Grace Digital Wireless Hi-fi Internet Radio Tuner featuring Pandora and NPR (GDI-IRDT200)
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Description for Grace Digital Wireless Hi-fi Internet Radio Tuner featuring Pandora and NPR
The Grace Digital Tuner GDI-IRDT200 is a combination Internet radio and audio media streaming device that brings all the audio content of the Internet from your broadband connection directly to your h
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I believe this device does not come with a built-in DAC so in order to maximize it's full potential you have to connect this device to an external DAC with a good asynchronous clock using good quality digital Co-Axial cable like Silver Sonic from DH Labs. I'm also using a Philips 64GB Solid State Drive to store/play my FLAC files as added layer of jitter protection vs. SATA HDD where jitter is notorious.
The Internet Radio is just okay I actually bought this device to play HD FLAC files for my Onix system and B&W speakers. I believe you must not spend that much in audiophile media players because compared to other Hifi systems this is the one that has the shortest product life cycle. and expensive audiophile digital players are just so insane
Net net, Grace Digital produced a great HD FLAC player for digital audiophiles who buy records from HDTracks.com with great value and it looks good too. No need to spend $500 for digital music players.
Then I discovered streaming music on the internet: streaming jazz/fusion, to be specific.
Since then, I've been looking for a way to play streaming music from the 'net through my system that didn't require a cable running from my laptop to my Yamaha RX-V667 or broadcasting a short range FM stereo signal (don't ask) from the laptop to the FM receiver.
I wanted something that looked like a piece of audio equipment; not a tabletop radio, so I ordered this Grace unit the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and it arrived the Tuesday after the holiday via UPS.
Because I didn't want any surprises when the unit arrived, I had already downloaded the instructions for the GDI-IRDT200 from the Grace website and went about setting up an account at http://grace.reciva.com/ and selected all the stations and music streams that I wanted loaded into the receiver.
Hook up/set up was easy, because I had already reviewed the instructions several times. I used the RCA outputs and skipped the Wi-Fi in favor of a LAN cable. As soon as I had my radio registration number, I entered it into my profile at http://grace.reciva.com/. My previously selected stations and music streams downloaded themselves into the GDI-IRDT200 after rebooting the unit by powering the unit off and on via a handy rocker switch located on the back of the GDI-IRDT200. In no time at all I was listening to Return To Forever in 7 channel stereo.
Great sound quality via my Yamaha and Klipsch speakers.
The free iPhone app is easier to use than the included remote.
You can enter your Pandora info on the reciva web site.
I especially like the rocker switch on the back to power down the unit for re-booting the content of the GDI-IRDT200.
As other reviewers have already said, the display is kinda' cheesy, although is a color match to the display my Brennan JB-7.
The display works well enough but I keep expecting Pacman to scroll across it.
The method for entering Sirius info is a little tiresome, but okay once you get the hang of it.
Overall, I'm quite pleased with the Grace GDI-IRDT200 and would recommend it.
- wired internet (wireless only)
- FM Tuner
- optical out
- fixed pre-outputs
- headphone jack
- some other stuff
But the "Tuner Pro" was NOT an upgrade for me because the analog pre outputs sound worse than the solo's outputs.
Also, the solo's outputs are variable which is nice because I can adjust the volume from my iPhone. To do that with the Tuner Pro, I would have to plug into the headphone jack on the front panel and run a line to the back of my receiver. Ugly.
To be fair, I didn't listen to the headphone outputs, I only heard the fixed pre-outputs and they sound muffled in general and especially in comparison with the Solo. Another reviewer said the Tuner Pro sounded "veiled", I agree. Like a sheet or thin blanket is over the speakers.
I wish I had an outboard DAC so I could hear the great sound others are talking about, but even then I would not have the ability to control the volume with my iPhone for my outside speakers.
So although I really hoped the turner pro would have the same sound as the solo and I could upgrade to get all those features, The sound is essential, without comparable or better sound, features mean nothing.
BTW, the solo has an EQ too and a decent 5 line display.
The Tuner Pro has a really crappy 2 line display. Which I knew when I bought it, but man, it's a struggle even though I already know the menus by heart.
Also, it crashed one me once. During my 2 hours of use. No biggie, unplug and reboot. And, the iPhone App did not show Radio presets, it showed my internet presets. So in radio mode, all the presets were Mis-labeled. But the radio presets still worked. A bug? Idk. But I do know it made FM selection almost unusable from the iPhone.
Bottom line. If you want good sound get an outboard DAC.
So why not 1 star? This thing has Soooo much potential. And would be great if they could
1) fix the display, more lines of text
2) get a decent DAC installed ($30)
3) work out the bugs in software
4) write a new manual that includes all the various menus.
Come on Grace Audio! Fix these things and would gladly pay more to buy another one. Or come out with a higher priced "Super Pro Tuner" that addresses these issues. I really want an upgrade and I love the Solo. If the sound wasn't muffled, I would have kept it.