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  • Built in 802.11n wireless card to connect to any Wi-Fi (802.11b,g or n) wireless internet connection or utilize the built in USB port to connect an optional USB to Ethernet dongle (not included) for a wired network connection
  • Listen to the crystal clear upward firing built in stereo speakers with rear bass port for true bass response or connect optional stereo speakers to the superb Class D 16 watt RMS digital amplifier.
  • 4 line display with 30 micro light adjustments to view station name, song title (when provided) or set the sleep time or one of the 5 Alarms - Wake to internet radio or alarm tone
  • Presets: 5 on radio, 10 on the remote and 99 in your 'my stuff' folder after registering at www.grace.reciva.com. Search and save stations via the web site directly to your radio
  • connections include: RCA in, RCA out, USB, headphone, speaker posts for optional external speakers. In the box: radio, remote with batteries, rca to mini cable, manual, power supply
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Product Specifications

Brand NameGrace Digital
Output Wattage16 watts
Color NameBlack
Number of Component InputsAnalog
Special FeaturesDC in Jack

Technical Details

  • DC in Jack

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 5 x 12 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B004YI7SNG
  • Item model number: GDI-IRD4500m
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,670 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 6, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Grace Digital Bravado-X

Grace Digital Bravado-X at a Glance
Grace Digital Bravado-X Wireless Radio and Media Streamer
A best in class, wireless Internet radio and media player with ported stereo speakers. View larger

Over 50,000 Stations
Listen to thousands of free Internet radio stations, podcast and on-demand content
Wireless Radio and Media Streamer

The high powered Bravado-X Wi-Fi radio rocks the house with a built-in class D digital amplifier and rear ported upward firing integrated stereo speakers. Want even more audio options? No problem! The Bravado-X can support optional book shelf speakers via its external speaker post as well as connect to a home stereo via it's line out connections. With the onboard equalizer, adjust the equalization settings to make your music sound like it's being played live in front of you. The Bravado-X can tune into thousands of stations of music, news, talk radio, sports...whatever you're looking for.

Streaming Internet radio, your personal audio files, or online services such as Pandora, Live365 VIP, and SiriusXM Internet Radio has never been this easy. The music listening options are practically endless.

Over 50,000 FREE Stations

The Bravado-X Internet radio sleek and stylish design gives a nod to the look and feel of a classic stereo system component. As with the entire family of Grace Digital Internet radios and Wi-Fi music players, the Bravado-X supports the leading streaming services--Pandora, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Live365.com VIP, Dar.fm, iHeartRadio and more. The Bravado-X fills the room with rich sound via a Pure Digital 16-watt power amplifier.

The Grace Bravado-X Internet radio has a built in 802.11n wireless connection which connects to any 802.11b.g.n router in a few minutes or directly to any Ethernet jack via the optional Grace Digital USB to Ethernet dongle (sold separately). Play music directly from the Internet or stream your iTunes, or Windows Media files from your PC, Mac or NAS. While setup is effortless, the Grace Radio supports advanced features such as WEP and WPA1/2 passwords, standard or hidden SSID's, DHCP, mac address filtering or static IP addresses. >>Learn more about available content for the Grace Digital Internet radios.

Fully Integrated Pandora Capabilities
Fully Integrated Pandora Capabilities

Thumbs up, thumbs down, or skip, via the included remote control, just like being on Pandora's web interface. You can bookmark songs to listen to later or even purchase them later from Amazon or iTunes.

Superior Sound Quality
Superior Sound Quality

The Bravado boasts one of the most powerful amplifiers in its class. It is powered by a class D 16-watt digital amplifier that delivers crisp audio to its rear ported stereo speakers.


Rear Ported Stereo Speakers
Multiple Speaker Options

The rear ported upward firing speakers provide a room filling dynamic sound. However, if you want more sound connect optional bookshelf speakers to the rear speaker post (switch between each set of speakers via the Internal / External switch on the rear of the unit). Optionally plug the Bravado-X into your home stereo or powered speakers and listen simultaneously along with the internal speakers. >>See larger image

High Contrast LCD Display
High Contrast LCD Display

The adjustable 4-line, backlit LCD display makes it easy to view your selections, adjust your audio settings or display song title and artist details. The backlight has 3 settings: Active, inactive and standby. Each of the 3 settings has 30 backlight micro adjustments. >>See larger image


Full-Function Remote Control
Full-Function Remote Control

With a full-function remote control you'll be able to choose one of your 10 preset stations, search for new stations, skip songs, and give feedback on Pandora from any location in your room.

