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Nortek Control
Unleashes New
SpeakerCraft,
Proficient Subs
Leaning on the company's Sunfire
heritage and expertise, Nortek Control
releases 5 more SpeakerCraft models
and 4 from Proficient. By Jason Knott
CONTINUING THE LEGACY
of subwoofer bass design
and technology inherent its
sister-brand Sunfi re subwoofers,
Nortek Control
unveiled fi ve new SpeakerCraft
Subwoofers in June,
bringing the total to nine
models launched this year.
The new additions start at
$599 price points and come
directly on the heels of the
March delivery of the four,
new SpeakerCraft SDSi Subwoofer
Series.
But not only that, Nortek
Control expanded the
low-frequency options even
further for its dealers by announcing
four new subwoofers
from its Profi cient brand
shortly thereafter. All were
expected to be available as
of July.
The new HRSi and XTEQi
SpeakerCraft Subwoofers
draw on the brand's historical
engineering and expertise,
and bring them together
with a new Sub Station
Mobile App and additional
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2021 innovations. The result
is an all-encompassing series
of subwoofers, according to
the company.
Audio enthusiasts will recognize
the Sunfi re Subwoofer
sound, bass and infl uence
in the new SpeakerCraft line.
Among the technologies
across the new subwoofer
collection is High Back EMF,
which allows for an ultra-effi
cient cabinet to woofer size
design.
The fl agship model, the
SpeakerCraft XTEQi-12
Subwoofer, features dual
12-inch force-canceling
active drivers, each powered
by a dedicated high-output
1,000-watt amplifi er, with
onboard Digital Signal Processing
(DSP) and new Sub
Station App setup and control.
The XTEQi-12 accurately
reproduces low frequencies
down to 17Hz, making it well
suited for playback of music
in listening rooms and movie
content in home cinemas,
according to the company.
The Profi cient Signature Series includes three new subwoofer
models, FRS-8, FRS-10 and FRS-12, in addition to the new
FTEQ-12. New SpeakerCraft subs also have gloss piano black.
Rounding out the line, the
new HRSi Series of SpeakerCraft
Subwoofers off ers a
step-up to the performance
and value of the SDSi Series
Subwoofers. The SpeakerCraft
HRSi Series includes
three models (with 8-, 10- or
12-inch fi berglass cone), and
features 1,000-watt amplifi -
ers, High Back EMF fi berglass
drivers and high-gloss,
piano-black lacquer fi nish.
" For decades, Nortek
Control has been a leader
in sound technology via our
multi-brand strategy of audio
and speaker brands, " says
Richard Pugnier, vice president
of marketing at Nortek
Control. " Our new, next
generation SpeakerCraft
subwoofers - with Sunfi re
technology inside - consolidate
our audio innovation
and prowess under one
single, globally-renowned
brand. With this comprehensive
product introduction,
we empower integrators to
off er the fi nest in audio and
bass technologies under the
market leading SpeakerCraft
brand, so they can elevate
and satisfy every project and
client. "
Other features of the
all-inclusive line are a
wireless audio kit for fl exible
subwoofer placement paired
with automated setup
correction of acoustical room
anomalies achieved via the
Sub Station App. Like all
SpeakerCraft brand loudspeakers,
the new subs pair
with all custom installation
control systems such as sister-brand
Elan systems.
On the heels of the
SpeakerCraft news, Nortek
Control introduced four new
Profi cient subwoofers for
integrators who purchase
through distribution. The
new models bring the total
Profi cient subwoofer line to
nine, aiming to cover multiple
audio applications.
The new Profi cient subwoofers
also leverage the
engineering and design of
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