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Proficient Shipping Line of Protege Cabinet Series Loudspeakers

| Posted 9.07.2018 | New Product Announcements, Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, September 7, 2018 – Underscoring its commitment to provide security professionals with top-of-the-line audio solutions, Nortek Security & Control (NSC), a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for the residential, security, access control, and digital health markets, today announced that it is now shipping its Proficient® Protege Cabinet Series loudspeakers worldwide. The series is now on display at CEDIA 2018 in Nortek Security & Control Booth #4637 in the San Diego Convention Center.

ProficientAccording to Nortek Security & Control Director of Audio Alex Zaliauskas, Proficient’s Protege Cabinet Series blends innovative features with a fresh design to meet the demands of the latest immersive audio formats.

“We designed Proficient’s Protege Cabinet Series with emerging audio technologies in mind,” Zaliauskas said. “The line provides security professionals with loudspeakers that are equipped with the look, feel and sound wanted by today’s customers.”

The Protege Cabinet Series features seven passive loudspeakers: a Dolby Atmos® certified “height” speaker, a dual-woofer floor standing speaker, two bookshelf speakers, a three-channel soundbar and two LCR speakers. Each Protege Cabinet Series speaker pairs composite graphite cone woofers with silk dome tweeters to deliver the sonic signature for which Proficient is well known.

The Protege LDA5 Dolby Atmos® Height Speaker delivers immersive sound by directing it upward to reflect off the ceiling. Fitting perfectly atop the LFS6 or LB6, the LDA5 comes with a flush-mounted, single-slot mounting plate for installing high up on the wall to fire down at the sweet-spot listening area. The LDA5 includes a 5-inch graphite composite cone woofer and 1-inch silk dome tweeter. The LDA5 delivers a frequency response of 120Hz – 20kHz with 60 Watt power handling and a sensitivity of 84dB 2.83V/1m.

ProficientThe Protege LFS6 Two-way Floor-Standing Speaker delivers full-range sound with or without an accompanying subwoofer. With two 6-inch graphite composite cone woofers and a 1-inch silk dome tweeter, the LFS6 handles 125 Watts of power with a frequency response of 60Hz – 20kHz at 89dB 2.83V/1m sensitivity. Custom installers can sit the LDA5 atop the LFS6 to turn it into an immersive sound system.

The Protege LB62 Bookshelf Speaker is ideal for stereo or multi-channel systems as well as fixed-install commercial systems due to the flexibility of mounting options. The LB62 includes a 6-inch graphite composite cone woofer with a 1-inch silk dome to deliver a power handling of 100 Watts, a frequency response of 74Hz – 20kHz and a sensitivity of 87dB 2.83V/1m. The LDA5 can be placed on top of the LDA5 to make an immersive sound system. The LB62 is built for fixed installations: it comes with a built-in, flush-mount, single-slot mounting plate, plus it has brass inserts to pair up with optional OMNIMOUNT 15.0 W or 15.0 C stainless steel wall or ceiling mount brackets.

The smaller Protege LB52 Bookshelf Speaker is ideal when a smaller footprint is needed without sacrificing sound. The LB52 features two 5-inch graphite composite cone woofers with a 1-inch silk dome tweeter. It handles 80 Watts of power, with a frequency response of 78Hz – 20kHz and a sensitivity of 86dB 2.83V/1m. The LB52 is built for fixed installations: it comes with a built-in, flush-mount, single-slot mounting plate and also has brass inserts built-in to pair up with optional OMNIMOUNT 10.0 W/C wall brackets.

The Protege LSB3 Three-Channel Passive Soundbar has six 3-inch graphite composite cone woofers and three 1-inch silk dome tweeters. It can be used with any A/V receiver or surround separates, and can also be combined with any surround speakers or subwoofer. The LSB3 comes with a Proficient-Designed mounting bracket that makes installing the LSB3 on a wall simple and efficient, no matter where the wall studs are located. The soundbar measures 4-1/2” x 39-1/4” x 2-3/8” and delivers a frequency response of 140Hz – 20kHz, 60 Watts power handling, and 88dB 2.83V/1m sensitivity.

The Protege LCR5 Speaker excels in both horizontal and vertical placements to install with TV’s. It boasts two 5-inch graphite woofers and a 1-inch silk dome tweeter. The LCR5 speaker over-delivers with power handling of 100 Watts, a frequency response of 74Hz – 20kHz and sensitivity of 87dB 2.83V/1m. It includes two installed, flush-mount bi-directional keyhole wall mounts for horizontal or vertical mounting around TV’s.

The smaller Protege LCR4 Speaker is a compact LCR speaker that’s perfect for smaller media rooms, dens and compact stereo systems, and also includes a bi-directional keyhole wall mount and threaded inserts for the OmniMount mounts. The LCR4 features two 4-inch graphite composite cone woofers and a 1-inch silk dome tweeter with a power handling of 90 Watts, a frequency response of 80Hz – 20kHz, and sensitivity of 86dB 2.83V/1m. The LCR4 includes two installed, flush-mount bi-directional keyhole wall mounts for horizontal or vertical mounting around TV’s.

For more information, visit Nortek Security & Control at CEDIA 2018 in Booth #4637.


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