What It Costs
"Shouldn't the investment you've made into your audio system be less about the components and more about you?"
You have probably already invested tens of thousands of dollars in your home audio system - and the chances are that you are not even close to realizing the return on that investment. What makes matters worse is the fact that your returns are time-limited. Every day that your system goes on underperforming is a musical opportunity that you can never recover.
How much should you budget? My rate is $2,000 a day plus travel, lodging, and food expenses. Travel time for working outside the U.S. will be billed at $250 a day. Some systems may require only two days of work, but many will require more. Either way, the total cost will be minimal compared to the improvement in musical performance and the sums already invested.
Graduated Pricing Structure
For more moderate systems costing less than $30,000, I am implementing a new lower day rate of $1,500. I am offering this for the simple reasons that 1. I want to offer my services to a broader range of music lover. 2. The skills required to bring together a less complicated system are fewer. The same traveling expenses apply, but the working rate is reduced.
But don’t take my word for it – look at the various client and trade endorsements, testimonials, reviews, the Clients, Kudos, and the Press section.
How much longer can you afford to wait before enjoying the musical performance you’ve already paid for?
A cost proviso:
Please understand that I want to get in and get out of your home as quickly as possible. I appreciate that time is money. That said, there is the possibility I will discover an existing problem(s) of which you were previously unaware. If some aspect of the system is not functioning as designed, it might require repair or replacement for me to complete my work. In those instances, I may or may not be able to fix the problem during my visit, and it could extend the time and cost beyond what was previously discussed. To avoid such an issue, I try to ascertain if this is the case well before visiting your home during our pre-visit discussions.