Our Story

Definitive Audio’s first showroom off 55th in the University District. In 1980, we expanded to ‘Audio Row’ on Roosevelt. In 2001, we moved a few blocks away, to our current location.

Back in 1975, when turntables filled the stores in Seattle’s University District, three friends started Definitive Audio in a shop dedicated to high-performance audio. On the weekends, customers would pack into our small store to experience music coming from some of the finest audio equipment in the world. Not only did customers share our love for music, they wanted to recreate this experience in their home.

Over the years, some things have changed — but our passion for music has not. We’ve stayed true to our roots in audio, while expanding our services gradually over time.

Today, Definitive has grown to be the most established residential and commercial integration company in the Pacific Northwest. We take pride in providing a place where you can come in and experience your favorite music or movies on a range of systems. Our custom design group is available to help integrate personalized solutions for music, movies, and home automation in your home.

Our Team

Definitive is known for our team of highly skilled professionals, many who have been with us for 15 or more years. These enthusiasts are united by their passion for music, movies and technology. The depth of knowledge of the Definitive team is unsurpassed and includes expertise in system design, engineering, project management, service technicians and installation.

Over the past 40+ years, we’ve earned the trust of customers visiting our showrooms, as well our customers with residential and commercial projects of all sizes.

Definitive Employees
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Definitive team enjoying BBQ at our summer picnic event.


When we began Definitive Audio in 1975, recognition came from our customers, who supported our efforts to seek out those and companies who shared our passion for recreating the experience of live music in their homes.

Today, we are proud to say that we continue to be recognized by our customers, but we have also been recognized as an industry leader in multiple publications, by manufacturers, and through industry awards.