when i saw the boomcase on the internet i thought to myself "hey, i can do that!"
i started looking up what pieces i'd need in order to create some sort of suitcase boombox, i even had a spreadsheet. when it was all said and done, my spreadsheet had about $100 worth of components, and that didn't even include the suitcase. this is when i thought to myself, do i really want a $100+ portable boombox? what would i use it for? and that's when the idea was put on the shelf.
it wasn't until my brother told me that he saw one of the smaller boomcase listed in a store for $700. he said he wanted one for bay2breakers and for burning man, and that $700 was just a bit too much for him to spend. that's when i told him that i have wanted to make one for a while, but didn't have a dying need to own one.
he said he'd pay for parts, if build it! to me that was a win, for him it was a definite win. i used the dayton audio dta-2 amp, which was $20 and very small and light. it uses very little power and sounds great, the one drawback is that as you get close to max power, the sound quality gets horrible.