Magnolia Hi-Fi and Strong
Design centers, located in every store, are staffed with professionals available to answer questions about custom installation, as well as help engineer projects from concept through delivery.
"The custom installation service would be obvious for someone who wants a nice system," explained Tweten. Magnolia's professionals handle pre-wiring, installing speaker systems, mounting plasmas—pretty much anything a home theater buyer would want. "From A to Z," he said, "we design and engineer whole systems." Projects have ranged upward from $5,000, said Tweten. "The sky's the limit. We've done a couple of $100,000 systems." Sometimes a customer wants one remote control to operate everything, à la The Osbournes, or prefers multizones throughout the house." But just because Magnolia caters to upscale installations, a customer doesn't have to shell out $100,000 for quality care.