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Podcast #794: Best Home Theater Brands, as rated by CEPro

The 2017 CE Pro Brand Analysis shows that integrators are using a wide variety of products to satisfy increased consumer demand for streaming media systems, voice-controlled automation systems, and robust networks that are capable of supporting today’s bandwidth-reliant entertainment technology.

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    Best Home Theater Brands, as rated by CEPro

    The 2017 CE Pro Brand Analysis shows that integrators are using a wide variety of products to satisfy increased consumer demand for streaming media systems, voice-controlled automation systems, and robust networks that are capable of supporting today’s bandwidth-reliant entertainment technology.
    Other winners (full report available thru link):

    Brand Leader, Audio:

    • Loudspeakers (Floorstanding/Bookshelf): Klipsch
    • Architectural Speakers (In-Wall/In-Ceiling): Sonance
    • Acoustic Treatments: SnapAV
    • Audio Amplifiers: Sonance
    • A/V Receivers: Sony
    • HT Preamp Processors: Integra
    • Outdoor Audio: Sonance
    • Soundbars: Sonos
    • Wireless Audio: Sonos
    • Media Servers/Streaming Devices: Kaleidescape
    • Subwoofers: Sonos
    • Turntables: Pro-Ject, Thorens
    • Speaker Cable/Interconnects: Binary (SnapAV)
    • Headphones: Sennheiser
    • Multiroom A/V Distribution Systems: Control4

    Brand Leader, Video:

    • TV Displays: Sony
    • Projectors: Sony
    • Projection Screens: Stewart Filmscreen
    • Outdoor Video: SunBriteTV (SnapAV)
    • HDMI Cables: Binary (SnapAV)
    • Gaming Systems: Microsoft
    • Blu-ray Disc Players: Sony
    • Video Distribution Switchers/
    • Extenders: Control4
    • Satellite TV: DirecTV

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    Reader Comments (1)

    Hi Guys - Interesting podcast this week, lots of variety and good discussion. Just wanted to mention with regard to wireless home audio, one brand you didn't mention is Bluesound. It has similar different component units to Sonos (networked integrated amp with speakers, streaming only unit, smaller powered all-in-ones for the patio, soundbar, etc.) but it supports high res audio as well as MQA (if this is important) which Sonos does not do. It also has a CD ripping unit with storage that allows you to digitize all of your music which again differentiates it from Sonos in this aspect. I have no affiliation with Bluesound, but for those of your listeners looking for home audio conveniece as well as good sound quality, might be worth a look/listen.

    Conitnuing to enjoy your podcasts on my dog walks,

    Martin

    June 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMartin D.

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