The most ambitious refresh in SpeakerCraft's history kicks off with ground-breaking new speakers, plus amplifiers and a multi-room audio system.

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

entertainment and control technology manufacturer, Core Brands, is introducing the highly
anticipated next-generation SpeakerCraft product lineup at ISE 2015 stand 1-N70.

According to Joe Roberts, Core Brands President, the new SpeakerCraft solutions will include a revolutionary new line of its legendary AIM loudspeakers, a breakthrough whole-home audio system and a full new line of audio amplifiers. "We are thrilled to introduce the next generation of SpeakerCraft at the ISE trade show where the brand was first established as the leading force in innovation for custom installation dealers and integrators," Roberts said today. "We look forward to presenting these new products to our SpeakerCraft dealers and to introducing the marketing and support programs that will help our dealers to achieve a new level of success with the brand."

The totally redesigned AIM series unveiled at ISE leverages new enhancements to give the
speaker line improved fidelity, audio direction and sound isolation. Acoustic Isolation
Technologies reduce mechanical energy transferred to the architectural surface upon which
the speaker is mounted. The next generation Waveplane design focuses the audio energy into
the listening area for a cleaner and richer sound. But the most visible design change is the new
pivoting ARC Tweeter Array which delivers high frequencies farther into the listening area
than standard tweeter configurations. In addition, the speakers offer improved pivoting design
to direct sound as well as upgraded materials and design to suit a wider range of installations.

The new multi-source, multi-zone controller and new amplifier line are designed to deliver
superior audio to any size SpeakerCraft installation. The MRA-664 chassis brings any
SpeakerCraft installation to life controlling six audio sources and six zones, with four amplified
zones for 240 watts of total power. Its two pre-amped zones can pair with the new
SpeakerCraft stereo amps, available soon in 50, 100 and 150 watt-per-channel configurations or
even the new 12 or 16 channel amplifiers to handle the largest projects. "The MRA chassis and
full line of amps complements the new AIM series and it simplifies the dealer's message to
customers with a single-brand, ultra-high-performance story," states Roberts. "We are excited
to be introducing these at ISE."

The new SpeakerCraft offering will be on display at the Core Brands ISE 2015 stand 1-N70.

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, 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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