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Proficient Max TV MT2

Powered home theater sound system and TV platform with Bluetooth®

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  • Proficient Max TV MT2

    Supports most HDTVs (not included)

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by David Brown

Sound bar speakers: room-filling sound with less clutter

Add big sound to your TV without a roomful of speakers. Sound bars require minimal space and wiring, and their sleek designs complement today's flat-panel TVs. Most sound bars have their own built-in amplification, so you won't need to use a home theater receiver. Some models use advanced surround processing and carefully aimed speaker drivers to simulate the effects of a full home theater audio system.

Support your TV with big sound

Finding room to improve your TV's sound can sometimes be tricky. If you aren't sure where to put a sound bar or surround speakers, then check out the Proficient Max TV MT2. It's a platform that rests under your TV and will offer sound that's far bigger and better than your TV's speakers. This 4-channel sound system with two built-in woofers is also a platform that can support flat-panel TVs weighing up to 160 pounds. Just place it on your TV stand, place your HDTV on top, and you can start actually hearing every word of dialogue and feeling the impact of every explosive sound effect.

Built-in woofers bring the bass

The MT2 features two tweeters and four midrange drivers across its front panel. Those alone are enough to dramatically improve the sound of any TV. But when you add in the MT2's dual down-firing 5-1/4" woofers and ported enclosure, you get extended bass response necessary to drive home the low frequencies that give movie and TV soundtracks depth and power. You'll hear all kinds of things you never hear through your TV's puny speakers. Eighty watts of built-in amplification and digital signal processing deliver virtual surround sound that's engaging and immersive.

Enjoy wireless music with Bluetooth

Want to listen to music through this system, too? Built-in Bluetooth lets you enjoy wireless music with your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Play songs from your digital library, listen to free Internet radio streams or Pandora, and stream tunes from your favorite subscription service like Spotify® or Beats Music™.

Simple setup

All you need to get the MT2 up and running is a single cable from your TV. There are optical, coaxial, and RCA inputs, so it's compatible with just about any TV. The included remote control even lets you adjust bass and treble response, so you can fine-tune the sound of this powerful speaker system to your satisfaction.

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Highlights:

  • virtual surround sound speaker system designed to fit under flat-panel HDTVs
  • designed to support flat-panel TVs weighing up to 160 pounds
  • built-in 4 x 20-watt RMS amplifier
  • two 1" silk dome tweeters
  • four 2-1/2" midrange drivers
  • two 5-1/4" down-firing woofers for deep bass response
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
  • digital signal processing delivers simulated surround sound
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet offers enhanced bass response
  • optical and coaxial digital audio inputs (accepts 2-channel PCM only, no Dolby decoding)
  • analog stereo RCA inputs
  • optical digital and stereo RCA cables included
  • remote with bass and treble tone controls
  • frequency response: 35-20,000 Hz
  • 28"W x 4-1/16"H x 17-15/16"D
  • weight: 25 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Enclosure
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Bass Reflex
Pieces in System
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1
Color
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Black
Tweeter
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1" Dome (2)
Midrange
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2.5" Cone (4)
Woofer
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5.25" (2)
Separate Subwoofer
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No
Subwoofer Driver
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None
Bluetooth Connectivity
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Yes
Wall-mountable
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No
Mounting Bracket Included
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No
Surface Mount Stand Included
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Yes
Speaker Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty
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2 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty
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2 Years
Specifications
System Frequency Response
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35-20k Hz
Powered System
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Yes
Sound Bar RMS Power
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80 watts total
Subwoofer RMS Power
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N/A
Audio Inputs
Mini Stereo Audio Inputs
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None
RCA Stereo Audio Inputs
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1
Optical Digital Audio Inputs
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1
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs
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1
HDMI Audio Video Connections
HDMI Inputs
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None
HDMI Outputs
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None
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches)
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4-1/16H x 28W x 17-15/16D
Sound Bar Weight
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25 lbs
Subwoofer (inches)
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No Subwoofer
Subwoofer Weight
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N/A
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What's in the box?

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  • Tabletop TV speaker system
  • Rectangular grille (installed)
  • 2 Round grilles (installed)
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 39" Optical digital cable
  • 39" Stereo RCA cable
  • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
  • Owner's Manual

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Features

Tabletop TV Speaker System: The Proficient MaxTV MT2 is a one-piece tabletop TV speaker system which delvers high quality audio from your analog or digital connected flat-panel TV and Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. At only 4.0625" tall, the MaxTV MT2 slips easily under your flat-panel television. Your television's pedestal base should be no more than 28" (w) x 15.5625" (d) and weigh no more than 160 lbs.

