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Grace Digital Wireless Internet Radio Adapter Featuring Pandora and SIRIUS (GDI-IRA500)

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  • 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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Technical Details

Style: 4 Line standard display
  • Alarm Clock
  • DC in Jack

Product Description

Style: 4 Line standard display

Product Description

GRACE DIGITAL AUDIO GDI-IRA500 Wireless Internet Radio Adapter with Remote


The Grace Digital Solo

Grace Digital Solo at a Glance
Grace Digital Solo Wireless Radio and Media Streamer
The Solo Wi-Fi Receiver provides free Internet radio from every corner of the world. View larger

Over 50,000 Stations
Listen to thousands of free Internet radio stations, podcast and on-demand content
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
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
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
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
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?

Innovator X
Wi-Fi Tuner
Solo GDI-IRA500Innovator X GDI-IR2600Mondo GDI-IRC6000Bravado-X GDI-IR4500Wi-Fi Tuner GDI-IRDT200Nostalgic GDI-IRN1941Microsystem GDI-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 Information

Style:4 Line standard display
Product Dimensions 6 x 2 x 3 inches
Item Weight 1.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Manufacturer Grace Digital
Item model number GDI-IRA500
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 647 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #23 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Wireless & Streaming Audio > Internet Radios
#804 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Compact Radios & Stereos
Date first available at Amazon.com April 19, 2010

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By M Cox VINE VOICE on September 30, 2010
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Update: It appears this unit has been revised to include wireless N which was not available in 2010 when I received my device.

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.
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I have streamed audio using iTunes on my computer for years, but when my wife wanted to be able to listen to a variety of radio stations, and didn't like the stations broadcast in southern California, I looked into an Internet radio for a present. I selected the Grace Solo because of the presets - I didn't want my wife to have to search through stations like I had to on iTunes. When I received the package I was a bit worried when I unpacked the box and felt how light it was. My worries were unfounded. Apart from the menu dial (described below), the buttons and display were top notch.

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.
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I have an older stereo receiver driving a whole house built-in speaker system across multiple rooms. I needed an inexpensive way to connect my stereo receiver system to internet radio stations and other digital audio sources.

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.
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