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

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.

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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.

VISBEEN ARCHITECTS ENLISTS BEKINS & CLASSIC STEREO

Visbeen Architects Alley Party

 

Visbeen Architects hosted guests at their Design Home Thursday night.  The event raised money for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

The Design Home acts as Wayne and Angela Visbeen’s living space, work space, but also their showroom. They designed the space to wow potential customers.

With that in mind, they hired Bekins and Classic Stereo to furnish appliances and electronics in the home.

ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCES FOR VISBEEN ARCHITECTS

The electronics in the home feature hidden installation and built-in speakers. Since we installed them during the construction phase, the speakers are flush to the ceiling.

Each room can listen to its own music or the whole home can play the same audio.

The Design Home also features Seura Vanishing Entertainment flat screen televisions. Turn the TV off and it transforms into a mirror.

The kitchen features appliances from Bekins, including a pair of built-in Gaggenau refrigerators. The refrigerators feature the same finish as the cabinetry in the rest of the kitchen, which makes them discreet and blend in with the rest of the room.

Visbeen Architects Vanishing Entertainment TV Mirror
An example of a vanishing entertainment television mirror from Seura. The left show the TV when it’s “on.” On the right, it becomes a mirror when the TV is “off.”

ALLEY PARTY FOR A CAUSE

Attendees bought tickets to the event and items during an auction. Visbeen Architects and the Grand Rapids Business Journal donate those proceeds to the Helen DeVos Children Hospital. To learn more about the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation and how to donate, click here.

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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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

sonos audio equipment FURNISHED BY CLASSIC STEREO

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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CLASSIC STEREO TO THE RESCUE: AUDIO NIGHTMARE

Audio Nightmare Blog

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.

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.

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: HIDDEN INSTALLATION

Hidden Installation The Den

When you work with Classic Stereo by Bekins, your room can transform at the bush of a button. You can even change a room with the sound of your voice! See hidden installation firsthand in the Den at the Classic Stereo showroom.

Can’t make it into our showroom? Let Electronics Professional John Higgs show you just a taste of what our Electronics Integration team can do for your home.