Remote Control iPhone App
Remote Control iPhone App

The Grace Remote control application allows you to go where no IR remote has gone before. Control one or more of your Grace Internet radios from your iPhone / iPad, Android phone, or tablet.


Equalization Settings
Equalization Settings

Adjust the equalization settings to make your music sound like it's being played live in front of you.

Optional Ethernet Connection
Optional Ethernet Connection

Use the built in USB connection for playing local media or use an optional Grace Digital USB to Ethernet jack to connect to your home wired RJ45 Ethernet network. It's super easy to install and available for purchase (sold separately).

The Grace Digital Bravado-X Plays All the Popular Audio Formats

ACC, AIFF, Apple losless, AU, FLAC, HE-AAC(ACC+), MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV, WMA

What's in the Box?

Grace Digital Bravado Wi-Fi radio, remote control and batteries, power adapter, speaker cable for optional speakers, RCA to mini cable, manual.

Which Grace Digital Internet Radio is Right for You?

Solo
Innovator X
Mondo
Encore
Wi-Fi Tuner
Nostalgic
MicroSystem
Solo GDI-IRA500Innovator X GDI-IR2600Mondo GDI-IRC6000Bravado-X GDI-IR4500Wi-Fi Tuner GDI-IRDT200Nostalgic GDI-IRN1941Microsystem GDI-IRMS300
Model NumberGDI-IRA500GDI-IR2600GDI-IRC6000GDI-IRC7500GDI-IRDT200GDI-IRN1941GDI-IRMS300
Top FeatureConnect the Internet to your stereoTable top for any room in your homeHigh resolution 3.5" color displayStereo sound with built-in subHighest audio quality to your stereoGreat sound and vintage good looksReplace your stereo system
RCA Stereo Inputs / OutputsNo / YesMini-Jack Aux-in / NoYes / YesYes / YesNo / YesYes / YesYes / Yes
iPhone/Android Remote CompatibleYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Headphone JackYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Play USB Thumb Drives*YesYesYesYesYes
External Speaker PostYes
Digital Stereo OutputYes
FM Receiver w/AntennaYes
Ethernet ConnectionOptional Dongle**Optional Dongle**Built-in RJ45Optional Dongle**Optional Dongle**
Number of Presets on Radio / Remote10 / 1010 / 1010 / 1010 / 10012 / 910 / 1010 / 10
My Stuff Presets100100100100100100100
*The USB jack supports Smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.) charging, plays music from a USB thumb drive and supports the Grace USB to Ethernet connection for a wired connection.
**Sold separately.

Product Description

The Grace Digital Bravado-X Desk Top Radio (GDI-IRD4550m) is a combination Internet radio and audio media streaming device that brings all the audio content of the Internet from your broadband connection to your home or office. Listen to over 17,000+ radio stations including NPR on-demand, FOX news, CNN, BBC, CBS to KROQ, over 35,000 podcast, 20,000+ On-Demand streams or your personal Pandora radio stations - Free ( no fees - ever). In addition to the ability to play all the Free music in the world, music files from your PC, Mac, NAS or USB thumb drive are also easily accessed via the bright large 4 line backlight LCD. The Bravado-X also accesses additional Free and Pay music services such as DAR.fm, Rhapsody, Live 365, MP3tunes, iheartradio, Weatherbug and Sirius Premium Internet radio. The Bravado-X comes with a full featured remote control with direct access Pandora thumbs up and down buttons, RCA inputs to connect additional music sources ( such as an iPhone - not included), RCA outputs, speaker connectors ( for optional not included external speakers), USB jack to play USB saved music or connect a USB to Ethernet dongle ( not included) and is compatible with the free Grace remote control App for iPhone/iTouch/ iPad and Android phones. Listen to all of your digital music anywhere in your home or office, with Grace.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sound quality is good.
Patricia Brennan
The product is quite easy to set up and very easy to use with both dial and remote control interfaces.
Sandy D. Scott
It takes 10 minutes to buffer before playing and then 5 minutes to buffer between songs.
BL

