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Old     (kody_a)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-18-2007, 7:15 PM Reply   
I've been wanting to do this for a while just havent gotten around to it. I want to turn one of my coolers into almost what you would call a portable boom box. It'll mainly be for when we're off the boat hanging out, and camping. One of my buddys had one a while back and I never got around to asking him how he did it, though it seems pretty easy.

I just need help on putting it together. Im thinkg of running 4 speakers with one amp and im still looking into a battery. I might run a blue top, those things last forever, plus it would be nice. And past that I dont know whether to run and ipod or a deck.

Also would it be possible to run an input audio jack from my ipod straight to the amp and have sound?
Old     (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-18-2007, 8:05 PM Reply   
We have Ice chest with wheels like a wagon, we did a full blown system in one. Head unit, amp, mids and highs and a 8inch sub. Even a couple of LED lights.
Old     (kody_a)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-19-2007, 5:51 AM Reply   
How many batteries did you run, or better how long could you play it? That sounds awesome btw.
Old     (goose_sound_box_marine)      Join Date: May 2007       05-20-2007, 7:36 PM Reply   
we just finished one I will try to load some pics. it turned out great.

you can see it at our site look under featured boats, at the bottom
Old     (kody_a)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-21-2007, 6:58 PM Reply   
Is that like a minor fuse box in the corner? Also how long will the battery last?
Old     (ponyh8r)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-21-2007, 7:24 PM Reply   
KHA, that is a fuse box. It allows the user to cut power to the deck from the battery. Soundbox built this cooler for a friend of mine who wanted it for his lakehouse parties. Let me tell you that this thing gets it. The Kinetic 1400 battery lasted 10 hours w/ this thing jamming nearly as loud as it could. That is no exaggeration. The gel cell batteries are awesome. By the way, it was a loud cooler!
Old     (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-21-2007, 8:32 PM Reply   
We also use the Kinetic's, we can play ours about 5 to 7 hours and it has a pretty big amp running it.
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-22-2007, 5:55 AM Reply   
aren't those kinetic battereis $300-400/per battery?
Old     (flattirenotube)      Join Date: May 2007       05-22-2007, 6:50 AM Reply   
Gus, Out of curiosity, how much does that set-up run and are you guys going to be sellin them?
Old     (kody_a)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-22-2007, 1:58 PM Reply   
Thats sweet, would be an awesome party kicker
Old     (goose_sound_box_marine)      Join Date: May 2007       05-22-2007, 2:06 PM Reply   
It would be about 2400.00 counting the cooler and labor. They are not cheap to build if you use good equipment. Im sure someone on here will say something negative but, We have already had several people ask about getting one built. We can do it alot of different ways. What do you think.
We also have built some river box's that people use to float the river and we used a Kinetic
800 in it and it last about 6 hrs. The key is to keep the power cell size matching to the wattage of the amp.
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-22-2007, 2:56 PM Reply   
The one that the Neptune Audio guys have is PIMP. We need some pics. The front one is motorized and has a seat/pegs/steering attached and the rear one is the beat machine with the amps, sub and speakers. It's a blast to go cruising around on it. I've talked myself out of buying one on a few occasions. I don't think the wife would think it was as cool as I do.
Old     (goose_sound_box_marine)      Join Date: May 2007       05-22-2007, 3:13 PM Reply   
We just got it back and we are going to motorize the lid and add an Lcd alarm as well as LED lighting to be controlled from the remote .
I think we may have to get one of the little ride around ones to pull it around.
Old     (deltaboy)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-22-2007, 3:18 PM Reply   
Scroll through and you will see it.
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-22-2007, 7:03 PM Reply   
the real question is do these coolers hold beverages after the conversion?

If not, why use a cooler at all?
Old     (kody_a)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-22-2007, 7:08 PM Reply   
Their just easier to transport than say if you were to build one out of wood or hardy plank.

Plus it just looks sweet
Old     (ponyh8r)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-23-2007, 7:59 AM Reply   

That Neptune audio one is cool, but trust me, it sounds nothing like what this Soundbox cooler sounds like. I think they are just used for two different things. The soundbox cooler will bring a portable size full stereo soundsystem anywhere you go. I can't explain how loud it can get and the bass in it is outstanding.
Old     (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-23-2007, 10:02 AM Reply   
Oh boy, here we go. Ice chest wars....
Old     (ponyh8r)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-23-2007, 12:44 PM Reply   
I am not starting a war, I am just saying that they are different. If you want one that you can ride around on, then go for the Neptune. If you want one that you can pull around and throws a lot of sound, then one like the Soundbox would work better. The soundbox has 2 JL 7.7 components, a JL 10 Marine sub, a pair of JL tower speakers, a Kinetic 1400 batter and a JL amp. It kicks pretty good.
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-23-2007, 1:19 PM Reply   
but will it hold a 12 pack?
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-23-2007, 1:53 PM Reply   
hlcd's will smoke both of those coolers for way less than 24hundy
Old     (ponyh8r)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-23-2007, 2:28 PM Reply   
882001, maybe next time they can do some Wetsounds on the cooler!
Old    bocephus            05-23-2007, 3:33 PM Reply   
LOL, they have some good stuff over there on

Our friend RiverDave no less...
Old    bocephus            05-23-2007, 3:38 PM Reply   
Old    bocephus            05-23-2007, 3:40 PM Reply   
I guess maybe he found it here...
Old     (goose_sound_box_marine)      Join Date: May 2007       05-24-2007, 8:03 AM Reply   
We are not trying to compete with you guys, you guys build some really cool stuff. I would like to have one to ride around myself.


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