11 Most Innovative Pro Audio Products of 2017: The Best Pro Speakers, In-Ceiling Loudspeakers and More

Audix, Bose, Meyer Sound, QSC, Yamaha Pro Audio and others round-out our list of the most innovative pro speakers, wireless microphones and more of 2017.

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11 Most Innovative Pro Audio Products of 2017: The Best Pro Speakers, In-Ceiling Loudspeakers and More
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It was a big year for pro audio products. Pro speakers, in-ceiling loudspeakers, and live sound products all had an impressive stage floor presence at InfoComm. And while we covered those product highlights extensively, the end of the year has us feeling a little…reflective.

After all, the pro speakers market seems to be on the rise, according to an important study that came out post-InfoComm.

According to FutureSource, pro speaker revenues will increase from their current value of $2.6 billion to $3.6 billion by 2021.

But it’s not about the products. The value that integration firms and consultants bring to customers is in understanding their unique organization challenges and designing systems that solve them.

That being said, products are a big part of those solutions. Throughout 2017 the industry saw great innovation from its manufacturers.

Related: Choosing the Right Microphone for Your Next Audio Conferencing Project

2017 was a year in which companies focused on how to provide product solutions that help integrators address their clients’ emerging huddle and conference room needs.

The Meyer Sound in-ceiling Ashby Loudspeaker debuted at InfoComm 2017.

Meanwhile, how content is distributed also evolved throughout 2017.

Many manufacturers touted new AV over IP solutions, while others focused on streaming products.

The products we’ve gathered here are, by no means, the only products released during 2017, nor do they create an all-encompassing list of beneficial products for the AV industry.

With that disclaimer in place, however, you’ve got to admit that these 11 in-ceiling microphones, condensers, and pro speakers go a long way toward defining the direction that pro audio integration took in 2017.

Click on the following companies to see their most innovative in-ceiling microphones, pro speakers, and other pro audio products: