PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER: BIG SOUND

Portable Bluetooth Speaker Peachtree DeepBlue 2

“You will be surprised how loud it can get,” Classic Stereo Electronics Professional Bill Price says. “Its sound is much bigger than its size.” If you are in search of a portable Bluetooth speaker, or even not a fan of them at all, come into our showroom to hear the Peachtree DEEPBLUE2. See if its sound shocks you too.

HOW DOES IT PRODUCE SO MUCH SOUND?

It does not even stand one foot tall and weighs only 16 pounds, so you can move the speaker into any room. With its small size in mind, Peachtree uses a few features to ensure that its speaker still performs well at a high volume.

  • A custom 440-watt amplifier creates five times more power than home Bluetooth speakers on the market.
  • The 6.5 inch woofer moves so much air that you will not only hear full bass, you will feel it too.
  • Five speakers configure three ways to balance the sound. You can easily hear every voice and instrument.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker Peachtree DeepBlue 2

NOT JUST PORTABLE…IT’S SMART TOO

Volume changes how our ears hear bass. The portable Bluetooth speaker uses a “Smart Volume” feature to adapt the bass levels for you. Yet, a remote still lets you control the bass if you want.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker Peachtree DEEPBLUE2

STREAM ALL YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC

The built-in aptX Bluetooth audio receiver lets you pair up to five Bluetooth devices:

  • Android
  • iPhone
  • iPod touch
  • MacBook
  • most PC’s
  • iTunes
  • Windows Media Player
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • LastFM
  • and more!

plug it into even more devices

Two wired inputs allow you to connect to:

  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Sonos Connect
  • turntables with an external or built-in phono preamp
  • HDTV’s with optical digital outputs
Portable Bluetooth Speaker Peachtree with turntable

test the PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER in our showroom

Visit our showroom! Hear the “Smart Volume” in action, learn more about how it connects and see if the sound shocks you too.

Classic Stereo Showroom Grand Rapids

BACKYARD RESORT: OUTDOOR ELECTRONICS & APPLIANCES

Outdoor Electronics Holland Parade Home

You would think it was a tropical island vacation. Yet, a local couple brought that experience to their home in Holland. See how outdoor appliances and outdoor electronics provide a backyard resort at 14728 Powderhorn Trail.

The 2017 Spring Lakeshore Parade of Homes features this and other landscape designs for a limited time.

Landscape Design Services turned the backyard ideas into a reality. It features a bar with a grill, refrigerator and other appliances furnished by Bekins. An outdoor television and in-lawn speakers from Classic Stereo gives guests little reason to ever go inside. They made it grand enough to host big groups but cozy enough for a couple to enjoy.

MEANT FOR OUTDOOR ELECTRONICS

It is important to note that manufacturers do not build all televisions and speakers to withstand the weather outside. This backyard features Sonance landscape speakers and a Seura outdoor television. A reflective coating protects the TV screen and your view from the sun. It also protects against:

  • rain
  • snow
  • dust
  • insects
  • fog
  • humidity
  • extreme temperatures (-30 degrees Farenheit to 122 degrees Farenheit)
  • and more factors mother nature can throw its way
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The homeowner controls all of it with Control 4 home automation. The system lets you control your entire home with a touch of a button or a simple voice command.

TICKETS PLEASE

Lakeshore Parade of Homes Logo

If you want to see it all in person, you need to act fast. The landscape entries for the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes only run June 15-17. The Lakeshore Home Builders Association sells tickets for $15 if you purchase it at the home. Save $2.50 if you purchase the tickets at a Lake Michigan Credit Union. Children 13 and under younger free admission.

SOME DCS APPLIANCES FURNISHED BY BEKINS

UNDERCOUNTER REFRIGERATOR

GAS GRILL

WARMING DRAWER

Outdoor Appliances DCS Refrigerator
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SOME ELECTRONICS FURNISHED BY CLASSIC STEREO

CONTROL 4 HOME AUTOMATION

SONANCE SONARRAY OUTDOOR SPEAKER SYSTEM

SEURA OUTDOOR TV AND MOUNTING ACCESSORIES

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EMPLOYEES DONATE TO WEST MICHIGAN CHARITY

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Looking for a local charitable cause? Bekins and Classic Stereo employees donate to West Michigan charity throughout the year. Last weekend, our employees used a fun event after work as a chance to collect food. This week, we donated 79 cans of chicken to Hand2Hand Ministries.

