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Proficient Adds Entry-Level In-Ceiling Speaker

3/14/2012 01:38:24 PM Eastern

Riverside,
Calif. - Proficient Audio launched an inexpensive,
entry-level 6.5-inch
ceiling speaker to meet dealer requests.

ProficientThe
two-way 8-ohm C-600, priced at $130/pair,
is Proficient's lowest priced in-ceiling speaker to date. It's designed for for
dealers who "have
been telling us that it's difficult for them to sell a budget speaker that
doesn't have good sound quality," said president
Keith Marshall. To create such a speaker, Proficient used polypropylene cone
material, which is stiff
yet light and delivers good
bass with low distortion, Marshall said. The C600's 0.5-inch fixed-position polyethylene dome
tweeter is light,
fast and features wide dispersion, he added.

The speaker
is rated to handle
maximum power of 75 watts, and it delivers a
frequency response of 55Hz to 20kHz with a high sensitivity of 89dB 1W/1m.