Nortek Control Launches Three New SpeakerCraft Rock and Planter Loudspeakers

Nortek Control just launched three new SpeakerCraft Rock and Planter Loudspeakers, developed to blend in with outdoor surroundings while bringing high-quality sound to outdoor spaces. The new SpeakerCraft Rock and Planter Loudspeakers offer geo-realistic finishes and no-fade durable color and cover. The SpeakerCraft RS6 and RS8Si Rock Speakers are available in granite, speckled granite, sandstone […]

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Nortek Control Announces Five New SpeakerCraft Subwoofers for Music and Movie Content

Nortek Control announced the next generation of five new SpeakerCraft Subwoofers. The flagship model, the SpeakerCraft XTEQi-12 Subwoofer, features dual 12-inch force-canceling active drivers, each powered by a high-output 1000-watt amplifier. It also features onboard Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and new Sub Station App setup and control. This Subwoofer reproduces low frequencies down to 17Hz, […]

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Jeremy Burkhardt Finally Gets CEDIA Fellow Designated, Better Late Than Never

CEDIA says that, finally, Jeremy Burkhardt will be inducted to the CEDIA Fellows program at CEDIA Expo 2019. The CEDIA Fellows program honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success. Burkhardt is well known throughout the industry, currently as chairman of Origin Acoustics, as well as former CEO, architect […]

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The ELAN New Home Program Expands into the Nortek Security & Control New Home Program with a Full Array of New Solutions

Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) today announced the expansion of its newly rebranded Nortek Security & Control New Home Program, which now includes the company’s complete lineup of solutions. In addition to the solutions from NSC’s ELAN, SpeakerCraft, Panamax and other custom installation brands originally included in the ELAN New Home Program, the Nortek […]

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SpeakerCraft Launches New Landscape Audio Series with 70 Volt and 100 Volt Options

SpeakerCraft this week announced the launch of its new Landscape Audio Series. The new outdoor line includes satellite speakers, in-ground subwoofers, and accessories that seamlessly bring the SpeakerCraft signature sound and indoor quality to outdoor living spaces. The SC-OG-6 6” (152mm) and the SC-OG-4 4” (100mm) two-way All-Weather Outdoor Satellite Speakers both feature a durable […]

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SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line Ships

SpeakerCraft from Core Brands today announced that its two new AIM Series 2 in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2, are now shipping worldwide. Both AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR speakers employ the all-new Arrayed Point Source (APS) Tweeter Module, which incorporates three pivoting tweeters […]

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SpeakerCraft Debuts Dolby Atmos Enabled In-Wall Height Speaker at ISE

SpeakerCraft has what they are claiming is the world’s first Dolby Atmos enabled in-wall height speaker, the AIM Series 2 ATX100, at ISE 2017. The SpeakerCraft ATX100 reflects sound off the ceiling to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive for the audience. The ATX100 is the architectural in-wall solution to the traditional floor-standing […]

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SpeakerCraft Adds Streaming Services to Its Multi-Room Audio Platform

SpeakerCraft from Core Brands today announced a major update to its multi-room audio software that adds streaming audio services, a new streamlined user interface, and a dynamic zone grouping feature. The introduction was made at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The software’s new built-in streaming services include Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora and other popular Internet radio services. […]

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Tales Of Install Nightmares: A Post-Mortem

I’ve written a lot of columns that can categorized as either “How To Not Screw Up” or “Someone Screwed Up And Here’s How It Got Fixed.” It’s not lost on me that sometimes it sounds like I’m moralizing, and that feels awkward. Heaven knows I’ve made my share of mistakes — probably more than my […]

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SpeakerCraft Debuts New AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line

SpeakerCraft, from Core Brands, today expanded its flagship AIM Series 2 family of architectural speakers with the launch of two new in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2. Both are available for pre-order starting today. The new AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and AIM LCR5 […]

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SpeakerCraft Ships Dolby Atmos Enabled In-Wall Height Speaker

Core Brands today announced that it is finally taking orders on the SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 ATX100, its in-wall height speaker designed specifically for Dolby Atmos and other object-based sound formats. The SpeakerCraft ATX100 reflects sound off the ceiling to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The ATX100 is the architectural […]

