Our Summer Employee Event

MaximusBBQ (2) As we congratulate all our staff anniversaries this month (as we do every month on Facebook), we also wanted to highlight our employee events. It’s great to work for a company where you truly enjoy each other’s company and have an opportunity to get-together and relax. In addition to our occasional impromptu Friday BBQ, this year’s big summer employee event was catered by Maximus Minimus food truck. Employees went ‘hog wild’ over the delicious pulled pork sandwiches and a choice of MINImus sweet and tangy or (for the brave!) MAXImus Hot and Spicy sauce! The Ginger Lemonade was a good match for the warm sunny weather and conversations amongst employees, families, and friends.

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Summer hours start June 1

Our Bellevue and Seattle showrooms will begin summer hours starting June 1st. Visit our showrooms Tuesday thru Friday 10 am to 7 pm or Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. We will be accepting pre-scheduled appointments on Sunday and Monday, however our showrooms will be closed.

Corporate offices and our custom sales group will remain on normal Monday – Friday hours.

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Sub Pop – SeaTac Retail Store

We congratulate Sub Pop with the opening of their SeaTac retail store May 1st 2014.

Sub Pop stated, “Sub Pop is proud to be a part of Sea-Tac’s award-winning Dining & Retail program, which focuses on providing the traveling public and airport employees with shops, restaurants and services that exceed their expectations for customer service, quality, variety, affordability and that reflect a Pacific Northwest sense-of-place.  The program includes well-known national brand names as well as local favorites to meet a variety of needs and tastes.

Sub Pop takes pride in its role as a member of the Pacific Northwest music community. Our vision is to help nurture and support artistic expression and creativity that we believe makes it extraordinary. The private/public partnership and effort between Sea-Tac Airport, the Seattle Music Commission, and PlayNetwork, and its comprehensive program to enhance the traveler’s experience through exposure to the diverse variety of musical artists from within the community, is on par with this vision. The program includes overhead music in common areas, a program of live artist performances in the terminal, artist- recorded overhead announcements, curated videos on terminal and baggage claim monitors, and a multi-channel web radio player available through the free airport Wi-Fi network.”

Sub Pop store is located in the Central Terminal near the entrance to concourse C. Open daily from 6 am – 10 pm.

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Sub Pop Sub contacted Definitive for an audio solution at their new SeaTac airport store.  They had shopped around for stereos in the past and always found the Definitive staff helpful and friendly.  They also knew that we have provided much loved systems for other music labels and stores in town such as Light In The Attic Records and Silver Platters.

Store managers, Julie and Rachel, visited our Seattle showroom to review their needs and discuss options. Definitive’s, John Peters shared their excitement about the new store, passion for music and commitment to doing it right. He evaluated their floor plan and decided on 4 speaker locations to cover two parts of the store, the LP section at the back and the CD section in the middle of the store.

They did not want sound at the front of the store because they often have local musicians playing just outside the entrance, and we did not want sound directly near the sales counter.  The system had to sound good, play from their iPad and a turntable, not take up much room, and look good.  The Rotel RA12 amplifier in silver, two pairs of Bowers and Wilkins M1 in black, and a white Rega RP1 with a red felt mat exactly fit the bill.

Definitive threw in a pair of Definitive LP12 t-shirts for Julie and Rachel to sport around town and they left, excited to get things up and running!

John and the Sub Pop staff on site setting up the Rega turn-table and completing the final touches.

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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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