Boston Acoustics Horizon I-DS2 iPod Dock w/ Speaker System (Gloss Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 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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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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Was great while it lasted, but an expensive paperweight now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We tried a lot of different sound systems before deciding to keep the Boston's. These speakers sound as good as the Bose Mediamate speakers and they have an on/off switch which the... Read morePublished on April 7, 2011 by Michelle M. Ress
I purchased this ipod dock when it was a deal of the day for $99.00 from Amazon. When I first recieved the product, I was amazed with the quality of the sound. Read morePublished on March 14, 2011 by Jamie
Sounds as good as a bose system at a fraction of the price. The white model is almost $100 less than the black model for some odd reason. Highly recommend!Published on March 30, 2010 by S. Coleman
This is a terriffic speaker for my I-Pod Touch 3 gen. Sound is awesome and charges the 3 generation I-Pod Touch with no problem. Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Crazy Chin Lady