Two new stone and one new planter talker render seamless natural look for outdoor audio that blends in beautifully with landscapes and withstands the harshest conditions Mother Nature can muster

CARLSBAD, CALIF ., August 17, 2021 — Nortek Control today announced the introduction of Proficient( r) Protege rock and planter loudspeakers that are designed to blend into their surroundings while bringing our renowned high-quality speaker sound to outdoor spaces. The two new Proficient rock speakers( PAS-RS6 and PAS-RS8i) are available in granite, speckled granite, sandstone and shale dark-brown. The new planter talker( PAS-PS6Si) comes in a natural weathered concrete finish and is designed to be used with live flowers. The new Proficient outdoor speakers join the Proficient Protege Series and are available worldwide from approved distributors.

Built for years of trouble-free use, these versatile new rock and planter loudspeakers cover virtually every outdoor aesthetic and application. Each durably crafted Proficient outdoor talker cabinet comes with shaped low-diffraction MicroPerf aluminum grilles to maintain a realistic look and create an acoustically transparent music experience. For improved audio performance, the exclusive ConeForward design posts the drivers close to the grilles to improve midrange intelligibility. Additionally, the planter speaker features an innovative movable tweeter assembly that adjusts the music dispersion from 180 deg for placement in open fields, to 90 deg for corners.

“Outdoor audio is a key and ever-growing market segment for many of our Dealers, ” said Richard Pugnier, Vice President of Marketing at Nortek Control, “and the new Proficient Protege rock and planter speakers render an excellent opportunity for the distribution channel to extend marketings into outdoor spaces where customers are expending much more time. In addition to offering the legendary, rock-solid reliability that’s backed by a 5-year restriction warranty, the new talkers incorporate our latest technological advantages that provide superior audio coverage and sound dispersion.”

“The Proficient PAS-RS6, PAS-RS8i and PAS-PS6Si talkers are made of a custom multi-layer fiberglass construction, with doubled seals on the tweeter, woofer and enclosure cover, ” added Jeff Shaw, Senior Director of Product Management for Nortek Control. “These talkers have been put to our designing exam and can withstand the harshest conditions anyone will normally encounter, including temperature extremes from -5 0deg to 185 deg F( -4 5deg to 85 deg C ). ”

The Proficient Protege outdoor rock and planter talkers are now available from permitted distributors. Dealers can obtain pricing information from their local distributor. Distributors can request access to the Nortek Control PRO Portal for additional product details by contacting PRO @nortekcontrol. com.

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About Proficient Proficient, a Nortek Control brand, combines exceptional audio quality with designer esthetics to fill any home with music and recreation pleasure inside and out. Internationally recognized for innovation in architectural loudspeakers and subwoofers, Proficient is available through a comprehensive channel of select distributors throughout the United Nations, Canada and countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.proficientaudio.com.

About Nortek Control Nortek Security& Control LLC is a global leader in smart connected machines and systems for residential and commercial patrons, serving the security, access, AI, health& wellness, control and power/ AV marketplaces. Nortek Control and its partners have deployed more than 5 million connected the mechanisms and over 25 million security and home control sensors and peripherals. Through its family of brands, the company intends solutions for national telecoms, big-box retailers, OEM collaborators, service providers, dealers, technology integrators and consumers. Headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif ., Nortek Control has over 50 years of innovation and is dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of clients every day. For further information, visit www.nortekcontrol.com.

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