CE Pro 100 Names Top Outdoor Audio Brands

Sonance maintains a strong leadership while Origin Acoustics has become a force in the category in just three years.

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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.


Outdoor audio is a popular extension of whole-house A/V and as standalone systems that include home theaters.

Venerable manufacturer Sonance maintains a strong leadership showing with its variety of rugged speakers, while Origin Acoustics has offered a compelling line of solutions to become a force in the category in just three years.

See the complete report here.

Top 6

Sonance: 54

Episode (SnapAV): 35

Origin Acoustics: 30

Bowers & Wilkins: 22

Klipsch: 22

James Loudspeaker: 18

Other Brands

Bose: 14

JBL: 10

SpeakerCraft: 10

CoastalSource: 8

Definitive Technology: 8

Niles: 8

Paradigm: 8

Sonos: 7

Rockustics: 5

Monitor Audio: 4

NEAR: 4

Crestron: 3

Leon: 3

MartinLogan: 3

Polk: 3

Savant: 3

Soundcast: 3

Yamaha: 3

Proficient Audio: 2

Core: 1

Jamo: 1

Niles: 1

NuVo: 1

Russound: 1

Tannoy: 1

See the complete 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 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.