Reviews and Problems with Boston Acoustics Duo-i Plus
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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: 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: This item has good and bad things about it. Here are some of the good things. - Great sound (turn bass down to -5 for best sound quality.) - Ability to control iphone/ ipod touch Bad things: -big -heavy -bright screen -limited warranty Tips: -turn bass down to -5 for best sound quality. -set the dock so while playing music, it shows the clock (time) I don't write many reviews, so enjoy!
Summary: I've owned this unit for 3 years. We own a JBL and an Altec as well, but our two different Boston Acoustics are superior by far. The sound fills the room fully; it's not tinny. We haven't experienced any problems on low volume that some reviewers have mentioned. I'm about to order another docking system for a bedroom. I appreciate that its radio is digital, not analog.
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: 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.