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Mike220
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Overnight Sensation Surround kit

Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:37 am

I need to thank Melby Audio for this build and Meniscus for offering the kit. I wanted a translam cabinet and Melby worked with me to get it done. He was very prompt in communications with me. The design pics he sent came quickly and everything was agreed upon quickly. The price is very reasonable. The grade of ply is finish ready. I filled and sanded slightly and applied the finish.

This is the meniscus kit with the upgraded tweeters. This is the first kit I bought and it was well worth it. It's the same price as buying everything separate except you make one click. Everything you need is there. Wires, terminals, connectors (correct sizes), screws, crossover mdf board, sticker crossover diagram and stuffing. Seriously saves you hours of time and all their xover parts measure spot on. Seriously couldn't be happier with the kit package I got.

With all these projects I had going it was hard to get them all squeezed in before Christmas. I promised my wife that I wouldn't work on speaker stuff during our winter break. We take off of work from dec 22 to jan 5th. I was hoping to have all these completed before the break so we can listen and enjoy the well needed time off of work.


I'm not quite done with these yet. I need to solder the crossovers and wires but the boards are glued up and the cabinets are "finished". So xovers and mount drivers left.

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mattsk8
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Re: Overnight Sensation Surround kit

Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:55 pm

Very nice work Mike, those look incredible 8-) . I can't wait to get your listening impressions on these as rear speakers, I think I may go the same route for my HT system.
 
Mike220
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Re: Overnight Sensation Surround kit

Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:01 pm

So far so good! I haven't had surrounds in about 2 years so it's nice to have them back. They are about 1.5-2 feet about my head and about 2-3 feet to the sides of me approx. same distance as my mains. They do their function really well. I can hear background effects but I am not distracted by a pinpoint rearward stereo image. I mean I can differentiate left and right very easily but it makes like a sound stage from directly behind me all the way to my direct left or right and a little more forward than say 90 degrees (so approx. from 6pm to 10pm If I was at the center of a clock). It's great because they disappear and when I am outside this replicates how you hear things instead of a speaker pointed directly at you. They are very good at what they are supposed to do.

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