By CE Pro Editors · April 24, 2018 • Smart homes demand smart outdoor spaces and these three award-winning installations give clients just that -- durable audio/video, extreme cellular service, and motorized gates that trigger 'Welcome Home'
By Jason Knott · September 7, 2017 • Proficient Protege Series loudspeakers feature bookshelf, floorstanding, soundbar styles aimed at enabling integrators to install more Dolby Atmos and DTS:X systems.
By Julie Jacobson · May 9, 2017 • At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.
By Jason Knott · August 29, 2016 • Nortek's Core Brands’ president Joe Roberts expects strong investment by new owners Melrose Industries. Company portal now accounts for 60% of purchases. Big CEDIA plans in place.
By CE Pro Editors · December 1, 2015 • When we designed the FS12, we wanted it to beat every sub we’ve ever made—and not just by a few dB. We’re confident that when you hear how the FS12 can shake the couch with deep bottom end, while also pulling out every little bass detail in even the most delicate music recordings, you’ll be totally blown away. It's the perfect sub for any home theater.
By Robert Archer · October 13, 2015 • The California audio manufacturer Proficient has revised its marketing, industrial design and its product line.
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.
By CE Pro Editors · March 31, 2015 • Based on 8,800+ total votes, CE Pro's 5th annual Quest for Quality Awards winners exemplify the helping hand given to integrators by the manufacturer/distributor community in their efforts to drive business and innovation.
By CE Pro Editors · February 10, 2014 • Core Brands' Proficient thin-bezel architectural series speakers dubbed the Protege Series are shipping. The line includes 28 in-wall/in-ceiling units and two in-wall subwoofers and one in-ceiling subwoofer.
By Julie Jacobson · October 2, 2013 • Core Brands implements "biggest product line change in Proficient Audio's history" with zero-bezel in-wall speakers.
By Julie Jacobson · September 24, 2013 • AirPlay competitor Play-Fi from DTS gets its first real customers: Core Brands’ SpeakerCraft, Niles, Proficient to demo multiroom, synchronized, lossless wireless audio at CEDIA Expo 2013.
By Julie Jacobson · May 21, 2013 • Parent of Niles, Sunfire, SpeakerCraft and Proficient audio brands picks Eleven Engineering for forthcoming wireless audio products.
By Robert Archer · October 15, 2012 • Proficient Audio's affordable MaxTV MT2 under-TV sound solution is engineered to upgrade the sound quality of a flat-panel television and it is designed for placement under a flat-panel TV.
By Robert Archer · September 6, 2012 • N.C.-based Cary Audio and the U.K.-based manufacturer Meridian show the custom electronics channel how diverse the audio category has become.
By CE Pro Editors · March 13, 2012 • Proficient Audio is introducing the C600, a new 6.5-inch in-ceiling speaker at EHX in Orlando.