Grace Digital Wireless Internet Radio Adapter Featuring Pandora and SIRIUS (GDI-IRA500)
- Connects your home stereo directly to your Internet without the need of a computer
- Listen to over 18,000 AM / FM free radio and HD stations including Pandora, NPR, CBS
- Save up to 10 station presets on the front of the radio and included remote control (alternately supports free iPhone/iTouch remote App)
- Built in wireless 802.11n connects to any wireless 802.11b/g/n broadband router in minutes
- The GDI-IRA500 connects to your home stereo via the built in RCA left and right connectors
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The Grace Digital Solo
Wireless Internet Radio Adapter and Media Streamer
The Solo Wi-Fi Receiver provides free Internet radio from every corner of the world to your home stereo. Listen to the hottest online music services like Pandora, SiriusXM, and Live365 VIP or your digital music collection. Bring your home stereo into the digital age with the Solo Wi-Fi Receiver.
The Grace Solo Internet radio has a built in 802.11n wireless connection which connects to any 802.11b.g.n router in less than 5 minutes. Play music directly from the Internet or stream your iTunes or Windows Media files from your PC or Mac directly on your home stereo. 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.
Over 50,000 FREE Stations
The Solo Internet radio's compact and stylish design make it a nice fit for any home stereo. Please note that the Solo does not have a built in speaker. It is an Internet radio receiver intended to connect the world of the Internet to your stereo system. As with the entire family of Grace Digital Internet radios and Wi-Fi music players, the Solo supports the leading streaming music services--Pandora, SiriusXM, Live365 VIP, Dar.fm and more. Connect the Solo 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.
High Contrast LCD Display
Easily browse thousands of free stations or login to Grace.Reciva.com to explore extra features. 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. >>See larger image
Connect to any Home Stereo System
The Solo Wi-Fi radio's built-in media player streams your audio files from your PC or MAC. You can also connect to any set of powered speakers or directly to your home stereo system via the high quality RCA jack stereo connectors. The 3.5mm stereo headphone jack allows you to have a private listening experience. >>See larger image
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. You can change the volume, turn it on or off, find stations and set presets, or even set any one of your five alarms.
Full Function Remote Control
Save up to 10 preset stations and use the remote control to search for new stations, skip, thumb up / down Pandora songs, and power the Solo on/off from any location in your room. Save and access up to 100 addition presets in your radio's 'my stuff' folder.
What's in the Box?
Grace Digital Solo 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. |
Style: 4 Line standard display
Top Customer Reviews
This wireless internet radio has far surpassed my expectations. It has so many features that I cannot imagine what the more expensive units can do. There are several well written reviews that go into considerable detail already posted. So I thought that I would comment on the more negative reviews instead.
A couple of reviews mention static background noise. I own a new pair of Bose QC 15 $300 headphones and I plugged it into the headphone jack to listen carefully for static. I even turned up the treble to enhance static if it were present. There was absolutely no static, zilch. I listened during the quiet moments between music on numerous stations and modes. The sound is very clean and pure. I am a career electrical engineer and home theater is my passion. So I can say that with the unit I received, the sound quality is extremely good. It even offers numerous equalization settings. I am indeed impressed. I turned up the volume control to maximum to determine if I could detect any distortion. The sound seemed just as clean as it was at lower volume - no hiss, static or distortion that I could detect.
Some mention weak wireless reception. I own a two story 3400 sq. ft. home so I went diagonally to the opposite side of the house and on a different floor. I could not tell any difference in operation. I have a Black & Decker DC to AC converter with an internal battery. So I walked around the house to determine if the wireless connection dropped out of service. Again, it worked fine as I walked around inside the house and even into the front and back yard.Read more ›
The first thing you have to do is connect it to your wifi network - there's no other way, since there's no ethernet jack. The unit finds the wireless automatically, but if you have your wireless protected by a password (who doesn't), then you will need to enter that. The main menu dial is not easy to grab or turn - you end up using the tips of your fingers. You become adept quickly when you have to type a long WPA wireless password.
Once connected, it takes a minute to gather the list of radio stations. I am used to this list in iTunes, but the Grace radio surpasses iTunes by letting you sort the list in two ways: location and genre - iTunes only does genre. By "location", it's sorted by country. There's a long list of countries, and I was looking for a couple in particular (Denmark and France), it made my search much easier.
Two huge advantages of this Grace radio over other radios by other manufacturers: 1) the 10 presets (5 buttons with a shift button to get to the second 5 presets) and 2) the iPhone/iPod app to control the unit. I found that once I had setup the radio, it was much easier to browse the stations by using the remote.Read more ›
The Grace Solo exceeded my expectations; it is a very affordable internet radio solution (as little as $99 from Sears). It provides internet streaming function including Pandora that is only now becoming available on high-end AV receivers costing $1,000 or more (eg Onkyo NR807). It is also much less expensive than a $350 Sonos ZP90 for the same function.
I bought it for its Pandora support, and for its free Iphone / IPad remote control application. (Solo's free Iphone/IPad control app trumps the Myine internet radio alternative)
Things I really like:
* The accompanying product manual is very helpful (also downloadable at the Grace Digital website)
* Once the Solo device was set up and registered, It was easy to connect to Pandora and navigate to my previously defined Pandora channels
* The free IPad / Iphone control app immediately found and connected to the Solo on my wireless network from anywhere in the house
* Super cool, the Grace remote control app on IPad / Iphone can display the album art of the music currently playing on Pandora, changing with each tune
* I can most easily customize Solo content: add podcasts, search for & add internet radio stations, and other media streams at the grace-reciva website from any computer
* Podcast support works - eg, I set up a connection to "This American Life" podcast over the internet
* The Solo is software-updateable over the internet and can display wifi signal strength for problem determination.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well, just received this radio and was able to get it up and running pretty easily and so far it is doing what I got it for, providing me with good jazz alter natives. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by W. D. Walls
This was a great item. My favorite local college radio went Internet radio in October 2015 (a total bummer and very long story). Read morePublished 18 hours ago by R. Oberuc
The perfect way to get internet radio on any stereo system. We use it all of the time and it works very well.Published 9 days ago by Chuck F.
Love this Internet Radio! Switches between "stations" very quickly. I use this in a small town in Iowa that has very poor FM radio reception. Works perfectly!Published 9 days ago by Kevin R. Johnson
The interface is dated, but it works well and the interface is intuitive.Published 12 days ago by nipsy
There is no support for Spotify, which is unacceptable for an Internet streaming device. Many Grace users have requested this feature, obviously. Read morePublished 16 days ago by dealGrabber
Had to return because I noticed this model does not have speakers.Published 19 days ago by Tiffany Meagher