NEAR Speakers Made European Debut at ISE 2015
USA-based outdoor speaker manufacturer NEAR, a division of Bogen Communications, Inc. (NEAR) attended ISE 2015 as a springboard to enteri...
USA-based outdoor speaker manufacturer NEAR, a division of Bogen Communications, Inc. (NEAR) attended ISE 2015 as a springboard to entering the European marketplace. The company’s extensive range of products include bracket-mount and in-ground outdoor speaker models and a 600WPC stereo/mono amplifier ideally suited to powering outdoor speaker systems. NEAR has been designing and building residential and commercial all-environment systems since 1988.
At the ISE Show, NEAR showcased their LB and IG series speakers, which feature industrial and acoustic designs by NEAR founder and Division General Manager William (Bill) Kieltyka. In designing these new products, NEAR placed special emphasis on installation ease and security, long-lasting appearance and reliable performance.
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All LB and IG series models employ ultra-low mass Metal Diaphragm Technology (MDT) woofers and inverted dome tweeters. The woofers are Magnetic Liquid Suspension (MLS) “spiderless” designs resulting in longer cone excursion for superior bass output and lower distortion. As an added benefit, the magnetic fluid serves to draw heat away from the voice coil for exceptional high power durability.
All LB models are available in paintable white or black finish, and in 8-Ohm or 70V configuration.. All grilles and mounting hardware are stainless steel and aluminum that will not rust, corrode or change color even if exposed to salt air, constant humidity or driving rain.
NEAR’s IG Series are designed for in-ground installation, but are attractive enough to be used freestanding and can be easily camouflaged among planters and pots. There are three IG full range models: 5 ¼-inch (13cm), 6 ½-inch (17cm), and 8-inch (20cm) 2-way full range speakers, plus in-ground 12-inch (30cm) and 10-inch (25cm) subwoofers and a 600 WPC amplifier specifically designed to power outdoor systems.
NEAR’s use of color through enclosure material means IG models will never color-fade even after years of direct sun exposure. IG models are designed to meet or exceed the stringent Mil‐ Std‐810 (Humidity, Salt Air, Heat, Cold, Immersion); and IEC IP X5 durability standards, making them totally weatherproof not just “weather resistant.”