CE Pro 100 Names Top Subwoofer Brands

Subwoofers is a new category for the Brand Analysis. Sonos debuts as the leader, likely riding the popularity of its soundbars and wireless whole-house audio capabilities, followed by Klipsch, Bowers & Wilkins, Sunfire and Episode.

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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.


Subwoofers is a new category for the Brand Analysis.

Sonos debuts as the leader, likely riding the popularity of its soundbars and wireless whole-house audio capabilities. Klipsch, B&W and Episode make strong showings, and Sunfire garnered much support perhaps fueled by its selection of smaller-footprint solutions.

See the full report here.

Top 5

Sonos: 37

Klipsch: 24

Bowers & Wilkins: 21

Sunfire: 19

Episode (SnapAV): 18

Other Brands

Origin Acoustics: 17

Leon Speakers: 16

Paradigm: 16

JL Audio: 14

Bose: 11

Definitive Technology: 10

James: 10

Triad: 10

MartinLogan: 9

Velodyne: 5

Artison: 4

GoldenEar: 4

SVS: 4

Pro Audio Technology: 3

Revel: 3

SpeakerCraft: 3

Totem: 3

KEF: 2

Meridian: 2

Polk: 2

Wilson Audio: 2

B&O: 1

Canton: 1

CAT: 1

DaVinci Group: 1

Dynaudio: 1

ELAC: 1

Epicure: 1

Niles: 1

Pioneer: 1

PSB: 1

REL: 1

Sonance: 1

TruAudio: 1

Wharfedale: 1

Wisdom: 1

See the full report. 

About the Author

Robert Archer
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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.

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