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Horizon Duo-i
High Performance Tabletop Music System
Serious sound with iPod connectivity
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates hazards
arising from dangerous voltages.
Warning! To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock,
do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates the user
should read all safety statements found in the user
manual.
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates that
the apparatus must be placed in a separate collection
facility for electronic waste and not disposed with
household waste.
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates double
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or
the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Maintain a minimum distance of 2” (50mm) around
the front, rear, and sides of the apparatus for sufficient
ventilation. The ventilation should not be impeded by
covering the ventilation openings or placing on or around
the apparatus items such as newspapers, table-cloths,
curtains, etc.
No open flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be
placed on the apparatus.
16. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing. No objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall
be placed on the apparatus.
17. Either the power inlet connector on the rear of the
apparatus or the power plug at the wall must remain
accessible, to be able to disconnect power from the
apparatus.
18. To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC
Mains, disconnect the power supply cord plug from the AC
receptacle.
19. The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain
readily operable.
American Users:
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
Canadian Users
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de classe B est conforme á la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
Introduction
Thank you for choosing Boston Acoustics and congratulations on your purchase of the Horizon Duo-i High Performance
Tabletop Music System. If you own other Boston products, the outstanding audio performance and ease-of-use of the
Duo-i should come as no surprise. If you’re new to Boston, welcome – we think you’ve made a great choice. The Duo-i is a
sophisticated stereo radio and iPod speaker system with dual alarms, auxiliary inputs and outputs, all in a high-style, softtouch enclosure – all the things that “Play Smart.” So check out all the features and functions of your new music system. We
know you’ll enjoy it for years to come.
Features
• Outstanding audio performance from dual 31/2-inch speakers in separate acoustic chambers, vented for extended
response
• BassTrac® audio processing for satisfying bass at any volume
• Integrated universal iPod dock with video output
• Three intuitive, easy to use controls operate all the Duo-i features
• Multi-function Remote controls the radio and iPod
• Large, easy to read display with adjustable brightness that dims automatically in low light conditions
• Highly sensitive AM/FM Stereo tuner
• 10 FM radio station presets; 5 AM radio presets
• External antenna inputs for maximum reception
• Dual alarm functions each with wake-to-alarm and/or wake-to-music from the radio or your iPod
• Easy to use, one-button alarm setting
• Alarms gradually increase in volume for a gentle wake up
• S-n-o-o-o-o-o-z-e bar – the entire outer aluminum trim is a touch sensitive, can’t-miss-it snooze bar
• Sleep function lets you listen to music up to 90 minutes before the Duo-i turns itself off
• Make it your own! Customize your Duo-i with optional grilles available at www.bostonacoustic.com/POP
• Time setting, station presets, and alarms settings are remembered during power outages
• Headphone output on the front panel
• Dual auxiliary inputs - front and rear panel
• Composite video output lets you play TV programming stored on your iPod through a television
• iPod is charged while placed in the dock
• Internal power supply - no bulky external adapter needed
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Contents
Unpacking and Setting Up Your Horizon Duo-i
Placement
Power Connection
AM and FM Antennas
About the Front Panel Controls
About the Remote Control
Basic Control Operations
Turning the Horizon Duo-i On or Off
Adjusting the Volume
Setting the Clock
Selecting a Source
Tuning In a Radio Station
Station Seek
Setting a Station Preset
Selecting a Preset Station
Adjusting Bass and Treble
Using Your iPod
Front Panel Control iPod Operation
Remote Control iPod Operation
Alarm Clock Features Setting the Alarm Time
Setting an Alarm How the Alarms Work
The Snooze Feature
Sleep Function
Other Control Settings
Display Information
Display Brightness
Connecting Other Equipment
Connecting Headphones
Using Aux Inputs
Using the Video Output
About Clock Memory
Security Cable Connection
Service Port
Maintenance and Service
Limited Warranty
If Service Seems Necessary
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Unpacking and Setting Up Your Horizon Duo-i
Carefully unpack the Horizon Duo-i. If there is any sign of damage from transit, report it immediately to your dealer and/or
delivery service. Keep the shipping carton and packing materials for future use. Be sure to keep your purchase receipt in a
safe place, as it may be required for warranty purposes.
