Bollard-style in-ground/stake-mount satellite speaker

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The IG4M is a limited bandwidth “satellite” speaker, intended to be used with a subwoofer and a power amplifier with a 90Hz, 18dB/octave high pass filter (crossover) such as the NEAR XL series amplifiers.

Cover More Ground

PictureNEAR speakers disperse high quality sound over a wider area than competitive spotlight-style speakers. (click image to enlarge)

The 120-degree wide dispersion of the IG4M satellites means fewer speakers are needed to cover an area with high clarity sound than using competing systems with 60-degree dispersion; every listener in the coverage area will hear full performance sound without overly loud “hot” and low-fidelity “dead” zones.

Installation Ease

The IG4M satellites can be either on-ground mounted with the supplied ground stakes or partially buried for lower visibility and greater security.

Smart Wiring

Picture70V/16-ohm switch (protective cover removed)

The IG4M provides maximum system design and wiring flexibility. Integrators can choose to power the IG4M satellite speakers with a low impedance amplifier or a 70-Volt line. Selection of 70V power levels or low impedance operation is made via a rotary switch (left) located under a protective cover. When used in low impedance mode, the satellites’ 16-Ohm load allows up to four IG4Ms to be paralleled and safely driven by typical AV receivers.

PictureDual connectors and supplied wires with screw on terminals make daisy chain wiring super easy

On the underside of the IG4M enclosure are two IP-67 rated “Perfect Fit” sockets (right) that allow convenient daisy chain wiring of multiple speakers on a single signal line. The connector socket and plug are keyed to prevent wiring polarity problems while their double O-ring design prevents ingress of water and dirt for long term signal integrity.

Each speaker includes a 20-foot burial grade speaker cable terminated at both ends with “Perfect Fit” screw-on connectors.


Typical system implementation. Click to enlarge.

Exceptional Durability

Like other NEAR® speakers,  the IG4M speakers are truly weather-proof, not just “weather-resistant,” and can be used when totally exposed to the elements. The  enclosures are color-through, Linear Low-Density Polyethylene that sheds moisture, dirt and chemicals. The UV inhibitor pigments are embedded uniformly throughout the material so the sun won’t fade or yellow the color and garden tools won’t easily mar the speakers’ good looks. 

Superior Sound

Best of all is the sound quality. The IG4M’s wide dispersion design and high tech components ensure that everyone on the deck or patio hears well-balanced, lifelike sound at every volume level without fatigue.

The satellite speakers utilize MDT metal alloy diaphragm woofer and 1-inch metal alloy tweeter both with  Magnetic Liquid Suspension (MLS) technology.

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  • Driver Complement:
    • One  4 1/2” metal-alloy diaphragm woofer, MLS voice coil guidance, UV and chemical resistant SupraPolymer™ surround
    • One 1.1” metal-alloy diaphragm tweeter, ferrofluid damping, UV and chemical resistant SupraPolymer surround, Neodymium magnet
  • Frequency Response: 70Hz to 19kHz, +/-3dB
  • Recommended high pass filter (crossover): 90Hz, 18dB/octave 
  • Sensitivity: (1W/1m): 86dB
  • Dispersion: Minimum 120 degrees, horizontal & vertical
  • Power Requirements: 70 Volts with selectable 64, 32, 16 Watts power output with 16-Ohm bypass up to 75 Watts continuous average when used with 90Hz, 18dB/octave high pass filter
  • Dimensions: 7.75” (19.7cm) diameter at base, 19.5” (49.5cm) high stake mounted, 10” – 12” (25.4 – 30.5cm) high buried
  • Product Weight (with ground-mount stake): 8lb. / 3.63kg
  • Input Terminations: waterproof Perfect Fit polarity-keyed plug-in connectors (IP67 Rating) X 2
  • Wiring color code: positive (+) = BROWN wire, negative (-) = BLUE wire
  • Environmental: engineered to meet or exceed Mil-Std-810 (humidity, salt air, heat, cold, immersion); IEC IP 55