Near Speakers enters Euro market at ISE30 January 2015
USA-based high performance outdoor speaker manufacturer Near is using 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.
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 high power durability.
There are four models of bracket-mount LB series speakers, ranging from 4-1/2in to 8in 2-way designs. All feature a mounting system that includes a bracket clamp with a pre-terminated waterproof plug-in connector which can be pre-installed.
All LB models are available in paintable white or black finish, and in 8Ohm or 70V configuration. The LB’s injection moulded cabinets are fabricated from UV-inhibited mineral-filled polypropylene for superior colour stability and resonance-free sound quality. All grilles and mounting hardware are stainless steel and aluminium.
There are three IG full range models: 5-1/4in, 6 -1/2in and 8in 2-way full range speakers, plus in-ground IGS12 (12in) and IGS10 (10in) subwoofers and a 600WPC amplifier (the Near 6XL) specifically designed to power outdoor systems.
The IGs feature patented UDIO (upside down/inside out) low frequency drivers, an inverted cone diaphragm woofer driven by voice coils wound both inside and outside the former.
Near’s use of colour-through enclosure material means IG models will never colour-fade even after years of direct sun exposure. Both IG and LB Series models are designed to meet or exceed the stringent Mil-Std-810 and IEC IP X5 durability standards, making them totally weatherproof, but they also have a 12-year parts and labour limited warranty.