|The audio stuff turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself.
Here's the back of the speaker panel:
We've got two 4" shielded speakers from Happ. On the top is a stereo potentiometer for controlling the volume. This was assembled by following Oscar's volume control instructions.
On the left you'll see a 1/8" stereo phone plug. This attaches to an extension cable mounted in the cabinet, which then runs to the soundcard in the PC.
On the right are two crimped quick-disconnect plugs that bring in 12V power for the amplifier. Speaking of the amplifier, that's the circuit board in the center. Here's a closeup:
This was purchased as a kit from CircuitSpecialists.com. Specifically, Kit 88 - 10W Stereo Amplifier Module Kit. For $14, it's hard to beat and is plenty loud. I also picked up some self adhesive wire tie blocks from Circuit Specialists, as the prices were pretty good.
Add a cheap black knob and some 4" speaker grilles from Radio Shack (bought years ago, evidently they no longer sell speaker grilles) and this is what you get:
Again, that's Happ's black pica vinyl. Did I mention that I like the stuff?
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