CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Whole-House Audio and Video

CE Pro looks at the top whole-house audio and whole-house video manufacturers in this 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis. Control4, Crestron, Savant and Sonos take the lead in this brand new category.


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

2016 marks the first year in which the Brand Analysis has consolidated the Whole-House Audio and Whole-House Video categories into Whole-House A/V.

The list below unsurprisingly reflects similar results in the previous whole-house categories where the carryover from home control and automation impacts A/V. The brands in this category overall pull equally from the audio, control and video markets. View the full report.

Top Brands:

Control4: 49%

Crestron: 35%

Savant: 30%

Sonos: 30%

Elan: 9%

RTI: 7%

Others in the Field:

Legrand/NuVo: 6%

SnapAV: 6%

URC: 6%

Atlona: 5%

AMX: 3%

Autonomic: 3%

Bose: 2%

Extron: 2%

AudioControl: 1%

Channel Vision: 1%

Gefen: 1%

HEOS by Denon: 1%

Meridian: 1%

Niles: 1%

SpeakerCraft: 1%

Vantage: 1%

Yamaha: 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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