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HiFi considerations for Gaming

HiFi considerations for Gaming

Whether you are a console or PC gamer, competitive or casual gamer. A good gaming set up deserves good sound. With amplifiers that have all the bells and whistles, not all of them have features that are crucial for gaming. We will go over these features, types of...
Spotify vs TIDAL and The Best Streamers to Use

Spotify vs TIDAL and The Best Streamers to Use

  Here at Rapallo we use both music streaming services to use on various HiFi components and speakers. We are fan of both services for many reasons. Using both for a few years now, we thought we would put forward the pros and cons, our favourite features of each,...
What’s New with Valve Amplifiers?

What’s New with Valve Amplifiers?

PrimaLuna just released their Evolution series of vacuum tube amplifiers and components. Including a brand new tube-powered stand alone DAC. We want to write-up a refresher on tube amps, why audiophiles love them, and how they work. We had a question last week from...
HiFi Presents to get for Father’s Day

HiFi Presents to get for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is less then 2 weeks away here in New Zealand. We thought we would give some suggestions on what to get for that special father-figure in your life. If you are a Father here are some great items to add the ‘wish list’ or do you have a...
Benefits of a Power Amplifier

Benefits of a Power Amplifier

We often write blogs tailored towards 1 side of the home audio groups: The audiophile, 2 channel type person, and The home cinema buff, surround sound and big screen type of person. This blog is actually going to interest both parties by talking about power...
Projector light sources: What is Laser?

Projector light sources: What is Laser?

Projector technology has come a long way, and is growing rapidly in the past couple years. Home theatre projectors are coming down in price, and up in performance. Lasers and LED light sources are becoming more common, 4K UHD budget projectors are becoming more...
Acoustic Treatment and Sound Isolation

Acoustic Treatment and Sound Isolation

Sound insulation and acoustic treatment is really important when it comes to home cinema and HiFi. It not only stops you from annoying the neighbours, but it can improve the dynamics of the audio and early reflections from sound wave. People’s living spaces,...
Projector Screens: An Overview

Projector Screens: An Overview

In a home theatre nothing beats a big screen. Most of the time a screen and projector offers better “real estate” in relation to cost than a flat screen LED TV. Meaning you can get much bigger screen sizes (we are talking over 100″) for a fraction of...
Subwoofer placement and calibration tips

Subwoofer placement and calibration tips

Whether you have 1 subwoofer, or are looking to add one to your system. A subwoofer is an essential part of a home theatre. It has the ability of fundamentally changing a home theatre experience. Rather than being able to hear the bass, you can actually feel it in...
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