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Origin Acoustics Launches New ThinFit Loudspeakers

The team that invented the in-wall loudspeaker (at SpeakerCraft) have a new company, Origin Acoustics, and they’ve announced the release of three models in their ThinFit Collection. Designed specifically for installations with limited depth requirements, all three models feature an integrated back-can with a mere 70mm depth. The TF34 and TF36 share a similar driver […]

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CEDIA 2014: My Day Two Observations

Usually, the second day of a show is slightly less crowded for a plethora of reasons (e.g., training classes, meetings, people who pop into a show for only one day usually attend Day One, late night Day One parties, etc). But CEDIA 2014 enjoyed a busier second day than the first. No doubt. And, the […]

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All New SpeakerCraft Line Debuts at CEDIA

The new SpeakerCraft solutions look totally different that their past line starting with their new AIM speakers. The totally redesigned AIM series have three new technology enhancements to give the speaker line improved fidelity, audio direction and sound isolation. Acoustic Isolation Technologies reduce mechanical energy and the next generation Waveplane design broadens the power response […]

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Jeremy Burkhardt Is Back

Controversial Jeremy Burkhardt is back… he will officially launch his new audio brand at CEDIA 2014 in Denver. The new company is called Origin Acoustics and the website shows now only a logo that is unmistakably Burkhardt’s bearded profile in silhouette. Supposedly the new company is working on a product portfolio of home theater speakers, […]

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rAVe SCOOP: At CEDIA, Core Brands to Integrate DTS’ Play-Fi Technology in Speaker Brands Speakercraft, Niles & Proficient

At this week’s CEDIA, Core Brands will launch modular whole-home systems based on Play-Fi technology, creating what the company is calling a next-generation audio streaming experience for new and currently installed architectural and wired speakers. New products from Core Brands will specifically serve the custom installer market with high-value offerings that enable wireless music streaming […]

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SpeakerCraft Founder Sues SpeakerCraft Parent Nortek

SpeakerCraft co-founder and former president Jeremy Burkhardt has sued SpeakerCraft, and its parent company Nortek for attempting to enforce an invalid non-competition agreement and restrict his right to work. Having resigned from SpeakerCraft in April 2012, Burkhardt is now seeking to return to the industry he helped build over the last 25 years and has […]

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Nortek Changes Everything – Seriously, Everything!

Jeremy Burkhardt is gone, Mark Terry is on his way out and and the company is going to make MAJOR changes — only some of which have been released. What Nortek is saying in public is this: Mark Terry, president of AVC Group, will leave the company. “Mark and his team have done an outstanding […]

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Atlantic Technology Licenses H-PAS to SpeakerCraft

Atlantic Technology has signed an agreement with SpeakerCraft to collaborate in the development of new loudspeaker systems using Atlantic’s revolutionary H-PAS bass configuration technology. Through application of H-PAS technology, SpeakerCraft will be able to provide its customers with loudspeakers that Atlantic says will deliver deeper and smoother bass in much smaller cabinets than was previously […]

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SpeakerCraft to Still Host “Shots in the Dark” at Expo

SpeakerCraft will co-host CEDIA’s tradition of after hours shots with Sam and Lori Runco. In partnership with Monster Cable, SpeakerCraft will co-host the celebration Friday, September 9, 2011, between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. in the Cosmopolitan Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. Since the dawn of CEDIA, immediately following the awards banquet, Runco had […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2011 Edition

I simply cannot believe that I’ve been writing this for 12 straight years! I spent more than five weeks on this particular version of my annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball feature article due to the fact that the continued economic issues that have plagued our market, the growth of emerging markets (each discussed below) and the […]

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SpeakerCraft Launches Line of New Whole House Receivers

SpeakerCraft has announced a new line of amplifiers they’re labeling the Vital Receiver Series. The flagship is a 2-channel model, dubbed the 910 Whole House, and includes seven 130-watt High-Current channels of amplification, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output,  SmartEQ auto setup with included microphone, an […]

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