FULL RANGE, ALL-ENVIRONMENT, IN-GROUND SPEAKERS
"For installations where people care about sound quality, I'd say the NEAR speakers are as
good as it gets that I have heard for outdoor speakers and, frankly, superb sounding speakers
for any category, indoor or outdoor."
Quote taken from CEPro.com - Fred Harding, July 2014
NEAR™ IG series uses direct radiating drivers for greater clarity, rather than bouncing sound off the cover plates or diffraction cones of traditional in-ground speakers. Instead of attempting to aim sound (and thereby projecting it even further), NEAR IG speakers produce uniform dispersion relying, instead, on the inverse square law for natural sound pressure roll-off. In addition to NEAR MDT & MLS technologies, IG speakers introduce UDIO (upside down/inside out) low frequency drivers. UDIO is an inverted cone diaphragm woofer driven by voice coils wound both inside and outside the former. With UDIO frequency linearity actually increases as signal level goes up. LLDP (Linear Low-Density Polyethylene) enclosures are “color-through” so garden tools won’t harm their looks. The layered compound grille has a stainless steel grille backed with a hydrophobic fabric to shed water and prevent debris build-up.
Colors: Available in Kodiak Brown
No matter where you like to spend your time, NEAR can create an oasis of sound to satisfy the most discerning ear. At home, work or play, NEAR outdoor speakers will provide years of high performance and durability.
NEAR speakers put technology to work for you, and feature Metal Diaphragm Technology (MDT) metal-alloy drivers for optimum sound quality that minimizes listener fatigue. NEAR Magnetic Liquid Suspension (MLS) is a superior method for guiding a speaker’s voice coil assembly through the magnetic field. The results are lower distortion, greater linearity, more consistent long-term performance and longer excursion, allowing use of smaller diameter woofers without sacrificing bass performance.
We offer simply the best outdoor speaker available on the market today.
Improvements and periodic upgrades will lead to some specification changes without notice.