Overnight Sensations Audio Components
Build your own high-end near-field monitors with the audio components of the highly regarded Overnight Sensations MT speaker designed by Paul Carmody. This kit includes nearly everything to build a pair of speakers, including: drivers, ports, and crossover components.
- Quick, economical build that delivers surprisingly big sound from a small box
- This kit is an excellent choice for an amateur speaker building hobbyist
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.
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 but feel free to design your own cabinet according to your preferences!
This kit includes nearly everything you need to build a top-notch pair of speakers in no time flat, including: 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|
Note: Screws, cabinets, binding posts, and speaker wire are not included.
• Power handling: 25 watts RMS/50 watts max
• Impedance: 8 ohms
• Sensitivity: 83 dB 1W/1m