Grace Digital GDI-IRMS300 Internet Micro Hi-Fi Stereo System
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- Internet Radio Stereo Shelf System With Integrated Pandora Remote
- Listen To Over 50,000 Radio Stations and On Demand Content
- Connects To Pc/Mac Music Library
- Plays Pandora and Live365.Com
- High Performance Class D Digital Amplifier
- Bookshelf Internet radio with Pandora, Live365, iheartradio, Sirius and over 16,000 internet radio stations
- Built in 32 watt high powered class D digital amplifier with 2 wood speakers to provide warm deep base, mellow mid range, and crisp highs
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|Connectivity Technology||Wireless||ethernet, rj45||WiFi, Wireless||Wireless||WiFi, Bluetooth, AUX, USB, Micro USB, Micro SD||Wi-Fi|
|Item Dimensions||18 x 8 x 5 in||1 x 3 x 1 in||2.8 x 5.2 x 10.2 in||9.3 x 2.25 x 5.7 in||6.02 x 8.11 x 5.47 in||10 x 17 x 3 in|
The Grace Digital Micro Internet Hi-Fi Stereo System (GDI-IRMS300) 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, office. With it users can listen to 16,000+ radio stations including NPR on-demand, FOX news, CNN, BBC, CBS to KROQ, over 35,000 podcast, 20,000+ On-Demand subscription streams or your personal Pandora radio stations - Free. In addition to the ability to play all the Free music in the world, music files from your PC or Mac, USB drive, the Grace Internet Hi-Fi can also access Sirius Premium Internet radio services with a subscription directly from Sirius. The Internet Hi-fi comes with a full featured remote control, provides RCA outputs to connect additional music sources and is compatible with the free Grace remote control App for iPhone/iTouch. Listen to all of your digital music anywhere in your home or office, with Grace.
From the Manufacturer
Grace Digital MicroSystem
Wi-Fi Stereo Shelf System
Play Internet radio, music services, iTunes and windows media player files in any room of your house. The new Grace Wi-Fi Stereo Micro System is perfect for your apartment, den or office. Listen to and create Pandora stations, NPR, Dar.fm, Live365 VIP, your local and international AM, FM and HD radio stations in pure digital sound with no static or fading, and even SiriusXM Internet radio without a satellite dish--just direct from your broadband DSL or cable Internet connection. No computer needed.
Over 50,000 FREE Stations
The Grace Micro system provides a best in class Internet radio receiver with perfectly matched stereo speakers for an optimal listening experience. Listen to thousands of free Internet radio stations, podcast and on-demand content. The Micro System has a built in 802.11n wireless transceiver which connects to any 802.11b.g.n router or Ethernet connection (via the sold separately Grace USB to Ethernet adapter) in less than 5 minutes. 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 SSIDs, DHCP, mac address filtering or static IP addresses. >>Learn more about available content for the Grace Digital Internet radios.
Fully Integrated Pandora Capabilities
Via the included remote control thumbs up, thumbs down, or skip songs on Pandora. You can bookmark songs to your Pandora account or even purchase them later from Amazon or iTunes.
Next Generation Stereo System
Pure digitally powered Internet Stereo utilizing an external removable Wi-Fi antenna for peak performance, line out RCA jacks, line in RCA jacks to connect a CD player, iPhone or other audio source and an USB connector to play music via an optional thumb drive.
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
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.
Adjust the equalization settings to perfectly fit your personal music taste and listening environment.
Optional Ethernet Connection
Don't want to use Wi-Fi? Add the optional USB to Ethernet jack (sold separately) to connect the microsystem to your home RJ45 (Ethernet) network.
The Grace Digital MicroSystem 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 Micro System Wi-Fi Radio, 2 speakers, remote control and batteries, power adapter, manual, speaker wires, detachable 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi antenna.
