Grace Digital GDI-IRDT200 Hi-Fi Internet Radio Tuner
- More than 17,000 free radio stations from local to around the world including NPR, Pandora & BBC, plus Sirius premium Internet radio service
- Connects directly to home stereo through analog, digital RCA or fiber optic connection
- Large 2 line backlight display
- Includes full-size remote
- Listen to over 16,000 internet radio stations including Pandora, iheartradio, NPR on-demand, BBC, ESPN, Live 365, Sirius, over 30,000 Podcast
- Built in Ethernet jack and 802.11g card connects to any Ethernet or 802.11b,g or n wireless router (no computer needed)
- Play the Grace Internet radio Tuner via your home stereo or distributed audio system via Digital (Toslink or Coaxial) or RCA analog outputs
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From the Manufacturer
The Grace Digital Wi-Fi Tuner
High Quality Internet Radio Direct to Your Home Stereo
Plug it in, turn it on and enjoy a world of music. The Grace Wi-Fi Tuner provides digital audio direct from the Internet to your home stereo. Listen to your personal music collection from your PC, Mac or NAS, over 50,000 Internet radio stations, podcast and on demand content or online music services like Pandora, Live365 VIP, and SiriusXM. If enjoying Internet radio or your personal digital music collection on your home stereo is your pleasure, the Grace Tuner is for you.
The Grace Tuner streams music via a standard wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection. Connect to any 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless router with an Internet connection in 5 minutes. Play music directly from the Internet or stream your iTunes, or Windows Media files from your PC or Mac. 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.
Listen to all of your digital media files wirelessly directly on your home stereo. Stream WMA, AAC, AAC+, WAV, AU, OGG Vorbis, AIFF, and MP3s in bit rates from 16kbps up to 320kbps (depending on the bit rate of the source audio), even lossless FLAC 24/96 formats directly from your network to your Hi-Fi stereo via the Grace Tuner.
Over 50,000 FREE Stations
The Tuner's sleek 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 Tuner supports the leading streaming services--Pandora, SiriusXM, Live365.com VIP, Dar.fm and more. Connect the Tuner to your existing home stereo and enjoy the world of the Internet at your fingertips. >>Learn more about available content for the Grace Digital Internet radios.
Backlit LCD Display
The adjustable 2-line, backlit LCD display with large font makes it easy to view your selections, adjust your audio settings or display song title and artist details. >>See larger image
Connect All of Your Audio Sources
Expand your listening experience and play music not only directly from the Internet, your PC, Mac or NAS but also from an SD card (up to 4GB support located on the front of the Tuner) an external USB thumb drive (2TB max). Connect the Tuner to your home stereo via standard RCA connections or choose either Toslink or Coax digital connections to utilize your favorite DAC. >>See larger image
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. Save and access up to 100 addition presets in your radio's 'my stuff' folder.
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 or iPod touch. Turn the tuner on / off, find stations and set presets. Please note that since the Tuner utilizes analog and digital line outs the remote apps cannot change the volume. Please use your Stereo for volume control.
What's in the Box?
Grace Digital Tuner Wi-Fi radio, remote control, power adapter, manual.
Which Grace Digital Internet Radio is Right for You?
