What Galapagos Systems is not…

We’re not an Audio/Video Equipment Dealer or Reseller- Galapagos Systems obtains all equipment for its own projects through authorized dealers or distributors. We do this only for the convenience of our clients. We are not in the business of moving boxes, offer a ‘low price guarantee,’ or otherwise facilitate undercutting equipment prices at the expense of those vendors who display, service, or otherwise add value to the equipment they sell. As for online anonymous sales, don’t even ask…

We’re not the cheapest way to get a system plugged in and running- For those who’ve got a bunch of stuff from a chain store and just want the shortest and least expensive path to a system that provides a picture and sound to all the speakers, they have our best wishes, but are probably better served by somebody else. We’re certainly happy to recommend those who specialize in more straightforward installation work.

We’re not Equipment Driven- Like any Audio/Video/Integration geeks, we have an unhealthy obsession with the toys of our profession. We take pride in our own unreasonably high performance standards for the equipment we work with. However, we also realize that our long-term interest lies in serving the needs of the client, not feeding our appetite for cutting edge technology. Just because we use it in our own homes doesn’t mean that any client who doesn’t do the same is settling for substandard. Our recommendations may have a bias towards the state of the art, but only because we sincerely believe that the client is often best served by such, and will be glad to discover it.