In the box you should find the Horizon Duo-i, the remote control, power cord and seven iPod dock adapter cups.
Placement
Your Horizon Duo-i will sound great just about anywhere. But if you put it near a wall or corner the bass response will be
enhanced. Don’t block the bass port. Be sure the cabinet vents behind the iPod dock are unobstructed to allow for ventilation.
Power Connection
Just connect the power cord to the back of the Horizon Duo-i and plug it into
the wall power outlet.
FM Antenna Input
AM Antenna Input
Video Output
AM and FM Antennas
The Horizon Duo-i comes out of the box ready to use. The internal AM
antenna is connected. The FM antenna is also connected. Just extend the
wire connected to the plug. With the standard antennas you’ll probably pull
in more stations than any other radio you own. But if you want to listen to
stations that are very far away then external antennas can be connected to
the antenna inputs.
AC Input
Output Fixed/Variable Switch
Output
Aux 2 Input
About the Front Panel Controls
Most of the Horizon Duo-i functions are operated by the three controls on the front
panel.
Power/Volume – Is controlled by the large knob in the center of the panel.
Mode – Selects the input you want to use or the function you want to adjust.
Tune – Tunes in a new radio station.
These logical, intuitive controls make it easy to operate the Horizon Duo-i. The way
you use each contol is the same for each feature. Once you learn how to control
one of the features the rest of them will be easy. You may not need to refer to this
manual once you understand the way the controls work.
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About the Remote Control
Most of the features of the Horizon Duo-i can be operated with the supplied remote control.
When it’s not being used, the remote control can be conveniently stored in the recess on top of
the Horizon Duo-i, in front of the iPod dock. The remote also has a magnetic backing so it can be
attached to many metal surfaces.
Note: When you unpack your remote control there will be a plastic insulation tab extending
from the battery compartment. Pull out this tab before using the remote control.
There must be an unobstructed line of sight to the front of the Horizon Duo-i when using the
remote control. Point the remote control at the front panel of the Horizon Duo-i when pressing
the buttons. For best results you should be within 20 feet of the unit and no more than 45° off
axis.
Note: Eventually you’ll need to replace the remote battery. If the remote doesn’t reliably operate the Duo-i, put in a new
CR2025 3V lithium coin type battery.
Basic Control Operations
Turning the Horizon Duo-i On or Off
Press the Power/Volume control on the center of the front
panel or the green button on the remote control.
Adjusting the Volume
Turn the front panel Power/Volume knob or press the Volume
Up
or Volume Down buttons on the remote control.
Setting the Clock
1 Turn the Mode control until the clock icon is highlighted with brackets .
2 Press the Mode control. The clock icon and time display will flash.
3 Turn the Mode control to adjust the time.
4 Press the Mode control again to set the time. The display reverts to its previous
mode and the new time is set.
Note: The clock can display time in either 12 hour or 24 hour format. To change the
time display turn the mode control to highlight the clock icon with brackets . Press
and hold the mode control for 5 seconds. The display will show “12H” or “24H”. Turn
the mode control to select the time format you want, then press the control.
Note: On the control illustrations –
Regular arrows indicate to press and release the
button or control.
Double headed arrows indicate to press and hold the
button or control.
This symbol indicates the control is turned then pressed.
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Selecting a Source
Using the Front Panel Controls
1 Turn the Mode control until the source you want is
highlighted with brackets. Note that other function and
alarm setting control icons also may be selected.
2 Press the Mode control to select the highlighted item. Or
just wait a few seconds and the source is automatically
selected. The Duo-i begins playing the source selected.
Using the Remote Control
Press the button for the source you want to select. Press
the FM and AUX buttons once for FM 1 or AUX 1 and twice
for FM 2 or AUX 2.
Notes:
The brackets around FM 1 indicate it is the selected source in
• The iPod source can be selected only when your iPod is in
this example.
the dock.
