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CE Pro 100 Names Top Turntable Brands

Pro-Ject makes a big move into the top spot by more than doubling its numbers, tied with Thorens and followed by Marantz, McIntosh and Denon.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Turntable Brands
Pro-Ject (pictured) and Thorens tie for the No. 1 brand in the 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for turntables.

Robert Archer · June 3, 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.

A good sign for stereo sales and proving the popularity of vinyl’s resurgence extends beyond Millennial hipsters, each of the top five companies saw its CE Pro 100 numbers increase from 2016.

Pro-Ject makes a big move into the top spot by more than doubling its numbers.

See the full report here.

Top 5

Pro-Ject: 16

Thorens: 16

Marantz: 14

McIntosh: 12

Denon: 10

Other Brands

Sony: 10

Rega: 6

Music Hall: 5

Technics: 5

VPI: 4

Audio-Technica: 3

ClearAudio: 2

E.A.T.: 2

Sumiko: 2



Linn: 1

Merrill: 1


U-Turn: 1

See the full report. 

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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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  Article Topics

Speakers · Business · CEPro 100 · News · CE Pro 100 Brands · Denon · Marantz · Mcintosh · Pro-Ject · Thorens · All Topics
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