Parts Express is a distributor and direct marketer of electronics parts and components for the audio, video and speaker building industries. Products include: speakers, cables, wire, connectors, amplifiers, and other electronics for home, office, pro sound, and commercial use. Parts Express was founded in 1986 by Jeffrey Stahl and is headquartered in Springboro, Ohio. Parts Express is well known as a leading solution provider of innovative audio and video products for home, pro sound, and commercial installers and contractors. As an authorized distributor for over 300 manufacturers, Parts Express carries brands such as Dayton Audio, Eminence, Peavey, JBL, Crown Amplifiers, Shure Microphones, Audio Technica, Behringer, Selenium, Pioneer, B&C Speakers Tang Band, Usher, Tymphany, and many more.
Parts Express began in 1986 as a component distribution company for the consumer electronics service and repair markets. Today, Parts Express has evolved into the world’s largest supplier of speaker components for the OEM and DIY markets, representing many speaker component manufacturers in the United States and abroad. The company currently markets via direct mail print catalogs and flyers, internet website and social media.
Over the years, the company has expanded and currently employs over 125 employees. Parts Express began its operations on the second floor of an old General Motors Delphi factory building in Dayton, Ohio. In 1997 the company purchased a 64,000 square foot building in the neighboring community of Springboro, Ohio. Since then it has expanded its Springboro facilities to include another building and land totaling 120,000 square feet on 17 acres. The current campus houses the main warehouse and distribution center, a customer care call center, a speaker repair shop, and retail catalog showroom.
On the Web
Listed as one of the top 400 retail websites by Internet Retailer Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Parts Express has had an ecommerce presence since as early as 1997. The Parts Express website has been continually upgraded and expanded over the years and currently includes over 15,000 products. Beyond retail, the site is also a resource for information to assist in project design and installation including specifications, product videos, line drawings, graphs, look-up wizards, detailed images, white papers, speaker discussion forums, speaker building projects, product reviews, customer project showcases, customer blogs, as well as inventory availability for products sold through the company.
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