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

73 of 75 people found the following review helpful By LBJ on July 7, 2011
I have had My Grace Bravado-X (GDI-IRD4500M) just a couple of weeks now and I am not sure how I lived without it. I have listened to great music I am sure I would have never heard before. The sound is good for a table sized radio but I wanted better and so I ordered and installed Carver TS-241S Home Theater Speakers - Pair. These speakers more than doubled the sound quality! The internal speakers are fine for voice and music but I wanted to fill the whole house with music. Thanks to Grace, hook up was easy with plain old fashioned speaker wire. The radio is in the kitchen and I wanted to be able to turn up the volume enough so I could still hear the radio easily over the usual kitchen noise. The Grace class D 16-Watt digital amplifier really cranks up these external speakers. I am using a NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless-N300 Gigabit Router with USB WNR3500L and all works fine. You only have to know your router network code and the radio supplied all the other information needed to set up. I had my radio playing in 10 minutes! Also the enclosed user guide is better than you usually get these days. It covers most everything you will need to know. Adding stations that you find and want to keep is easy at [...]. Add your station to your list (after you set up your free account) and by the time you walk into the other room it will already be on your radio. Really cool!
Constuction is very good and the unit is very impressive looking on display. There is nothing on this radio that looks or feels cheap. The remote is just like your TV remote only smaller.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Dr.V.LAL on June 30, 2011
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A big jump from the regular Internet radios and older models of Grace IRadios. Better sound quality. Interface is the same. The display being "Monochrome" display was a real turn off...c'mon who has that anymore? The audio I beleive is powered by a class D 16-Watt digital amplifier , yes it delivers crisp audio to it's rear-ported stereo speakers. Also it has a preset equaliser along with bass and Treble control, choice of mono/Stereo is also possible.

The front panel buttons are kinda dumb with menus and sub menus buried deep. However the remote is
"Full-function Remote Control" and one can chose 1 of your 10 preset stations, search for new stations, skip songs, and give feedback on Pandora like thumbsup/down. The Remote Control iPhone App is a cool feature - it allows you to go control 1 or more of your Grace Internet radios from you iPhone or iPod Touch or Android remote control applications. You can change the volume, turn it on or off, find stations and set presets or even set any one of your five alarms.

As usual there are a lot of Internet Radio stations around the world and it is linked/powered by Reciva, enabling one to access over 50,000 Radio Stations (?), Podcast, and on demand content, Oneline music services: Pandora, Live365, Rhapsody, iheartradio and PREMIMUM SIRIUSXM internet radio, Weatherbug, Live365 , NPR, BBC, etc.

Other features are - 3.5mm Stereo headphone jack, sounds decent, RCA outputs to connect to optional home stereo however no digital output (maybe a price factor), one can plug in iphone, mp3 player or cd player analog inputs , one USB port to play saved music off your USB device , External left / right speaker connectors and a switch to chose between external speakers or internal.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Edward Hecker on September 20, 2012
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Pros:
-Does everything as advertised.
-If you want a great sounding, solidly built internet radio that can plug into anything (lots of different output options in back), then his is the best internet radio for you.
-Also a big plus - the user account available on reciva.com for adding up to 100 stations, 100 streams AND 100 podcasts that don't come pre-programmed into the unit. Also through reciva, one can request a station be added to the standard menu.
-Makes the ultimate bedside alarm radio, or a great tuner for a stereo.
-And, firmware updates are pushed out periodically, so functionality is always improved.

Cons:
-Only 10 presets on the remote; 5 on the box, itself.
-hard to read, non-illuminated button labels
-tedious station search input on the box by twirling the knob through an alphabet and locking in each letter/number. Don't know how this can be improved without providing a qwerty keyboard. Would be much faster if one could do preset button programming through the Reciva web site.

Summary:
Excellent box for the price. Unlike the Logitech I hear everyone making noises about, the Bravado has a more powerful amp, more outputs, more features, and comes with a remote for no extra charge, and all at about the same price as a Logitech Squeezebox. Also, I went through the Squeezebox manual and found nothing like the Reciva internet programming site that Grace provides. For those who get hooked on internet radio and want more than one in their house, going with Grace with their Reciva site is the best choice in the internet radio market.
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