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Glbfoo
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My First Build - Overnight Sensations

Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:09 pm

My first build - Overnight Sensations

Well technically it is my 3rd build but the first 2 were over 30 years ago when I was in my early 20's. I built them out of designs from a Philips speaker building book I had purchased. Then of course I used Philips components and crossovers which I was able to purchase locally. I built the cabinets myself out of particle board and then veneered one set and painted the other. The first set had a small cabinet just large enough for a 4" woofer and a dome tweeter that I used as speakers for my car. The second set was larger and had an 8" woofer, a tweeter and a port. This set I built for my sister.

So this is my first "serious" build. I was looking for a set of speakers to use on my desk to listen to music from my computer and thought why not build a set. I searched the net and came across the "Overnight Sensations" by Paul Carmody. Then I read every thing I could find on them; people's impressions, peoples builds, and that was it. This was perfect for my needs. They were inexpensive, easy to build, everyone said they sounded great, and there were so many people who documented their builds with a variety of finishes and lots of tips. I used tips and finishing ideas from several other build posts and am very happy with the finish of my set. I veneered the sides and back and painted the front baffle. I purchased a Lepai LP-2020A+ amp to run the speakers.

Most importantly I couldn't be happier with the sound quality, I am by no means an audiophile but they sound great. I plan to replace the Lepai LP-2020A+ with the Lepai LP-168HA 2.1 and build the Voxel mini sub to make them into a 2.1 system as mentioned in Paul Carmody's Voxel post.

Thank you everyone who has posted info and documented their builds online and especially Paul Carmody for giving us his designs.

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Bill Schneider
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Re: My First Build - Overnight Sensations

Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:42 pm

Those are handsome! You did a great job.

The color combination is fresh and lively. Sometimes it gets repetitious looking at black baffles and wood veneer.
 
Glbfoo
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Re: My First Build - Overnight Sensations

Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:16 am

Bill Schneider wrote:
Those are handsome! You did a great job.

The color combination is fresh and lively. Sometimes it gets repetitious looking at black baffles and wood veneer.


Thank you, my thoughts exactly
 
mresseguie
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Re: My First Build - Overnight Sensations

Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:03 am

Hello, Glbfoo.

Your speakers really look nice. I've never veneered anything before, and I'm quite intimidated by the whole thing. My last DIY speakers were covered with a Duratex-like paint. They're rugged, but they ain't beauty queens. :shock: :D

When I see "Glbfoo", my mind says "Glib fool". Is that it? :oops:

Michael
 
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Re: My First Build - Overnight Sensations

Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:04 am

I love the look of these speakers. Nice job!
 
nikko03
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Re: My First Build - Overnight Sensations

Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:24 pm

Really nice job on those speakers. So much better than the ready made pc speakers.
most of them looks awful and sounds bad to :)

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