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Pinnacle SoundBridge Radio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of Pinnacle SoundBridge Radio. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pinnacle SoundBridge Radio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pinnacle SoundBridge Radio

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Pinnacle SoundBridge Radio from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size. The usability also gets good reviews, but reviews about the reliability and price are different. Some have doubts about the design.

usability, size

design

63% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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2018-08

Expert review by : Tyler Troy (goodgearguide.com.au)

Pinnacle SoundBridge Radio

 

Pinnacle's SoundBridge Radio combines an FM/AM radio with a media streamer that connects to a computer via a wireless interface. The SoundBridge Radio...

Great speakers and subwoofer, cool visualisations, 18 presets

Expensive, difficult to customise presets, difficult to set up a digital music library for streaming, a headphone jack is the only audio output

The Pinnacle SoundBridge Radio provides a pleasurable listening experience straight out of the box. However, setup difficulties and a lack of audio outputs makes it hard to justify the outlay required for this product when other players in the market...

2007-03

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Pinnacle SoundBridge HomeMusic review

 

Stream music from a Mac or the web around your home

Easy to set up ; Compact ; No router required ; Streams library or web content

Won't stream files from iTunes Store ; No onboard controls

Quick streaming of content from the web or your Mac, and easy configuration

2008-03

Expert review by (macformat.co.uk)

Pinnacle SoundBridge HomeMusic

 

Pinnacle's new SoundBridge HomeMusic is the Roku SoundBridge repackaged, but still powered by the same open source server software. The latest software update provides the ability to stream AppleLossless music files

Easy to set up, Compact, No router required, Streams library or web content

Won't stream files from iTunes Store, No onboard controls

Quick streaming of content from the web or your Mac, and easy configuration

2007-04

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Pinnacle SoundBridge Home Music

 

The HomeMusic tries to make home music streaming simple, and it does this -- but at the rather severe cost of home wireless security.

Slim form factor ; Easy hardware setup

Doesn't support protected AAC streaming ; Only supports WEP

At AU$259 the SoundBridge HomeMusic is a cheaper alternative to some of the flashier home music streamers we've seen such as Logitech's excellent (but hardly cheap) Squeezebox, but it's also a significantly less useful one, especially given the severe...

2008-01

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (applesource.com.au)

Pinnacle SoundBridge Home Music

 

The HomeMusic tries to make home music streaming simple, and it does this -- but at the rather severe cost of home wireless security.

Slim form factor ; Easy hardware setup

Doesn't support protected AAC streaming ; Only supports WEP

Once we'd sacrificed our wireless security, the HomeMusic performed quite well. The LCD display is quite small; if you were going to integrate it into a home A/V setup you'd need to be reasonably close to it in order to make anything out at all....

2008-01

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Pinnacle - SoundBridge HomeMusic

 

Many people now keep their music in digital form on their computers, downloading the tracks they want to play to a portable music player which they can take with them when they leave the house. When ...

This is a handy little device which extends use of your digital music collection to any room. At the price, you probably wouldn't buy one per room, though these things invariably get cheaper with time and it might be a viable option in a year or so.

2007-03

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Pinnacle SoundBridge HomeMusic

 

Poor manuals make reviewing difficult, however when far better manuals – for other products – are on the same CD it makes you fume.

This is a device to play music either though headphones or your hi-fi. It is circular at 6cm and 25cm long. It comes with a small cradle to sit it on. The rear has Line Out, Headphones, DC input and an SD/MMC card slot. The front has a 6x1.5cm two line...

2007-03

Expert review by (lordpercy.com)

WiFi Access To Your Tunes For Under 100 Pounds- Pinnacle SoundBridge Review

 

Not since the Netgear MP101 has there been a worthy MP3 streaming system for under a ton. Now Pinnacle have re-branded a new base version of the Roku Soundbridge giving us WiFi access to a music server for just 99 pounds.

2006-12

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Pinnacle SoundBridge Home Music

 

The units now come with WEP and WPA wifi support, and with the latest upgrade it connected straight into my WPA-PSK network without a hitch, so one of the big negatives in the review is not a problem anymore.

Extremely simple to setup and works like a charm with internet radio and streaming ; Nice and compact

Can't play AAC protected from iTunes, but that's a big issue as most of stuff is from CD's ; The LCD screen is a bit small

2008-06

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Pinnacle SoundBridge Home Music

 

The ROKU labs M1001 (in the U.S.) is one fo the best tech products I have ever purchased. The newer versions have wireless security protocols. I can play ANY streaming audio source and all my MP3's from an old PC sitting in my basement. This is a...

Easy setup. Software upgrades itself. Powerful search functions that are updated continuously. Wireless or wired network capable. Has web server to program via your PC instead of remote. Sound quality at the mercy of bitrate being streamed from...

Wish it was cheaper so I could buy 2. Wish it could record. Wish I could use in my car somehow

2008-04
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Product Specifications

Audio

Dynamic range:90
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):96

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):Network audio player/Network audio player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio components/Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Network audio player/Network audio player with radio

Connectors

Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.5cm/6cm
Height:15.2cm/6cm
Weight:0.68kg/2.2kg
Width:25.4cm/27.9cm

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported: No
Video compression formats: No

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Spanish
Manufacturer:Pinnacle Systems
Model:HomeMusic/Radio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pinnacle SoundBridge

Memory

Internal Memory:16

Networking

Networking features:Wireless LAN, Ethernet LAN

Other features

Audio system maximum sampling rate:48
Compatible operating systems:Window XP, Me, 2000, 98 SE / Windows XP/Me/2000/98SE\nMac OS X v10.1.5\n
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Data Transfer Rate:54
I/O ports:Coaxial Digital Audio Out (S/PDIF)\nOptical Digital audio out (Toslink)\nAnalog Audio Out (3.5mm)\n10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45) / Stereo 3.5mm
Supported data transfer rates:Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps
Supported protocols:WEP, AUdioIP, DHCP, TCP, TELNET, HTTP\nSlimServer\nBonjour & ITunes DAAP\nUPnP AV

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:Wi-Fi

Radio System

Tuner Type:AM/FM / Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

System requirements

Compatibility:PC & Mac
Compatible products:PC & Mac
Minimum processor:Pentium 500MHz
Minimum RAM:128

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):254 x 60 x 60
Weight:680