Smokin’ MonoBox Mod

Smokin’ MonoBox Mod


Weekend Projects maker Tim writes in with his version of the MonoBox Powered Speaker, modded into a Liga Privada No. 9 cigar box. You can see Tim offset the installation of the driver onto the box’s lid to preserve the art deco style labeling. And a box big enough to hold 24 cigars means he was able to fit a 3.5″ driver in there without hassle.

I finally made one of these boxes (I had been sourcing the materials and Santa brought me the last of what I needed). I bought parts to make two and plan to have one right channel and the other left. There are some good tips on this guide. Thanks for putting it together and sharing it out.

I used a Liga Privada No. 9 cigar box to house it (you can find them on ebay or maybe your local cigar shop) and a 3.5″ driver.

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8 thoughts on “Smokin’ MonoBox Mod

  1. Matthew John Zeigler says:

    Would be way cooler if you cut the whole directly over the Liga Lion as to completely remove it, THEN get a laser cut grill to replace it. Chrome Liga Lion = WIN!

  2. Ross Hershberger says:

    I’m glad to see that someone else liked the cigar box cabinet idea. I originally chose a cigar box for several reasons:
    1) they look cool
    2) commonly available
    3) easy to work with
    4) rebellion against the complex and difficult cabinet I designed and fabricated for the Squelette chip amp several years ago.
    I see the builder also used brass flat head screws and finish washers like the original build article. I found those at my great local hardware store long ago and had been waiting for the right application for them. Brass and wood look ‘right’ together.

  3. MAKE | AirPi Wireless MonoBox Speaker says:

    […] us with their mods of the MonoBox Powered Speaker. Already this project has been built into a cigar box, an Italian cookie tin (with status LED), and a recipe box and ammo canister, among other builds. […]

  4. MAKE | The TV-Go-Sleep Universal TV Timer & the Return of Weekend Projects! says:

    […] adapter and Raspberry Pi, adapted for two speakers, and modded into a boom cube, ammo can, and cigar box, among other novel […]

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