• There are FM 1 and FM 2 source options. They correspond to
the two FM radio preset groups.
• There are Aux 1 and Aux 2 source options. Aux 1 is the front panel input. The Aux 2 input is on the rear panel.
Tuning In a Radio Station
Using the Front Panel Controls
1 Use the Mode control to select the AM radio source or one
of the FM radio sources.
2 Turn the Tune control until the station frequency you want
shows in the display.
Using the Remote Control
1 Press the AM or FM radio source button.
2 Press the [ or ] button once to step up or down the
radio band to the next station frequency.
Notes:
• If the radio source you want is already selected you can skip
step 1 and use the front panel Tune control or the remote
[ or ] buttons to tune in a new station.
• If the station you select has been assigned to a station preset, the preset indicator and number are displayed.
Station Seek
Using the Front Panel Control
Press the Tune button. The Duo-i will seek up the radio band for
the next receivable station.
Using the Remote Control
Press and hold the [ or ] button. The Duo-i will seek up or
down the radio band for the next receivable station.
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Setting a Station Preset
1 Use the Mode control, or press the AM or FM button on
the remote control to select the radio band you want to
use. There are two sets of FM presets. They are selected by
choosing the FM 1 or FM 2 sources.
2 Use the front panel Tune control, or the [ or ] buttons
on the remote control to tune in the station you want to
assign to a preset.
3 Press and hold the front panel or remote control preset
button (1-5) you want to set up. A tone will sound and the
preset number will light indicating the station has been
assigned to the preset.
In this example FM station 107.9 has been assigned to preset 3 in the
FM 2 group.
Selecting a Preset Station
1 Turn the Mode control to highlight the radio band of the
preset you want to select. There are two sets of FM presets.
They are selected by choosing the FM 1 or FM 2 source.
2 Press and quickly release the preset button (1-5) you want
to select. The preset indicator, the preset number and the
station frequency will light.
In this example AM preset 5, with station frequency 1050 assigned
to it, has been selected.
Note: Pressing a preset button more than once will switch to
the other radio band or preset group. Using this example, if you
press preset button 5 again, then preset 5 in the FM 1 group is
selected. Another press selects preset 5 in the FM 2 group. Press
the button one more time and AM preset 5 is selected again.
Adjusting Bass and Treble
1 Turn the Mode control to select the Bass or
Treble icon in the display. The Bass or Treble
icon and the current setting flashes in the
display.
2 Turn the Mode control clockwise to increase,
or counter-clockwise to decrease the Bass or
Treble
In these examples the Bass is set to –2 and the Treble is
set to +1.
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Using Your iPod
You can use your iPod as a music source for general playback or to wake to music when using the alarm clock function.
Docking Adapter
The Horizon Duo-i is supplied with seven docking adapters. These fit in the
docking well in the top of the Duo-i to support various iPod models. The
table below lists the iPod models and the docking adapters to use with
them. The number of the docking adapter is molded into the back of the
part. Place the appropriate adapter in the docking well and plug your iPod
into the dock.
Once your iPod is in the dock you can select it using the front panel Mode
control or the remote control. See the “Selecting a Source” section on page
7 of this manual.
The basic play functions of the iPod can be operated using the Duo-i front
panel controls or the remote.
iPod Model (Capacity)Adapter Number
iPod photo (40 / 60GB), iPod with color display (60GB) 7
iPod nano (2 / 4GB) 8
5G and U2 iPod (30 GB with video), iPod classic (80GB) 9
5G iPod with video (60GB / 80GB), iPod classic (160GB) 10
iPod nano - 2nd generation (2 / 4 / 8GB) 11
iPod nano - 3rd generation (4 / 8GB) 13
iPod touch 8GB & 16GB
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Front Panel Control iPod Operation
1 Press the Tune button to start or pause playback of the
selected track.
2 Turn the Tune control to skip forward or back one or
more tracks.
3 Press, hold and turn the Tune button to start fast forward
or rewind. Press the Tune button again to stop fast
forward or rewind and resume playback.
