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SpeakerCraft Launches new Models, Including New Top-Of-The-Line AIM LCR Series In-Wall Speaker

By CE Pro Editors · October 16, 2015 • Adding further strength to its award-winning architectural speakers line, SpeakerCraft, the premier audio brand from Core Brands, today announced eight new speakers to its product mix.

How Core Brands Turned Things Around

By Jason Knott · October 16, 2015 • After a few years of various missteps, Core Brands posted double-digit growth in Q2. It cites new software, new sales structure that is 50 percent larger, and 'humble and hungry' attitude in place to earn integrators' business back. Gordon Isaac, the new director of sales at Core Brands, spoke to CE Pro about the company in this exclusive interview.

Core Brands Launches Single E-Commerce Portal for A/V, Security, Home Automation, Central Vac

By Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2015 • Dealers can order and earn rewards on purchases of A/V, security, home automation and central vac from Nortek's Core Brands, NuTone, Omnimount and GoControl. Portal debuts at CEDIA Expo 2015.

CE Pro Video Weekly News: CEDIA Expo Surprises; Solving Acoustical Problems; Great Looking Racks

By CE Pro Editors · September 1, 2015 • CE Pro web editor Jessica Camerato discusses what surprises are in store at CEDIA Expo, from Sonos, Core Brands, HydraConnect, Sony, Clare Controls and newbies like Locqus and Bocci. She also reminds dealers that the Great Looking Racks contest deadline is September 8.

CE Pro Summit Recap: Networking, Business, Education Thrive

By Jason Knott · August 21, 2015 • This 90-second video wrap-up from the just-concluded CE Pro Summit in Washington, D.C. offers a glimpse into the festivities where nearly 400 attendees discussed key topics for the custom installation industry.

Nortek Q2 2015: CEO Touts AV, Security, Home Automation; Core Brands Improves

By Julie Jacobson · August 14, 2015 • Nortek’s (NTK) AVC group that includes Core Brands shrinks losses for Q2, while growth for 2Gig security and home automation slows. Gefen re-joins former cohorts at Core Brands, while management buys out TVOne.

Panamax SM3-Pro System Manager Wins 2015 Commercial Integrator Best Award

By CE Pro Editors · June 17, 2015 • Commercial Integrator magazine today announced that Panamax, the leader in electronic and electrical protection, filtration and control products, has been awarded a 2015 Commercial Integrator BEST Award for its SM3-PRO System Manager

Proficient Launches Affordable, Powerful, Digital Protégé Subwoofers at ISC 2015

By Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2015 • Core Brands’ Proficient Audio continues to own the speaker category for the security channel. The only home-audio exhibitor at ISC West 2015, the company introduced Protégé FS Series subs with Class D amps.

Gary Sinise Helps Build Smart Home for Wounded Veteran in Less Than 10 Months

By Jessica Camerato · March 12, 2015 • Building for America’s Bravest, a partner of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, built a smart home for wounded veteran featuring lighting, security, whole-house audio and more with nearly $130,000 worth of donated equipment.

Nortek’s Core Brands Rebuilds SpeakerCraft, Stresses ‘Heritage Brands’

By Julie Jacobson · March 6, 2015 • Core Brands president Joe Roberts discusses revitalization of SpeakerCraft, Niles, Elan; stresses return to heritage as a ‘service company.’

Adapting Home Controls to Handle Large Equestrian Center

By Jason Knott · February 27, 2015 • Integrator Home Tech Theater & Automation wasn't horsing around when it outfitted the five riding arenas, 16 tack rooms and luxury guest cabins at the new 1,400-acre Tryon International Equestrian Center in Asheville, N.C., with Elan g! controls.

1860s Home/Art Gallery Gets High-Tech Upgrade

By CE Pro Editors · January 26, 2015 • Using Elan g!, The Copper Fox art gallery in Franklin, Tenn. sits inside an 1860's era home with full management of music, lighting, security and video surveillance.

SpeakerCraft MRA-664 Controller Supports up to 12 Rooms of Music

By Robert Archer · December 2, 2014 • The California-based audio manufacturer SpeakerCraft is now shipping its MRA-664 whole-house audio controller.

CE Pro Summit Focuses on Aggressive Growth Strategies

By Jason Knott · November 19, 2014 • More than 200 residential and commercial integrators gather in Orlando to share ideas on hiring, training, revenue, operations and network (and shoot some arrows) at the seventh annual CE Pro Summit in Orlando.

Grant Rummell, a Nortek Favorite, Passes Away

By Julie Jacobson · November 12, 2014 • Twenty-three year leader of Nortek’s Linear subsidiary, including what would become Core Brands’ audio, video and home automation group, exhausts his bucket list.

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