PROFICIENT AUDIO ANNOUNCES SHIP DATE FOR TOP -OF -THE -LINE M80 RECEIVER

State-of-the-art receiver features HDMI, DTS and Dolby lossless audio, Faroudja video processing, and high-current amplifier technology - All for $1,250 MSRP

RIVERSIDE, CA, AUGUST 7, 2009 - Today Proficient Audio announced that its new M80 receiver has gone into production. The company expects the product to be available to dealers September 2009.


The M80 is one of only a few receivers -and probably the only one in its price range -designed specifically to meet the needs of custom installers. This state -of -the -art receiver includes all technologies necessary for accurate reproduction of Blu -ray Discs, video games and other advanced media. It features DTS -HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD lossless audio, four HDMI inputs, and Faroudja DCDi Cinema video processing. Seven 130 -watt high -current Class AB amplifiers deliver superb audio quality and a high damping factor, for precise control of any speaker.

A cast aluminum faceplate gives the M80 a muscular, high -end look unique in its category. This feature is common in audiophile products but almost never seen in receivers.

"We're excited to get the M80 into production," said Proficient Audio president Keith Marshall. "Through the last year, we've been refining the design, evaluating different audio and video technologies, and soliciting feedback from our dealers in order to make sure the M80 delivers everything they need for their home theater and media room designs."

The M80 includes many features specific to the needs of custom installers. A full set of line outputs allows the addition of larger amplifiers, allowing the M80 to operate in even the biggest home theaters. An optional iPod dock lets consumers view and browse the content of their iPods on any video display connected to the M80, so they can change the music without getting up. The M80's cool -running amplifiers are designed to operate in any normally ventilated equipment cabinet. A full set of menu controls on the front panel permits setup changes without use of the remote control.

"The M80 is a capstone product for Proficient Audio," Marshall continued. "With this receiver, we're now the only company that can deliver a single -brand component solution for residential custom -installed audio. We have home theater electronics with the M80; multiroom audio electronics with our M4 and M6 controllers and our M40 receiver; and complete lines of subwoofers, in -ceiling, in -wall, on -wall and outdoor speakers."

The M80 and other Proficient products will be on display in booth 1624 at the CEDIA Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, September 9 to 13, 2009.

ABOUT PROFICIENT AUDIO
Proficient Audio, a division of SpeakerCraft, Inc., is a leading brand in custom -installed home audio systems and components, producing an extensive line of speakers for whole -house, home theater, and outdoor audio systems. It also offers AV receivers, amplifiers, multiroom audio controllers, control keypads and an extensive selection of accessories -everything needed to build high -quality home sound systems.
Since its founding in 2001, Proficient Audio has delivered top -notch product and industry -leading service to installing dealers. It is now known as one of the custom install industry's most innovative brands.

For more information about Proficient and its products, contact Keith Marshall, President of Proficient Audio Systems at 951 -288 -0945 or e -mail to kmarshall@proficientaudio.com. Visit www.proficientaudio.com.

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