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Internet radios - an interesting list
« on: 05:02:20 | 28 July, 2014 »
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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #1 on: 07:45:42 | 28 July, 2014 »
I wonder how many of those models are still tootling along.
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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #2 on: 12:13:08 | 28 July, 2014 »
None of mine are in that list.

Logik IRMA1
Vistron MX200i
BT Internet Radio
Imp Adapt
Unbranded, same as IR1320 or Hama Internet Tuner
Philips NP1100

All above tootling along just fine.  Two other BT Internet Radios and one other Imp Adapt have faulty Barracuda modules.

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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #3 on: 09:25:44 | 30 July, 2014 »
never knew there were so many!

https://calmradio.com/internetradios/category/internet-radios

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That Grundig buried among the cornucopia of radios looks enticing and that Philips could fit right next to the cutting board in the Taipei kitchen.

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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #4 on: 11:16:54 | 30 July, 2014 »
Extra props to drgeoff if his Vistron is the Pepto-Bismol pink one.
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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #5 on: 11:26:25 | 30 July, 2014 »
Grundig was once a well respected brand of quality German engineering.  But some years ago (20 or even 30, I cannot remember) they went bankrupt.  The name was sold and now carries no high status.

Same with HP - except the German and bankrupt and name selling bits above.

And others are already on the slippery slope to no brand value.  Remember when Sony products could justify their premium pricing.

Wonder how much longer Apple can keep fooling so many people.

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« Reply #6 on: 11:33:43 | 30 July, 2014 »
Extra props to drgeoff if his Vistron is the Pepto-Bismol pink one.
Afraid not.  Even the white one didn't tempt me.

I've no objection to white items per se.  But everything made of white plastic changes to off-white.  Wouldn't be so bad if it was uniform, but it isn't. Bits that are exposed to more light change faster.

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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #7 on: 11:53:45 | 30 July, 2014 »
The black anodized aluminum that houses my Grace microsystem is turning sort of an odd bronze color as it sits next to the south window.  I doubt that Grace products ever last long enough for the white plastic to begin to discolor.
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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #8 on: 15:12:47 | 30 July, 2014 »
Extra props to drgeoff if his Vistron is the Pepto-Bismol pink one.
Afraid not.  Even the white one didn't tempt me.

I've no objection to white items per se.  But everything made of white plastic changes to off-white.  Wouldn't be so bad if it was uniform, but it isn't. Bits that are exposed to more light change faster.

Omagibe what happens when you're a chain-smoker!

Although my Q-acustics speakers' white piano finish seems incredibly resistant to nicotine, Spanish sunlight and dust!
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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #9 on: 15:30:33 | 30 July, 2014 »

Omagibe what happens when you're a chain-smoker!

You die of lung cancer before the discolouration becomes annoying.  If brown-stained teeth and fingers are acceptable you won't worry about yellowing plastic
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« Reply #10 on: 16:11:21 | 30 July, 2014 »
You think I don't know that!  It's all part of a plan to sue BAT for billions.
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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #11 on: 13:46:49 | 02 August, 2014 »
Is Bose in the WiFi Internet Radio biz ?

I saw this offering today: http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/wifi_music_systems/soundtouch_music/soundtouch_30/index.jsp

If so,  is it Reciva, Frontier, or ... ?

Any Bose owners who might offer some insight as to wether Bose lives up to its price tag ?

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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #12 on: 14:16:47 | 02 August, 2014 »
I don't own any Bose.

But there is a good reason for that.
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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #13 on: 05:42:01 | 03 August, 2014 »
Nor me.  (I don't have any Monster cables either!)

If the price tag is intended to permit purchasers to demonstrate that they have more money than sense, then yes it lives up to that.

The radio does not appear to have any connection with Reciva.  It seems to require use of a computer for configuration.
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Re: Internet radios - an interesting list
« Reply #14 on: 08:24:55 | 04 August, 2014 »
Thanks to both of you for your candor..

So it appears then that this Bose is all bluster without the sound.... and not an internet radio as we have come to know because it does not link to an aggregator like Reciva or Frontier.

This model is being offered at Le Target in the Los Angeles area and the box says it is an internet radio and has snob appeal among a dozen other things. The term is too general.

Wether reading in Gramophone or seeing adverts (like this Bose) it is seldom explained how the device is an internet radio so that one can envision making a purchase and getting the thing out of the box before knowing what the catalog of station offerings really are or just how easily one might access them.   And in the case of this Bose the buyer is given access to an app in order to "drag and drop up to six stations into the presets". For some this might be sufficient... I'll pass.

Among the higher end (Onkyo, Sansui, et.al.) component systems the internet radio access is just as ambiguous. The accent seems to remain with terrestrial radio or a pay service.  For any music aficionado the sheer choice of a favored genre by a Reciva or Frontier should be a hands down favorite over terrestrial offerings. Yet one cannot seem to find one... or the industry is not too eager to let you know.








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