Proficient Introduces New Compact Speaker Systems
2.1 System, Powered Subwoofer & Sound Bar Designed to Bring Great Sound to Any Room in Any Home
Today Proficient Audio introduced three new compact loudspeaker systems designed to bring high-quality sound to places in the home where there’s not enough space for a typical audio system. The new models include the $600 GS2.1 subwoofer/satellite minisystem and the $300 GS6 compact subwoofer.
“Most of the Proficient line is focused on home theaters, media rooms and multiroom sound systems,” Proficient Audio president Keith Marshall said. “Many of our customers have asked us if we could deliver the same sound quality in smaller spaces, such as offices and bedrooms. These new speakers are designed to do just that. They use the same quality components found in the rest of the line, but scaled down to suit smaller environments.”
GS2.1 Sub/Sat System
As its name implies, the GS2.1 is a 2.1 three-piece system, with a pair of compact satellite speakers matched to a powered subwoofer. This system is ideal for spaces where full-range, high-quality sound is desired but space is at a premium, such as offices, bedrooms, dorm rooms or small media rooms.
Each satellite has a 3½” midrange/woofer and a 1-inch tweeter. The drivers and crossover networks are carefully engineered to blend perfectly, allowing the satellites to deliver exceptionally natural sound, especially in the critical midrange frequencies. Bosses are provided to accept wall mount brackets from many of the popular brands.
The included subwoofer houses all the amplification needed for the system, including a 30-watt amp for the sub itself and two 10-watt amps for the satellites. The subwoofer features a 6½” pulp-composite driver in a MDF cabinet. There are two control knobs: one to set the volume of the entire system, and one to adjust the subwoofer level. This arrangement makes it easy to balance the bass to suit the listener’s taste or the acoustics of the room.
The homeowner never needs to turn the system on or off. The system turns on automatically when it senses an incoming audio signal, and shuts itself off when no audio signal has been received for 5 minutes. A sophisticated limiter/compressor circuit protects the amp and drivers from overloads, so there’s no need to worry when you crank the system up.
The GS2.1 is shipping now with an MSRP of $600.
GS6 6½” Compact Subwoofer
The GS6 adds extra bass in places where a full-size subwoofer might not normally fit, such as under a desktop or in a small bedroom. It blends perfectly with any small speaker system, whether stereo, 5.1 or 7.1.
The subwoofer has a 30-watt built-in amplifier and a 6½” pulp-composite driver. Although it measures only 10 inches on its longest side, the GS6 delivers deep bass down to 35 Hz. A sophisticated limiter/compressor protects the amp and driver from overloads, and a 3.5mm audio input makes it easy to interface the GS6 with computers and portable audio devices.
The GS6 is shipping now with an MSRP of $300.