FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: BOWERS & WILKINS 802

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Electronics Professional John Higgs shows us the Bowers & Wilkins 802 D3. Bowers and Wilkins uses a diamond tweeter and a continuum cone to ensure revealing natural sound.

They say it is “Studio Quality, Home Friendly.”

Electronics Professional John Higgs reveals who else uses these speakers in this week’s Find It At Classic Stereo.

Find It At Classic Stereo: Bowers & Wilkins 802 D3 Speakers

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING GUYS NIGHT OUT

Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever Guys Night Out at Classic Stereo. Congratulations to the winners of our drawings. We would also like to thank Bowers & Wilkins, Sony, Betten Imports, Sharpe BMW, Hestan and Thornapple Brewing Company for their help.  Keep an eye out for our next event on our Classic Stereo News Beat. If you have not signed up for our email newsletter, click here.

TEN REASONS TO CHOOSE HOME AUTOMATION

Custom Electronics Home Automation

We believe in the power of home automation. Not only do we offer Crestron and other home automation services to our customers, their systems controls many of the lights and electronics in our Classic Stereo  and Bekins showrooms.

Yet, if you know someone that still needs some convincing, Crestron recently released 10 reasons to automate your home’s lighting and shades with their technology.

TOP 10 REASONS TO AUTOMATE YOUR HOME’S LIGHTING AND SHADES

  • CONVENIENCE: This one seems obvious, but we cannot stress the benefits enough. The push of one button controls the lights and the shades. You can do even the electronics, garage doors, locks and everything you can imagine (maybe even some you can’t imagine).
  • COMFORT: What if you could replace the beeping of your alarm with a raise of the curtains? Think about waking up to natural sunlight. If you need to get up in the middle of the night, set your lights to turn on as you walk down the hall.
Classic Stereo Speaker Room
  • AESTHETICS: You can replace clusters of wall switches and dimmers all over your home and replace them with stylish touchscreens, keypads or back lit engraved buttons. Get rid of cords hanging from your shades and take advantage of Creston’s new color matching service. Get shades in any shade of color you need to perfectly match your home’s decor.
  • SECURITY: Discourage potential intruders by setting your lights and curtains to change at certain times. Did you hear a noise in the middle of the night? Turn on all of your home’s interior and exterior lights with one touch of a button.
  • ENERGY SAVINGS: Crestron shades provide insulation for the heat and cold.  Yet, think about how much money you save when your automation can change the lights and the shades based on:
    • time of day
    • room temperature
    • season (winter, spring, summer fall)
    • the light in the room
    • how many people occupy the room
  • UV PROTECTION: Automate those same shades to raise and lower around the house depending on the position of the sun. The automation aims to block harmful UV rays, but still make the most of natural lighting in your home.
  • ARTISANAL LUXURY: Ask our Electronics Professionals about the Hartman & Forbes Collection. The design works best for “individuals who appreciate the benefits of handcrafted products created by artisans with a meticulous eye for detail.”
  • EASY UPGRADES: You can easily upgrade from a Crestron manual shade to a motorized one.  Our award-winning Electronic Integration team can slide a new motor in. Then add that shade to your automation system.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY: Ask our Electronics Professionals for more information about Crestron’s Limited Lifetime Warranty for residential lighting control and shade motors.
  • COMPLETE HOME AUTOMATION: You can automate your audio, video, security, heating, cooling and so much more through Crestron. Have anything else you want to automate? Our Electronics Integrators have likely already done it at another home.
Home Automation Touch Panel Example

SEE HOME AUTOMATION IN ACTION

We use home automation in our showroom. We have voice automated controls in our Den. So visit us to see it in action. Learn more about how it can ease your day to day stress and even save your energy bills.

Home Automation Classic Stereo Den

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: P7 Headphones

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Electronics Professional John Higgs says customers try entry level headphones at Classic Stereo, then try the Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones. Higgs says customers hear the difference and choose the P7.

Watch the video below to learn more, then visit our showroom. Find It At Classic Stereo and hear the difference.

Find It At Classic Stereo: Bowers and Wilkins P7 Headphones

JOIN US AUGUST 10TH FOR GUYS NIGHT OUT

Guys Night Out

Mark August 10 on your calendar. We have that Thursday night all planned out for you. How does this sound? A Guys Night Out!

sample BEER FROM A LOCAL BREWERY – THORNAPPLE BREWING COMPANY

Guys Night Out - Thornapple Brewing Company Logo
Guys Night Out Beer and Headphones only

Hear award-winning Bowers & Wilkins audio inside BMW and Volvo cars

Guys Night Out
Bowers & Wilkins Audio

Snack on food grilled on an award-winning Hestan

Guys Night Out Hestan Grill

Lose touch with reality in the best home theater you have ever experienced

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Maybe even walk away with

a free membership to the Thornapple Brewing Company  Mug Club

Thornapple Brewing Company Mug Club

OR a free pair of Bowers & Wilkins headphones

Guys Night Out Bowers and Wilkins P5 Headphones

JOIN US FOR GUYS NIGHT OUT

Stop by the Classic Stereo showroom at 6275 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids from 6-8pm August 10th for our first ever Guys Night Out. If you want to win the Mug Club membership, then RSVP on our Facebook event by clicking here. Make sure to share the event on Facebook too.

Enter into a drawing at the event to win Bowers & Wilkins headphones.

Only those present in our showroom at the time of the drawing will win prizes.

