If you’re looking for a way to make cooking more fun, check out the custom BBQ grill audio system that Certified Autosound & Security in Chilliwack built. We picked up a Snap-On BBQ for the guys at the shop and decided it would make a great platform for our fabrication team to show off its creative skills. After a quick brainstorming session over a juicy hamburger, we set to work transforming our grill into the ultimate party centerpiece.
Laying the Foundation
We started the project by applying Wirez Premium sound deadening to all the flat surfaces inside the grill storage areas. The damping material helps cut down on buzzes and rattles when the stereo system is cranked up.
Next in line was installing the power delivery system. A Cascade Audio APS-30 power supply and a Shuriken SK-BT20 battery were installed to keep the BBQ grill audio system rocking for hours.
BBQ Grill Audio System Components
The heart of the sound system is a JL Audio MediaMaster MM100s water-resistant marine source unit. The source unit, along with USB and Aux ports and a pair of system control switches, is mounted where the original radio used to be.
Audio signals from the radio run to a JL Audio MX500/4 amplifier that is mounted to the rear of the grill beside the power supply. All the wiring is neat and tidy, and we used tesa tape and barrier strips to keep everything organized.
Speaker Enclosures and Accent Lighting
The fabrication guys created a set of enclosures for a total of four JL Audio MX770-CCX-SG-TB marine speakers. A pair of speakers is mounted in each enclosure. The team added a layer of acrylic plastic to the face of the enclosure then chamfered the edge of the black trim piece to make the plastic visible. Green LED lighting was added to the acrylic to give the system a cool glow. The guys added green LEDs to the speakers and another strip underneath the BBQ.
The final touch was to create a matching back-lit acrylic spacer for the Snap-On emblem on the face of the BBQ. The guys managed to fit more than 20 green LEDs behind the badge.
The Ultimate Party BBQ Grill
If you are in southern British Columbia and are looking for a unique way to add some fun to your next party, bring your BBQ grill to Certified Autosound & Security in Chilliwack, Abbotsford or Maple Ridge. The guys would be happy to design something amazing for you. For more information about our accent lighting and custom sound system installations, give us a call or send an e-mail using our online contact page.