Ammo Can Speaker Kit 2.0
In The Box
- Ammo Can with machined cut-outs for speakers
- 4" Audio Speaker Set, CH4230
- 5/16" Titanium Drill Bit
- 3000mAh 3.7V Batteries, 3 units
- 40W Power Adapter with plug
- Lithium Battery Balance
- 2 X 50 Watt Class D Amp Board with Bluetooth™ 4.0
- Cable bundle
- Acoustic Foam and mounting materials for Amplifier Board
How It Ships
- Some shipping restrictions apply
- Orders placed by noon PST will ship out same day
- Choose your delivery date at checkout
Back in Black
This ammo can’s original contents once produced enough sound to deafen its owner several times over. Now, he’ll get to enjoy restoring explosive sound to this explosion-proof canister. Most quality speakers are either leashed to an outlet or too delicate to take anywhere. This ammo can speaker system is indestructible and can go wherever the party goes, or better yet, bring the party wherever it is.
Our first version of this indestructible speakers was a huge success, but we weren’t satisfied. With the Ammo Can Speaker Kit 2.0, we’ve kept the best and improved on the rest so he can haul amazing, indestructible sound from the beach to the backcountry.
All Assembly Required
The NATO spec .30 cal Ammo Can is water resistant, virtually indestructible, and now in a sharp black finish. We’ve done the hard work breaching the sides to make room for the incoming speakers, but he’ll have his hands full designing layout and drilling holes for the other inputs.
The upgraded JAB2-50 Amplifier Board and 4” audio speakers deliver high-quality sound from compact equipment. The included power adapter can be charged for hours of high-powered playback, and the improved bluetooth chip and auxiliary input jack offer two ways to rock out.
All of the necessary instructions and mounting supplies for building this powerhouse music player can be found in the Man Crates instructional guide. Most importantly, this guide also includes two high-quality curated playlists of songs from the greatest decade of them all...the 80s.
From supply drop to beat drop, the new-and-improved Ammo Can Speaker Kit 2.0 harnesses the power of jammunition to brings the party wherever it goes.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS ITEM CANNOT SHIP TO AN APO ADDRESS.
May 20th 2018
Good service, fun gift
My wife gave this to me as a Christmas gift but I didn't have time to put it together until a few months later. I ran into the same problem as others with the Bluetooth and Charging LEDs being reversed from the diagram, but it was easy to fix and it would seem like it would be easy for the manufacturer to include a card with the correction in future orders. Then again, just figuring that out was kind of fun. The charging LED just stays on but the batteries charge ok. An improvement would be to put a grill over the speakers to protect them but I will probably figure something out for that. I had a problem with the Bluetooth connecting and the company promptly replaced the part, which was great. Overall it was a fun, thoughtful, and useful gift that has made some of my buddies envious.
May 15th 2018
Fun build. Some problems
The build is fun. The drilling, the amateur electronics, the independent design.
Unfortunately there are a few problems. The LED indicators for the Bluetooth and Charging indicator are reversed in the instructions. So if you want the blue light to be Bluetooth don't look at the instructions, turn the board over and plug it into the port that says "BT." The board maker, Sure, also got it wrong, so whatever. But I also have been troubleshooting why my batteries won't charge and I can't come up with anything. The charging LED never blinks. The system dies as soon as I unplug it. The problem is likely in the JAB2 board. The soldering is pretty sloppy and there is at least one youtube video solving another weird feedback glitch by removing an auxiliary input wire.
Mar 31st 2018
My husband works in electrical engineering and had zero problems putting this together. However, he's had no luck getting the batteries to charge. He has to keep it plugged in all the time. It does sound great and has a fair Bluetooth connection, so it's still a nice gift for the music/tinkerer in your life.
Mar 26th 2018
NEEDS MORE INSTRUCTIONS
Got this as a gift from my best friend, and it’s a great gift and cool concept; however, it needs further instructions! There are BASIC details about how to put this thing together, but I’ve never put together many electronic items and this one was quite a challenge. I’m sure I’m not the only one, but additional details would help greatly.
Mar 25th 2018
I ordered the Ammo Can Speaker Kit 2.0 for myself...as my wife says that Christmas comes to me every month...so why not?
The kit goes together easy enough. I guess real men either don't need instructions or won't read them. The instructions that come with the kit is pretty sparse. You need to drill eight holes but only 7 are pictured.
Not a fan of black ammo cans. So as soon as I drilled the eight holes I painted it Olive Drab. This will go much better with my WW2 jeep, a 1942 Ford GPW. Also, not a fan of chrome or silver so I painted the speaker (horns?) OD as well. A neat touch that would improve the kit would to include some black wire covers like those that go on computer fans. I've ordered some 120mm grills to see if I can get these to fit. Just need a bit longer screws and some pipe keep the grill off of the speaker.
The tape to hold the boards to the can slipped so I ended up mounting them to the wall of the can instead of the lid which is what the picture looked like. All of the wires except the blue tooth antenna are really, really long. The blue tooth is very short and the snap on fitting is a pain. It fell off when the board shifted from the tape. I'm sure the tape would work better if there were more flat surface space on the board and the can.
I guess I don't fully understand blue tooth technology. I turned the box on and my phone found the device and paired with it. However, it has difficulty connecting. I'm like 6 inches away and still no connection. There are some steps that I haven't quite memorized yet. Flip the device on and off a couple of times and then eventually it will connect with my Pixel 2 XL. And when it does, it sounds GREAT.
I'm looking forward to testing out my new sound machine in my jeep as I drive it around playing tunes from the 1940s. The ammo can should blend in.