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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight

Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight
alaScore 82

87 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (

Review: Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i


Just as there are often differences between actors turned singers and signers turned actors, there are marked differences between alarm clock makers who create speakers and speaker makers who create alarm clocks. The alarm clock maker tends to get...

An attractive, customizable, and great-sounding dual alarm clock radio for the iPod, complete with strong AM/FM radio tuning and a straightforward interface. Big, bright screen can easily be adjusted through 21 dimmer stages, while replaceable speaker...

Physical footprint that enables superior speaker performance also demands more space. Not shielded against iPhone interference. Price tag, while reasonable overall, is higher than competitors with added alarm clock features.  ; Just as there are...

Ultimately, we were truly impressed by Horizon Duo-i's overall design: though the system was originally intended to sell for a $250 price that we thought was too high for what it offered, this is the first highly recommendable $200 clock radio we've...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Insider Staff (

Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i review


This compact speaker dock also features an AM/FM radio and offers some unusual customisation options. Find out more after the jump.

The Duo-i is a compact and robust unit, finished in a nice rubbery coating that feels like it'd be impossible to scratch or mark. Users can add an individualist touch by replacing the standard speaker grilles with a range of different colours. Sound...

While it's always nice to have an AM/FM radio tuner, we'd have preferred to see DAB supported here, for access to more stations. That aside, there's little to quibble about

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (

Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i


The Boston Duo-i is not just another alarm clock radio for the iPod: it comes with a lot of extra features that make it a good addition to your bedroom.

Great sound; Built-in AM/FM; Two AUX ports; Headphone jack; Video out; Easy to use and set-up

A bit big for a stereo alarm clock; No advanced iPod controls on the remote

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Geare (

Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i


Boston Acoustics' Horizon Duo-i is the next step up from the little Solo radio which we so loved in Geare #54. It shares the same high-contrast LED display, with its excellent use of typefaces, and has the same three friendly control knobs.

Consumer review by: Rockin Rogo (

Great radio!


Well worth the price, highly recommended!

Excellent sound, nice looking, very sensitive tuner, easy to use


Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Comguy (

Great Sound


Great secondary sound system. It has two auxiliary inputs to connect to other audio sources.

This radio sounds great. It is the only audio equipment you will need for the bedroom. The controls are easy to use. It has everything you could want

It is a little large, but that is necessary for the sound

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Happy grandmother (

Wonderful sound


Replaces a nasty similar product by another manufacturer -- better sound, easier to master controls. We love this radio/Ipod holder

Accurate Controls, Clear Signal, Easy To Set Up, Good Sound

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: The horn player (

Extremely Satisfiedi


I use the BA Duo in my bedroom to listen to my ipods. It can wake me up with my favorite concerto or put me to sleep with a beautiful soothing adagio. This was a replacement for My Bose Acoustic Wave. The sound is almost comparable at a fraction of the...

Accurate Controls, Clear Signal, Easy To Set Up, Good Sound

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Jim the Biker Boy (

Great sound from such a small system


Good enough to be used as primary audio system. Portable enough to easily move room to room. Typical weak docking port.

Durable, Easy Setup, Easy to read display, Innovative snooze design, Intuitive controls, Simple Design

Weak Dock

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Ace01 (

I love the New York Yankees....


As I said before, I love the New York Yankees but the Boston.... Boston Acoustics that is, is hands down the best bang for the buck in the ipod dock territory. I know it's a bit on the pricey side but on this on price=quality and performance. All I'm...

Compact, Durable, Easy Setup, Sounds great


Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The Horizon Duo-i which can be used to add iPod connectivity is Boston Acoustics

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Functions (KB):iPod cradle / Radio
Subcategory (KB):Boomboxes, radios, clock radios
Type:Clock radio

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: No
UPnP: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System:Apple Docking
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No


Manufacturer:Boston Acoustics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Boston Acoustics Horizon


Wireless Speakers: No

MD System

Type: None




Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Preset Station Qty:15
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Dolby / DTS: No