Stereo & Simulated Surround: The MaxTV MT2 provides full stereo sound for music soundtracks. The MaxTV MT2 uses advanced digital signal processing (DSP) to create simulated surround sound that enhances your listening experience by creating a wide enveloping soundstage; perfect for movies, TV shows, games, and sports.

Active 3-Way Speaker System: Proficient's MaxTV MT2 employs two 1" silk dome tweeters, four 2.5" treated-paper midrange drivers, and two down-firing 5.25" treated-paper subwoofers. These multiple drivers are driven by four 20-watt RMS digital amplifiers set up in a two-channel, bi-amplified configuration for 80-watts RMS of total system power. This active 3-way speaker system delivers powerful bass, detailed mids, and clear highs.

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The MaxTV MT2 tabletop speaker system features a bass-reflex enclosure with dual rear-firing and dual front-firing ports for greater efficiency and bigger bass.

Analog + Digital Inputs: The Proficient MaxTV MT2 is fitted with both analog and digital inputs to connect your external AV components. There is one optical (toslink) and one coaxial (RCA) digital input to connect up to two digital audio sources, such as your flat-panel HDTV and Blu-ray player. The digital inputs will accept PCM (2ch) only. There is also one analog stereo RCA input for connecting an external audio device or TV without a digital output.

Note: The soundbar speaker's digital inputs do not support a Dolby Digital/DTS audio signal.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: Built-in Bluetooth lets you wirelessly connect a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer, so you can enjoy your music collection or Internet radio through the MaxTV MT2 speaker system. Music navigation and song/artist information will still be done from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device. Pairing is done without the need to enter a pin-code.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the tabletop speaker system.

Remote Control: The MaxTV MT2 includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the tabletop TV speaker system.

Bass & Treble Control: You can adjust the soundbar speaker's bass (100Hz) & treble (10kHz) level in order to increase or decrease low and high frequency output.

 
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5 out of 5

Great sound

Written By Anonymous, 85018 on Sunday, August 10, 2014
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Crutchfield was awesome to deal with, great price. Same product as speakercraft cs3 but $100 less.
Pros:
Easy setup, sturdy construction
Cons:
Included remote is lame, led is hard to see through grill so you don't get feedback when switching settings, functions, etc...
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4 out of 5

Great product

Written By Arun, Westmont, IL on Sunday, August 10, 2014
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Bought it for $200, can't find a better product for that price. I wanted to get the speaker craft cs3, after reading through both the manuals, I didn't see any difference and the max tv is $100 cheaper. I'm not an audiophile, but I'm very satisfied with the audio quality and it's very easy to setup.
Pros:
Great sound for both movies and music. Bluetooth connectivity. Looks great and sits neatly below the TV. Great bass for a pedestal system. Very easy setup. Great price.
Cons:
No visual feedback for audio settings. Cheap feeling and unintuitive remote control.
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5 out of 5

Get better sound for your flat screens "flat" speakers.

Written By Mike, Weare, NH on Friday, August 01, 2014
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Tired of listening to poor sound with a tv that gives a great picture? I was, so I added the Proficient Max TV MV2 under my 40 inch Samsung LED. The speakers on the tv are small and rear mounted so the sound is reflected off the wall behind. It left it without feeling and frankly flat and boring. When I added the Proficient unit, install was very easy, it even came with all the cables including digital audio which is the way I went. The sound was now directed at me and no longer flat. The 2 small subs added some feeling. The "surround" mode does very little for close viewing, but is better at say 8 or 10 feet away. Don't expect it to blow your hair back or replace your surround system. I would say the construction is great. It weighs more than other similar units, but thats because it hold up to 160lbs! It's very sturdy. The magnet front grill comes off very easy and even looks great with or without it. The remote is small, but really there isn't much that needs to be on it. Not to mention, depending on the remotes you use, you can program your main remote to operate the system. I have directv and the higher end remote can be used with this system. I gave it 5 stars due to the sale price at crutchfield, but at the original cost of close it would have been seriously over priced and received only a 4 star in that case.
Pros:
Sounds and looks good. Very sturdy. Easy installation. Comes with all cables.
Cons:
Way over priced if not on sale. Remote MIGHT be considered fragile and easy to lose.
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