The West Michigan charity connects churches with a local school. Church volunteers collect and pack meals to children who are at risk of going hungry during the weekend.

Hand2Hand impacts many children across West Michigan and the entire state of Michigan.

  • 72 churches provide meals.
  • 1282 people volunteer time to the cause.
  • 112 schools participate across the state.
  • 4083 children eat healthy meals over the weekend, when they might instead go hungry.

ONE LOCAL CHILD’S STORY

EMPLOYEES DONATE TO WEST MICHIGAN CHARITY ALL YEAR

Bekins and Classic Stereo donates more than 10 percent of its profit each year to local charity. On top of that, our employees have donated to Hand2Hand Ministries throughout the years.

  • Our employees donated food kits, additional food items and Ziploc bags during the winter of 2017.
  • We worked with the community to collect 263 jars of peanut butter in the fall of 2016. As a company, Bekins matched it to push the grand total to 526 total jars donated.
  • Bekins employees have also donated to Hand2Hand Ministries in 2015 and previous years.
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Bekins, employees and the community collected 526 jars of peanut butter for Hand2Hand Ministries in the fall of 2016.

HOW YOU CAN HELP HAND2HAND MINISTRIES

 

Learn more about Hand2Hand and how you can get involved:

Website: www.hand2handbackpack.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Hand2Hand-Ministries

Email: info@hand2handbackpack.org

SONOS IN ACTION AT THE PARADE OF HOMES

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See Sonos audio equipment furnished by Classic Stereo during the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes. The event is sponsored by Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids.

See the elegant craftsman style ranch built by Infiniti Custom Homes at 7974 Ella Terrace in Rockford.

You can buy tickets in advance for $10 by visiting the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids website.  Otherwise, a ticket costs $12 when bought at the home.  This year’s parade runs from May 26 through June 10. Homes will be open Fridays, Saturdays, & Memorial Day from 1- 9 pm and on Wednesdays from 5-9pm.

Sonos at Parade of Homes

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WIRELESS CONNECT AMP

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WIRELESS PLAYBAR

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BRIDGE WIRELESS SPEAKERS

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WIRELESS WHITE SUB

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SEE CLASSIC STEREO & BEKINS IN 9 GR PARADE HOMES

Bekins and Classic Stereo Parade Homes

 

This spring marks a perfect opportunity to see our work firsthand in a local home. The Greater Grand Rapids Home Builders Association features nine Parade Homes furnished by Bekins and Classic Stereo.

TICKETS PLEASE

HBA Parade of Homes LogoYou can buy tickets in advance for $10 by visiting the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids website.  Otherwise, a ticket costs $12 when bought at the home.  The 2017 spring parade runs from May 26 through June 10. Homes will be open Fridays, Saturdays, & Memorial Day from 1- 9 pm and on Wednesdays from 5-9pm.

PARADE HOMES WITH APPLIANCES FURNISHED BY BEKINS

 

PARADE HOMES WITH ELECTRONICS FURNISHED BY CLASSIC STEREO

 

DESIGN INSPIRATION: A CASUAL, FRIENDLY HOME

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If you are looking for design inspiration, consider visiting a local home on Gun Lake with a casual and friendly feel.

Bekins and Classic Stereo teamed up to furnish a newly constructed home at 3961 England Drive in Shelbyville.

  • Appliances bought at Bekins and installed by a Bekins Appliance Installation team.
  • Electronics bought at Classic Stereo and installed by a Bekins Electronics Integration team.

Any lakeside home has a cottage feel but the homeowners plan to eventually retire and live here all year. Jan Brown Interiors designed it and Jason Curtis Builders built it to be a family-friendly, four-season home.

JAN SAYS THAT IS WHY THEY CHOSE BEKINS AND CLASSIC STEREO TO FURNISH THE APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICS. THEY WANTED QUALITY PRODUCTS THAT WOULD LAST.

