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Tangent Quattro


$349.00 Released July, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:WiFi access to Internet radio. Simple all-in-one design - includes tuner, speaker, alarm. Stylish, nice looking radio.

The Cons:A little expensive. Doesn't produce bass at all (even from headphone out). A bit plastic and wobbling (have to compare to Tivoli).

The Tangent Quattro is a WiFi Internet radio; it is the latest in the Tangent series (Uno, Duo, Trio), and goes above and beyond the previous models by adding 802.11g WiFi access to the world's 5500+ Internet radio stations.

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Product Shot 2 You can also stream audio files from your computer over your home network with support for the lossless Ogg Vorbis format. Like the Trio, it also features DAB/FM support allowing you to listening to analog or digital FM radio broadcasts. The Quattro has a built-in alarm clock feature (/w snooze button) so you can wake up listening to your favorite Internet radio station.

You can browse radio stations by location and genre to find your favorite radio stations that can then be added to one of the five presets. The Quattro includes a built-in 3" up-firing speaker. The enclosure is made from MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) available in four wood-like finishes (black, white, brown, red). The Quattro became available in July 2007 and retails for $349.

Features

  • WiFi access to Internet Radio (802.11b/g)
  • built-in speaker
  • alarm function
  • 5 channel presets
  • DAB/FM radio
  • wirelessly stream music from your PC/Mac
  • 128-bit (max) WEP Security; supports WAP
  • Ogg Vorbis support
  • auxillary audio in (1/8" stereo) for hooking up your mp3 player
  • weight: 4.5 lbs.
  • size: 8.25” W x 6.25” H x 4.5” D.
  • $349
*requires access to the Internet with an available WiFi connection.

User Reviews (9)

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Pros
  • 5

    WiFi access to Internet radio

  • 4

    Simple all-in-one design - includes tuner, speaker, alarm

  • 3

    Stylish, nice looking radio

  • 3

    WiFi music streaming from your computer

  • 2

    Fantastic sound quality, styling and ease of use

  • 2

    FM Radio

  • 1

    Good audio quality

  • 1

    Line out jack means you don't have to keep plugging and unplugging your external speakers

  • 0

    DAB/FM radio

  • 0

    User Interface could be worse!

Cons
  • 3

    A little expensive

  • 1

    Doesn't produce bass at all (even from headphone out)

  • 1

    A bit plastic and wobbling (have to compare to Tivoli)

  • 1

    case finish could be better, no USB

  • 1

    Imprecise volume control a low volume levels.

  • 1

    Mono audio

  • 1

    User interface is very basic, and the combination of buttons + knob is not intuitive.

  • 1

    Alarm buzzer volume set by volume control, so may be too low to wake you.

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jjlaine
jjlaine: #tangent_quattro It's easy and fast to configure with a secure WLAN. Can't search stations (from 7000+) :S OK for a kitchen radio but I'd pay third of the price. Oh yeah - no tone controls! Sep 12, 07
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Erik
Erik: #tangent_quattro I want this very badly. I love Internet Radio and this makes it incredibly simple if you have a wireless home network. Drop the crappy morning banter and vomit-inducing Clear Channel crap-radio for this wicked Internet radio. Wake up to Radio Paradise; the only downside is that you may not want to hit snooze. Aug 15, 07
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Amanie
Amanie: #tangent_quattro I wish this thing were a little cheaper (like $200 vs $350), then I'd be all over it. Aug 15, 07
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