Remote Control iPod Operation
1 Press the , > button to play or
2 Press the [ or ] button to skip
pause the iPod.
back or forward one track.
3 Press and hold the [ or ]
button to start fast forward or
rewind.
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Alarm Clock Features
The Horizon Duo-i has two independent alarm settings. Each can have its own type of alarm­—wake to tone, wake to music or
both. Both types of alarms start at a low volume level that gently increases.
Setting the Alarm Time
The alarm time can be set when the Duo-i is turned on or off.
1 Press and hold the alarm 1 or alarm 2 button for one second. The alarm time and
the
or
icon will flash.
Turn
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mode
control
to adjust the alarm time.
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In this example Alarm 2 is set to 7:15 AM.
Note: The alarm time can also be set by using the mode control to highlight the
or
icon. Then press the mode control and follow steps 2 and 3 above.
Setting an Alarm
If you plan to use the wake to music function, note that the last source and volume level
settings will be used for this alarm.
1 Press the Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 buttons one or more times to turn on the alarm and
set the alarm type. One press selects wake to music . A second press selects wake
to tone . A third press selects both. Press the button a fourth time to cancel the
alarm.
This example shows how the display might look after the Duo-i is turned off. The current time
is displayed and the icons show Alarm 1 is on set for wake to music and tone and Alarm 2 is on
set to tone only.
How the Alarms Work
When an alarm is triggered the icon for the alarm starts flashing.
If you selected wake to tone, the alarm tone starts sounding, quietly at first then with increasing volume.
If you selected wake to music with a radio, the station you last tuned to is played at a gradually increasing volume
If you selected wake to music from your iPod, the selected song is played at a gradually increasing volume.
If you selected wake to music and tone, the radio station or iPod song you selected begins playing at a gradually
increasing volume. If you do not turn off the music source alarm after five minutes the music stops playing and the alarms
tone begins to sound at a gradually increasing volume.
To turn off the alarm press the Power/Volume control.
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The Snooze Feature
If you want to sleep a while longer after the alarm sounds you can use the
“Snooze “ feature. Simply touch the outer metal rim around the Duo-i. This will
delay the alarm for ten minutes. Each additional touch of the rim increases
the length of the “Snooze” alarm delay by 5 minutes. The maximum delay is 60
minutes. The display shows the time and a flashing Alarm icon.
Touch Sensitive Rim
To see how much “Snooze” time is left touch the metal rim once. If you touch the rim again another five minutes is added to
the “Snooze” time for each additional touch.
To cancel the “Snooze” function press the alarm 1 or alarm 2 button for the active Alarm or the Power/Volume button.
Sleep Function
You can set the Horizon Duo-i to play a radio station or your iPod for up to 90 minutes.
After the specified time the Duo-i shuts off.
1 Select the source and set the volume level. Use the Mode control to highlight
the Sleep icon in the display.
2 Press the Mode control. The Sleep icon and “OFF” will flash in the display.
3 Turn the Mode control clockwise until the number of minutes you want is
displayed.
4 Press the Mode control. The brackets around the Sleep icon will flash a few
times. The display will return to its previous state with the Sleep icon lit.
In this example the Sleep turn off delay is set to 30 minutes.
Notes:
• To cancel the Sleep delay before it has finished press the Power/Volume control
to turn off the Duo-i.
• Touch the metal rim around the Duo-i to display the remaining time of the Sleep delay. Touching the rim a second time
will adjust the remaining sleep time.
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Other Control Settings
Display Information
When you adjust the controls or settings of the Duo-i the display shows information and symbols related to what you are
doing. After a few seconds the display goes back to showing the time or the source you are listening to. You can select which
of the default displays you want.
Using the Front Panel Controls
1 Turn the Mode control to highlight the Info icon of the
display.
2 Turn the MODE control to select the Source display or the
Time display. Press the Mode control to set the default
display.
Using the Remote Control
Press the Info button to switch between Source or Time display.
If the display default was set to show the Time the icon for the
currently selected source flashes a few times. The display now
defaults to show the Source.
