CE Pro 100 Names Top Acoustical Treatment Brands
For the second year in a row, SnapAV leads the category followed closely by Kinetics Noise Control, CinemaTech, Auralex and Acoustic Innovations.
CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, otherwise known as the CE Pro 100, to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting control, security and more.
In this category-by-category breakdown, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in 55 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.
Acoustic treatments experienced a major surge in usage by CE Pro 100 dealers.
For the second year in a row SnapAV leads the category followed closely by Kinetics Noise Control. CinemaTech, Auralex and Acoustic Innovations round out the top five, all double-digits ahead of the nearest competitor.
Kinetics Noise Control: 20
CinemaTech: 18 (ARS is a CinemaTech product line that was added to CinemaTech's totals after the print edition of CE Pro became available)
Acoustic Innovations: 16
Simplified Acoustics: 5
Cinema Design Group: 3
Acoustic Solutions: 2
Owens Corning: 2
Acoustic Geometry: 1
Acoustical Solutions: 1
ATS Acoustics: 1
Echo Panels: 1
MSR Acoustics: 1
RPG Acoustics: 1
Snow Sound: 1
SRS Systems: 1
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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 email@example.com
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