"SpeakerCraft's new amps are designed to make installation easier and more straightforward than ever before"

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 10 February 2015 - SpeakerCraft, by leading home

entertainment and control technology solutions provider Core Brands, today announced
its newest series of amplifiers is now shipping. The new line is available from 50, 100
and 150 watt stereo amps to 12 and 16 channel amps with 30 and 50 watts per channel

"SpeakerCraft's new amps are designed to make installation easier and more
straightforward than ever before," Core Brands Audio Marketing Manager, Matt Dever
said. "This new series gives our dealers the product they require for any size installation,
and enables them to place power where it's needed for any system, large or small."

The 2-channel digital, high-current, bridgeable stereo amplifiers-the SC2-50, SC2-100 and SC2- 150-offer classic SpeakerCraft power and stability, bringing extremely high current power to custom installed A/V systems. With independent level controls, each amplifier channel enables precise volume matching to the rest of the system. These level controls can also limit volume to prevent abuse of the system.

The 12-channel fully configurable SC12-30 power amplifier delivers a solid 30 watts per channel RMS into 8 ohms and 40 watts per channel RMS into 4 ohms. This provides the energy necessary to efficiently deliver solid, deep, controlled bass response to a house full of speakers. The SC12-30 comes equipped with a unique BusMatrix selector, enabling users to assign each channel to a common Left, Right, or Mono signal bus, or to a dedicated signal input. The BusMatrix incorporates advanced PCB construction ensuring extremely high channel-to-channel isolation, providing signal to noise ratios and cross-talk equivalent to a professional mixing board found in a recording studio.

The SC16-50 is a 16-channel TCP/IP fully configurable power amplifier with a web-based
IP configuration utility that provides independent EQ adjustments and volume level for
each amplifier channel, enabling the user to EQ and set volume levels for 16 different
speakers individually. Each of the SC16-50's eight adjacent speaker output pairs are
configurable into a single high power output, enabling the user to create up to eight
100-watt channels using a web-based IP configuration utility. This enables greater
power allocation to specific locations, such as large rooms or outdoor applications.

"These new amps share the same industrial design with the new MRA-664 multi-room
audio controller," Dever added. "Together they deliver a branded audio distribution
solution that is perfect for any size installation."

All of the new amps feature three turn-on modes: music sense, external voltage trigger,
and manual turn-on via the front panel switch. Additionally, each model in the series has
a total harmonic distortion of 0.2% THD from 20Hz to 20kHz, and a 12-volt control out.

The audio circuitry is constructed with the finest parts available, including 1% metal film
resistors, high quality capacitors and oversized hear sinks for clear and uncolored sound.
Every amplifier in the new series comes with rack mount ears, a removable line chord
and a two year limited warranty. SpeakerCraft's new amps have been tested and
certified in the US, Canada, EU and Australia safety and EMC standards.

About SpeakerCraft
Internationally recognized for its innovation in architectural loudspeakers, SpeakerCraft
is the premier audio brand of Core Brands. The extensive SpeakerCraft line of audio
products is distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers throughout
the United States, Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more
information, visit

About Core Brands
Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Core Brands combines the product and
marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management and
control brands including SpeakerCraft, ELAN, Niles, Panamax, Sunfire, Proficient,
Furman, Xantech, BlueBOLT and Korus to deliver a portfolio of connected home
solutions to its channel partners and end users. For further information, visit

About Nortek, Inc.
Core Brands is a Nortek company. Nortek Inc. is a global diversified company with
leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle
improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit:

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