FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: P7 Headphones

Find It At Classic Stereo

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

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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

Find It At Classic Stereo

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

Classic-Stereo-Home Theater

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.

ANTHEM ROOM CORRECTION: PERFECTING AUDIO

Anthem Room Correction Blog

You have to admire the work Anthem puts into making perfect audio for your room. Does that sound familiar? Of course Classic Stereo offers a preamplifier with Anthem Room Correction. Pair it with a power amplifier that offers Total Harmonic Distrortion and you have optimum sound quality in your home. You can see both items in the Classic Stereo showroom.

AVM 60 with Anthem Room Correction

Few Preamplifiers-Processors provide the cutting-edge features of the Anthem AVM 60.

It offers a ton of features, including:

  • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio
  • Support for UHD Blu-ray and 4K60 video

Yet its Anthem Room Correction feature truly leads the way.

The feature attempts to create audio perfect for your room.

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HOW IT WORKS

No audio lab can predict the obstacles in your room. So the receiver comes with an easy to use kit. You just need a Windows-based laptop with a CD Drive.

  1. Plug the kit’s special microphone into the laptop and the AVM 60 receiver.
  2. Then place the microphone in 5-10 listening positions in the room.
  3. Let the software take a sound sample from each spot and work its magic.

It will create intricate crossover curves to account for the walls and furniture in your room. They strive to make your room sound like the ideal lab standard.

THE MCA 525 – THE PERFECT MATCH

Anthem designed the MCA 525 power amplifier to match the AVM 60. Not only do their looks match; the power amplifier improves the audio.

The MCA 525 provides lower Total Harmonic Distortion for cleaner, pure sound and lower noise.

The new MCA series also boasts more efficient power and heavy-duty reliability.

ANOTHER PERFECT MATCH – ANTHEM AND CLASSIC STEREO

Anthem and Classic Stereo share one common goal: provide the best audio for your home.

While they make the Anthem Room Correction Kit easy to use, we have a team of the best Electronic Integration technicians in the nation.

Call or visit our showroom to find out how they can help you enjoy audio and video perfect for your home.

Classic Stereo Showroom Grand Rapids

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: THE SOUND DESK

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You know what is one of the best reasons to shop at Classic Stereo? Our live showroom. Electronics Professional Bill Price shows us where you can test out headphones and portable speakers. Watch the video to learn more about The Sound Desk or visit our showroom and Find It At Classic Stereo yourself.

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: The Sound Desk

PLAYBAR OR PLAYBASE? A QUESTION FOR TV AUDIO

Sonos Playbase TV Audio

Sonos added Playbase to its TV audio options this spring. The new product makes Sonos fans choose between Playbase and Playbar.

You may visit Classic Stereo and ask our Electronics Professionals, “Which one is the best fit for my home?”

In turn, they will ask you some questions.

HOW IS YOUR tELEVISION, TV AUDIO AND ROOM DESIGNED?

Sonos says the audio output differs for each speaker but they produce the same quality sound.

So it comes down to design.

Have a flat screen TV mounted to a wall? The Playbar links to the bottom of the television, mounts to the wall below it, or can sit by itself on a TV stand.

On the other hand, the Playbase lives up to its name. Put a black TV stand on the Playbase and it should blend right in.

While you may not notice the look, the sound from the Playbase should stand out.

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PLAYBASE FEATURES

If you do not want the Playbase in black, you can get it in white too. Both colors support up to 77 pounds of television.

You should not have any problems setting it up either. Plug in one cord for power and the other cord connects to the TV.

It can provide audio for more than your television. It streams music over WiFi instead of Bluetooth, which comes in handy when you get a phone call. WiFi music does not stop for the phone.

Finally, pair it up with SUB and two PLAY:1s for 5.1 surround sound.

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PLAYBAR FEATURES

Playbar shares many of the same features:

  • Simple two-cord setup
  • TV audio and music streaming
  • Stream that music over WiFi
  • A wireless sync with SUB and two PLAY:1s for 5.1 surround sound

The Playbar also works wall mounted or laying flat.  It even works with your existing TV remote.

FIND THEM BOTH AT CLASSIC STEREO

We encourage our customers to test everything in our showroom. So visit us to see and hear the difference for yourself.

Classic Stereo Showroom Grand Rapids