2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top In-Wall/In-Ceiling Loudspeakers

Sonance, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) lead the way in the most used in-wall/in-ceiling loudspeaker brands in the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

Discover the top 5 in-wall/in-ceiling loudspeaker brands from the CE Pro 100 brand analysis. (Sonance Visual Performance Series shown above)
Robert Archer · June 1, 2015

In this comprehensive CE Pro 100 brand analysis series, CE Pro senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in nearly 50 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.

The brands that are used by the CE Pro 100 are closely watched because these are the most successful companies in the industry. Many integrators look to the brands that are being used by these companies as a signal of success. This brand usage differs from rank and file integrator usage because it does not include brands that are sold through distribution typically, but focuses on direct-to-dealer brands.

For the most part the architectural speaker category remains status quo with approximately the same number of total manufacturers (41) and the same brands at the top. What is interesting is just below the top five is the rising popularity of the Revel and Origin Acoustics brands. Revel’s popularity has been a slow build. Newcomer Origin has solid representation of 16 CE Pro 100 dealers. Click here to download the complete analysis.


Top Brands:
Sonance: 52
Bowers & Wilkins (B&W): 29
Klipsch: 25
Paradigm: 19
SpeakerCraft: 19
Triad: 19

The Rest of the Field:
Revel: 17
Origin Acoustics: 16
Episode Speakers: 15
Stealth Acoustics: 11
Monitor Audio: 8
James: 6
Leon Speakers: 6
DaVinci Group: 5
Niles: 5
Crestron: 4
Definitive Technology: 4
MartinLogan: 4
Polk: 4
Wisdom Audio: 4
Bay Audio: 2
Bose: 2
CAT: 2
KEF: 2
Meridian: 2
OnQ: 2
Tannoy: 2
Bryston: 1
Dynaudio: 1
Elan: 1
Focal: 1
Genelec: 1
GoldenEar: 1
JBL: 1
McIntosh: 1
PSB: 1
QSC: 1
Steinway Lyngdorf: 1
TruAudio: 1
Yamaha: 1

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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Speakers · News · Bowers & Wilkins · In-Ceiling Speaker · Klipsch · Paradigm · Sonance · SpeakerCraft · All Topics
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