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Holiday Wish List: Grace Digital’s Encore+, Finally A Connected Radio With Style

gracedigital-encoreplus-top Holiday Wish List: Grace Digital's Encore+, Finally A Connected Radio With StyleGrace Digital’s Encore+ Puts A Feature Packed WiFi Enabled, Connected Audio System in a Stylish Unit You Can Display In Your Home.

Back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s people everywhere were proud to display their stereo and audio equipment. Starting with turntables and 8 track players in the 70’s and working all the way through multi-disc CD changers of the 90’s audio equipment was proudly displayed in the living room, alongside the television, and pictures of the kids.

Something changed though, as more and more connected devices became the main source of audio in the home. Internet radios and then media players looked more like geeky gadgets and less like the refined audio equipment of decades prior.

Grace Digital, known for their feature packed, connected audio devices, has done something about that with the Encore+.  This new device from Grace has a retro look that’s perfect for the top of your entertainment center or even the coffee table. It’s a powerful box, connecting you to just about every audio source currently available.

The Encore+ Stereo Wi-Fi Music Player, Grace Digital’s latest internet radio, features a 3.5″ color display along with a top-quality, internal speaker system, Chromecast built-in, multi-room functionality, clock and alarm, internet radio, and more.

With Chromecast built in, you can stream music/tunes/podcasts/playlists to the Encore+ from more than 100 music apps by simply tapping the Cast button on your favorite Chromecast-enabled apps on your phone, tablet or from a Chrome web browser on your PC or Mac. There is a wide range of supported apps including Pandora, Spotify, Slacker radio, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, NPR, and Tunein, to name just a few. The multi-room audio feature allows users to group one or more Encore+ radios with any Chromecast built-in audio device, including Google Home, and stream to one or all devices simultaneously. People who own Google Home devices can even control Chromecast-enabled apps to play, pause, and skip on their Encore+ using the voice command “Ok Google” from the comfort of their couch.

The Encore+ features a class-D digital amplifier and stereo sound, along with an unprecedented internal speaker system and the ability to customize your audio settings with equalization options to suit user’s unique tastes. If that isn’t enough for users, the Encore+ can be connected to most stereo systems.

Equipped with a multi-functional USB port, the Encore+ serves as a power bank for smart devices, or as a UPnP media player to listen to your saved audio files via a USB thumb drive, hard driver or network media player.

The Grace Digital Encore + is available in Black Ash and Walnut finishes. They started shipping to Kickstarter backers on Black Friday. You can check it out for yourself at gracedigital.com