Summary: I was skeptical about this product. After all, Grace has better known competitors out there (electronics giant Sanyo / Panasonic, for instance). Nevertheless, I bought Grace. Real Human Beings assist you with real Customer Service from San Diego, California,USA. Moreover, Grace Receiva has an online data base of "stations". You pick your streaming choices from around the world.
Summary: So my Squeezebox Boom started to have wifi issues. What I loved about that device is that radio stations are available without a computer. Too bad Logitech discontinued the Squeezebox line. The Grace Microsystem looked like just the ticket. 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.
Summary: The Micro System Internet Radio has much more powerful software than the Grace Solo radios, thus it keeps its connections better, gets more stations, and offers more Settings options. Also, you can use either the included speakers (with standard wire connectors) or RCA connectors (Line Out) for powered speakers. You can even plug another device into it—such as a Recorder, or an iPod—to play over the same speakers. I'm gradually replacing my Grace Solo radios with these.
Summary: We keep learning all the fun stuff that it can do, from Pandora, to MP3 locker, to USB, to multiple alarms. We haven't been disappointed in any way. We are already planning to get another one for a different room in the house.
Summary: I've had this radio now for two weeks and I really enjoy it. Internet radio is awesome and completely blows away the available FM stations in my area. But today, I was playing a movie though the aux audio inputs at a medium volume and one of the speakers became distorted. So now I have the displeasure of sending one of my speakers back and waiting for an replacement. The speakers aren't very big and I'm considering getting better ones than this system offers.
Summary: This system is super - it has good sound quality (not good enough for a party or an audiophile, but definitely more than adequate for everyday listening); it is compact; has a remote; picks up our Wi-Fi, even in less than desirable locations for signal strength; has the option to save stations, and has worked great during daily use for over two months now. The remote has worked very well (I noticed a few complaints about that in other reviews).
Summary: Came today and set up pretty easy. Manual refers to the "select" button, but there isn't one. Using the red button or clicking the big round thing on top and the OK button where "select" was called for, the job was done in a half hour or so. Speaker wires had to be stripped back so they could be doubled over, otherwise they fall out of the connectors on the back. Set up the 10 presets for radio stations and Pandora stations. This was very easy.
Summary: I use this during the summer months when the pool is open. It works pretty good and I've used many of the listening options. I really enjoy using the iPhone app since the Stereo System is kept inside my pool house and I have no direct line of site with the included remote. Everything works to my satisfaction with the only exception that the WiFi has dropped on me a few times, but that's most likely because of my home network and not a fault of the Stereo System.
Technical data says it has a CD Player, but it doesn't
Bonnie J. Gordon "Author, ESCAPE FROM GOSHEN", Amazon
15 September 2013
Summary: I suppose it's a mistake in the listing; if you look further down the page, under "Product Specifications / Special Features," it says there is a CD player included on the device. This was a major reason why I was willing to plunk down $170 for a radio, but there is no CD player at all, anywhere. I very well may return this and go for a "normal" micro stereo system for the third floor bedroom in my house.
Summary: I bought this system after I purchased the Grace Digital GDI-IRD4500m radio, because I loved it so much. I listen to SiriusXM and Pandora. It is a bit of a hardship going through set up the first time; the knobs are rather archaic, it seems. But you only have to do the setup once. After that, you're good to go. I had an issue with this radio at first, which was actually turned out to be an issue with the accompanying instruction manual.