The Case for In-Ground Installation
The IG series enclosures are designed with ribbing and arcs to offer a solid and durable cabinet, but there’s nothing like infinitely increasing the enclosure wall thickness by burying it. Packing soil around an already rigid enclosure further dampens enclosure wall resonances to zero. By completely eliminating enclosure resonance the performance of the NEAR drivers comes to the forefront. Details in the music that you can hear on high-end indoor speakers, but not on typical outdoor speakers, can be clearly heard and not veiled by enclosure or driver resonances.
The bass impact of in-ground installed NEAR® speakers is clear, precise and detailed. Midrange, particularly the lower-mid region that carries the “body” of vocals, is rich, smooth and highly articulate. Imagine being able to understand the lyrics even at low volume levels. Well now you can with NEAR.