Music Matters Playlist

Thank you for everyone who joined us at Music Matters last month! If you enjoyed the music – here are all the Music Matters playlists:

Linn Room

Beck Golden Age – Sea Change
Rochelle Ferrell Sista – Individuality (Can I Be Me?)
Beth Orton  She Cries Your Name – Trailer Park
Dusty Springfield  Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty In Memphis
Scottish Chamber Orchestra – Beethoven Piano Concerto #3 – Linn Records

Classé/B&W Room

Al Di Meola All Your Life (A Tribute to the Beatles) - Blackbird
Lorde Pure Heroine - Royals
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Stadium Arcadium (disc 1) - Slow Cheetah
Buddy Guy Blues Singer - Hard Time Killing Floor
Trombone Shorty Backatown - Neph

McIntosh/Vienna Acoustics Room

SnowGhost Studios unreleased master of Swell Season to be released later this year in 24/192
Christian McBride Conversations with Christian - Consider Me Gone 16/44.1
James Blake Overrown Retrograde 16/44.1
Lorde Pure Heroine - Royals, 24/48
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis - They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Vinyl
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon, Vinyl
Paul Simon Graceland – Homeless, Vinyl
Sade Diamond Life – Smooth Operator, Vinyl

Audio Research/AMG Room

Diabolus In Musica Salvatore Accardo violin with Charles Dutoit conducting the London Philharmonic, Deusche Gramophone doube LP re-release by Clearaudio in 2004, original  release 1970s -  “Rondo Galante”

The Percussion Record, The O-Zone Percussion Group, Clearaudio LP re-relase in 2011, origial recording on Klavier records in 1996 - “Jazz Variants”

ZZ Top from The Best of ZZ Top LP released 1977, originally on Tres Amigos from 1973 - “La Grange”

Allison Krause and Union Station So Long So Wrong, Mobile Fidellity double LP 2004, original release 1997 on Rounder Records - “It Doesn’t Matter”  and  ”Deeper then Crying”

Janis Ian, Breaking Silence, LP re-release from Analogue Productions in 2013, original release 1993 - “Breaking Silence” 

Wilson Audio

A variety of Peter McGrath’s personal recordings.

Meridian Room

Bob Dylan Biograph –  Blowin’ In The Wind
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis - You Can’t Take That Away
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms - Brothers In Arms
Daft Punk Random Access Memories - Doing It Right

Wisdom Audio Room

Mirakler Aage Kvalbein Italienske - Gabriels Obo
Art Pepper Art Peppper Meets The Rhythem Section - Waltz Me Blues
Brian Bromberg You Know That Feeling – My Love
Elton John Tumbleweed Connection – Love Song
John Hammond Rough & Tough – Still a Fool
Kina Grannis Stairwells – Valentine
Mino Cinelu Mino Cinelu – Will O’ The Wisp
Trentemoller The Last Report – Evil Dub
Tunng Comments of the Inner Chorus - Jenny Again
Yello Touch Yello Bostich (Reflected)

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Summer Hours End

As of September 1st, we will resume our regular showroom hours in our Bellevue and Seattle showrooms.

Monday thru Friday 10am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm


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Playbar. Unleash Your Sound.

The Sonos Playbar, now available in our Seattle or Bellevue Showrooms, is perfect for any television that needs bigger HiFi sound. With a sophisticated 9-speaker design – six midrange and three tweeters – the Sonos Playbar replaces the built-in television speakers with deep booms, crystal-clear whispers and concert sound.

Doubling as a stand-alone speaker, the Sonos Playbar allows you to enjoy music from your iTunes library, internet radio, podcasts, and your favorite music service such as Pandora or Spotify.


Setup requires just two connections: a power cord plugged into the wall outlet and an optical cord connecting to your television (both are included). That’s it, now all sources (i.e.: cable, satellite, gaming consoles) connected to your television will be played through your Sonos Soundbar.

Easily control your Sonos system with free apps for your Android®, iPhone® or iPad®. Alternatively, the Sonos Playbar speaks most IR remote language, allowing for volume and muting control from your existing television, cable or universal remote.

If you’re interested in expansion, it’s easy to create a 3.1 or 5.1 surround sound home theater experience by wirelessly pairing a Sonos SUB and two PLAY:3s.



Power supply AC 100-240V, 50-60 Hz

Side-panel button Volume up, volume down and mute

Side-panel LEDs Indicate PLAYBAR status

Dimensions 3.35” (H) x 5.51” (D) x 35.43” (W), 85mm (H) x 140mm (D) x 900mm (W)

Weight 11.9 lbs. (5.4kg)

Multiple orientations Mount PLAYBAR on the wall either above or below your television. You can also lay PLAYBAR flat on your television table.

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Wilson Upgrade

We appreciate when customers take time out of their day to give us feedback! Marc shares his experience purchasing the stunning Wilson Sasha Speakers through Definitive in Bellevue.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I upgraded my 802′s to Wilson Sasha’s and had another fantastic experience!

I talked to you a few weeks ago Craig, about my experience going to the Wilson factory with Allen. It was really an experience I’ll never forget. Meeting Dave Wilson and much of his family was amazing! I got to see my speakers before final assembly too.

Well now those Sasha’s are firmly planted in my living room and they are glorious. Allen and Gary came to my house and set everything up properly. Gary is very good at voicing these things. He spent a lot of time getting it right.

One thing I must mention: I was nervous about pulling the trigger on these because the bass extension I heard in your showroom was not exactly deep. I felt like the 802′s in my house sounded deeper. But Allen assured me it was the room. It definitely was, because here in my house the Sasha’s play very deep – besting the 802 in every way. Personally I feel that your concrete floor has a lot to do with bass perception.

I want to let you know that I appreciate everything, from the delivery guys who were meticulous and careful, to Allen and Gary setting everything up perfectly.

Looking forward to working with them again in the future.

Marc R | Bellevue, WA


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Bellevue Showroom Celebrates their 20th Anniversary

I reflect back to my late 20’s, when my wife and I were eager to relocate after losing our home to Hurricane Andrew, August 24th 1992. We were ready for an exciting change when we left south Florida, where I had worked for Peter McGrath of Sound Components.

Having grown up in the Audio business, I was determined to find a company where performance, aesthetics and a culture of excellence was not only supported but also celebrated. Through a close friend, I was introduced to Definitive in Seattle — I quickly fell in love with the organization and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

In May of 1993, my wife and I moved to Issaquah just as Definitive announced it plans to expand by opening a second showroom in Bellevue. I believe timing is everything, and mine could not have been better! I was thrilled for the opportunity to become Showroom Manager of this beautiful new Eastside showroom.

Now, 20 years later, I’m proud to celebrate Bellevue’s 20th anniversary. I’d like to say a special thanks to our wonderful staff and customers who make it one of the most successful showrooms of its kind.

Craig Abplanalp
Vice President of Sales, Definitive


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