Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Kit Pair

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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.
  • Top rated speaker project
  • Works great as monitors
  • Precision cut CNC cabinets
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Weight: 12.76 lbs.  
Due In: 10/24/2014
List Price$159.99
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Part # 300-706
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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 could 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-yourselfer 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) and 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. Binding posts and speaker wire are not included, but recommendations are featured in the Related Products section on the right.

• Tweeter: Dayton Audio ND20FA-6 3/4" silk dome tweeter
• Midbass woofer: HiVi B4N aluminum midbass woofer
• 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

Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Kit Pair includes the following items:
Qty Part # Item
2275-030Dayton Audio ND20FA-6 3/4" Neodymium Dome Tweeter
2004-6Dayton Audio DNR-6.0 6 Ohm 10W Precision Audio Grade Resistor
2004-10Dayton Audio DNR-10 10 Ohm 10W Precision Audio Grade Resistor
2027-402Dayton Audio DMPC-0.22 0.22uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor
2027-412Dayton Audio DMPC-1.5 1.5uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor
2027-415Dayton Audio DMPC-2.2 2.2uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor
2027-424Dayton Audio DMPC-6.8 6.8uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor
2260-388Speaker Cabinet Port Tube 1-3/8" ID Adjustable
2255-030Jantzen 0.35mH 20 AWG Air Core Inductor Crossover Coil
2255-252Jantzen 1.1mH 18 AWG Air Core Inductor Crossover Coil
2297-429HiVi B4N 4" Aluminum Midbass Round Frame
1999-706Overnight Sensations Cabinet Pair
No substitutions allowed. The above may include some items that are not available for purchase separately.

Product Specifications
  • Cabinet OptionsUnfinished/Unassembled
  • Speaker TypeBookshelf
  • Woofer Diameter4"
  • Input Rating8 ohm
  • Configuration2-way
  • ColorUnfinished
  • Cabinet Dimensions (H x W x D)9" x 6" x 8-3/8"
Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Kit Pair
  • BrandParts Express
  • ModelOvernight Sensations MT
  • Part Number300-706
  • UPC844632098567
  • Product CategorySpeaker Kits
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (46 Reviews)
  • Weight12.76 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Kit Pair is rated 4.7826 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 200 wattsAssembled with cherry veneer. Powering with a Carver M400 in a desktop configuration. Bass hits hard. Breakup near 7/6 power. Impressive.
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding kitI received the kit on Friday and the next Saturday the project was already completed ! Right now there is no polyfill or lining inside but I plan do to some experimentation soon. I placed them beside the Tritrix ported I already have and made a relay system to switch between both. It's difficult to describe the sound difference as both kit have their strength. I will do listening session soon with friends. I'm really satisfied with that purchase.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look great, sound expensiveYou can read a million reviews about how great these little buggers sound. I built them to be part of a portable sound system so I decided to cover them with PE's Marshall Amp Tolex.fabric. I found it to be pretty easy to apply with 3M 90 hi-strength spray adhesive, a good straight edge and a fresh box cutter blade.For the baffle, I used Rust-oleum Painter's Touch spray. To get a semi-gloss Mahogany-like look, I sanded the baffle with 220 grit followed with some automotive scratch filler primer. After another fine sanding. I applied three thin coats of Gloss Kona Brown paint with rubs with fine steel wool to knock the gloss down.We're pleased with look and thrilled with the sound.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All done and purdy!Hubby got this as a fun project and they are awesome!
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Bookshelf Speakers Pack a Big PunchI bought these because I needed small bookshelf speakers to fit in a custom cabinet. These were the perfect size plus they got great reviews so I went for it. Let me tell you right now, these speakers rock! I couldn't be happier! It took me about 3 days from start to finish. I will admit, I've never built speakers before and never soldered so I was a little intimidated by building the crossover.For others that have no experience, have no fear, just follow the video and the wiring diagram. Once you get the general layout from the video, go to the diagram, it's much easier. Then think of each "dot" on the diagram as a metal post you want to tie the connections to. Make sure your soldering iron is clean, or else your solder will not "wet" properly. And the most important thing you can do is to TEST your speakers before you glue the back on. I also decided to put Poly-Fil stuffing into the box because it will keep the wires snug and seems to enhances the bass (I have no data to back this up other than my ears).One of the other great things about these speakers is you can finish them however you want: stain, paint, glaze, antiqued, etc. I've done my share of woodworking in the past so the cabinet assembly and finishing was very straightforward.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun gift for hubby.!My husband is loving this project. I am so pleased.
Date published: 2014-06-30

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Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Kit Pair

I need a speaker stand mount (the plate with the hole in it that goes on the speaker stand), and I need a large one because the particle wood is rotting in the center of the bottom of the speaker. Any ideas?

Asked by: Almost Live
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-03

Was I supposed to get any directions or a schematic for the Crossover, If so I didn't. Can I print these from somewhere?

Asked by: Mr G
The schematic is available in the link below.https://f48a8583-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/undefinition/diy-overnightsensations/OvernightSensationXOv1.5.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7conECiW-5V5JnZe8u9yWC2a4-sWodhNBXdemeGJxTlbbGubuDN-cmnI-vDul0cyqSdvFNSfDwc26JzE5zjqRXkqQhOSeHy9bqmvHgxlUJ3ERWt6iz-_pMtl_ZoiNPNoDWLSDo4333MS9TsBw5qhG0iqtXKhyTybf0WfVVSEm3MvePhwvUb0wgq_Yi2gYmt3yUxGaCu-jSJ8iPyxaGIiQVTtxIvQEoLMTaw2JtmGWWwhxATG-mIXZhRPCQyw5H1RGQGz_AIGknFibtmhB2FiUFoBlLZT2Q%3D%3D&attredirects=0
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-11

In order to keep these away from my toddler I'll have to wall mount them and I was wondering if there would be any issue with moving the port to the front baffle or even the bottom. I bought the components individually and will build the cabinets myself.

Asked by: JMC148
If you are building the cabinets yourself, either location would be fine.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2014-08-10

Did you use any sound dampening foam in your build? Is it not recommended in a knock down cabinet?

Asked by: kjacksonaudio
Sound damping is optional in any build, we just do not include it in this kit. Lining the walls with foam or stuffing the cabs with poly fill is recommended but not required.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-10

Is there a maximum power recommended for the speaker set? I'm contemplating what receiver to buy for my set-up and don't want to damage the speakers.

Asked by: Same
The maximum power handling for these speakers is 50 watts each.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-10

Is there a missing '500' Hz between the high end of the midbass 3000 hz and the low end of the tweeter 3500 hz?

Asked by: pshoph
Paul designed this speaker based on actual in box measurements and came to a final crossover point of about 4.1kHz. There is no gap in the lower midrange in this design.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-19


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