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Rapallo's Munich High End Adventure

ELAC Andrew Jones

May 2017 saw Bart from Rapallo pack up his suitcase and head over to Europe for Munich High-End.

It has been called the biggest and best event on the audio show calendar. Something he needed to see for himself. Is it as big as CES? Not by a mile; BUT this is just ‘Audio’.

 

Attending Munich High-End event means 23 hours on a plane from New Zealand (not counting the lay-over time) and a 10-hour time difference.

Plenty of time of being restricted to a tight economy seat is an excellent opportunity to test some audio gear. No hi-res audio coming from the out in the armrest. But it was undeniably a very real situation in which many of us will reach for noise cancelling headphones or some wireless earphones. 

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Ben's audiophile stereo set-up on a budget

Ben set-up

We know: not everybody has 10K plus to spend on a brand new AV set-up. Fair to say, it’s a frustration for Ben too, Rapallo’s awesome marketing intern on a student budget. It doesn’t stop him from going on an audiophile adventure though. We love to see his budding passion and dedication for AV. It’s the beginning of a lifelong journey of love for AV, we can tell and it would be a shame not to share it with you.

Here’s Ben’s story and the set-up he has built with patient saving and hours of research.

‘A nice 5.1 home theatre system is not on the cards for me yet. But it's not that difficult to build a quality audio setup for your computer on a budget. If you spend a lot of your time at your desk, as I do, you may as well invest in a set up to let you enjoy great sounding music.’

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