|Top Feature||Connect the Internet to your stereo||Table top for any room in your home||High resolution 3.5" color display||Stereo sound with built-in sub||Highest audio quality to your stereo||Great sound and vintage good looks||Replace your stereo system|
|RCA Stereo Inputs / Outputs||No / Yes||Mini-Jack Aux-in / No||Yes / Yes||Yes / Yes||No / Yes||Yes / Yes||Yes / Yes|
|iPhone/Android Remote Compatible|
|Play USB Thumb Drives*|
|External Speaker Post|
|Digital Stereo Output|
|FM Receiver w/Antenna|
|Ethernet Connection||Optional Dongle**||Optional Dongle**||Built-in RJ45||Optional Dongle**||Optional Dongle**|
|Number of Presets on Radio / Remote||10 / 10||10 / 10||10 / 10||10 / 100||12 / 9||10 / 10||10 / 10|
|My Stuff Presets||100||100||100||100||100||100||100|
|*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. |
Top Customer Reviews
However there is a BIG "but". The User interface system that Grace uses is archaic. It's been awhile, and I'm dating myself here, but I felt like I was programming the clock on my hi-fi that I got in 1980 (that still had an 8-track player in it BTW). All the initial setup uses the Tuner's knob and the frame refresh rate makes the display constantly flash if you scroll faster than say 1 or 2 channels a second. The display only shows a few stations/songs at a time and there is no way to fast forward or go back beyond the simply pushing the forward and back buttons over and over and over again - so you basically have none of the time-saving buttons that we have all come accustomed to in your basic $25 stereo or any car radio built in the last 10 years.Read more ›
Now comes the cons. All of them are related to the User Interface, Remotecontrol and LCD screen. The LCD screen is a pre-historic 4 frames/sec refresh screen. If you scroll faster it blinks and is hard to read. The menu system has lot of issues. Every time you hit return it goes back to the start the list. Let's say you have 1000 songs in your folder, you want to play the 500 and 501th song. In IPod you go scroll down choose the 500th song once it is over, you can just go down and choose the 501th song. Here it goes back to 1st, then you have to scroll down again to choose 501th. It get annoying when you want to put more than 10 songs in the queue. You have to scroll down 10 times. The remote control is useless, all the initial configuration like WPA key etc has to be done via the knob. You can't do the initial configuration like setting up WPA via remote control, you have to use the dial and there is no easy way to do DEL or BACKSPACE.Read more ›
After that, I chose internet radio and I had choices galore. The real beauty of this device is how you can personalize it. Got a Pandora account? Pipe it through this baby with ease. How about Live365? You can do that too. Want to search the internet radio via genre? No sweat. Absolutely amazing I tell you.
I created my Grace account, added stations online and podcasts and after unplugging the device and plugging back in (yah, they tell you to do that so it updates the streams), my customization was found on the device and away I went.
Here is the absolute frosting on the cake...I'm now streaming all of my music from my laptop and external hard drive to this device! Sort by genre, album, album artist, create a queue, you name it, this thing can do it. This kills the Windows Media Center that never worked right with my 360.
Who knew you could have so much fun with a radio??
Grace opened up a whole world of listening for me, rather than just listening to Sirius streaming. So many stations and options.
Total time it took me to bring the box in from the car to listening to music: 30 minutes, without reading the manual. That included removing my TTR1, hunting for an audio cable, entering my WEP password, entering my Sirius password, and entering my computer password to browse. I have a Mac running Snow Leopard and Grace logged in without problems and was browsing my disk. I registered the radio and added my free Pandora account. It was playing for a while before I heard a commercial, so I upgraded my Pandora account to their paid service to never hear advertising again.
The network settings allowed me to connect DHCP or modify the DNS, gateway, and IP address. I tweaked the settings to set a static IP address on the network. The audio seems better than the Sirius TTR1 as well.
Digital optical output jack is available.
The presets switch service as well as station. I can easily switch between Sirius channel presets and Pandora presets. The radio appears to keep playing the old station while it acquires the new one, decreasing dead air time.
Bear in mind these are complicated beasts. Performance relies on your Internet provider and the equipment you have installed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am so disappointed I did not return this on time.
After several email exchanges with the GraceDigital support team, before and after purchase, I was told the box could... Read more
The unit was easy to install. The users' manual that came with it is inane and woefully inadequate. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Mark Babst
Excellent product. Easy to set up. WiFi sensitivity very good. Only quibble is the number of presets. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic, I do love it. The interface will take some getting used to but other than that it works like a charm, sounds great and is exactly what I needed to replace vTuner who... Read morePublished 1 month ago by genesal
Works great and a little difficult to set up but worth the purchase.Published 2 months ago by James R. Farley
Excellent product. Works as advertised. Been using it for more than 3 years on Ethernet connection in retail environment. No buffering issues. Options for Sirius XM and Pandora. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. pate
Works good on Ethernet radio. However FM sensitivity is not good. The stereo receiver FM is much better (Yamaha).Published 2 months ago by R. Ramos