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: Klipsch Groove

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The Klipsch Groove lets you bring the grooves with you. The battery lasts for up to eight hours, and a USB connection makes it easy to recharge.

Klipsch says it uses 70 years of American Audio Technology to make its little Bluetooth speaker “sound bigger than any of its rivals.”

Electronics Professional John Higgs shows us the Klipsch Groove in the video below. To hear the sound for yourself, visit our showroom and Find It At Classic Stereo.

Find It At Classic Stereo: Klipsch Groove

MOST AWARDED CUSTOM ELECTRONICS BRANDS

Custom Electronics Home Automation

Electronic House recently noticed some trends in their 2017 Homes of the Year award winners. With dozens of entries, a handful of custom electronics brands kept popping up. The names will look familiar to people who have seen the Classic Stereo showroom. If any of these interest you, let a member of our nationally acclaimed Bekins integration team install for your home.

Sony VPL-HW65ES Projector

SONY VIDEO PROJECTORS

Electronic House found Sony video projectors in 11 Home of the Year cinemas and media rooms. Especially popular were 4K projectors and the ES line. Ask for a demo in our Reference Theater to get a first-hand look at how Sony 4K projectors can improve your home theater experience.

CONTROL4 HOME AUTOMATION

Custom Electronic Brands

Ten of the homeowners automated their house with Control4. Use the system to control just your audio and video or change your entire home with one touch of a button.

We will customize it to fit you. Our Bekins Integration team has never done the same project twice. That means decades of completely customized home automation.

LUTRON LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS

Electronic House said Lutron was “by far the most popular lighting system utilized by our Homes of the Year.”

Once again, one touch control of your lights. Lutron lets you control it with a smartphone app, touch panel or remote control.

They also most newly constructed homes chose the hardwired options. Most existing homes chose wireless options.

Ask our nationally acclaimed experts which works best for your home.

Custom Electronics Brands

SAMSUNG TELEVISIONS

Seven Homes of the Year feature Samsung TV’s. Electronic House talked about a most unusual instance:

“We thought we had seen it all, when one of our award-winners floored us with a curved 65-inch Samsung 4K TV installed directly on the surface of a ceiling above a bed!”

MORE POPULAR BRANDS FOUND IN HOMES OF THE YEAR AND CLASSIC STEREO

Paradigm Persona Speakers

PARADIGM SPEAKERS
FOUND IN 6 HOMES

SONANCE SPEAKERS
USED IN 5 HOMES

Marantz Receivers
QMotion Shades

MARANTZ A/V RECEIVERS
APPEARED IN 4 HOMES

QMOTION MOTORIZED DRAPERIES AND SHADES
INSTALLED IN 4 HOMES

TEST THE TOP CUSTOM ELECTRONICs IN OUR SHOWROOM

Test these brands in our showroom! Better yet, compare them to the other top brands we carry to see which is the best fit for you.

Top Custom Electronic Brands Electronic House

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: PARADIGM PERSONA 9H

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Beryllium helps the Paradigm Persona 9H loudspeakers disappear into the audio. The speakers earn their name by taking on the “persona” of the audio.

Paradigm says Beryllium provides the “absolute best diaphragm material.” Over three decades of innovation go into their luxury new class of loudspeaker.

Electronics Professional John Higgs shows us the Paradigm Persona 9H loudspeaker. You can also visit our showroom and Find It At Classic Stereo for yourself.

Find It At Classic Stereo Paradigm Persona 9H

OUR EFFORTS TO RECYCLE ARE PAYING OFF!

Bekins and Classic Stereo Recycle

Bekins and Classic Stereo understand that a companies our size have the potential to make a negative impact on our environment. That is why we have made it such a priority to reuse or recycle over 90% of all waste that go through our Coopersville Service Center.

REUSE

One of our favorite ways to help the environment and our community is to donate our items for new and creative uses. Here are a few recent recreations.

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Bekins recently donated large appliance boxes to Coopersville Public Schools. These boxes nurtured the imagination of local preschool children as they turned them into a firetruck!
Recycle Boxes at Coopersville Chruch
Coopersville Reformed Church was happy to have some of our cardboard boxes for their Vacation Bible School. The staff turned them into fun structures that lined the hallways of the church.
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UpStreet Children's Ministries in Grand Haven took their Roman theme to new levels with the use of our cardboard boxes for chariot races!

RECYCLE

For all items we are unable to reuse, we recycle! Our Coopersville Service and Distribution Center was specifically designed to be able to house the storage space, cardboard balers and other machinery necessary to recycle cardboard, cores, plastic ties and film, styrofoam and old appliances.

This is not a money making effort for us but we truly believe in the cause and enjoy seeing how large of an impact our recyclables are making.

Our recycling efforts from January through June of 2017 have helped save:

  • 107,170 gallons of water
  • 94,218 KWH of energy
  • 1,209 gallons of oil
  • 919 pounds of air pollution effluents
  • 260 trees
  • 51 cubic yards of landfill space

Below is a full report of what Bekins and Classic Stereo have recycled and the resources saved for the first half of 2017.

Bekins 2017 First Half Recycle Report

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: Home Theater

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We dare you to find a better Home Theater experience than our Reference Theater in Classic Stereo. Our theater includes the best brands:

  • Salamander Seating
  • acoustic mapping with Kinetics
  • Seymour Screens
  • Dolby Atmos surround sound
  • and more

If you have not seen the theater, watch the video below. Then, visit our Classic Stereo showroom because it is an experience that no video or words can truly describe.