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
SETUP: Just like any wifi device, you first need to connect it to your wifi. Pretty straightforward. After that, you need to get your music on there. Rather than using the music search on the device, go to grace.reciva.com and setup an account. Then find your internet radio stations as described below. The included remote is what I use most of the time to control the Microsystem although it does have some top buttons. Speaker wire (pretinned no less) are included as is an miniplug to RCA cable.
RADIO: Like Tune-In Radio, Reciva has just about all there is in internet radio. Simply do the search (on the website preferrably) and pick out your favorites to save in MY STATIONS. I recommend you save some time and set your favorites as presets on the device once you play them playing on the Grace. If you have a URL that you normally enter for a station, you can play those also by going to MY STREAMS and saving it on the website. You do have to turn the unit off and back on to reset the network connection to get MY STREAMS and MY STATIONS to update under MY STUFF in the menu. You can save your URL stations as presets too. Same with Pandora stations, etc.
DLNA: I use my Windows Home Server V1 to serve up my MP3 collection. I use the free version of Serviio on it for DLNA capability--which works great. Once I select the Grace as an allowable device in Serviio, I was good to go. Your DLNA server will show up under MEDIA PLAYER/UPnP SERVERS after a scan.
SOUND: The speakers are not audiophile quality but they sound better than any boombox and certainly better than my old Squeezebox Boom which itself sounds pretty good--crisp highs and punchy dynamics. If you want better sound, you have a couple of options. Because there is minimal bass, a powered subwoofer is what I use to fill in the lows. Use the RCA outputs to your powered sub. Alternatively, you can also use the RCA outputs to feed your own amplifier and speakers system--but then why bother getting the Microsystem in the first place? Better to get the Grace Solo and an outboard amp in that case (a setup which I have also using the Dayton Audio DTA-120 Class T Digital Mini Amplifier 60 WPC (Black)). It would be difficult to just replace the speakers because the Microsystem only puts out 16 watts into 4 Ohms--you would need very efficient speakers. I have tried a pair of higher end bookshelf speakers but could not play them very loud without distortion. Still, for what it is and with an add-on subwoofer, the sound is really very good for casual listening and really hard to beat.
BOTTOM LINE: This unit does internet radio, it does DLNA, it sounds great, it is flexible, it is very reasonably priced. The controls are not the greatest and the display is low end but the positives are just undeniable. I enthusiastically recommend this system!
My only complaint is the screen size; it's about the size of the screen on a "dumbphone" oriented horizontally. If this unit is going on a desk, nighstand, or some other location where you will be close to the unit, the size will not be a problem. I bought the unit to put on a shelf 10-12 feet from my location during use. At this distance, it is difficult, though not impossible, to read information on the screen--especially when contending with bright and/or direct sunlight.
All in all, it meets expectations, is well-built, and works reliably and as-advertised. Recommended.
I want to add that the alarm function is wonderful. The unit allows the user to wake up to music from a variety of sources, including Pandora, usb input, internet radio, etc. My favorite feature is that the unit automatically plays the default alarm buzzer sound if it cannot connect to the selected audio source within 60 seconds of the preset alarm time. That means no worries if your alarm is set to play Pandora and your router/ISP dies overnight. As long as you have power, your alarm is good to go.
The remote has worked very well (I noticed a few complaints about that in other reviews).
There are a few cons - navigation of stations is poor - you have to manually go through each station (by genre or location) to find one you want, which is extremely tedious. Since it is so tedious, it would have been very helpful to offer a much larger option of saved stations (currently at 10).
They could have put a button on the unit for sleep mode instead of making you use the remote and toggle through several steps to get to the Alarm Clock/Sleep Mode. This has to be done each time, because the sleep mode is only good for one time instead of being remembered. At least you have the option of choosing exactly how much time you want before the radio turns off (even hours later), rather than 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, like most sleep mode options.
The radio has dropped off a few times (says the station being listened to is not available). I have found that if I turn the unit off completely (using the toggle switch on the front, not the remote), that generally brings the station back (I have to reselect the station).
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