Build your own high-end near-field monitors with the highly regarded Overnight Sensations MT speaker pair kit designed by Paul Carmody. This kit includes nearly everything to build a pair of speakers, including: a pair of knock-down cabinets, drivers, ports, and crossover components.
Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Kit Pair
When Paul Carmody first listened to the Overnight Sensations speakers that he designed he exclaimed, "I wish I had a time machine. I would go back to my bedroom when I was in Jr. High or High School and give these to myself. These are the little bookshelf speakers I imagined I had: huge soundstage, deep bass, and tiny box. In reality, back then all I had were some impish Minimus-7s."
The Overnight Sensations are designed to be a quick, economical build that can put out a surprisingly big sound in a small box. Could be a weekender project for an addict, a gift for a teenager (see above), or—in Paul's case—a set of small, full-bodied monitors that he could listen to while grading papers.
To start a do-it-yourself’er off right, this kit includes a pair of high-grade 1/2" Baltic birch cabinets that have been precisely CNC cut and rabbeted for perfect fit-and-finish when assembling the cabinet, as well as perfect driver fit.
For the Overnight Sensations' driver arrangement, Paul selected the versatile Dayton Audio ND20FA-6 3/4" neodymium silk dome tweeter and mated it to the attractive HiVi B4N 4" aluminum midbass woofer. To extract as much bass as possible, Paul decided upon a cabinet size of roughly 0.16 cubic feet (4.5 liters) which is tuned to 53 Hz using a 1-3/8" diameter port that is 6" long.
This kit includes nearly everything you need to build a top-notch pair of speakers in no time flat, including: a pair of knock-down cabinets, drivers, ports, and crossover components.
|2||DNR-10||Dayton Audio 10.0 Ω | 10 W | 2% | Precision Audio Grade Resistor|
|2||DNR-6.0||Dayton Audio 6.0 Ω | 10 W | 2% | Precision Audio Grade Resistor|
|2||DMPC-0.22||Dayton Audio DMPC-0.22 0.22uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor|
|2||DMPC-1.5||Dayton Audio DMPC-1.5 1.5uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor|
|2||DMPC-2.2||Dayton Audio DMPC-2.2 2.2uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor|
|2||DMPC-6.8||Dayton Audio DMPC-6.8 6.8uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor|
|2||-||Jantzen 1204 0.35mH 20 AWG Air Core Inductor|
|2||-||Jantzen 1078 1.1mH 18 AWG Air Core Inductor|
|1||260-388||Port Tube 1-3/8" ID Adjustable|
|2||ND20FA-6||Dayton Audio ND20FA-6 3/4" Neodymium Dome Tweeter|
|2||B4N||HiVi B4N 4" Aluminum Midbass Round Frame|
|1||Cabinet||Overnight Sensations Denovo Audio Cabinet pair|
Note: Screws, binding posts, and speaker wire are not included.
• Power handling: 25 watts RMS/50 watts max
• Frequency response: 45-20,000 Hz (-3 dB)
• Impedance: 8 ohms
• Sensitivity: 83 dB 1W/1m
• Dimensions: 9" H x 6" W x 8-3/8" D