Overview: The Boston
Acoustics Solo II is a table-top AM/FM radio which provides outstanding
reception and sound. It features dual orientation LCD display and built-in alarm
clock. The table-top radio is also equipped with a headphone output and an
Note: Available in
high-gloss black or high-gloss white.
LCD: Display: The Solo II's large easy-to-read,
high-contrast LCD display clearly shows the station, clock, and alarm/sleep
status. The high contrast LCD display automatically adjusts to ambient light. You
can also set the overall range of the display brightness from 0 to 20. Display dimensions: 2-1/4" wide,
Dual Orientation: The Solo II's control panel and LCD
display can be rotated 90°
to allow for horizontal or vertical orientation.
AM/FM Tuner: The Boston Acoustics
Solo II radio has a highly sensitive AM/FM tuner. It can pull in weak
FM stations while its high selectivity allows it to separate closely-spaced
stations clearly. The tuning knob makes it easy to manually tune to your
Presets: The Solo II radio
features 20 station presets for your favorite AM and FM stations. Once you set
the preset stations, you can quickly tune only the preset stations with a turn
of the tuning knob.
Manual/Seek Tuning: The tuning knob can be turned in either direction
for manually tuning up or down the selected band. When the knob is pressed, the
Solo II will seek up the radio band for the next receivable station.
Antenna Inputs: This unit is
equipped with a built-in AM antenna and an attached 5' FM wire antenna. You can
unplug either antenna if you wish to connect an optional external antenna to the
AM spring-clip antenna input or the threaded FM coax antenna input.
BassTrac Audio Processing: The Solo II
features a full-range 3-1/2" driver, specifically designed for this radio, with a
rear-firing port to enhance the bass output. This high-performance speaker is
coupled with an actively-equalized amplifier that uses Boston BassTrac circuitry
for full, satisfying sound, even at low volume. The result is a unit that
delivers smooth, natural response and room-filling sound despite its small size.
Audio Controls: You can independently adjust the bass and
treble between -5 and 5.
Auxiliary Input: The Solo II
features a rear panel, 3.5mm minijack input for connecting an external audio
source to the unit such as your portable MP3 or CD player via an optional 3.5mm stereo minijack cable.
Headphone Output: For private listening, you can plug
headphones into the front panel's 3.5mm minijack headphone output. The main
speaker mutes when headphones are plugged in.
Dual Alarms: The radio features two independent wake-up alarms which
can be set to music, tone, or both. When set to music or tone, the alarm tone or
radio station starts playing quietly at first, then with increasing volume. When
the alarm is set to both music or tone, the tuned radio station plays quietly
with a gradually increasing volume. After 5 minutes, the music stops playing and
the alarm tone begins to sound at a gradually increasing volume.
360° Snooze Bar (touch-sensitive outer rim): If you want to sleep a while longer after the alarm sounds,
you can use the Snooze feature. The Snooze is activated by simply touching the
metal rim around the front of the radio. The snooze function will
silence the alarm for 10 minutes. Each additional touch adds another 5 minutes to the snooze time, up to a maximum of 60
Sleep Timer: You can set the
unit's sleep timer to play the radio for a preset amount of time, then shut itself off.
The sleep timer can be set for up to 90 minutes in 5-minute increments.
Memory Backup: The Solo II is
equipped with a Super Capacitor to
preserve radio presets, clock and alarm settings in the event of a power
interruption for a period of 24-48 hours.
Security Connection: A connection point for a security cable
is provided on the rear of the radio, next to the AM antenna jacks. This is the
same type of connection point as found on many laptop computers, allowing you to
connect a computer security cable between a solid anchor point and the Solo II
radio to help prevent theft.
Boston P.O.P.: The Boston Personal Option Plan (P.O.P.)
allows you to match your environment with optional grilles in multiple colors
for the series speakers. In addition to the white grilles that come
with the speakers, you can purchase grilles in Glacier, Chocolat, Rose Bud,
Chili Pepper, Onyx, Caramel, Pearl Gray, Moss, or Olive. These optional grilles
are available directly from the manufacturer.