Control & Automation

CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Whole-House Audio and Video

CE Pro looks at the top whole-house audio and whole-house video manufacturers in this 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis. Control4, Crestron, Savant and Sonos take the lead in this brand new category.

Control4 comes in on top with 49 CE Pro 100 dealers turning to the manufacturer for whole-house audio and video products.
Robert Archer · May 31, 2016

The CE Pro 100 is a list of the highest revenue custom installation companies compiled each year (check out the list here). Integrators that made the list gave us an inside scoop on what manufacturers and brands they turn to again and again.

In this CE Pro 100 brand analysis series, 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.

2016 marks the first year in which the Brand Analysis has consolidated the Whole-House Audio and Whole-House Video categories into Whole-House A/V.

The list below unsurprisingly reflects similar results in the previous whole-house categories where the carryover from home control and automation impacts A/V. The brands in this category overall pull equally from the audio, control and video markets. View the full report.

Top Brands:

Control4: 49%

Crestron: 35%

Savant: 30%

Sonos: 30%

Elan: 9%

RTI: 7%

Others in the Field:

Legrand/NuVo: 6%

SnapAV: 6%

URC: 6%

Atlona: 5%

AMX: 3%

Autonomic: 3%

Bose: 2%

Extron: 2%

AudioControl: 1%

Channel Vision: 1%

Gefen: 1%

HEOS by Denon: 1%

Meridian: 1%

Niles: 1%

SpeakerCraft: 1%

Vantage: 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

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  Article Topics

Control & Automation · Whole House Control · Audio/Video · Distributed Audio · Multiroom Video · Business · CEPro 100 · News · Products · CE Pro 100 Brands · Control4 · Crestron · Elan · RTI · Savant · All Topics
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