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Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition

B&H # ALAIREC01F Mfr # AIREC01F
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Product Highlights
  • 11,000+ Radio Stations
  • HD Radio Stations Supported
  • Connects to Any Receiver
  • 50 Genres to Browse
  • 500 Station Favorites List
  • Plays MP3s
  • 100-300m Indoor Range

The WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition from Aluratek gives you free access to over 11,000 radio stations, including HD Radio stations, worldwide. With universal compatibility, you can connect the radio to any receiver in your home or office. Once the Wireless Internet Radio is set up, it's easy to find any kind of music with over 50 genres to choose from and a geographic listing of over 150 countries. Your top 500 stations can be saved to your favorites list for easy future look-up. And, if you're not in the mood for the radio, you can also access music from your MP3 player, USB thumb drive, or hard drive through the unit's USB port.

The WiFi radio supports WIFI 802.11 b/g and Ethernet Internet connectivity and doesn't require your computer to be on to connect. In fact, you don't even need to have a computer for the radio to work; a wired or wireless router and Internet connection are all that's required to capture Internet stations. With an indoor operating range of 35-100 meters (114-328 feet), and an outdoor range of 100-300 meters (328-984 feet) you're guaranteed to get a signal virtually anywhere inside or out.

11,000 Stations Worldwide
Access to more than 11,000 radio stations worldwide with no subscription fees
Receiver Setup
Easy to install and setup, the Wireless Internet Radio supports all receivers
Genre & Geographic Search
Lets you search by music genre and geographically in over 150 countries
RCA Line-Out
Utilizes RCA audio stereo line-out for connection to speakers
HD Radio Station Support
The WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio supports HD Radio stations
Wireless Connectivity
Wireless access WIFI 802.11 b/g, Ethernet and USB 2.0 (host only) connectivity
500 Station Favorites List
Save your top 500 stations to the favorites list for quick recall when you want them
Access to External Music Sources
Allows access to music stored on a USB flash drive, MP3 player or hard drive through the USB port
Internet Connection With or Without a Computer
Connects to your wired or wireless Internet letting you listen even if you don't have a computer or if it's turned off
Plug-n-Play Audio Servers
Works with universal Plug-n-Play audio servers such as Microsoft Media Player 11, Microsoft Media Connect, and MusicMatch Jukebox

Go To

Operating Range Indoors: 35-100 m
Outdoors: 100-300 m
Display 128 x 64 graphic-based, back-lit LCD
Supported Formats MP3, WMA, WAV
Storage N/A
Presets 500 station favorites list
Built-In FM Yes
Connectors 2 x RCA connectors (stereo out)
CAT5 Ether port
USB 2.0
General
Power Requirements 110-220VAC 1
Please Note:

Adapter for the (US) prong must be used for use overseas

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Dimensions (WxHxD) 6 x 1.7 x 8.5" (15.2 x 4.3 x 21.6cm)
Weight 1.8 lbs (0.82kg)
Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition
  • WiFi Wireless Internet Radio Home Theater Edition
  • Remote Control
  • RCA Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Instruction Manual/CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    AluratekWiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition
     
    4.2

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (22)
    • Good sound (22)
    • Easy to set up (21)
    • Clear signal (20)
    • Simple controls (15)

    Cons

    • Complicated controls (4)

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (16)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (9)
    • Large rooms (8)
    • Audiophiles (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (16), Audiophile (13), Tech savvy (13), Movie enthusiast (5), Technically challenged (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    incredible mother's day present!

    i love wqxr and i live in the country with only two classical radio stations, one of which has talk, talk, and more talk, mostly about how awful the world situation is....Read complete review

    i love wqxr and i live in the country with only two classical radio stations, one of which has talk, talk, and more talk, mostly about how awful the world situation is. my son bought me this wonderful gift, the wifi/wireless internet radio, so that i could listen to classical music stations and my other favorite, serge reggiani and other great internatonal singers. now , i can imagine that i am in new york city, where great music is happening, without all the hoopla, and i can feel the cool breezes from the trees, smell the clean air, and look at the deer and the dogs running through the woods... and i don't have to go anywhere.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works as advertised

    I'd consider this the first generation of internet radio receiver. The display is somewhat hard to read. It works as advertised but I'm sure that the next generation will boot up faster and connect...Read complete review

    I'd consider this the first generation of internet radio receiver. The display is somewhat hard to read. It works as advertised but I'm sure that the next generation will boot up faster and connect to Pandora and other music websites. Eventually tuner-amplifiers should have this built in - it is the future of home entertainment.

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    5.0

    Wonderful!

    By Mike

    from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Clear Signal
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Sound
    • Thousands of stations

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

      Purchased one for my office desk and I liked it so much I purchased another for the sunroom.

