CE Pro 100 Top Audio Brands: Speakers, Soundbars, Receivers, Wireless, Outdoor, More

Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these audio categories as part of our 2016 Brand Analysis.


What products do the biggest home-technology integrators install? CE Pro surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms each year to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting controls and more.

Coming out of the recession several years ago, dealers turned to the audio market to help revitalize their profitability.

After helping installers to stabilize the revenues through the growth of wireless whole-house audio products, DACs, streaming devices and other components, dealers are now refocusing on a core custom installation category: home theater. 

Slideshow: CE Pro 100 Top Audio Brands

Audio categories you'll find in this slideshow are:

  • Architectural  Loudspeakers
  • In-Room Speakers (Floorstanding & Bookshelf)
  • Acoustic Treatments
  • Audio Amplifiers
  • A/V Receivers
  • HT Preamplifiers/Processors
  • Outdoor Audio
  • Media Servers/DVRs
  • Soundbars
  • Turntables
  • Wireless Audio
  • Speaker Cable/Interconnect
  • Headphones
  • Whole-House A/V

Click here to view the full Brand Analysis 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 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.