Grace Digital Innovator III GDI-IR2500
Released September, 2004
The Pros:4-line LCD is easy to read from a distance. Starts up quickly when turned on, finds stations and starts streaming in adequate time. Doesn't suffer interruptions to the stream.
The Cons:Remote control is difficult to work with due to poorly planned design. Spend quite a bit of time scrolling through menus during the setup. Mids and highs from the built-in speaker are tinny and washed out.
The Grace Digital Innovator III GDI-IR2500 is one of three Internet radio devices (GDI-IR1000, GDI-IR2000, GDI-IR2500). It’s a competitor to the Innovator II. It doesn’t feature its counterpart’s auxiliary input, but it hosts an angled design for improved audio dispersion.
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Like its peer, the GDI-IR2500 comes with a remote control and offers access to tens of thousands of Internet radio stations from the likes of Pandora, Sirius, and more, though some do require a subscription fee. In addition, there is a Grace Remote control application that allows a user to control their Digital Innovator via their iPhone or iPod Touch. All that’s required to use the Grace Digital Innovator III GDI-IR2500 GDI-IR2000 is a Wi-Fi connection.
- Internet Radio Device
- Angled Design
- Improved Audio Dispersion
- Access to Internet Radio
- PC/Mac File Streaming
- Integrated Wireless G Connectivity
- 4-Line High Contrast Backlit Display
- Rear Ported Stereo Speakers
- Grace Digital Amplifier
- Dual-Band Equalizer
- Alarm Clock
- Stereo Headphone Jack
- Supports 15 Languages
- Stereo System Hookups
- Convenient Remote Control
- Supported Audio Formats: AIFF, AIFC, WAVE, CAF, NeXT, ADTS, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA
- Supported Playlist Formats: ASX, M3U, PLS
- Supported Streaming Protocols: HTTP, HTTPS, RTSP, WSMP, Shoutcast
- Networking: 802.11g
- Security: WPA, WPA2-AES, WEP
User Reviews (1)
4-line LCD is easy to read from a distance
starts up quickly when turned on, finds stations and starts streaming in adequate time
doesn't suffer interruptions to the stream
takes up very little room, small build profile can fit in next to other equipment easily
includes outputs for headphones and RCA outputs for external amplifiers and speakers
remote control is difficult to work with due to poorly planned design
spend quite a bit of time scrolling through menus during the setup
mids and highs from the built-in speaker are tinny and washed out
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