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Salamander ranks #1 for 14 years straight as Top AV Furniture Brand – CE Pro Annual Brand Analysis

CE Pro Brand Leader for AV Furniture
CE Pro Brand Leader for AV Furniture

Ranked #1 for 14 years straight

The 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis report shows Salamander is ranked again as #1 as leading AV furniture brand. This is the 14th consecutive year Salamander has taken the top furniture position, which has been consistent for us each year since the inception of the CE Pro Annual Brand Analysis.

Custom, convenient, elegant and covered by Limited Lifetime Warranty – these are just some of the most desirable features homeowners seek for their daily entertainment and comfort solutions. And Salamander offers them all. As the trusted brand of choice, our cabinets, TV mounts and other furniture solutions are built to last with quality craftsmanship, premium designs and exceptional details. Our furniture can adapt to your needs today and far into the future.

 

And in the Top Ranking for Seating

In addition to being #1 in the furniture category, Salamander is in the top-rankings in this CE Pro Analysis in the seating category. With seating solutions that fit every interior and room in the home, our wide selection has not gone unnoticed, and this in-depth study reflects just that. Choose from custom individual, modular and theater row seats that all bear our exceptional quality and durability.

The Numbers are in – and Clear

The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand. Salamander is ranked with 52% and has more than double the percentage of its closest competitor. These numbers are closely monitored according to CE Pro, “because these are the most successful companies in the industry”. Many professional integrators look to the brands that are being used by these companies as a signal of success.

Having been consistently recognized in these categories for furniture and seating, we hope our current and future customers are even more confident that Salamander delivers a best-in-class experience. And, one that is backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty for many years of enjoyment. We are the AV and entertainment furniture brand that you can trust and depend upon.

 

Try Salamander Today

If you’d like to try our entertainment furniture and seating solutions or speak with a local professional about a customized solution just for you, please visit an authorized dealer or contact us for our recommendation.

Salamander Designs Best of 2017 Award Winners

CEDIA 2017 is in the rearview and we are dashing towards year end. Before the memory of CEDIA fades from memory, the Salamander Designs team would like to call out and shine a light on some of our important partners who did stand-out work this past year. We honored these teams at CEDIA, but we want the world to know of them and their accomplishments. We are proud to keep such company and are happy to support great partners who are doing excellent work.

 

BEST  INSTALLATION – Audio Breakthroughs

Audio Breakthroughs installed a custom home theater project with hidden recessed JVC projector and Revel in-wall speaker system. Salamander Alex chairs provided the look the client wanted. Client wanted a home theater with comfortable seating but without the traditional theater chair appearance. The Alex chair provided the perfect solution. He loved the fit and finish, the excellent build quality and luxurious padding. The Alex fit into the room perfectly and the client was thrilled with the results!

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL INSTALLATION – High Class Technology

High Class Technology built this project on the outskirts of Medellin, with more than 900 square meters plus its own soccer field. The client and home owner, James Rodriguez, is a Colombian soccer player of the Bayern Munich team. This project featured a personalized home theater, inspired by the clients favorite character, Harry Potter. It has projection 4K, curved screen with the highest standards, Dolby Atmos sound, and of course two rows of Salamander chairs. With soft lighting, sound and motorized chairs, we create a space of comfort, technology and high-class design.

 

BEST SHOWROOM  Sound Concepts

It’s hard to tell with a state of the art, killer showroom featuring Salamander Designs seating, that Sound Concepts began in a small convenience store location with 3 employees, all still employed with the company today. It was from these early days that the foundation of values of hard work, customer service, and reinvestment was laid. Sound Concepts is known as a go-to integrator in the Northeast Arkansas area.

 

DEALER OF THE YEAR – ListenUp 


You hear a lot of talk about “custom” systems in the A/V world these  days. Talk to ListenUp co-founders Walt Stinson and Steven Weiner about the history of the company, and you’ll find out that ListenUp was custom before custom was cool. “From the very beginning we delivered and set up the systems we sold, and made sure they were properly integrated into the room,” says Steven. “We were tremendously enthusiastic about the gear – and, more importantly, the music – and we wanted to make sure everything got set up right so it would sound right. We knew if we offered this level of attention and people got a superior experience from their systems, they would become repeat customers.”

 

REP OF THE YEAR – ELITE3PRO

Elite3Pro was established in the Fall of 2005 to provide superior product representation for the CEDIA channel. We recognized a need for representation that would best support the ever-changing technology landscape, specifically with the continuous convergence occurring between residential, commercial and IT sectors. Our ability to understand and manage education of this evolving industry allows for quality expansion and newly identified opportunities for all of our partners

Salamander Designs is CE Pro 100 Top Furniture Brand for the Ninth Consecutive Year

CE Pro Brand Leader for AV Furniture
CE Pro Brand Leader for AV Furniture

The 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis is out, and we’re extremely pleased to share that for the ninth consecutive year, Salamander Designs has been named the top AV furniture brand in this annual report by CE Pro Magazine. CE Pro magazine is a leading trade publication for professionals involved in the custom electronics business.

