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Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Kit Pair

Brand:|Model: Overnight Sensations MT|Part # 300-706
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.
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  • Works great as monitors
  • Precision cut CNC cabinets

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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.

Included Components:

Qty Part Number Description
2 004-10 Dayton Audio DNR-10 10 Ohm 10W Precision Audio Grade Resistor
2 004-6 Dayton Audio DNR-6.0 6 Ohm 10W Precision Audio Grade Resistor
2 027-402 Dayton Audio DMPC-0.22 0.22uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor
2 027-412 Dayton Audio DMPC-1.5 1.5uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor
2 027-415 Dayton Audio DMPC-2.2 2.2uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor
2 027-424 Dayton Audio DMPC-6.8 6.8uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor
2 255-030 Jantzen 1204 0.35mH 20 AWG Air Core Inductor
2 255-252 Jantzen 1078 1.1mH 18 AWG Air Core Inductor
2 260-388 Port Tube 1-3/8" ID Adjustable
2 275-030 Dayton Audio ND20FA-6 3/4" Neodymium Dome Tweeter
2 297-429 HiVi B4N 4" Aluminum Midbass Round Frame

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

Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Kit Pair includes the following items:
Qty Part # Item
1999-706Overnight Sensations Cabinet Pair
1999-707Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Components
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
    (71 Reviews)
  • Weight12.76 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain 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 4.8028 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun ProjectReally enjoyed the process of building these and enjoying the results even more. This was my first time building speakers and can say that with careful planning and patience, anyone could build these. Also, being my first time, cabinets could have turned out with a better finish, but will easily be able to make the needed adjustments next time. And yes, they are so good that I plan to build more.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great speakersThey punch much higher than their price or size class. Very impressive. Watch the video, it makes assembly much easier.My only gripe is: Include 16 of the wood screws! It doesn't make sense to sell them separately in a pack of 100 when it would cost less than a dollar to include the 16 that are needed.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing speakers. Rocking my office!These are the second set of speakers built from parts express. I built the Tritrix MTM as well. These were much easier to build. I finished these with a wipe on indigo stain and am not completely happy with the finish results, but that is my fault. They sound really awesome. I just hooked these up to the Dayton Audio 150 watt amp in my office and am listening to Miles Davis. I think these speakers really do well with jazz. They just nail that warmth and mid tones.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crossovers FinishedNo one will ever see these but I'll know what a good job I did!
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expectedI really like the Overnight Sensations as did others. Here are some things I want to share with you:• I had somebody else do the crossovers as my hands aren't steady.• The sound did not disappoint on an inexpensive SMSL Q5 amp. The speakers responded well to audiophile equipment especially when playing female vocalists such as Holly Cole.• During assembly of the cabinet, I left the back panels off until I had glued the crossovers inside. Good idea for putting the crossovers in but a bad idea for matching up the panels to the rest of the glue dried cabinet. It made for some ill fitting cabinets and extra sanding to fix.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speakers!I finished these two weeks ago and have been enjoying them in my bedroom system every night. This was my first kit and I am quite pleased. The speakers have such a clear musical quality to them and sound well-balanced across the spectrum. They have a nice soundstage and instruments can be easily identified in the classical music I usually play.I picked up helpful pointers from several other reviews and found the PE staff very helpful when I needed extra help.The finishing took awhile, partly due to staining and varnishing in the Houston heat and humidity. I used several coats of poly to get a deeper finish, with light sanding between coats. I bought my first wood clamps(4) and find them a must to get a really good solid assembly. The written instructions and PE video were pretty easy to follow. I am thinking whether to add grills but they look pretty good now.I see why others have been pleased with these. They offer top musical pleasure and a sense of pride in building them.
Date published: 2015-09-10
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Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Kit Pair

Are these loud enough for a large living room? Hows the bass on these? 

Asked by: Cowdy
Everyone has a different idea of loud so that is somewhat difficult to answer accurately. I would consider them loud enough personally but since they do use small drivers you may need a subwoofer to fill in the bass. They do well for their size, but with them being small speakers the bass could be improved, especially in a large room.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-02-05

Are there any ribbon tweeters that are compatible with this system? Specifically circular and similar in size - for future upgrades and such. Also what damping material would be recommended with these, or any at all? Just fyi, I am a newby.

Asked by: Slightly Nordic Andrew
Changing the tweeter would also require redesigning the crossover and it would really be a completely different speaker. We do not recommend substituting any drivers in a kit for this reason. I use acousta stuf personally but you can use either that or acoustic foam in this type of speaker. Either way is fine.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-01-28

What else do I need besides the kit?  What kind of amp should I buy?

Asked by: corey6378
You would need some sort of speaker connector, speaker wire and an amplifier capable of driving 8 ohms loads. Just about any of the parts in each category would work for this setup
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-01-27

Hello! I am planning on buying some speakers for my computer and digital piano, but I wanted to know if these speakers would be able to handle the sound ranges of the piano? Thanks!

Asked by: Bubits
Yes these will playback a piano without a problem.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-30

Good Afternoon, Do you have an estimated time when the Overnight Sensation MT kit will be available again?

Asked by: Planecrazie
It looks like the tweeters are currently out of stock but are due in January 15th.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-28

No soundproofing or blanketing inside to dampen the cabinet ?

Asked by: Oddiofile
None is included in the kit, but you can still add fill if you would like. Lightly stuffing the cabinets would be a good place to start but you can add or take away amounts until you get the sound you like.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-27
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