IGS100M 10" in-ground/on-ground subwoofer
When added to a system with full-range satellite speakers the NEAR® IGS100 subwoofer adds the last half-octave of bass foundation that makes music really come alive. The IGS100 is an updated and improved version of the original IGS10. The new model features a retuned port and alignment to deliver even better low frequency "kick" than its predecessor. At the same time the IGS100 remains musical at any playback level and is capable of withstanding high output use.
The NEAR® IGS subwoofers look and sound great when used as freestanding on-ground speakers that can be camouflaged among planters and pots. But we primarily designed them to be partially buried in the ground, affording homeowners superior sound performance, lower visibility and ultimate security.
The packed earth around the speaker dampens enclosure wall resonances to zero, allowing all of the woofer energy to go into moving air rather than the cabinet. In-ground installation also reinforces bass response by providing an infinite baffle to focus the sound waves. The bass impact is visceral, precise and detailed.
The IGS100's driver is a dual 8-ohm voice coil design that allows you to feed separate Left and Right channel inputs for summing a stereo feed into one woofer. This feature is a big help when the amplifier does not have a dedicated summed subwoofer output and you want to use only one IGS100. When a summed L+R channel feed is available from the amplifier, parallel wire both voice coils to achieve a 4-ohm load. For filling really big spaces with high impact bass, use two IGS100s.
Like other NEAR speakers, the IGS100 is truly weather-proof, not just “weather-resistant” and can be used totally exposed to the elements. The IGS100 enclosure is 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 mar the speaker's great looks.