-- Horizon Radios Redefine Style, Innovation and Performance, Featuring Superior
Audio, iPod Compatibility, Plus Boston's Unique "Personal Options Plan"
for Customizing the Design --
Peabody, MA, March 25, 2008 -
Boston Acoustics, Inc., a world-renowned manufacturer
of high performance loudspeakers and a longtime leader in the premium tabletop radio
category, is proud to announce the availability of the Horizon line of tabletop
music systems - an innovation in style, performance, application and FUN. The new
Horizon radios, including the mono model Horizon Solo (SRP: $99.99) as well as the
stereo model with built-in iPod dock, Horizon Duo-i (SRP: $199.99), each offer a
unique combination of "hip-smart" visual appeal, extraordinary audio and
advanced creature-friendly features. The new Horizon Duo-i radio is Boston Acoustics'
first product with special Apple iPod® connectivity features.
Make It Your Own with Boston Acoustics P.O.P.
Horizon "color-centric" tabletop radios come in either midnight or mist
finish with matching perforated metal grilles. However, to make it easy for customers
to individualize the look of their Boston Horizon radios and match them perfectly
to the décor of any room in the house, today or anytime in the future (kitchen,
den, bedroom, bathroom), they all feature Boston Acoustics' new Personal Options
Plan (P.O.P.) design concept. P.O.P. lets users customize the look of their radio
by offering optional metal grilles available in a wide variety of colors, including
Glacier, Rosebud, Onyx, Pearl Gray, Caramel, Chocolat, Spanish Moss, Olive and Chili
Pepper. To purchase a new grille, customers can simply visit the Boston Acoustics
website www.bostonacoustics.com/POP) and select the color of their choice or contact
those dealers that will be stocking the grille color options.
Solo: Rotating Control Panel
For the ultimate in placement flexibility, the compact Horizon Solo radio features
a unique rotating control panel that lets users position them either horizontally
or vertically. With the rotating control panel, the compact Solo radio will always
find the perfect spot in any room.
Exclusive 360o "Sn-o-o-o-o-o-ze" Bar
The new Horizon radios feature Boston Acoustics exclusive Snooze bar. The entire
front aluminum trim of the radio is a touch-sensitive snooze bar, which lets sleepy
users activate the alarm clock snooze function by simply touching any part of the
aluminum trim! With Snooze bar users never again have to worry about fumbling around
in the dark to find the snooze button - which means more sleep and less stress!
Perfectly in Tune With Today's Music-Everywhere Consumer
Boston Acoustics Horizon radios were created to meet the demands of today's
design-conscious, music-everywhere oriented consumer. For instance, all Horizon
tabletop radios feature auxiliary audio inputs for easy connection to external music
devices such as the iPod, other MP3 player or CD players. The Horizon Duo-i has
an AM/FM radio plus iPod connectivity with a built-in iPod dock that lets users
insert their iPod directly into the top of the unit for both music enjoyment, control
and re-charging. Once connected, users can even control their iPod using the Duo-i's
Great Looks and Great Sound
With their pleasing "soft touch" cabinet design and molded controls, soft
blue backlighting and perforated metal front grilles, Horizon radios reflect Boston
Acoustics new Play Smart™ attitude, combining contemporary design with extraordinary
performance. All Horizon radios feature precision AM/FM tuners that provide noise-free
reception of even the weakest stations, and for outstanding audio performance and
room filling sound, all include BassTrac® audio processing for clean bass at all
listening levels. The stereo Duo-i model features dual high-performance 3 ½ -inch
full-range speakers, for clean full range performance and room filling sound. Line
and stereo headphone outputs add to the convenience and flexibility of all Horizon
radios, and all models feature dual independent alarm clocks with sleep timers.
About Boston Acoustics
Founded more than 25 years ago, Boston Acoustics is a world-renowned leader in high-performance
loudspeakers, tabletop radios and advanced car audio systems. Today, the company's
"Play Smart™" attitude is reflected in its hip-smart approach to product
design, which allows customers to enjoy high-performance audio while expressing
their personal style and tastes with an element of fun and sophistication. For more
information on the company's full range of advanced products, please visit BostonAcoustics.com
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management
and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional
audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston
Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escient , Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath,
D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve
the quality of any audio and visual experience. iPod is a registered trademark and
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. All other product and brand names with a trademark
symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its
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