Summary: Overall this is (was) an OK product. The bass response is surprisingly good for it's size and it really fills a room with sound. The settings and controls are easy to use once you figure them out. Unfortunately, after a few years of modest use the unit failed. One afternoon, while the dock was powered off, the unit started making a horrible noise at max volume followed by the release of a strong burning odor. The only way to silence the noise was to pull the plug.
Great room-filling sound from a small(ish) package
7 March 2014
Summary: We've been using the Duo-I for about two years as our kitchen sound system and I've been very happy with it. The sound is full and rich for what we listen to: acoustic music, rock, pop and some R&B. We have neighbours, so we don't exactly rattle the walls when we use it, but the Duo-I has no problem filling the room with headroom to spare and no distortion that I can hear.
Summary: The Duo-i Plus unit worked fine for about one year, and we were quite satisfied, but then, one day, all of a sudden, all functions stopped working. We checked with Boston Acoustics online support center and they confirmed that the unit was definitely broken and in need of repair. Since it was more than one year old, and out of warranty period, our option was to ship the unit to an authorized repair service.
Summary: I bought this radio about 3 years ago after hearing one in a brick and mortar. I was impressed with the sound so I ordered it on line. While everything worked as expected it was a 5 star product. Unfortunately, that didn't last too long. As it stands right now, I cannot adjust the time, display brightness or even get to any of the other user adjustable controls.
Summary: Have been high on Boston for years. Knew this product was discontinued. So pleased it was located, purchased and received. Had a chance for a test-listen before giving it away. It is every bit as awesome as I expected. Am going to order one for ME. Can't give a higher recommendation than that. But with a limited remaining supply, why?
Summary: So far I'm happy with my purchase of the Boston Acoustics Duo-I Plus. The only things I don't like are the long white antena wire on the rear of the unit, wish it was placed internally somehow. Also the black model I choose is a dust magnet. Other than that, I love it! Great sound, and I love the way it automatically dims itself when the lights go off. I would recomend this product.
Summary: I purchased this radio for myself several years ago, when I balked at the price of similar Bose stereos - Let me just say, that I'm glad I didn't pull the trigger on the Bose stereo! This does everything that I could ever want a portable boom box with iphone dock to do! Every time I turn it on, I can't believe the depth and range of sound that comes out of this little box!
Summary: Owning two other Boston Acoustic radios, we ordered this for the study because our other Boston Acoustics radios draw hard-to-reach, out-of-town stations with crystal clear sound and lovely tone. But now we wanted to connect our IPods to the new radio to hear our playlists. The Duo-i plus did not disappoint our expectations: great sound and tone, easy set-up, handsome design. But one glitch appeared: When we used the IPod adaptor to play our IPod music, nothing happened.