4″ 2-way weatherproof loudspeaker with built-in 70V transformer and 16-Ohm bypass, Mulch Brown finish
5.51”W x 10.25”H x 6.3”D (14cm W x 26cm H x 16cm D )


Additional information

Weight3.50 kg
Dimensions33 × 18 × 22 cm

The NEAR® LB4TM all-environment loudspeaker is elegantly designed, rugged to the extreme and a snap to install. The LB4TM employs a ball and socket “signature” mounting system combined with a pre-terminated totally waterproof input connector. This mounting system minimizes installation effort and reduces “ladder time” to improve installation efficiency and safety. The LB4TM utilizes a 4-inch MDT/MLS woofer with a 1-inch titanium inverted dome tweeter for perfectly life-like sound dispersed evenly over a wide area.

This version of the LB4 differs from the LB4T in its color (mulch brown) and its   low impedance bypass rating of 16 Ohms. It is the ideal speaker to use when using multiple pairs driven by a low-impedance output (non-70V) amplifier.  

70Volt Control and Convenience

This “T” version of the LB4 features a built-in multi-tap 70V transformer (with 16-Ohm bypass option) for use with the NEAR 6XL or other 70V output-equipped amplifiers. 70V systems have a myriad of advantages including being able to run more speakers in parallel than would be possible with low impedance systems. It also allows you to “sound sculpt” an area by assigning different volume levels to each speaker in the system.

Exceptional Durability


Like other NEAR speakers, the LB4TM is truly weather-proof, not just “weather-resistant” and can be used totally exposed to the elements. The LB4TM enclosure is color-through, mica-loaded polypropylene 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 their looks.

The LB4TM is a “mulch” brown color that helps it blend in when placed in mulched garden or wooded areas. It can be painted to match other surroundings. The color-matched grilles are oxidation-resistant heavy gauge powder coated aluminum with rectangular perforations that inhibit water from clogging the holes and blocking high frequencies. The bass port is protected from moisture, debris and critter ingress with a special hydrophobic fabric.

All NEAR LB series models are backed by an exceptional 12 year warranty.

Superior Sound

Best of all is the sound quality. The LB4TM’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 LB4TM utilizes an MDT metal alloy diaphragm woofer with a 1-inch titanium inverted dome tweeter along with the Magnetic Liquid Suspension (MLS) technology patented by New England Audio Resource in 1993. These are the same materials and technologies employed throughout the LB Series to ensure timbre consistency and system design flexibility. 


The “ribs” molded into the enclosures are more than mere decoration. This patented innovation (D432522 erves to stiffen the enclosure and break up panel resonance for pure and undistorted sound.

LB4TM Features

LB4TM Specifications

  • Purpose-built to be extremely durable in all weather conditions
  • 12 year warranty
  • Mulch color enclosure is inconspicuous in gardens and other landscaped areas
  • Anodized metal alloy speaker cones (MDT) maintain spec across a wide spectrum of ambient temperatures for consistent performance in every season
  • Waterproof (IP68) “Perfect Fit” input connector eliminates long-term connection problems
  • MLS Ferrofluid voice coil centering system
  • Fluid-sealed gap eliminates corrosion in magnet
  • Mineral-filled polypropylene cabinet for durability and rigidity
  • Advanced polymer cone surrounds resist UV rays, chlorine, fertilizer and salt spray
  • Powder coated cast aluminum bracket features a ball-and-socket easy mount design
  • Specially developed hydrophobic fabric covers port opening to prevent entry of water, debris and small creatures
  • Color:  Mulch Brown
  • Driver Complement: (1) 4” Metal Alloy Diaphragm Woofer, MLS Voice Coil Guidance, UV and Chemical Resistant Rubber Surround; (1) 1.1” Metal Alloy Diaphragm Tweeter, Ferrofluid Damping, Corrosion-Resistant Magnet Assembly
  • Frequency Response – 75Hz to 19kHz, +/-3dB
  • Sensitivity (1W/1M) – 86dB @16 Ohms
  • Dispersion – Minimum 120 Degrees, Horizontal & Vertical
  • Power Requirements – 70 Volts with selectable 32, 16, 8, 4. and 2 Watts power output; 16-Ohm bypass up to 75 Watts (Ave); 300 Watts (Peak)
  • Dimensions – 5.51”W x 10.25”H x 6.3”D; 14cm W x 26cm H x 16cm D
  • Product Weight (with mounting yoke and clamp) 4.5lb. / 2.04kg
  • Maximum SPL @1M (1/2 space) 105dB
  • Input Terminations – Waterproof Plug-in Connector Included (IP68 Rating)
  • Environmental – Designed to Meet or Exceed Mil-Std-810 (Humidity, Salt Air, Heat, Cold, Immersion); IEC IP 56
Specifications subject to change without notice