HBA Parade of Homes Logo

This home, and others furnished by Bekins, will be one of 72 in this year’s Parade of Homes presented by the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids.  You can buy tickets in advance for $10 by visiting the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids website.  Otherwise, a ticket costs $12 when bought at the home.  This year’s parade runs from May 26 through June 10. Homes will be open Fridays, Saturdays, & Memorial Day from 1- 9 pm and on Wednesdays from 5-9pm.

FURNISHED BY CLASSIC STEREO

65″ BRAVIA 4K UHD SMART TV

SONOS SUBWOOFER

39″ SAMSUNG TELEVISION

SONOS PLAYBAR SOUNDBAR

CHIEF ADJUSTABLE TILT MOUNT

SONOS WIRELESS BOOST

SONOS CONNECT AMP

PARADIGM OUTDOOR SPEAKER/SUBWOOFER SYSTEM

 

FURNISHED BY BEKINS

JENN-AIR WALL OVEN

JENN-AIR MICROWAVE DRAWER

JENN-AIR BUILT IN REGRIGERATOR

ZEPHYR VENTILATION

JENN-AIR DISHWASHER

WHIRLPOOL DRYER WITH PEDESTAL

JENN-AIR COOKTOP

WHIRLPOOL WASHER WITH PEDESTAL

SEE HOW IT ALL WORKS TOGETHER AND DRAW DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM THE HOME. VISIT 3961 ENGLAND DRIVE IN SHELBYVILLE DURING THIS SPRING’S GREATER GRAND RAPIDS PARADE OF HOMES.

CLASSIC STEREO TO THE RESCUE: AUDIO NIGHTMARE

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Your eyes set expectations for your ears. For example, one of our electronics experts visited a gorgeous home in West Michigan. The builder thought of almost every detail, from marble countertops to top of the line big screen TV’s.  You can imagine the shock when the builder turned on the TV and the sound was muffled. It was an audio nightmare.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE AUDIO?

Sound typically flows from the bottom of your television. In this case, it immediately ran into the marble countertop. Sound bars, speakers and woofers exist to direct sound to where it can be heard. Classic Stereo worked with the builder and furnished the home with the option that worked best.

A COMPLETE EXPERIENCE

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When we design and build our award-winning home theaters or media rooms, we think about the whole experience. You expect a corvette to have a strong engine and deliver a fast ride. When you walk into a room that looks beautiful, you expect the other details to be just as good. The audio is just as important as the video, the furniture and the beauty of the entire room.

A SIMPLE FIX FOR YOUR AUDIO NIGHTMARE

If you are looking for a simple and easy way to upgrade the audio on your television, consider a sound bar. It sets up easily and some even have the capability to stream music as well.

Here are a pair of choices you can buy from us:

KLIPSCH RSB 8

SONOS PLAYBASE

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO is important

Luckily you know the best audio and video retailer in West Michigan.

Classic Stereo is a full-service, award-winning electronics company. We have the best brands in:

  • audio
  • television
  • speakers
  • receivers
  • projectors
  • complete home automation
  • and more

Plus we have the largest, most experienced technical staff. We provide the best solutions for high-quality sound bar or two channel audio and have the expertise to build you a Dolby Atmos Surround Sound theater.

Are you living with sub-par audio? Tell us how we can help today.

COLLABORATE MORE WITH CRESTRON MERCURY

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Crestron and Classic Stereo by Bekins work together to make life easier for everyone in West Michigan.  The new Crestron Mercury makes it easier for workers to conference and collaborate anywhere.

What is Crestron Mercury?

Crestron Mercury boasts that it is the only UC and AV all-in-one tabletop solution to support any web collaboration application. Mercury enables people to work together regardless of location or conferencing application. All others lock you into a single platform. Employees will find it easy to deploy, use and manage Mercury in every space.  Creston priced the Mercury to meet tight budgets and huddles of any size.

COLLABORATE MORE
Collaborate right from your laptop by simply connecting to Mercury using any soft phone, web conferencing, or UC application:

  • Skype® for Business
  • Cisco WebEx®
  • GotoMeeting®
  • Slack®
  • or more

All other solutions lock you in to just one platform.

