Van Halen “Frankenspeaker” HPM 1100’s

Custom Eddie Van Halen “Frankenstrat”-style Pioneer HPM 1100’s. Ready to rock. Please message for pricing and availability. \m/ ~L  SOLD.

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The Boomcase© Vintage Suitcase Custom Boomboxes

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The Original Rechargeable Vintage Suitcase BoomBox.

The BoomCase works with any device with a headphone output. Simply plug your phone, iPhone,iPod,computer etc. into the BoomCase AUX port and play your music for over 18 hours on a single charge. We also offer Bluetooth Connectivity for wireless play! Each BoomCase is a one of a kind piece. No two BoomCases are the same.

The BoomCase Story:

The BoomCase was born in the Inner Sunset District of San Francisco, CA. Discouraged from always having to buy 12 “D” batteries for my BoomBox (which didn’t sound that great), I decided to build my own.

I have been building portable battery powered speaker systems since 1999. When it came time to make my own Boombox I had two goals: 1.) It had to have a built-in rechargeable battery. 2.) It had to sound great.

In the Summer of 2010 I decided to put pictures up of a new “BoomCase” on my artist website www.MrSiMo.com and My Etsy Store. Soon After ChipChick.com blogged about us. Engadget.com re-blogged ChipChick.com’s post and the rest is history.

The BoomCase is currently Hand-Made in Sacramento, California. We are opening a new shop in Oakland, CA in late 2013. The BoomCase is sold in select retailers in the USA, the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland,the Netherlands,Hong-Kong and South Korea. To see a continually updated list visit here – Retail Locations

Our Current team consists of Dominic Odbert, JP Odbert, Mary-Anne Sarao, May Sarao and Josue Palos. To learn more about our team scroll to the bottom of the page. Read a recent Interview here to learn more: cNet Interview

Sound Quality:

Each BoomCase is built using quality drivers, a unique handmade crossover and each acoustically designed to compliment the speakers used. The BoomCase team has over 40 years of combined audio building experience. Every BoomCase is rigorously tested for 2+ days to audiophile sound quality standards before shipping out.

Check out more at theboomcase.com

How-to: DIY Econowave Speaker Project

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Econowave speaker project via audiokarma.org

According to designer Zilch (RIP), “eWave is a pre-engineered high-frequency ‘module’ for building 2-ways comprising an inexpensive compression driver, modern constant-directivity waveguide, and a crossover incorporating the requisite compensation. Mate it with any woofer and cabinet of your choice which will play competently through its 1.6 kHz crossover region. The builder is responsible for optimizing the lowpass filter for the specific combination they use; a generic one is suggested as a starting point, and many have found that to be adequate for constructing a successful project….”

Essentially, the eWave setup replaces the original crossover — and the old tweeters and midranges with a single, horn high-range driver — and brings high-end, modern sound to vintage cabinets with original woofers.

Check out the tutorials at MAKE Magazine and Red Spade Audio. Enjoy.