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A Guide To Buying The Right DAC For You

A Guide To Buying The Right DAC For You

BY DEANO LAMBERT | FEB 18, 2021 How to choose a digital-to-analog converter for home or portable audio use? It has never been easier to discover new music, fire up a favorite song, or unearth a forgotten gem from your back-catalogue. That’s all good... but how do you...

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Getting Sound Throughout The House

Getting Sound Throughout The House

Imagine seamless sound flowing evenly through every room in your home — such is the experience of multi-room wireless speaker systems. With the advancements in wireless audio, creating a haven of a home-sound ecosystems, it has never been easier thanks to smart device...

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Meet the Staff | Bensan

Meet the Staff | Bensan

A huge part of Rapallo is our staff, as we are only a small team. All our team are crucial to the operation of the business but more importantly, they are the people that deal with you... our customer.  In-depth information, the right advice, and always-available...

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What Are Folded Tweeters?

What Are Folded Tweeters?

Folded Motion Tweeters are a variation of speakers that is used to produce very high frequency sounds, as in the tweeters (but you knew that anyway right?) They differ quite a bit in design and function from a standard dome tweeter you'd find on most of the mainstream...

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Meet Magnat.  Sound Champions.

Meet Magnat. Sound Champions.

Recently we took on a new brand, not a new audio company as you will read below, but a new company to Rapallo. After having some demo stock delivered, we got to listen and experience the brand and its products. Very rarely does an audio brand surprise us as much as...

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Meet the Rapallo Staff | Deano Lambert

Meet the Rapallo Staff | Deano Lambert

A huge part of Rapallo is our staff, as we are only a small team. All our team are crucial to the operation of the business but more importantly, they are the people that deal with you... our customer.  We understand that your experience and your needs are unique. We...

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Musaic & Wireless Sound

Musaic & Wireless Sound

What I was looking for was to be able to easily add two additional zones to our networked system, one for a bathroom, and another for a large office area where I was about to be working from during lockdown.

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The mysteries of a CD Transport explained

The mysteries of a CD Transport explained

I am constantly asked whether a CD transport [an audio CD Player with a digital output] is better than an dedicated CD player. There is some confusion as one is a "transport" and one a "player".  To the uninitiated this may sound like a taxi and a money shark from Las...

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Improving Your TV’s Sound For Binge Watching At Home

Improving Your TV’s Sound For Binge Watching At Home

The laws of physics are cruel mistresses. It is they who keep your television’s audio quality at its current inadequate standard. Today's flat screens with their ultra-slim profiles simply don't have the enclosure space necessary to allow speaker drivers to give you...

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This Changes Everything…

This Changes Everything…

The Hugo M Scaler takes the digital file and repairs it, adding back the information lost between the samples, then it sends the repaired file to the DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter).

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Sound & Vision in Your Tiny Home or Apartment

Sound & Vision in Your Tiny Home or Apartment

Let’s face it, times are changing. As cities grow and populations increase the ideal home will no longer be the “kiwi quarter acre dream” … and its changing fast. Council regulations changed a few years back that allow multi-level development in residential areas. So...

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4K or UHD – what do I choose?

4K or UHD – what do I choose?

We get often asked when talking about home theatre or media rooms, do I need a 4k projector? Well that depends… so let’s wind back a few years to get some clarification. With HDTVs and computer monitors both approaching somewhat normal levels in pricing here in NZ,...

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Meet Jeff Rowland…

Meet Jeff Rowland…

Every now and again we get a little bit excited... And just after Xmas is was just like that here @ Rapallo. This was a brand we have had in the showroom for a while that we were trialing with various setups and speakers. The outcome was, well, we loved them and there...

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What are Electrostatic Speakers?

What are Electrostatic Speakers?

There are many different speaker technologies out there in the market, each with their advantages and disadvantages depending on the way you look at them. So, this week we delve into what is an Electrostatic speaker.

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The “Art” Of Finding The Right Speaker For You!

The “Art” Of Finding The Right Speaker For You!

Putting together the building blocks of a top-quality audio system is easy, but you’ve got to know the lingo and what to look for. Just jumping into the shop and asking for some big speakers isn’t going to cut it. If anything, it will only enhance the opportunity to be disappointed when you get those “big” speakers home and hook them up.

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DAP or DAC? What Should You use for Portable Head-Fi

DAP or DAC? What Should You use for Portable Head-Fi

There are 2 common options for portable head-fi. You can either get a dedicated DAP (digital audio player) or external DAC (digital to analogue converter) to work with your smartphone. Both are excellent options with varying benefits. We explain each option, their...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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 person in your life...

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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...

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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...

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