Boston Acoustics AM/FM Radio Tuner Stereo System User Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL / SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS / COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
Horizon Duo
High Performance Tabletop Music System
AM/FM Stereo Radio
Italiano
Deutsch
Sistema de audio de mesa
Impianto musicale da tavolo
Hochleistungsfähiges Kompakt-
de alto rendimiento
ad alte prestazioni
Musiksystem
Radio AM/FM estéreo
Radio stereo AM/FM
MW-/UKW-Stereoradio
Français
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Système de musique de table à
Högpresterande musiksystem
haute performance
AM/FM-stereoradio
Radio AM/FM stéréo
A Boston P.O.P. Product
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Make it your own...
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates
hazards arising from dangerous voltages.
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
double insulation.
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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, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
No open flame sources, such as lighted candles, should
be placed on the apparatus.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing. No objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the apparatus.
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
that the apparatus must be placed in a separate
collection facility for electronic waste and not
disposed with household waste.
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.
Caution: Unauthorized changes or modifications to
the receiver could void user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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 High
Performance Tabletop Music System. If you own other Boston products, the outstanding audio performance
and ease-of-use of the Duo should come as no surprise. If you’re new to Boston, welcome – we think you’ve
made a great choice. The Duo is a sophisticated stereo radio and speaker system with dual alarms, auxiliary
inputs and outputs, all in a high-style, soft-touch enclosure – all the things that “Play Smart.” In addition, with
the optional HRD-i docking adapter, you can play your iPod music and videos through the Duo. 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
• Three intuitive, easy to use controls operate all the Duo features
• Multi-function remote control
• 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
• 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 turns itself off
• Make it your own! Customize your Duo 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
• Internal power supply - no bulky external adapter needed
With the optional HRD-i docking adapter:
• Play your iPod through the Duo speakers
• Use the Duo remote to control your iPod
• The composite video output lets you play iPod TV program through a television
• Your iPod is charged while placed in the HRD-i
© 2008. All rights reserved. Boston, Boston Acoustics and BassTrac are registered trademarks, and the
B/A ellipse symbol, make it your own, and Play Smart are trademarks of Boston Acoustics, Inc.
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Contents
Unpacking and Setting Up Your Horizon Duo
Placement
Power Connection
AM and FM Antennas
About the Front Panel Controls
About the Remote Control
Basic Control Operations
Turning the Horizon Duo 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
Alarm Clock Features
Setting the Alarm Time
Setting an Alarm
How the Alarms Work
The Snooze Feature
The Sleep Function
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Other Control Settings
Display Information
Display Brightness
Connecting Other Equipment
Connecting Headphones
Using Aux Inputs
The HRD-i – iPod Docking Adapter
Connecting the HRD-i
Selecting the iPod Source
Front Panel Control iPod Operation
Remote Control iPod Operation
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
Carefully unpack the Horizon Duo. 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, the remote control and the power cord.
Placement
Your Horizon Duo 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
vents on the top of the cabinet are unobstructed to
allow for ventilation.
FM Antenna Input
AM Antenna Input
iPod Dock Input
Power Connection
Just connect the power cord to the back of the Horizon
Duo and plug it into the wall power outlet.
AC Input
Output Fixed/Variable Switch
Output
Aux 2 Input
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AM and FM Antennas
The Horizon Duo 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.
About the Front Panel Controls
Most of the Horizon Duo 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. 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.
About the Remote Control
Most of the features of the Horizon Duo 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. 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
when using the remote control. Point the remote control at the front panel of
the Horizon Duo 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, put
in a new CR2025 3V lithium coin type battery.
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Basic Control Operations
Turning the Horizon Duo 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.
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.
Setting the Clock
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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.
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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 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:
• 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.
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Station Seek
Using the Front Panel Control
Press the TUNE button. The Duo will
seek up the radio band for the next
receivable station.
Using the Remote Control
Press and hold the
or
button.
The Duo will seek up or down the radio
band for the next receivable station.
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Setting a Station Preset
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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.
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Selecting a Preset Station
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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
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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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Alarm Clock Features
The Horizon Duo 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 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.
2 Turn the MODE control to adjust the alarm time.
3 Press the MODE control to set the alarm time.
In this example Alarm 2 is set to 7:15 AM.
Note: The alarm time can also be set by using the MODE control
or
icon. Then press the MODE
to highlight the
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 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 and tone, the radio station 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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Touch Sensitive Rim
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. 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.
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.
The Sleep Function
You can set the Horizon Duo to play for up to 90 minutes.
After the specified time the Duo 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.
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Other Control Settings
Display Information
When you adjust the controls or settings of the Duo 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 symbol. This turns off the Duo internal speakers. If
your headphones have a 1/4-inch plug you will need an adapter.
Using Aux Inputs
Other audio equipment, such as a portable CD player, can be connected to the Duo 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.
The HRD-i – iPod Docking Adapter
With the optional HRD-i docking adapter you can use your iPod as a music source for general playback or to
wake to music when using the alarm clock function. If your iPod can store video tracks you can watch them
on an external television when it is docked to the HRD-i.
Connecting the HRD-i
Connect one end of the supplied cable to the output
connector beside the
symbol on the rear of the HRD-i.
Connect the other end to the input on the rear of the Duo
below the
symbol. To play video tracks stored on your
Composite
Connect to Duo
Video Output
HRD-i Input
iPod connect a standard RCA plug cable between the output
on the back of the HRD-i beside the
symbol 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.
The HRD-i is supplied with seven docking adapters. These fit in the docking
well of the HRD-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.
iPod Model (Capacity)
Adapter Number
iPod photo (40 / 60GB), iPod with color display (60GB)
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iPod nano (2 / 4GB)
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5G and U2 iPod (30 GB with video), iPod classic (80GB)
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5G iPod with video (60GB / 80GB), iPod classic (160GB)
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iPod nano - 2nd generation (2 / 4 / 8GB)
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iPod nano - 3rd generation (4 / 8GB)
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iPod touch 8GB & 16GB
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Docking
Adapter
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Selecting the iPod Source
Using the Front Panel Controls
1 Turn the MODE control until the
iPod icon is highlighted with
brackets.
2 Press the MODE control to select
the iPod source. Or just wait
a few seconds and the iPod is
automatically selected.
Using the Remote Control
Press the iPod button
Note:
• The iPod source can be selected only
when your iPod is in the dock.
Front Panel Control iPod Operation
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2
3
Press the TUNE button to
start or pause playback of the
selected track.
Turn the TUNE control to skip
forward or back one or more
tracks.
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
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Press the
button to
play or pause the iPod.
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Press the
or
button
to skip back or forward one
track.
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Press and hold the
or
button to start fast
forward or rewind.
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About Clock Memory
When power to the Duo 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 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 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 and a solid anchor point to help prevent theft of your Duo.
Service Port
The Service port on the rear panel is for use only qualified service technician.
Maintenance and Service
The Duo 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 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 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 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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