Nortek Control has announced the introduction of multiple new Proficient® Subwoofers, bringing the 2021 offerings to a total of nine subwoofer models. A comprehensive collection, covering every audio application for the custom installation distribution channel, the new Proficient subwoofers leverage the engineering and design of Sunfire® subwoofers. The new value-driven Proficient subwoofers join the Proficient Protege Series and are available worldwide to custom integrators from authorized distributors.
In the Proficient Reference Series, the FTEQ-12 Subwoofer is the new flagship model. This premium-level model features dual-active Kevlar High Back-EMF drivers that are mounted in a opposed configuration to cancel cabinet vibrations and transfer all energy into the room. Each driver is powered by its own 1,000-watt amplifier, enabling the subwoofer to play frequencies down to 17Hz. A piano black lacquer finish also makes this a visually appealing piece.
The newly expanded Proficient Signature Series includes three subwoofer models, the FRS-8, FRS-10 and FRS-12 (pictured at top). Also with a piano black lacquer finish, the Proficient FRS Subwoofer models feature High-Excursion Fiberglass Cones that measure 8, 10 and 12 inches based on the model; and automated setup, which makes it fast and easy to configure the EQ settings with the brand-new Proficient Sub Station app, and automatically correct for acoustic room anomalies.
“With today’s exciting growth opportunities in home entertainment and home theater environments, the expansion of our Proficient line with the legendary power of Sunfire subwoofers, will help our distributors and their dealers maximize sales and consumer satisfaction,” said Richard Pugnier, Vice President of Marketing at Nortek Control. “This is a direct result of our recent streamlined brand strategy that takes the finest audio technologies we have and packs them into our next-generation of subwoofers for the distribution channel. This means that more people now have access to the finest sound technology available, and the CI community is best equipped as clients seek to maximize their home entertainment.”
Added Jeff Shaw, Senior Director of Product Management for Nortek Control, “In addition to their design, rich bass and audio quality, we have maximized flexibility of every new Proficient Subwoofer with our optional wireless audio kit and new Sub Station Mobile App. This allows dealers the total freedom to place them anywhere in a room to create a heart-pounding, totally immersive listening experience.”
The Proficient Protege, Signature and Reference Series Subwoofers are available this month and July from authorized Proficient distributors. Dealers can obtain pricing information from their local distributor. To gain access, Distributors can request access to the Nortek Control PRO Portal by contacting PRO@nortekcontrol.com.