In addition, a significantly expanded lead in the furniture category, we ranked 2nd in home theater seating. If you’re a Salamander customer or dealer, thank you! You helped us achieve this important designation from one of the most respected trade publications in our industry.

CE Pro Brand Leader for Furniture and 2nd for Theater Seating
CE Pro Brand Leader for Furniture and 2nd for Theater Seating

Salamander comfortably leads a category featuring 23 manufacturers mentioned by CE Pro 100 dealers. Salamander, along with CinemaTech and Fortress increased their respective dealer totals from the previous year, while BDI and Sanus held serve. No other brands had double-digit dealer counts.

The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.  These numbers are closely watched, according to CE Pro, “because these are the most successful companies in the industry”. Many professional integrators look to the brands that are being used by these companies as a signal of success.

About CE Pro

CE Pro magazine is the leading trade publication for professionals involved in the custom electronics business. Its readers specify and sell technology-related products to homeowners, homebuilders and SMB (small/medium business) owners. Formerly a monthly magazine, CE Pro is now published and distributed 17 times per year. Launched in 1994, CE Pro was the first publication to address the home systems integrator channel and is widely recognized as the best publication in the category.

About Salamander

Salamander Designs is a leading manufacturer of premium quality, highly customizable furniture for residential and commercial audio/video integration. Our premium, custom AV furniture lines include the Chameleon CollectionArchetype SystemSynergy System and theater/lounge seating solutions. We also make a wide variety of accessory products that enhance and complement our furniture. Most products are built to order in the USA and quick ship within days. Our AV Basics line offers a pre-configured, high quality selection of value-packed cabinets and seating producs. Contact us online or call (888) 650-5289. International callers, dial (860) 761-9500.

 

Salamander Designs Scores Fifth CE Pro BEST Award

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Salamander Designs scored its fifth CE Pro BEST award at CEDIA 2016 for a sleek, functional and AV furniture solution solving Low Profile Cabinet.

The New Low Profile Cabinet with its narrow depth, sleek design, storage capabilities and assortment of finishes delivers innovative residential solutions. As mentioned in our prior blog, Thinking Big at CEDIA 2016 (those who can anticipate the solutions and be ready with products will be the first reap the rewards of new opportunities.

Salamander looks toward AV furniture solutions and implements them according to your needs. We are cognizant of the trends of downsizing, residential city/urban space restrictions and historic building walls. We understand the importance of maintaining wall integrity and the realities of TV large screen weight concerns. As a response to these trends and concerns, Salamander Designs created the low profile cabinet.

 The cabinet’s 12-inch depth, sleek design, storage and easy installation solutions, also caught the attention of CE Pro and Innovation & Technology Magazine editors, resulting in two awards at last month’s conference.

The problems that this cabinet addresses are summarized below:

Problem
Solution/b>
Limited room space
 The depth is 12 inches, providing more room space and a sleeker design.
Overheating of AV components
Heat sensor fans can be installed in the cabinet base providing intake up and out the top of the door panel, or up the screen mount as a chimney.
Flat panel screen requires wall mount with Questioning wall durability/adaptability (brick/historic plaster)or wall stability
Our integrated mounts for flat panel screens support the weight of the screen on the cabinet eliminating the need to penetrate wall integrity. Only 2 toggles bolts are required for panel tipping safety.
Insufficient space to install an audio receiver cable box or gaming station
Vertical 3-U rack allows equipment to be mounted and hung in any bay.
Design/door panels not coordinated with the over all room decor
The styles come in 6 different door panels.
Variable installations costs
Easy installation, eliminates the need to use, electricians, or other contractors.
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Let Salamander be your “go to” for innovative AV furniture solutions. Contact us for more information.

Salamander Expands Lead as Top AV Furniture Brand – CE Pro

The 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis is out, and we’re extremely pleased to share that for the seventh consecutive year, Salamander has been named the top AV furniture brand in this annual report by CE Pro Magazine. In addition a significantly expanded lead in the furniture category, we ranked third in home entertainment seating. If you’re a Salamander customer or dealer, thank you! You helped us achieve this important designation from one of the most respected trade publications in our industry.

Top AV Furniture Brand CEPro100The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.  These numbers are closely watched, according to CE Pro, “because these are the most successful companies in the industry”. Many professional integrators look to the brands that are being used by these companies as a signal of success.

About CE Pro

CE Pro magazine is the leading trade publication for professionals involved in the custom electronics business. Its readers specify and sell technology-related products to homeowners, homebuilders and SMB (small/medium business) owners. Formerly a monthly magazine, CE Pro is now published and distributed 17 times per year. Launched in 1994, CE Pro was the first publication to address the home systems integrator channel and is widely recognized as the best publication in the category.

About Salamander

Salamander Designs is a leading manufacturer of premium quality, highly customizable furniture for residential and commercial audio/video integration. Our premium, custom AV furniture lines include the Chameleon Collection, Archetype System, Synergy System and theater/lounge seating solutions. We also make a wide variety of accessory products that enhance and complement our furniture. Most products are built to order in the USA and quick ship within days. Our AV Basics line offers a pre-configured, high quality selection of value-packed cabinets and seating producs. Contact us online or call (888) 650-5289. International callers, dial (860) 761-9500.