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Camouflage option aids disappearing act

Installation Staff 12 February 2015

ISE 2015 is witnessing the European debut of two new products in the LB series from Near Speakers.

Bogen Communications division Near is introducing a dark brown Mulch colour option for the existing LB4T 4in, 2-way, 70V/8ohm speaker, as well as the GS4 ground stake which allows integrators and homeowners to secure the LB4TM speaker to the ground. The company designed the speaker and colour-matched GS4 ground stake to blend seamlessly into mulched and wooded areas, allowing them to nearly disappear among their surroundings.

Four stainless steel screws attach the stake to the speaker. A wire channel and clip moulded into the stake allow the installer to dress and secure the signal cable (supplied with the LB4TM speaker) for neat appearance and reliable signal connection.

On one end of the supplied cable is a fully waterproof IP68-rated connector; a tinned bare wire (pigtail) is on the other end. Once properly connected to the receptacle on the LB4TM speaker, the signal cable cannot fall off and effectively prevents dust, dirt and all liquids from contaminating the terminals. Near claimed it was the most reliable outdoor speaker connection available today.

The LB4TM speaker and GS4 ground stake are fabricated from rugged UV-inhibited mineral-filled polypropylene for superior durability and colour stability.
Both pieces are shipping to Near’s network of custom integrator specialists and distributors this month.

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