Tuner: The Boston Acoustics
Horizon Solo 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
Dual Orientation: The Horizon Solo's control panel can be rotated 90°
to allow for horizontal or vertical orientation.
Presets: The Horizon Solo 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
Horizon solo 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.
Speaker/Amplifier: The Horizon Solo
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.
Display: The unit's large
easy-to-read, high-contrast LCD display clearly shows the station, clock, and alarm/sleep status.
The 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,
Auxiliary Input: The Horizon Solo
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.
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.
Snooze Feature: 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.
Audio Controls: You can independently adjust the bass and
treble between -5 and 5.
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.
Memory Backup: The Horizon Solo 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
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 Horizon 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.