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CE Pro 100 Names Top Soundbar Brands

Sonos increases its lead to cement its position as the most used soundbar by the CE Pro 100. Klipsch fell out of the top five, while Bose almost doubled its dealer representation.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Soundbar Brands
Sonos is the No. 1 brand in the 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for soundbars.

Robert Archer · June 2, 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.


Sonos increases its lead to cement its position as the most used soundbar by the CE Pro 100. The rest of the top five also made sizeable gains among dealers using their respective products.

Klipsch fell out of the top five, while Bose almost doubled its dealer representation.

See the full report here.

Top 5

Sonos: 60

Leon Speakers: 46

Episode (SnapAV): 24

Bose: 18

Sonance: 17

Other Brands

Klipsch: 15

Paradigm: 13

James: 13

Sony: 12

Triad: 12

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W): 11

Samsung: 10

Definitive Technology: 7

Polk: 6

Yamaha: 6

Artison: 5

Denon: 5

Integra: 5

GoldenEar: 4

MartinLogan: 3

CAT: 2

Harman Kardon: 2

JBL: 2

Monitor Audio: 2

Revel: 2

Cambridge Audio: 2

D&M: 1

Epicure: 1

KEF: 1

LG: 1

Niles: 1

SourceTechnologies: 1

TruAudio: 1

ZVOX: 1

See the full report here.



  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 rarcher@ehpub.com

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Speakers · Business · CEPro 100 · News · Bose · CE Pro 100 Brands · Episode Speakers · Leon Speakers · Sonance · Sonos · All Topics
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