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
Outdoor electronics Holland 2

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

Sonos Classic Stereo

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

Sonos Bridge Classic Stereo Blog

WIRELESS PLAYBAR

Sonos Playbar Classic Stereo Blog

BRIDGE WIRELESS SPEAKERS

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WIRELESS WHITE SUB

Sonos Bridge Classic Stereo Blog

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.

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: DIAMOND TWEETER

Bowers and Wilkins diamond tweeter

The tweeters for Bowers & Wilkins shine bright like a diamond. The Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 provides studio-grade technology in the form of a diamond tweeter.

The bookshelf option of the 800-series diamond allows people with smaller listening rooms to hear “True Sound.”

In the video below, Classic Stereo Electronics Professional Bill Price shows us that you can “FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO.”

WIRELESS OUTDOOR MUSIC THAT IS ONE WITH NATURE

Spring is here!  Many people will soon spend their free time outside to enjoy the refreshingly warm air.  Use your imagination with us.  You walk outside this spring to your deck, yard or driveway.  You simply press a button on your phone or other wireless device and beautiful music fills the air.  Nobody sees a receiver and nobody notices any speakers.  Here is how Classic Stereo can make that happen.

Paradigm Outdoor Rock Monitor

blending in with nature

Rock out with Paradigm’s Rock Monitors.  Not only do they provide high performance audio but they are built to look like rocks you would find decorating someone’s yard.

There are obviously no walls or ceilings to contain the sound outdoors, but Paradigm has an answer for that too.

The Rock Monitors provide two channels of L/R sound and contain a trademarked Dual Directional Soundfield.  The two tweeters, each offset at a 30 degree angle, and a twin voice coil bass/midrange driver ensure extremely wide dispersion.

Rock monitors are ideal in a small outdoor area that is less suited for a pair of speakers, or where a single speaker is preferred.  However, multiple rock monitors work very well in larger setting and can be set up to eliminate sound imbalances that can occur when people move around or are seated closer to one speaker than another.

Ask our experts for the best ways to place them in your outdoor space.

a completely wireless experience

A premium wireless amp from Paradigm will make using the Rock Monitors a clean and easy endeavor.  The two-channel amplifier allows you to stream lossless audio over standard wireless networks to any pair of non-powered speakers.

The PW Amp works on speakers in the home and one of our experts actually his indoor amp to stream music outside on his deck.

Paradigm Premium Wireless Amp

The PW Amp delivers more dynamic streaming Wi-Fi audio.  It boasts a difference that is clearly audible, with a wider dynamic range, crisp details and bigger bass response.

If you love your current speakers, you can still enjoy the freedom of the PW Amp experience.  It promises to instantly stream high quality audio to your existing traditional loudspeaker system, no matter the brand.

Contact our experts to let us make this scenario a reality for you.

PORTABLE SPRING BREAK GROOVES

Bose QC 20 Spring Break Lifestyle

Whether this spring break means a week of travel or relaxing at home, we can help you enjoy your time off.

If you are headed to a beach, or maybe even trying to hit some slopes before they melt, think about how you will keep yourself occupied during travel.

 

ALL ABOUT THE BLUETOOTH

We offer a variety of wireless headphones that are perfect for watching movies and TV shows during a flight, in the backseat of a vehicle or wherever you need it.

Bowers and Wilkins provides top of the line audio quality and compacts it into a pair of bluetooth headphones.  Do not worry about recharging them in the car or on the plane, unless you plan to travel for more than 17 hours!

Its aptx Bluetooth technology ensures a consistent sound experience no matter what device is feeding it (laptop, tablet, or phone).

Finally, it offers a subtle and almost hidden way to play, pause, skip tracks and even take calls as you wish.

 

noise cancelling earbuds

Bose QC 20 lifestyle pic tableIf you are a fan of the ear buds, you do not have to give up on cancelling the noise around you.  Bose offers their QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones.  It’s StayHear+ tips create a soft and secure fit which physically blocks some of the noise around you.  It’s Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology reduces most of the noise that is left.

That system allows you to also tune back into your environment at the touch of a button.  The Aware mode on the QC 20 lets the music keep playing with some noise cancellation, but still keeps you in touch with your surroundings.

 

SHARE YOUR spring break GROOVES WITH THE WORLD

Klipsch GrooveOnce you get to your spring break destination, even if it is home sweet home, don’t let sitting outside stop you from grooving to your favorite music.

Klipsch puts 70 years of American Audio Techonology into its Groove Bluetooth speaker.  The Groove provides room filling sound that fits in the palm of your hand.  Enjoy the sounds for an entire eight-hour battery life and don’t worry about any spills ruining a good time.  The Klipsch Groove is splash resistant.

Klipsch is also running a promotion, making it $50 off through April 1 of this year.

 

Stop by our showroom

These are only a small portion of what you can try out in our showroom.  Let our experts get you ready for that much needed week off coming up.

GIVE US YOUR OLD SPEAKERS AND SAVE WITH PARADIGM

You can admit that you have them.  Speakers in your home that are old and worn out or just not living up to your expectations.

March and April present a rare and perfect opportunity to get rid of your old speakers, without having to throw them away.

When you bring in the old speakers, we will give you at least 20 percent off the purchase of your new Paradigm Prestige Series or Monitor Series loudspeakers.

Maybe your old speakers are worn or you want to trade big old towers for a smaller bookshelf model.  You can even ditch the bookshelf model for a beautiful new floor standing tower.

Just bring them into our showroom anytime this March or April to upgrade to a new Prestige Series or Monitor Series loudspeaker.  Our experts cannot wait to show you how either series can upgrade your life today.

 

Paradigm Prestige Speaker Family

The Prestige Series combines innovative technologies with smart experience to deliver astonishing performance.

Paradigm Monitor Series Speakers in a home

The Monitor Series makes audiophile performance affordable.