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Rockler Wireless Speaker Kit with Playback/Volume Controls


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

Item #
57033
Rating:
86% 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

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
4.3 / 5.0
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Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Little speaker with big volume. I recommend and plan to buy more.
December 4, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Bluetooth speakers ... one for me and one for a gift
I bought two kits ... one for myself, and one as a Christmas gift. I made both of them in walnut; I bought 1/2" x 3" stock so no need to adjust thickness or width. They both came out beautiful. I enjoy music videos on my phone, but the quality and volume from the phone is disappointing; that is, until I used my new Bluetooth speaker fot the first time. Volume and quality above expectations!
December 4, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Poorly manufactured product.
The wireless speaker does not work correctly. The battery will not hold a charge.
December 4, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Quality
The advertised description is exactly correct and the quality is excellent. a great buy if you want a wireless speaker
December 2, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Mini bluetooth speaker kit
As a full time woodworker making new products for a Christmas show I was intrigued by this product. I bought a few, was impressed by the sound and convenience of installation, and bought 3 dozen more. My first one copied the guitar shaped design suggested by Rockler. Since then I have moved beyond that.....there are no limits!
Big leaf maple burl and walnut
Curly maple and walnut
Big leaf maple burl and walnut
December 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Wireless Speaker
I like very much this kit, ease to install and easy to setup.
Curly Maple
Dye wood with J. P. Mosers
Nice kit for presents
November 27, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Fun Little Project
I used an old cigar box.
November 25, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Easy to make and great sound
I put it all together in an afternoon. Great project.
Camaru box with a lock joint and a paralam section for a face
Camaru box with a lock joint and a paralam section for a face
November 22, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good Product, great gift idea.
This little speaker project will make a great holiday gift. I carved this box out of cherry and maple using a CNC machine and added a wireless charging pad in the top of the box.
The speaker kit is plug-and-play and requires no wiring, a really easy and fun gift idea.
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November 12, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I created a monster. Now everyone wants one
What a fun little project.
November 11, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Bought one a while back and was perfect to build gifts loved it !
Kyle on Dec 4, 2019
Christmas gifts
Dave S on Dec 2, 2019
Bought one a while back and was perfect to build gifts loved it !
Kyle on Dec 4, 2019
This was on my brother's Christmas list last year, but it sold out super fast. He added it again on his list this year.
Jessica Schwenken E on Dec 2, 2019
Christmas gifts
Dave S on Dec 2, 2019
making gifts
David A on Dec 1, 2019
Used them before. Great speakers, good service
Ken S on Dec 1, 2019
First one works and sounds great. Fun gift project.
ben g on Dec 1, 2019
It looked like it would make a nice gift.
David S on Nov 30, 2019
Christmas gifts
Michael B. R on Nov 30, 2019
To make Christmas gifts.
Phillip D on Nov 30, 2019
Cool speaker setup
Jmanclovis on Nov 30, 2019
To make Christmas gifts
Gary S on Nov 30, 2019
Christmas Gifts
PETER B on Nov 29, 2019
CHristmas Gift
Jeremy K on Nov 29, 2019
Nice gift project
Jim S on Nov 29, 2019
Project for winter months.
WILLIAM T on Nov 27, 2019
Woodshop music
GEORGE C on Nov 24, 2019
Saw video on A Glimpse Inside on YouTube and decided to make these for Christmas presents
Steve on Nov 24, 2019
Gift for grandchildren
Donald M on Nov 23, 2019
I'll try one. Looks like a fun little project. Should make nice gifts.
AL W on Nov 23, 2019
Nice Christmas present
Manuel P on Nov 23, 2019
Good Christmas present. With coupon more reasonably priced.
Bob on Nov 22, 2019
gift project
B G on Nov 21, 2019
Great Gift idea
Jeffrey K on Nov 19, 2019