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      • No

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      5.0

      So Many Stations!

      By monty river

      from western NY

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Clear Signal
      • Compact

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls

      Best Uses

        Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

        Hooked up to receiver and get any station I want in the US and the world. I live in the sticks, so reception is an issue. This thing works great (no buffering) even on a slow DSL system using wireless. When the receiver had problems, I hooked this up to amplified computer speakers and it worked great there. Menu navigation takes a bit to get used to, but the number of stations makes it worth it.

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        4.0

        As advertised, nice unit

        By Bob Ace

        from Blairstown, NJ

        About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Signal
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Sound

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems

        Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

        I get sketchy reception on a classical station out at my barn that I like to listen to. The barn is 400 feet from my Apple AirPort WiFi, which is inside my stone house. I tested the signal with my laptop, which was OK - 3 bars out of 5. The Aluratek gets solid reception and the signal if strong enough for good, clear volume. Some stations cut in and out, but I think it's their strength and the normal Internet issues at the house. There are lots of stations, but I haven't tried programming ones I like that the unit doesn't offer. Once you figure out how to program Favorites you're golden. Don't look for buttons on the unit, you have to use the remote. B&H's price was [$] less than the manufacturer! We're completely happy with the choice of the unit.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        very easy to set up and use.

        By cathy

        from seattle

        About Me Audiophile, Practical, Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

            easy to set up & use. Occasionally sound/ station drops off briefly. Are thinking of getting a second one for vacation home use.

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            4.0

            Quite good but certainly not perfect

            By Ruman

            from Netherlands

            About Me Average user

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Sound

            Cons

            • Produces static sound

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems

            Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

            Looks good, was easy to connect and does what it is made for. But it produces a continuous static sound through the speakers which is noticable at low volume and even with the volume completely down. Also when switching the unit to ON, either with the switch or remote control, it produces a momentarily very loud crackling sound, so keep your amplifier volume down to avoid blowing your speakers. Also the display can be hard to read because the plastic cover mirrors the ambient light. But except for these issues it works well. The sound quality is good and it is easy to use.

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            • No

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            4.0

            I Now I can hear my local pbs classical

            By Katie

            from St. Petersburg, FL

            About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Clear Signal
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems

              Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

              I am using my wireless internet tuner to beable to listen to classical pbs station now. For the first time since USF changed its programing to two stations: classical and talk over a year ago, I had extremly poor reception from the music station. So much so, I cancelled my contributions. With my wireless tuner, I have my music back and access to so many more music sites. Thank you

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              4.0

              It works

              By Zuckerman

              from Port Washington, NY

              About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Clear Signal
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems

                Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                I bought this because my old Wifi tuners died. the Aluratek works well but will sometimes loose the WEP security code and need reprogramming. Otherwise, does what it should and does it well.

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                4.0

                Finally no static.

                By passion

                from New York

                About Me Music Lover

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Clear Signal
                • Compact
                • Good Sound

                Cons

                • Some what complicated set

                Best Uses

                • Audiophiles
                • Basic Systems

                Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                I hooked up the tuner to my audio system. I'm have it on right now. it is clear. I had a little trouble with the setup. But the help service solved it. I filled in my favorite stations and do not have to search for them.

                The original set up stations was confusing but once the are in the favorite menu it easy.

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                5.0

                the world in the span of control

                By julia0

                from rio de janeiro,brazil

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                    I use the equipment in a multi room, its configuration and operation is very easy, just felt the lack of a speaker built into the display device and a digital optical audio output, would make its use in more complete receiver

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                    3.0

                    Looks good but has a fatal flaw

                    By Frank the musician

                    from SF Bay Area

                    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                        This internet radio seems to work fairly well, but it is unable to stream my favorite classical station, one of the most widely followed in the world -- Los Angeles readio KUSC. While their support people have been very helpful, they are now recommending I return the unit because they can't solve the problem.

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                        4.0

                        Wonderful Product

                        By Photo Imp

                        from Pine Beach, NJ

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Signal
                        • Compact
                        • Good Sound

                        Cons

                        • Complicated Controls

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Larger Rooms
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                        I connected this product to my upstairs home entertainment system as my computer and router are located in my basement office. I can now listen to my favorite internet radio station(s) without having to be seated at my computer only. I am in a very poor reception area for FM and my station selection is next to nothing with no variety. This product has opened up a whole new world (pardon the pun) for my listening enjoyment which includes primarilly listening to classical music from some radio stations located in the United Kingdom. The only drawback with the product is that it drops the signal on occasion but usually reconnects within 5 to 10 seconds. I'm thinking this is the nature of the beast and could have to do with my particular setup. It doesn't happen often enough to ruin the enjoyment I derive from it - the pluses way outweigh the minuses. Initially, I also found it a little difficult to get a handle on the remote control functions to operate the unit. The price range is excellent. I would recommend this product without reservation.

