Reviews and Problems with Boston Acoustics Duo-i Plus
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I don't regret buying it
R. Charbonneau "http://www.y42k.com", Amazon
31 May 2011
Summary: I've had this for about 4 years now. Sound is still great, love the dual alarms (I leave one set to my standard wakeup time and set the other as needed). The only real downside is that if I dock my iPod, the connection gets very hot. Whenever I use it with an iPod, I undock once I'm done.
Summary: I received the system two weeks ago, and with some operating experience, here are my comments: 1. Sound - the sound is excellent for such a small system. The bass setting from the factory may be too high for some small rooms, so just turn it down, as it is very easy to do and has a wide range. However, if you put the system in a large room, you will be thankful for the strong and tight bass response.
Summary: This unit is large but puts out room-filling sound. The bass is intense but you can adjust it to your liking. As other reviewers have stated, there is a gentle buzzing sound when the unit is charging your iPod. It's especially noticeable when not playing music and the power is switched on. Yes, the display is very bright even at the dimmest setting. I cover mine at night. Thought of applying a layer of dark tint.
Summary: I bought this on a lark and I don't regret it. I'm no aficionado, but it sounds good to me. I wish it would play CDs, which it doens't, and it's a little big for my nightstand, but overall OK. I'm also worried about compatibility issues if/when I get a new portable music device. I don't use any functions besides the radio, clock, and iPHone playback.
Summary: This speaker makes a great bedroom alarm. It sounds really nice for a small system. Bass is good at "0" setting with Trebile at "7" for best all around sound when playing loud. I use this in our kitchen/living room area and sometimes on the back patio. More bass than the Bose sounddock. The kicker ikick350 is louder, I think the DUO has more of a uniform and full sound.
Pros: Attractive Design, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: Good sound and appearance. Solid construction and intuitive controls. Serves well as a clock radio although a bit bulky for small night tables. Display in blue is a bit too bright even at lowest settings. Better if back light could be shut off at night and only time displayed.
Pros: Accurate Scanning, Good interface, Strong Construction
Summary: The remote isn't so great. Not sure who would use the magnet on the back. It's small and difficult to use by touch in the dark. It would be nice if the ipod track and artist information was visible on the alarm clock screen so you could control your music with the remote. The sound is great. I wish the alarm could be set to something other than the last played radio station or ipod track. The snooze feature is nice.
Summary: I'm VERY happy with alarm clock/stereo, but I will be very nitpicky here: I've noticed at low volumes, there is a slight crackling noise. When I turn the volume up, the crackling is either eliminated, or fades into the composite sound. The bass seems to be TOO much. I realize that one may adjust the bass & treble, but even so, the lowest end of the bass doesn't seem manageable. And when turning down the bass, you also lose a lot of the important mid-range.
Summary: This unit, in my opinion, was smaller than I expected. Which for me is a plus. Overall the construction is solid, the controls simple, and the sound is impressive. The ported speaker design really delivers a throaty bass response. I had a piece of paper behind the unit when I first cranked it up and it literally blew the paper away! It manages to deliver the bass while maintaining a fairly natural balanced sound.