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.
Note: Screws, 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:
|2||275-030||Dayton Audio ND20FA-6 3/4" Neodymium Dome Tweeter|
|2||004-6||Dayton Audio DNR-6.0 6 Ohm 10W Precision Audio Grade Resistor|
|2||004-10||Dayton Audio DNR-10 10 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||027-424||Dayton Audio DMPC-6.8 6.8uF 250V Polypropylene Capacitor|
|2||260-388||Parts Express Speaker Cabinet Port Tube 1-3/8" ID Adjustable|
|2||255-030||Jantzen Audio 0.35mH 20 AWG Air Core Inductor Crossover Coil|
|2||255-252||Jantzen Audio 1.1mH 18 AWG Air Core Inductor Crossover Coil|
|2||297-429||HiVi B4N 4" Aluminum Midbass Round Frame|
|2||027-916||Jantzen Audio 2.2uF 400V Crosscap Capacitor|
|1||999-706||Overnight Sensations Cabinet Pair|
No substitutions allowed. The above may include some items that are not available for purchase separately.