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Boston Acoustics Horizon I-DS2 iPod Dock w/ Speaker System (Gloss Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • iPod dock speaker system with remote control
  • 15-watts RMS/30-watts dynamic output power per channel
  • USB port for connecting to iTunes
  • Auxiliary input for connecting additional media players
  • Composite video output for video-capable iPods
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Product Specifications

Color: Black
Brand NameBoston Acoustics
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height5.25 inches
Depth6 inches
Driver Configuration2x 3.5" full range
Speaker Driver Material TypeTreated Paper
Maximum Speaker Depth (inches)6 inches

Technical Details

Color: Black
  • High output iPod dock speaker system

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 7.6 x 7.4 inches ; 6.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0013BR6HU
  • Item model number: Horizon I-DS2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #749,761 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

for all docking iPods, including 120GB iPod classic, 2nd generation iPod touch and curved screen iPod nano * two 3-1/2" full-range speakers * 15 watts RMS x 2 * composite video output * high-speed USB connection for pass-through iPod syncing *

From the Manufacturer

Boston Acoustics i-DS2 iPod Speaker System: From Your iPod to Everyone


Simple but powerful features to get the most from your iPod. (Shown here in white)

From your iPod to everyone’s ears--realistic, room-filling stereo with clean, powerful bass. A great-looking compact system that fits anywhere (and will be welcome everywhere), the i-DS2 features high performance full-range speakers, an acoustically tuned chamber for maximum bass, and a mini remote that puts you in control of your iPod from across the room.

It’s Nice to Share

The i-DS2 delivers 60 watts of system power for room-filling, high quality sound. With a composite video output to let you show off photos
and videos from any video-capable iPod on any TV and a USB connector to keep all your content in sync with iTunes, the i-DS2 is a talented
performer with all the right connections.

What It Means to Be from Boston Acoustics

First and foremost, Boston is an engineering company, and every Boston Acoustics system is optimized to meet the highest performance standards: Boston's own.
Of course, performance is only one measure of value. So all Boston Acoustics products are built with strict attention to everything from the choice of
materials to the details of fit and finish. It’s how Boston has been exceeding the expectations of serious listeners for nearly thirty years.



What Critics Are Saying About the Boston Acoustics i-DS2

There’s a certain level of clean class in the iDS2 that suggest that real industrial designers came up with the shape, selected the materials, and thought out the system’s cosmetic expandability—this is a unit we would enjoy having in a home.” iLounge, August 2008

The Horizon iDS2 from Boston Acoustics is a solid-performing iPod speaker that offers a better, beefier sound than many competing models.” --CNET, August 2008

The main reason this should be at the very top of your iPod speaker system list is the sound quality. The bass is amazing – this is a very rich, clean sounding system that filled our kitchen with high fidelity. Amazing sound for the size and price.” --Audioholics, September 2008

When judging iPod speakers docks for the home, there are two major points to consider: sound quality and price. Secondary factors, such as style and extras, also factor into the equation. When judged on these criteria. The Boston Acoustics iDS2 iPod Speaker dock is a terrific success.” --About.com, October 2008

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D. Rush on April 24, 2009
Color Name: Black
Over the past two months I have read reviews for the various ipod speaker docks as well as tested several in stores. I'm not sure you'll find many comparable to this one, especially in this price range. I agree with the previous review that you will have to adjust the EQ on your ipod to boost the treble otherwise the bass can become overpowering with some types of music. If you're looking for simple design with surprising sound, this is the one. I owned a portable speaker dock prior to this and ended up parting with it. Although I can't fold this down and put it in a case to take it wherever I go, the sound quality far outweighs the portable ability.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By James Buffinet on January 2, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Very full sound for small speakers...I use it for my Ipod Touch and Classic. It charges them both and can also connect directly to my lap top. At first it lacked a little clarity but when I changed my Ipod's EQ to treble boost it came to life. Worth every penny.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Lewis on February 16, 2010
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
I had been looking a while for an IPOD speaker system. Then I saw this on sale at Amazon. Boston Acoustics at a reasonable price. I bought it (figured I couldn't go wrong). I'm happy I did.

I have owned it about 1 month. It is a substantial speaker system, heavy, not cheap like many of the other systems I see lining the shelfs at costco or bestbuy. The sound is terrific (no, it doesn't rival my expensive full sized polk audio stereo system, but it does sound better than my fairly nice altec lansing computer speakers). I can be a bit of an audiophile, so I was pleasantly surprised these sound as well as they do for a small bookshelf unit. I shouldn't be surprised, BA makes pretty good equipment.

Easy to use.

The remote is limited as someone said, but that is to be expected (we are talking simple operation). It forward/backs up for next or previous song, it pauses and it powers down. Simple functionality. You do have to choose your playlist through the ipod menus before hitting play.

I liked it so much that when I saw it on sale (apparently) again today, I ordered one for my bedroom and then decided to write this review.

Yes, I would prefer the black one, but I can easily adapt to white for the price difference.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. M. Depta on March 19, 2010
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
I was searching for a good portable speaker for my ipod. I narrowed my choices to iHome iP1 and Altec Lansing Mix iMT800. Both bulky systems the third one was Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i that got a lot of positive reviews but finally I found out about Boston Acoustics Horizon I-DS2 iPod Dock on sale on Amazon. I couldn't go wrong with Boston Acoustics especially for $99. I love the sound and low bass. If you don't want to spend $300+ for ipod portable system - pick this one you will not regret.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hector Perez on March 13, 2010
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
For that price... just good; will be nice HD radio. Big time miss... batteries. Not for outdoors.
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By Robert Feagans on March 30, 2010
Color Name: White
If you're looking for a compact speaker for your Ipod at a resonable price then this is it! I bought a Jensen system a while back and this Boston system blows it away. There's actually no comparison. The Boston speakers give a full rich sound that easily fills a medium size room, and the bass is amazing. As other's have said, the treble (higher notes) are a little difused and don't jump out at you, but in my opinion that's a small price to pay for such a great overall sound. I highly recommend this product!
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By Mike on May 16, 2012
Color Name: White
Got this as a gift a year and a half ago. It has gotten daily play over the last year at work. Quiet, not pushing the system much. The sound is amazing! Compliments all the time how good it sounds. Now it sucks. Freezing up, won't power down and is forcing me to unplug the power cable each time I remove my iphone or place it back on.

Was great while it lasted, but an expensive paperweight now.
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