If the display default was set to show the Source the clock icon flashes a few times. The display now defaults to show the
Time. Note that the icon for the current source displays in addition to the time.
In the example shown above the default display is set to Time and the source is FM1.
Display Brightness
The display brightness varies automatically with changing light conditions. In addition the overall range of the display
brightness can be adjusted to suit personal preference.
1 Turn the Mode control to highlight the Brightness icon.
2 Press the Mode control. The Brightness icon and the current brightness setting will
flash.
3 Turn the Mode control to adjust the brightness setting. The setting can range from
1 – 20.
4 Press the Mode control again to set the new display brightness setting. The brackets
around the Brightness icon flash a few times. Then the display reverts to its previous
state.
In this example the brightness is set to 12.
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Connecting Other Equipment
Connecting Headphones
Connect the headphone plug to the jack beside the
have a 1/4-inch plug you will need an adapter.
symbol. This turns off the Duo-i internal speakers. If your headphones
Using Aux Inputs
Other audio equipment, such as a portable CD player, can be connected to the Duo-i through the Aux inputs. The Aux 1
input on the front panel has an 1/8-inch jack. The Aux 2 input on the rear panel uses two RCA jacks. The right and left channel
jacks are color coded red and white respectively. Select the Aux 1 or Aux 2 input using the Mode control as described in the
“Selecting a Source” section of this manual.
Using the Video Output
If your iPod can store video tracks you can watch them on an external television when it is docked to the Duo-i. Connect
a standard plug cable between the Video output of the Duo-i and the composite input of your television. Typically the
composite video input of a television is color coded yellow. Refer to the manual for your television for information on this
input and how to use it.
About Clock Memory
When power to the Duo-i is interrupted a special power component called a “super-cap” will keep the clock functions active
for a period of 24-48 hours. If the Duo-i is without power for a longer period of time you may need to reset the clock when
power is restored.
Security Cable Connection
There is a security cable connection point on the rear of the Duo-i to the right of the power input connector. This is the same
as the connection point found on most laptop computers. Connect a computer security cable between the Duo-i and a solid
anchor point to help prevent theft of your Duo-i.
Service Port
The Service port on the rear panel is for use only qualified service technician.
Maintenance and Service
The Duo-i enclosures may be cleaned using a soft cloth to remove fingerprints or to wipe off dust. All wiring connections
should be inspected and remade at least once a year.
In the event that your speakers ever need service, contact your local Boston Acoustics dealer or visit
www.bostonacoustics.com/dealers for a list of dealers in your area.
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Limited Warranty
Boston Acoustics warrants to the original purchaser of the Horizon Duo-i that it will be free of defects in materials and
workmanship in its mechanical parts for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Your responsibilities are to install and use the Duo-i according to the instructions supplied, to provide safe and secure
transportation to an authorized Boston Acoustics service representative, and to present proof of purchase in the form of your
sales slip when requesting service.
Excluded from this warranty is damage that results from abuse, misuse, improper installation, accidents, shipping, or repairs/
modifications by anyone other than an authorized Boston Acoustics service representative.
This warranty is limited to the Boston Acoustics product and does not cover damage to any associated equipment. This
warranty does not cover the cost of removal or reinstallation. This warranty is void if the serial number has been removed or
defaced. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
If Service Seems Necessary
First, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the product. If that is not possible, write to:
Boston Acoustics, Inc.
300 Jubilee Drive
Peabody, MA 01960 USA
Or contact us via e-mail at:
US: support@bostona.com
Japan: ba_info@dm-holdings.com
Asia Pacific: service@dm-singapore.com
We will promptly advise you of what action to take. If it is necessary to return your Horizon Duo-i to the factory, please ship it
prepaid. After it has been repaired, we will return it freight prepaid in the United States and Canada.
For EU Customers Only
This symbol found on the product indicates that the product must not be disposed of with household waste.
Instead, it may be placed in a separate collection facility for electronic waste or returned to a retailer when
purchasing similar product. The producer paid to recycle this product. Doing this contributes to reuse and
recycling, minimizes adverse effects on the environment and human health and avoids any fines for incorrect disposal.
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