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                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        I would buy this product again

                        By jwolfastro

                        from Redwood City, CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Sound

                        Cons

                        • Menue a little difficult
                        • Occasional drop outs
                        • Slow wireless connection

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                          What's great:
                          I am using it with my wireless router to play internet radio stations on my home stereo. Unpacking, connecting it, set-up of my favorite station in Europe was done in a few minutes. The sound quality of 128 bit/sec live streams is great. The manual lists the Aluratek website that offers a tool to search for stations world wide and add those you like via a mouse click to the favorite list of the receiver. What a great feature!

                          Some small drawbacks:
                          Moving through the menues of the receiver with the remote control is ok, not great. The manual does not clearly state how to get to the main screen - trial and error helps. Connection to the wireless route sometimes takes a minute or two with several attempts. Some stations have occasional short drop outs - probably not a fault of the receiver.

                          Overall: Very good product, would buy it again and recommend it to friends.

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                          1.0

                          It not worthy to buy this product

                          By Robert the observer

                          from Brooklyn, New York

                          About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Poor sound

                          Cons

                          • Poor Reception

                          Best Uses

                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                          I bought this radio and I had to return it back. It did not take the radio stations that I was interested to listen.

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                          5.0

                          Great product!

                          By Marco

                          from Barcelona, Spain

                          About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Controls
                          • Clear Signal
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Good Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Basic Systems
                            • Larger Rooms
                            • Smaller Rooms

                            Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                            No-frills, does-what-it-should product.
                            Set up is super-easy and sound quality good. Absolutely recommended!

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                            3.0

                            Speakerless

                            By Dee

                            from Seminole FL

                            About Me Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Signal
                            • Compact

                            Cons

                            • Should come wspeakers

                            Best Uses

                            • Audiophiles

                            Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                            It may have been my mistake, but I just wanted an internet radio to listen to. Did not realize that this one needed to be plugged into speakers. Have you ever tried to buy external speakers that aren't usb? I even had someone try to sell me i-pod charging station while saying I could wire the radio into the jacks. These are very nice radios and I'm sorry it did not work for me. If you have a Home Theater it should work great.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Works as advertised

                            By Rich

                            from Bellingham, WA

                            About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Signal
                            • Compact
                            • Good Sound

                            Cons

                            • Complicated Controls

                            Best Uses

                            • Audiophiles
                            • Basic Systems

                            Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                            I'd consider this the first generation of internet radio receiver. The display is somewhat hard to read. It works as advertised but I'm sure that the next generation will boot up faster and connect to Pandora and other music websites. Eventually tuner-amplifiers should have this built in - it is the future of home entertainment.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Aluratek WiFi internet radio

                            By Colossus

                            from Indianapolis, Ind.

                            About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Signal
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Good Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems
                              • Larger Rooms
                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                              I connected this to the stereo in my office. Our local radio option are very limited and I am delighted to now have an endless almost list to choose from.
                              Being able to use the Aluratek website & list of stations available is a great tool and it makes the use of the unit even more pleasurable. Also being able to program in a station that I listen to but was not listed is another great feature.
                              My only suggestion to enhance this product would be to have the ability to have preset buttons on the remote control for favorite stations, instead of have to scroll thru the list on the LCD screen on the unit..

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                              5.0

                              Great Product for Free Music

                              By BSM

                              from Newnan, GA

                              About Me Not too tech savvy, Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Signal
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Sound

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Audiophiles
                              • Basic Systems
                              • Hooked up to a stereo amp
                              • Larger Rooms
                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                              I hooked the AIREC01F up in less than 20 minutes from opening the box and was listening to internet radio on my home stereo amplifier within 5 minutes of that. It's very simple to use even if you're not computer savvy. It would be nice if you could program presets instead of just having a list of favorites but it's easy to navigate anyway. The unit is small with an easy to read display, has a USB port so you can play music from a portable hard drive or MP3 player through it. Thousands of stations to listen to, no static, I love it!!!

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              small but terrible

                              By noli

                              from Jersey City, NJ

                              About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Controls
                              • Clear Signal
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Sound

                              Cons

                              • Nothing

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems
                              • Larger Rooms
                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                              Personal use only and very easy to connect. Sounds great to my new home theater..

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              A simple product.

                              By Old School Chris

                              from Bklyn, N.Y.

                              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Controls
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Sound

                              Cons

                              • Poor Reception

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems
                              • Larger Rooms

                              Comments about Aluratek WiFi/Wireless Internet Radio, Home Theater Edition:

                              I use this product for a greater selecttion of stations to listen to. The set-up is easy and not at all dificult. The down-side is that there are
                              lapses in the signal and a shut down of the station at times.

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