Nothing’s better than a day spent outdoors floating down a beautiful river with your friends. Except for maybe floating down a beautiful river with your friends with an awesome stereo cranking out tunes! An ice chest stereo can help make that happen.
An ice chest stereo is basically a plastic ice chest with a battery and a marine stereo system installed into it. Holes are cut for speakers and the stereo head unit itself is kept inside where it is protected. Keep in mind that neither marine stereos or marine speakers are designed to be submerged, so you will need to do your best to avoid that.
It is a good idea to mount the speakers up high above the waterline. Not only is it better for the speakers in terms of durability, but the sound will be better. Speakers sound terrible underwater. The water dampens the resonance and makes them sound like mud.
Often you can find a stereo head unit with an RF remote. RF remotes are great because line of sight isn’t required. That means you will be able to control your stereo while it is closed up in the ice chest. Many RF remotes are waterproof and float so you can have it floating along down the river with you.