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You Spoke - results from our poll

As suppliers of audiovisual equipment we are very keen to hear what you, our customers, have to say about the brands that are available. We talk to you on the phone and via email a fair bit, but we really wanted a better insight in to what your favorite brands are and why. A total of 220 of our customers did us a big favour by giving us their opinion on a few questions.

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Home Theatre projector buyer's guide Part I

Last week, we were happily reading up on reviews of speaker systems, when we realized that while SVS is considered an absolute winner in the American Audiophile world; here in New Zealand it is not as well known. And that is a massive shame. We thought it was time we let you in on some insights that may deserve your attention. 

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Home Theatre projector buyer's guide Part IBuying a home theater projector can seem daunting. There are many models on the market at any given time. But where do you start in determining which projector is the right one for you?  The key, as with anything, is to find out what you need. What it boils down to is to determine your answer to these seven questions

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Home Theatre projector buyer's guide Part I

In part 1 of our home theatre projector buyer's guide we answered 4 questions: Which aspect ratio do you want? What resolution is best for you? How bright should it be? How much contrast do you need? In this week's blog we will cover: LCD or DLP or Lcos? What are your installation constraints? What is your budget?

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Epson LS10000 demo night

5/07/2015 4:21 PM

Epson LS10000 demo night reviewThe invitations had gone out a few weeks before. It was the first demo night for Rapallo at its new location in East Tamaki. On June 18th, Nick, Bram and Bart showcased the new Epson LS10000 laser projector. Due to the strong interest from our Rapallo customers, the Rapallo team organised 3 sessions at 5, 6 and 7pm. Over a dozen of customers enjoyed the beers and pizzas, but what they really came for was a New Zealand first: The Epson LS10000.

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The Art of 3D Sound and how your projection screen mattersRemember how the world of audio was turned upside down when Stereo sound was introduced and Mono was abandoned? Well, we are about to experience a similar sound revolution. We are talking about 3D sound or Immersive Surround Sound, which comes in 3 formats you may be familiar with: AURO-3D, which hasn’t really caught on in New Zealand or the States.

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Rapallo acoustic screen fabricsRapallo's acoustic transparent screens come in two different fabric types: HD and Nano HD. The “Nano HD” AT Fabric displays no Moiré effect with regardless to the distance between audiences and projectors. The “Nano HD” AT screen not only completely resolves the long standing problem of Moiré effect, but also demonstrates incredible performance.Read More

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How to choose a projection screenWhen it comes to setting up a great video projection system in your home theatre, the screen is nearly as important as the projector. A white wall or sheet simply won’t do, except in a pinch as a temporary stopgap. There’s no substitute for the real thing. But choosing the right real thing requires research, together with examination of your individual needs.Read More

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Projectors versus big TV

6/06/2015 5:28 PM

Projectors versus big TVEven though movie tickets can run $20 a pop, people still line up for premieres. One reason: The enormous screen. It’s so much easier to lose yourself in a movie when the action takes place on a 200-inch screen than when it’s displayed on the 50-incher you might have at home.Read More

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Wireless Speakers

29/05/2015 11:39 AM

Wireless Speakers We get an increasing number of inquiries regarding wireless speakers. Running those long, unsightly speaker wires all over the place can be annoying. As a result, consumers are attracted by home theatre systems that tout "wireless speakers" as a way to solve this problem. However, don't get sucked in by the term "wireless." Those speakers might not be as wireless as you expect.Read More

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