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AUDIO BRIEFS

5/17/2010 12:02:00 AM Eastern

Grace Adds Two
Internet Radios

POWAY, CALIF. — Grace Digital added
two new products to its selection of
Internet radios. One is a portable AC/
DC model, and the other is a standalone
tuner that connects to existing
sound systems.

Both also stream music from networks
PCs, and both come with free
downloadable iPhone/iPod Touch app
to deliver remote control from any room
in a Wi-Fi-networked house.

The stand-alone tuner is the $124
Solo, which features built-in W-Fi and
connects to sound systems via RCA
outputs. It accesses more than 18,000
Internet radio stations and such music
services as Pandora, Sirius Premium
Internet Radio, Live365 and iheart.
Solo also features a five-function alarm
clock and handheld remote.

Solo is available at www.gracedigitalaudio.
com and will be available in
Best Buy, select Sears stores and regional
consumer electronic stores
starting in July.

The new portable is the $169 Allegro,
equipped with Wi-Fi, up-firing stereo
speakers, 8-watt Class D amp and
AC/DC operation. For DC operation, it
uses six AA alkaline batteries or NiMH
batteries (not included) that can be recharged
from the radio’s internal battery-
recharging circuit. Other features
include alarm clock.

Allegro accesses more than 17,000
radio stations as well as select music
services. Allegro is available on the
company’s Web site and retailers.

Gallo Adds
Reference Speaker

CHATSWORTH, CALIF. — Anthony
Gallo has begun shipping its new
$5,999/pair Reference 3.5 speaker,
which combines elements of the previous
Reference 3.1
and the new Reference
Strada.

It also adds OPT
Level 2 technology,
and an enhanced
version of the company’s
OPT (Optimized
Pulse Technology)
technology,
to correct for electrical
phase errors, not
just for mechanical
phase errors. In addition,
the CDT 3 tweeter uses a new
grille topology to improve vertical dispersion.