Bookshelf music systems have fallen from favor somewhat, with iPod docks taking over, but Grace Digital reckons there's still a place for compact HiFis. The Wi-Fi Bookshelf Music System does exactly what it says on the tin: stream over 17,000 radio stations, 20,000 plus on-demand programs, and over 35,000 podcasts over a WiFi b/g/n connection to a compact audio system with separate speakers.
The box is compatible with with Pandora, Sirius XM Internet Radio, CBS Radio, iheartradio, Live365.com, MP3Tunes, NPR, National Weather Service, WeatherBug and Rhapsody, and since you'd probably go crazy trying to remember your favorites you can store ten stations as presets and 100 in an easy-access shortcut menu. There are also RCA and USB inputs for hooking up external sources and PMPs.
As for the speakers, they get 3.5-inch full range drivers, 1-inch tweeters, and a 16 watt RMS Class D digital amplifier to power them. Whether there's still a market for this sort of micro-separates system remains to be seen, but Grace Digital is asking $249.99 for the privilege.
Grace Digital Audio Announces the Wi-Fi Bookshelf Music System, the First Ever Internet Radio Bookshelf System with 802.11n Connectivity
Unique micro-system features two high quality bookshelf speakers providing radio content from all over the world.
San Diego, Calif. - (January 20, 2011) – Grace Digital Audio, a leading brand of Wi-Fi internet radios and home audio solutions, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Wi-Fi Bookshelf Music System. Grace’s micro-system is the world’s first internet radio system to incorporate two bookshelf speakers and 802.11n connectivity. Grace’s micro-system is available now at www.GraceDigitalAudio.com for $249.99.
Ideal for your apartment, den, or office, Grace Digital’s Wi-Fi Bookshelf Music System is the perfect solution for someone looking for a powerful concert feel without the hassle, set up, and cost of a full home audio system. Grace’s micro-system includes two large bookshelf speakers featuring 3.5” full range drivers, 1” tweeters, and a 16 watt RMS Class D digital amplifier. The compact micro-system delivers a superior audio quality unmatched by smaller tabletop units, providing an inexpensive way to bring a home stereo experience to your internet radio.
The Wi-Fi Bookshelf Music System provides access to over 17,000 radio stations, 20,000 plus on-demand programs, and over 35,000 podcasts. Compatible with Pandora, Sirius XM Internet Radio, CBS Radio, iheartradio, Live365.com, MP3Tunes, NPR, National Weather Service, and new for 2011, WeatherBug and Rhapsody the number-one premium on-demand music service that provides access to 11 million songs for less that the price of an average CD. With RCA inputs and a USB connection, users can connect their iPod, CD player, PC or any additional audio source giving you access to all your music files.
Wi-Fi Bookshelf Music System features include:
• Two speakers equipped with 3.5” woofers and 1” tweeters
• Class D digital amplifier and rear ported full range speaker provides superior audio quality
• 10 station presets, up to 100 saved favorites, displays song/artist info, alarm clock radio, and remote control with Pandora controls
• Wirelessly stream music and stored audio files from your PC or Mac
• Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n card connects directly to any 802.11 b/g/n wireless router
• RCA input/output, headphone connection, and USB port
Now shipping, the Wi-Fi Bookshelf Music System is available for $249.99 at GraceDigitalAudio.com, Amazon.com, and various retailers throughout the U.S.