CE Pro 100 Names Top Audio Amplifier Brands

Whole-house audio amplifier manufacturers Sonance, Control4, SnapAV, Sonos and Crestron dominate the rankings.


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.

Highlighting the popularity of multiroom audio, whole-house audio amplifier manufacturers Sonance, Control4, SnapAV, Sonos and Crestron dominate the rankings while home theater and separates manufacturers Marantz, Integra, Rotel and Sony just miss the top five.

The leaders here all made impressive gains.

See the full report here.

Top 5

Sonance: 41

Control4: 39

SnapAV: 35

Sonos: 34

Crestron: 24

Other Brands

Integra: 23

Rotel: 22

Marantz: 21

Sony: 19

Crown: 18

AudioControl: 15

Yamaha: 14

Classe: 14

JBL: 13

McIntosh: 13

Origin Acoustics: 13

Anthem: 12

Savant: 12

Elan: 10

Harman: 10

Autonomic: 9

Lexicon: 8

Onkyo: 8

QSC: 8

Sunfire: 7

SpeakerCraft: 6

Bryston: 5


Lab Gruppen: 5

Niles: 5

Paradigm: 5

NAD: 4

Parasound: 4

Prima Luna: 4

Extron: 3

Peachtree Audio: 3

Pro Audio: 3

RTI: 3

Chord Electronics: 2

Datasat: 2

Stealth: 2

DaVinci Group: 2

CAT: 1

RTI: 1

See the full report.

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 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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