16/01/2017 10:00 am
Another year, another CES Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. What makes CES interesting is that it often gives us a glimpse into what the new year might bring as far as new products and trends . Obviously not everything that gets thrown around at CES sticks, but it definitely is an interesting place for people who love to keep up with the latest and greatest in tech.
While we would love to have a chat with you about ‘Buddy the robot’ or about all the things Amazon Alexa can do, CES is also the place where AV brands often introduce new technology and announce new product releases. Of course, that’s what takes our interest.Read More
24/10/2016 9:00 am
We’re changing things up a little this week.
We thought it is time we introduce you to the latest member of the Rapallo family; Graham Ellis.
Graham is working alongside Bart, doing our professional AV Installations.
Just like the rest of the Rapallo team, Graham is very passionate about Home Theatres and AV in general as well as Happy Customers. Graham is just the nicest guy in the world and he brings truckloads of experience and wisdom to the table. Needless to say, we are pretty excited to have him on board.
But maybe, the best thing to do is let him do some of the talking himself. We fired a few questions at him.Read More
22/08/2016 9:00 am
Time seems to fly by, and once again it’s that time of year to show appreciation for Dad. So what do you get for the man of the hour? We think it’s fair to say about the last thing Dad needs is another tie or bottle of cologne. On the other hand, most guys like shiny new electronic gizmos. Of course, not just any gadget will do.
Short of telling Dad that he gets the go-ahead of building his dedicated home theatre- which of course would be the ultimate gift, but we’ll keep it real- we’ve compiled a list of goodies that are sure to please Dad on his special day.
Glance through our selections, and don’t forget to wish Dad a Happy Father’s Day on the 4th of September!Read More
18/04/2016 11:00 am
The visit was long anticipated. While Mr Rapallo had been doing the installations with Brad-the-builder, I had only heard the stories and seen the pictures. But I was not prepared for ‘the real deal’ when we arrived at the house Mr. H and his partner have recently built.
The view is to die for, with only a couple of other houses within sight. The house itself is inspired by Group Architects. Cedar on the outside, macrocarpa on the inside. But the real gem is hidden in the dungeons off the living area: ‘The Odeon’. A private dedicated home theatre straight out of a movie.Read More
14/03/2016 10:00 am
AV receivers are the heart of the audiovisual and home theatre set-up.
They are highly engineered products and a lot can be done right…or wrong with big consequences to the sound you are getting. The best speakers in the world will sound poor without a good amplifier.
At the end of last year Canada’s Anthem unveiled a third generation update to its excessively praised MRX series AV receivers. They have just become available to the New Zealand public. Anthem receivers have a massive reputation and we were really, REALLY keen at Rapallo to be able to add them to our range.
I mean, we are committed to excellent audiovisual products that provide you with the best possible experience for the price you pay. Anthem fits that bill.
It is said on several occasions that Anthem AV receivers are on par with separates when it comes to amplification. This is a pretty big claim but they are that good and they have the lists of awards to proof it.
But let’s bring the babies to the stage and have a wee look at them…Read More
25/01/2016 3:01 pm
The internet has been buzzing with reports about CES 2016, the world’s biggest and splashiest showcase of everything consumer electronics that appropriately takes place in Las Vegas. CES is gigantic, going for a whole week at the beginning of January every year. Many game changing technology was introduced to the world at CES, though it usually takes years for these innovations to trickle down into our living rooms. CES 2016 shows us where the future is going to take us: from electric self-driving cars to the ‘connect fridge’ over the single passenger drone.
And then there are the televisions.Read More
12/10/2015 2:00 pm
Last week, we left you with the promise that in our next blog we would introduce you to the other two new brands that were added to the Rapallo repertoire.
Most of you are very familiar with last week’s Sennheiser and Audeze headphones. The other two new Rapallo brands we want to discuss this week are probably not as well known, but we think that should be changed. (There, we said it!) Let’s talk Focal and Autonomic and see whether you agree that these two top quality innovators deserve a spot on the Rapallo shelves and hey…maybe even in your home.Read More
5/10/2015 2:00 pm
When we conducted our poll a few months ago, we had no idea that the list of products on our wish list was going to be that long. There is such a wide range of audio-visual brands and products on offer. Every single one of them have their unique features, trying to be the perfect answer to a particular need, to appeal to a certain customer and to fit within a certain budget.
If we would have things our way, we would make sure to say ‘yes’ to every single one of your requests. We love it when things are New Zealand made. We want to be able to offer you the best of the best, or amazing bang for your buck for that matter. We are all for great and clever design. Nobody wants you to be uncomfortable and ‘easy is good’ in our book. We would be very happy to support the underdog or to let you in on that little secret that will blow you away. And above all, we love a happy smile on our customers’ face. We would like to do all of those things and more.Read More
5/07/2015 4:21 pm
The 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.Read More
9/12/2014 10:33 am
Dolby has been to the top of the mountain and laid eyes on the future of visual technology, and that future begins with three simple words: high dynamic range.Read More