February 18, 2013
"From its origin in 2001, Steve Acree’s business was building speakers for musicians, assembling components, and offering products online at great prices when compared to many commercial audio speakers. He began his business while in his early 20s with only a few parts for speakers and sold them online for a few years. With the momentum Amazon provided, Steve launched his own website — where he also began selling products in 2008 — and added some additional online marketplaces"
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August 15, 2013
"For Steve Acree, running a small business at times seems like a life of almost daily improvisation. Looking back over Acree's career, a pattern emerges of sharp decisions in which he seized opportunities many others wouldn't see. It all started with an interest - stuff like amplifiers, DJ gear, subwoofers and snake cables. Acree began selling the equipment full time and called his company Seismic Audio. "
July 8, 2014
"Seismic Audio is an audio parts retailer for musicians. Steve Acree founded the company in 2000, selling audio parts on eBay out of his living room. His business quickly took off, and his passion evolved into a full-time business dedicated to changing the way musicians buy their gear. Over the years, the company has continued to grow its online sales and build its inventory offering, now selling a vast array of products, including rack cases, guitar and bass guitar cabinets, snake cables, powered subwoofers and amps out of a 100,000-square-foot warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee. "
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November 14, 2014
Seismic Audio recently had the privilege of working with and getting to know Frank Hannon, founding member and lead guitarist of multi-platinum band TESLA. Mr Hannon chose Seismic Audio Pro Audio equipment for use in his recording studio. After building a repore with our lead sound technician, Mr Hannon has ordered numerous Seismic Audio products ranging from PA Speakers, to Snake Cables, to Microphone Cables. He was even nice enough to leave us a great review on our website:
"Aside from recording and touring the world with the band TESLA, I also produce live shows and own a professional recording studio that produces albums. I am a proud user of Seismic Audio equipment, including their PA speakers, snakes and cables. I have found the snake boxes and cabling to be tough and solid in each application..for either stage or studio use, and you just can NOT beat the prices anywhere. I am very happy with Seismic Audio's service and quality. Not too mention the colored mic cables and snake designs make the jobs much easier! Great doing business with ya!
Thanks, FRANK HANNON"
Currently, Mr Hannon has a brand new solo album called "World Peace" coming out for Christmas release on his label Redhawk Records. You will also be able to find it on his website: frankhannon.com and at teslatheband.com
We are proud to work with awesome musicians like Frank Hannon and his record label Redhawk Records. We take pride in the fact that although he could buy any product out there, he chose Seismic Audio. We take it as a testament to our high quality products and excellent customer service. We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of musicians like Mr Hannon as well as musicians from all ends of the pro audio spectrum. From novice DJ to the gigging musician to multi-platinum recording artists, Seismic Audio has something for everyone.
August 14, 2015
"Sooner or later, most small business owners reach a moment of truth: Your dreams of success require you to expand your team. 'Hiring employees was the best thing I ever did. It took me several years to realize that I cannot do it all. With the new bodies in the business, I was able to concentrate on growth. I now have 16 employees and we have grown from $600K a year in 2007 to being on pace to easily break $10 Million this year.' - Steve Acree, Seismic Audio Speakers"
August 31, 2015
"My best employees have been my customers. This has now become the first place we look. We sell audio equipment to bands, bars, DJs, churches, schools, etc. Our customers tend to know pro audio. They now the challenges a musician faces — and therefore make some of the best employees. Plus, they get to work in field that would normally just be a hobby or side money for them. To date, I have 16 employees, and 8 of them were customers before they were employees" - Steve Acree, Seismic Audio Speakers"
I went on a hunt to find some of the most affordable and best items for a home music studio and I hit the mother-load with a site called Seismic Audio. I couldn’t help but to feel like a kid in a candy store after browsing through all of the music equipment that they offer at such a low price. Speakers, Mics, and Mixers… Oh my!
September 2, 2015
"A Memphis college guy starts selling audio gear online for extra cash and soon finds resounding success"
Meet Seismic Audio. A small e-commerce business located in Memphis, TN that is passionate about music and sound. They sell professional quality sound equipment such as speakers, microphones, and cabinets through multiple marketplaces. Watch how they use FedEx software, shipping solutions, and e-commerce insights to simplify their processes and give their customers more options.
September 16, 2015
My business name came about after my hobby turned into a career. I started selling pro audio speakers and audio parts on eBay while going to college. I gave everything generic labels using “SA” to start each model number. The SA was from my name, Steve Acree. After about six months I realized that things were taking off. I had all these products with SA on the packaging and needed to come up with a name. I didn’t want to call them Steve Acree speakers. At the time, 15 years ago, I had a roommate who was going to school for geology. He suggested I should do something on the lines of earthquakes since Pro Audio equipment makes a “rumble”. He came up with Seismic Activity and I changed it to Seismic Audio. This is how the name Seismic Audio came in to being and it has been the same for 15 years.
September 24, 2015
E-commerce companies are relatively easy to bootstrap. Steve tells the story of his journey bootstrapping Seismic Audio to almost $10 million in revenue.
October 12, 2015
Somehow managing to blow the "official" The Walking Dead guitars out of the water, one fan has customized his own guitar with The Walking Dead comic book art to create a uniquely creepy instrument.Seismic Audio will be giving away the guitar in a giveaway, which ends October 31, 2015.
October 27, 2015
Guitarists spend tons of time and money on searching for the best tones, but an oft-overlooked game-changer is your speaker selection. It’s much easier to swap out amp speakers than you might think, and will make a world of difference if you’re looking to switch up your sound.
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Steve Hatmaker, Jr., of Seismic Audio Speakers, feels the best buzz generation comes from "putting the focus on people and not the product."
November 2, 2015
"Each employee has a task and babysitting or tending to your dog is not his or her job," says Steve Acree, owner, Seismic Audio Speakers, a dog-friendly business. "If your dog is constantly following other employees or going in to other offices or begging for food while employees eat, then he or she should be left at home."