Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado and Montrose, CO, but I work all over including NYC and Newport Beach, CA
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I am, like many who have posted on here, a custom home theater installer. I discovered Snap AV about a year and a half ago and I haven't looked back since. I've always prided myself on my reputation and the products from SnapAV have only helped to strengthen it.
I won't sell products I don't believe in, nor do I sell products I don't or won't personally own and place in my home. I have played with and highly recommend Episode speakers, great product, high quality, excellent sound which cannot be had for the same price points from other brands I've tried or even sell myself. To exceed the Episode speakers you have to spend a great deal more money, and really, is it worth it?
I'm so happy with Snap AV I recommend them to a former employee of mine who started his own business and he now gladly recommends and sells Snap AV products to his clients and has thanked me repeatedly for turning him onto Snap AV.
It goes beyond merely their speakers though. I have a fixed Dragonfly screen I tried on a whim and I was very surprised and happy to have it on display. It competes with a lot of the higher priced screens I was doing in the past. The only things I'd like Steve to look at is doing a larger boarder frame, I'd like to see 3.75" to 5" as an option even just as a custom order option and an ATS electric screen.
Just 4 days ago I installed my first Dragonfly motorized screen, a 100" High Contrast model and I have to say, WOW! I was expecting a decent screen, but I was blown away, no hot spotting, even color, great gain and contrast for a room where I couldn't completely control the light. The client was ecstatic when I finished the install, which incidentally included the new 500 series LCR's, the sound is detailed and natural, dialog is easy to understand and separation is defined. Once again Snap AV delivered on all counts.
The screen I installed retailed for $1,299.00, the last motorized screen I installed cost me $1,341.00 and didn't perform anywhere near as well as the Dragonfly model! The motor was quick and quiet in both directions, easy to install and setup with an excellent amount of leader fabric at the top. The other screen I'd installed, I had to specify a leader length longer than 8", the motor was loud, there was an option for a Somfy motor at an additional $650.00, and the screen wasn't perfectly flat. Sad to say that I won't be ordering anymore screens from the other company.
I have now tried and continue to highly recommend Snap AV's products, their speakers, subwoofers, screens, mounts and line conditioners. I'm anxious to try out their new theater seating if I can get a client to bite as well as some of the other products which I haven't had a need for yet.
The last couple of years have been very lean in my industry and I am happy to have Snap AV products to offer to my clients and to have on display in my own setups. I recently relocated back to Colorado Springs, CO. and I'm excited to introduce these products to my new clients here as well as upgrade my older clients in Montrose, CO.
Keep up the great work Steve and from one custom AV guy, and I probably speak for a lot of us, Thank You for creating Snap AV!
And to anyone considering or being offered by their dealers Episode, Binary, Dragonfly or other Snap AV products, I say go for it! You won't be disappointed!