of a soda can.
New Coke!
New Coke!
August 6, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great BT Speakers
Got these speakers from Rockler at the local store. Liked them so much I bought 5 more for gifts.
August 5, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Sounds great!
Sounds and works great!
Great reuse of a box!
Sounds great!
August 2, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Sound
Some months ago I made a boxed speaker (see photo) and everyone was surprised at the great sound this little speaker has. So, I made five more for the grandkids in the shape of a musical note (I saw a picture of one on the Rockler site). It seems this speaker will not connect to my phone when making or answering calls. Sure would be nice during a conference call.
Bob
Music Note Speaker
Music Note Speaker
August 1, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Wireless Speaker
Haven't assembled yet, but was impressed with the kit. Very straight forward and makes it very nice that all the components are included.

Bought a couple for the kids too, so they're excited to start their project.
July 27, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
had two already and liked them. 2 more gifts.
Lloyd L on Sep 9, 2019
wanted to try it
larry B on Jul 31, 2019
had two already and liked them. 2 more gifts.
Lloyd L on Sep 9, 2019
reviews seem to be good, want to try some for Christmas gifts this year
Rob on Sep 8, 2019
wanted to try it
larry B on Jul 31, 2019
Made a few speakers for gifts and they were a big hit. Christmas is coming, and the customer gallery has some great design ideas.
Dan H on Jul 31, 2019
I bought one of these before and it works great!
David G on Jul 31, 2019
They make good gifts and are simple to make !
FRED S on Jul 30, 2019
A friend showed us the speaker he had constructed.
Joyce H on Jul 29, 2019
School project
Kelechi O on Jul 29, 2019
Looks like a good idea for a handmade gift
Wayne C on Jul 28, 2019
Great little kit at a great price.
brittain brittain B on Jul 20, 2019
I work for a Fox Acustics, a small speaker enclosure company out of Houma, La. My boss and the company owner allows us to listen to music at work, and headphones break to easily (I've been through over 20 pairs of earbuds in 2 years). This seemed like a good option for my first attempt at a bluetooth speaker project.
Trevor Q on Jul 20, 2019
wood work
Kai Hsiang W on Jul 17, 2019
I’ve been wanting to make one of these Bluetooth speakers for awhile... with the sale price I had to give it a try. 😃
Stephen J on Jul 16, 2019
To create a custom radio.
Timothy H on Jul 16, 2019
Gifts
George Y on Jul 15, 2019
Will build into semi tractor near driver's head,small size is big plus
Jackson S on Jul 14, 2019
Making Christmas presents
Will S on Jul 13, 2019
Seemed like a fun project.
nicky m on Jul 13, 2019
To place them in the back of my Ghostbusters proton pack. I hope they are as good as the reviews make them out! I hope to be able to brag about the speakers soon.
Wesley M on Jul 9, 2019
To make Christmas Gifts
tom h on Jul 8, 2019
Looks like a fun project for the kids and something they will use.
Cole H on Jul 6, 2019
Seems like a neat project and they were half off.
Michael J. Kenig, J on Jul 5, 2019
Want to build a speaker box.
David G on Jul 4, 2019
To make Christmas gifts.
David A on Jul 3, 2019
Great gifts. especially when they are homemade. Being creative is fun.
Carol M on Jul 3, 2019
For gifts and personal use.
Don E on Jul 3, 2019
For making Christmas presents
Robert N on Jul 2, 2019
Looked like a fun project. Probably not the best quality or value, but it got pretty good reviews.
Jack S on Jul 2, 2019
Project
Tyrone L on Jul 2, 2019
Christmas presents for grand kids is what my wife told me.
Daryl D on Jul 1, 2019
Quick and easy projects--super gifts.
Christopher K on Jul 1, 2019
I like the price and think they will make a good Christmas present for my kids and wife
Matthew P on Jun 30, 2019
Looks like a fun project.
Raymond N on Jun 30, 2019
I/2 off!!
Mark C on Jun 29, 2019
Looks like a fun project.
Dan L on Jun 29, 2019
Great gift idea. Can make it more personal with my own spin on it.
GENE P on Jun 29, 2019
Christmas gift for teenage grandkids
Mary W on Jun 28, 2019
Well worth it at the sale price! These will be fun gifts in custom boxes!
Patrick L on Jun 27, 2019
Great for gifts
TOD O on Jun 27, 2019
Price.
Adam S on Jun 27, 2019
Great speakers
steven l on Jun 26, 2019
These speakers sound good, are easy to make and make great gifts.
Brad J on Jun 26, 2019
Need to make some Christmas gifts
Mitchell A on Jun 24, 2019
Great gift for almost anyone.
Thomas S on Jun 24, 2019
Nice sale price and opportunity to make a few presents
FlyBoy on Jun 24, 2019
Sale Price
Bruce D on Jun 24, 2019
To build a novelty speaker
Gary M on Jun 23, 2019
gift projects
John m on Jun 23, 2019
To built in my furniture
Edgardo A on Jun 22, 2019
Super good deal.
ron f on Jun 22, 2019
reviews seem to be good, want to try some for Christmas gifts this year
Rob on Sep 8, 2019
Made a few speakers for gifts and they were a big hit. Christmas is coming, and the customer gallery has some great design ideas.
Dan H on Jul 31, 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
Is there an alternate source? I have several cases I made as gifts and need the speakers
Terry M on Jul 3, 2018
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.
Where is the battery?
Darkw1ng69 on Sep 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is connected to the back of the speaker.
What is the sound quality like?
Brett 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.
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: These kits only have one speaker. This system does not allow pairing more than one speaker at a time.
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 is the depth of the speaker?
William P on Feb 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Depth is probably about an inch and a half, should be in the installation instructions that are included.
is there a volume adjustment or is it at preset level?
Craig on Jan 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Lewis,
The volume is controlled by the blue tooth device you pair it with.
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.
Can you connect two together? If so how far apart can they be?
Big T on Aug 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I had the same question. A friend of mine that’s an electronics wiz said yes with a small signal syncer. Haven’t done it yet though.
What's the ohm output on this speaker?
Scott L on Jul 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I suspect it is the standard 8 ohms, HOWEVER< since it is self contained and small, I'd be suspect-- As it is a self contained little system, I suggest you not mess with adding additional speaker or messing with the output! Only other suggestion it so send ROCKLER a query at their tech dept and see what they say?
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.
Can you link more then one speaker together?
Greg B on Sep 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Each speaker is independently amplified with no easy way to link together. Current BT on these speakers doesn’t allow this.