CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Home Theater Seating

Salamander surges into the second spot, right behind Fortress Seating, in the home theater and media room seating category of the 2016 Brand Analysis.


The CE Pro 100 is a list of the highest revenue custom installation companies compiled each year (check it out). 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.

Seating is one of the most competitive categories in the 2016 Brand Analysis. This year’s big development in home theater seating is Salamander’s surge into the second spot close behind the leader.

For the second year in a row, Fortress tops the list with CinemaTech, Acoustic Innovations and Cineak rounding out the top five. Click here to view the full report.

Top Brands:

Fortress: 25%

Salamander: 22%

CinemaTech: 13%

Acoustic Innovations: 9%

Cineak: 8%

Others in the Field:

Palliser: 7%

Bell’O: 4%

United Leather: 4%

Acadian: 1%

AcousticSmart: 1%

American Treasures: 1%

CDGi: 1%

Continental Seating: 1%

Improved Image: 1%

Jaymar: 1%

Oasis: 1%

Premiere: 1%

Row One: 1%

Texas Theater Seating: 1%

TheaterSeatStore.com: 1%

About the Author

Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

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 has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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