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CE Pro 100 Names Top Architectural Speaker Brands

Making the biggest gains over the past year are Origin Acoustics and Episode, while Sonance adds five and paces the category again.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Architectural Speaker Brands
Sonance is the No. 1 brand in the 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for architectural speakers.

Robert Archer · May 31, 2017

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.


Audio’s diverse popularity is driving more dealers to offer both architectural and freestanding speakers.

Making the biggest gains over the past year are Origin Acoustics and Episode, while Sonance adds five and paces the category again. Episode grew approximately 45 percent, while Origin nearly doubled its dealer share.

Top 5

Sonance: 46

Klipsch: 31

Origin Acoustics: 31

Bowers & Wilkins: 29

Episode (SnapAV): 22

Other Brands

Triad Speakers: 21

Paradigm: 16

Revel: 15

Definitive Technology: 13

Leon: 13

SpeakerCraft: 13

Stealth Acoustics: 12

Triad: 12

Bose: 9

James: 9

Monitor Audio: 9

Martin

Logan: 7

Niles: 7

JBL: 6

Polk: 5

Wisdom Audio: 5

Crestron: 4

GoldenEar: 4

KEF: 4

Meridian: 4

Dynaudio: 3

Pro Audio: 3

DaVinci Group: 3

Totem: 3

Amina: 2

Artison: 2

CAT: 2

Elan: 2

Jamo: 2

McIntosh: 2

OnQ: 2

QSC: 2

TruAudio: 2

Yamaha: 2

Beale Street: 1

Focal: 1

Integra: 1

Phase Tech: 1

Pinnacle: 1

Steinway-Lyngdorf: 1

Tannoy: 1

Vanguard Dynamics: 1

WAVE: 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 · Loudspeakers · Architectural · Business · CEPro 100 · News · Bowers & Wilkins · CE Pro 100 Brands · Episode Speakers · Klipsch · Origin Acoustics · Sonance · All Topics
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