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WIRELESS PRESENTATIONS
The AirMedia gateway provides a secure wireless connection to your display.  Use your smartphone, tablet, laptop or connect directly via HDMI. Transform any space into a highly effective collaboration space.

CRYSTAL CLEAR CALLS
A precision engineered speaker and microphone inside Mercury makes it sound like everyone is in the same room.  Use a built-in full SIP conference phone to make calls or use Bluetooth to connect your smart phone.

EASY SCHEDULING
Mercury connects directly with Microsoft Exchange® or Crestron Fusion® to make room scheduling easy. The built-in graphics engine generates an onscreen display of the room calendar and simple instructions for starting a meeting.

ENERGY SAVING MANAGEMENT
Mercury consoles are easy to provision and manage from the cloud, and leverage standard network security policies. A built-in occupancy sensor supports energy-saving automation as well as collection of room-usage data.

 

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CLASSIC STEREO BY BEKINS PROVIDES MERCURY AND more OFFICE SOLUTIONS

Our award-winning team electronically integrates conference rooms and training centers around West Michigan.  Contact our experts today to see how we can help you design and execute your perfect space for collaboration.  Click here to see more examples of our work.

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BEKINS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED BY CE PRO

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CE Pro, the leading trade magazine for professionals in the custom electronics business, ranks Bekins number one in Michigan and 45th nationally in their 2017 Top 100 rankings.   This marks the sixth straight year that Bekins has ranked in the CE Pro Top 100.  Classic Stereo partners with Bekins to provide custom electronic integration and automation in homes across West Michigan.

CE PRO NOT THE ONLY ONES TAKING NOTICE

Bekins holds more than a dozen international awards and has taken home many more honors for work in electronics and integration. Industry leading national and international organizations like CEDIA, Crestron, Lutron and ProSource recognize Bekins as a leader in the industry.  We proudly display many of the honors in each of our showrooms. National magazines like Electronic Lifestyle have written stories that featured some of our integration work with Media Rooms, Home Theaters, Hidden Installation, Extreme Makeovers and much more.  For a complete list of our awards and certifications, click here.

The best part of it all?  You have access to an internationally acclaimed custom electronics company right here in West Michigan!

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WHAT IS ELECTRONIC INTEGRATION?

Streamline life at home and create the audio, video and lighting environment of your dreams.

If you can imagine it in your daily life, chances are we can automate it. Imagine the freedom of being able to control and automate your home’s lights, window shades, TV, audio and intercom systems through your own smartphone or TV remote. No more trying to remember if you locked the door or turned off the lights; no more wrestling with speaker cords and docking stations.

Just automate, then get back to doing the things that really matter.

Here are a few of our areas of expertise:

  • whole home audio
  • automated lighting, dimmer switches and lighting controls
  • motorized shades and daylight harvesting
  • home theater and media room design and installation
  • thermostat control and automation
  • A/V integration for conference rooms
  • surround sound systems
  • acoustical design and engineering
  • wireless speakers and home audio integration
  • plus much more!

WHY INTEGRATE YOUR HOME WITH CUSTOM ELECTRONICS? 

Put your home to work for you so you can spend more time doing what you love. Integrating and automating your home’s lighting, audio, media and other electronics helps you focus less on managing devices and measuring energy usage.  It also allows you to focus more on what matters most at home; living your life.  Here are a few more reasons to integrate your home.

  • The convenience to control your home from across the world.
  • Lower your home’s carbon footprint.
  • Integrated technology even your kids can brag about.
  • Manage less, play more.

To see more examples of how Bekins has integrated custom electronics into homes across West Michigan, click here.

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FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: HOME SPEAKERS ROOM

Home Speakers Classic Stereo Grand Rapids

If you love music then you need to visit Classic Stereo. We have one room you will really enjoy. A room lined with dozens of the best home speakers!

We call it the Speaker Room. It lets you listen to music and TV from each brand we carry. Each person favors a different brand and style so we let you choose the one that fits you best.

Click the video below to get a full tour of the room from Electronics Professional Bill Price. You can also stop by our showroom and “FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO” yourself.