Airport Express Speaker Mashup

[Wei] salvaged the internals from an Airport Express that had a blown power supply. From there he built this streaming music box. The case is from an IKEA clock with the face removed. He added some decorative fabric around a grill to make an acoustically transparent front panel. Inside you’ll find the Airport guts connected to a USB charger (replaces the dead PSU) and a set of powered stereo speakers. This simple mashup looks good and frees up space in your junk-parts box.

12 thoughts on “Airport Express Speaker Mashup

  1. @Richard: The case is from an IKEA clock, not from the Airport. But I do agree, the final result does look much like an Extreme.

    The Airport Express is the only model that can do streaming music (through AirTunes).

  2. Fun and quick. Just a stocking stuffer, though. Only 1 tweeter and 1 mid with no baffle. Only to make bad sounding mpee’s sound $@&%*! yech. Now if only you put 2 of these units in two bookshelf or larger speakers or vintage or period radios. With only one channel wired out of each, L or R. Or any sort of statue with a clock. Like the Venus ‘d Milo with a clock where her tummy ought to be. One big speaker as big as the clock. No tweeters or wizzers. There is no “stereo” in such small spacing, but much lost in the lower HALF of your hearing.

  3. @echodelta: thank you! i kept looking at that picture and cringing, but i didn’t want to be the first to say that it can’t sound much better than a cell phone… but hey, some people like it quick and dirty.

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