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Old 08-21-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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The Lev-Blaster- portable music machine.

Greetings form the Boundry Waters Canoe Area. (More on that later).

Last Christmas, a friend gave me a set of three inch speakers to build a portable music box. He got tired of listening to my crappy 4 dollar Sony speakers, and since he just finished building a boom box, there was some one-ups-manship going on along with to much testosterone.

So after months of planning and construction and re-doing, I present the LEv-Blaster: Measuring about 8 1/2" high and about twenty inches wide when in one piece, it features many, many, many, many torex screws, 3/8" thick brushed aluminum front and back, stainless steel bass ports, red oak sides, a 40 watt Sonic-Impact Super T amp from Parts Express, and some really high quality cabling from surplus places here and there.

This is powered either by AC or a profesional camera battery similar to a Quantum for boondocking. This particular battery will run the stereo for a week and a half! I'm almost convinced I could run the AS for a short period with this thing.

The important thing is it sounds fantastic, even outdoors. And yes, I am considerate to my neighbors when camping, but they all want me to build one for them.....

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Old 08-21-2007, 11:29 AM   #2
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Oh WOW. I love it!

So, are you going to start taking orders?
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:08 PM   #3
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Love the swirled metal finish, Jonathan! Got any loon sounds on that? We need a 'Make' thread...

Bummah 'bout the campfire ban, eh?
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:56 PM   #4
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So what would be the reaction from the boom boxes on wheels at America's intersections should you have your creation in 'voice' in your AS as you pull along side?! I LOVE IT!

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Old 08-21-2007, 02:11 PM   #5
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Very cool! I'm digging the plate with the handle and detachable knobs, very sharp looking!!! So what's playing on the ipod in the Boundary Waters??
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:15 PM   #6
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Wow! Very nice.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:50 PM   #7
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Canoestream,

What fire ban? We're goin' through wooden pallets and used tire like there's no tommorow .

Seriously beautiful up here. Your definition and mine of washboard roads are pretty different....yow.

Thanks for the thoughts to everyone else on the Lev-Blaster.

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Old 08-21-2007, 06:46 PM   #8
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Hi Lev,

Very nice work! It looks great.

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“3/8" thick brushed aluminum front and back”
“Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch?”

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Seriously beautiful up here. Your definition and mine of washboard roads are pretty different....yow.
We were up there about 25 miles east of you this last weekend. I did a lot of backroads with just my truck. The washboarding is worse than average with the weather being dry -- it was okay in my truck but I thought of your towing with an, "Uh-ohh." At least I did mention washboard roads and dust. I'm washing our Safari and the inside of my truck cap and box tomorrow!

Yep, burning tires keeps all the skeeters away.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:19 PM   #10
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Finally getting around to the name plate...almost as scarey as my avatar.
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Can you get Tera del Fuago?

Lev, It's GREAT

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Well now that is a serious looking kit. Very nice workmanship. Bit of an audio junkie myself and can't think of a better use of the T amp. I had thought of something along the lines of triode based ipod docking amps(I am a tube roller with the home stereo) but the cost is crazy next to the Tamp and I've heard good things about them regarding the overall sonics.
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John,

Thanks for that. I'm going to add a rosewood "plate" to cover the front of the amp and also use a smaller knob. Will post a photo when I get around to that project.

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Some Lev-Blaster renovation.

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