NILES® INTRODUCES NEW LINE OF DURABLE AUDIOPHILE-QUALITY OUTDOOR ROCK AND PLANTER SPEAKERS

Engineered to deliver the highest quality audio fidelity and weather any outdoor climate.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, April 2, 2012 - Niles®, The First Name In Custom Installation®, today introduced the next generation of outdoor speakers designed to deliver an audiophile-quality performance outdoors, in a case that is strong enough tostand up to anything that Mother Nature can deliver. Featuring Niles' signature rugge design and long-lasting materials, the Niles GeoRealistic™ Pro Series Rock and Planter Speakers are engineered to deliver the highest quality audio fidelity and weather any outdoor climate. The new line is available for immediate delivery to dealers.


According to Mike 'Sparky' Detmer, President of Niles, "Our customers have always preferred the Niles rock speakers over our competition because of the unparalleled quality of sound they provide. The main reason for the better sound is our ConeForward™ woofer design that moves the woofer very close to the outer edge of the speaker, giving them enhanced, natural sounding bass.

"All of the Niles rock speakers were designed from real rocks. Our development team traveled the country to find real rocks that matched the look we wanted for our speakers and specialized custom molders were then handcrafted to match them. Only MotherNature could do better." Detmer said.

Engineered with a focus on durability, the GeoRealistic™ Pro Series speakers feature a new NoFade™ Protective Finish and a new four-layer fiberglass weave, ensuring that the speakers are at least five times more durable and long-lasting than the current model of rock speakers, even under the most extreme UV conditions. The advanced conformal coatings on the crossover boards will protect the speakers against moisture, dust, and chemicals, assuring proper electrical connections even in the harshest environments.

Built for extreme temperatures, the speakers are able to withstand temperature ranges from 50°F to 185°F (-45° to 85° Celsius), allowing consumers the luxury of being able to leave their speakers out all summer long without having to worry about the heat.

The GeoRealistic™ Pro Series is available in four different models; the 5" RS5Pro, 6" RS6Pro, 6" RS6SiPro with dual tweeter, and the 8" RS8SiPro with dual tweeter. Each model is available in five different colors; granite, speckled granite, sandstone, coral, and shale brown.

The Niles Planter Speakers are designed to perfectly blend into any outdoor environment. Available in two types, the PB6Si Pro rectangular box shape, and the PS6Si Pro circular planter, each speaker is available in two colors, terracotta and weathered concrete.

About Niles:
California-based Niles is a 33-year-old company recognized as The First Name in Custom Installation®. The company is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio/video custom installation products and accessories and isguided by its vision to be the world's leading provider of products and services that enable professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers. To that end, Niles pursues a mission to provide solutions for end users that enable simple and easy access to home entertainment and that integrate seamlessly with other low voltage subsystems like lighting, internet, security and HVAC in residential and light commercial environments. Niles conducts its business with a promise to treat its customers, employees, suppliers and stakeholders with fairness and respect and to foster teamwork, innovation and a commitment to be the best in everything it does. Additional information may be obtained by visiting www.nilesaudio.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC (www.theavcgroup.com) is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video, and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.'s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

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