In 1972, graduate student Bob Carver turned an ordinary classroom assignment into the beginning of the iconic brand of home audio products that is Carver Audio. That assignment - to build a machine that would simulate earthquakes - became the springboard for a four-decade run of innovative 'firsts' and 'onlys' that have continually raised the benchmark for the entire home audio industry.
Headquartered in California, Core Brands is a division of the Nortek Technology Solutions Segment and combines the product and marketing strengths of ten iconic audio, power management and control brands. These include the ATON®, BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech® brands. Core Brands has more than 190 years of combined experience in the residential, commercial and professional markets and over 4,300 direct customer accounts in multiple distribution channels in the United States and around the world.