Purchase based on reviews.
Dallan W on Nov 17, 2019
Christmas gift
Timothy H on Nov 16, 2019
Looking for unique Christmas gift ideas for the ladies in my life.
P W on Nov 13, 2019
It chose me.
Richard T on Nov 12, 2019
I think this will make an excellent Christmas gift, plus I got an extra one for myself.
Donald B on Nov 11, 2019
Looking to build some small speakers as Christmas gifts. This seems like a good kit to do that with. Also easy enough that my children will be able to focus on building the enclosures and not the electronics.
Walter C on Nov 9, 2019
purchased before. also wanted to try the newer model.
R. H on Nov 9, 2019
For the kids
Kelly S on Nov 8, 2019
To make some Christmas gifts.
Carrell K on Nov 8, 2019
Going to use them for Christmas gifts
David L on Nov 6, 2019
Great sounding bluetooth speaker
Allan D on Nov 4, 2019
I made my first speaker box, was so impressed with the quality of the sound and the ease of construction I bought twelve more for an upcoming craft show. ow it's time to ghet creative with "box" design! I would have appreciated a quantity discount.
Wolf S on Nov 4, 2019
For Christmas presents
David C on Nov 4, 2019
Christmas gift
Tom on Nov 3, 2019
Christmas gifts.
Alan E on Nov 3, 2019
Making something new
Daniel W on Nov 3, 2019
I like to make my own X-mas gifts and since time is passing quickly , this looks viable.
Buddy on Nov 3, 2019
Christmas gift
Alexander P on Oct 28, 2019
For gift projects
Allan D on Oct 21, 2019
Have used before.
Gerald S on Oct 16, 2019
Would like to make for friends
Diagonal plier on Oct 16, 2019
Chose this to make Christmas gifts for grandkids.
Jon S on Oct 13, 2019
Unique item, unsure how long the battery will last or if the speakers can be linked to one another for a surround sound effect
Hunter M on Oct 9, 2019
Bought for a gift
Matt A on Oct 4, 2019
Im a home owner with a somewhat tallent of wood working by trial and air i get alot of ideas that will use or tweek a bit from You Tube and i saw this video of this person making these blue tooth guitars i thought i can do that so i have made the guitar and now waiting for the components to finish i love Rockler because of there knowledge of there people and how helpfill they are. <br /> Especially the one at Northgate in Seattle Washington
Dennis on Oct 3, 2019
Attractive Christmas gift
J O on Oct 2, 2019
Christmas presents
Lesley B on Oct 1, 2019
This was on my brother's Christmas list last year, but it sold out super fast. He added it again on his list this year.
Jessica Schwenken E on Dec 2, 2019
making gifts
David A on Dec 1, 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
What is the sound quality like?
Cabinet Guy 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.
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.
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.
Ease of assembly? I'm thinking of getting this kit for my 11 year old son who has some basic electrical and wood working experience. Adults would obviously be close by to supervise and help. How easy is assembly? Is this something an older child could put together with help?
Megan on Nov 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Megan,
The speaker kit itself is very easy to assemble, the real challenge will be assembling the speaker box itself, if he has an adult their to help guide him he should do well. Having said that he will need to know how to use a router as well as a table saw. It is a wonderful project and he will be proud of his accomplishment. The wireless speaker is a fun project and rewarding. Tell him good luck with project and enjoy the music.
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.
Feedback distortion when playing how to remedy problem?
Bob D on Nov 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I never had the problem but it may be that the speaker box is too close to the radio or cell phone
Has anyone experimented with enclosure designs? I put this in cigar box and installed a baffle to decrease the interior cubic volume to about what is suggested in the instructions which improved the sound somewhat. I'm considering trying a folded horn design.
Dr. Marc on Nov 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have made a couple of them already. I made one box kind of like the inside of a Bose radio. It came out ok, still need some adjusting to it. I have also just made a plain box for it which works fairly well, although it is not really that loud at all.
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.
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