Dual alarms and a handy 'snooze bar' make the Solo a welcome addition to a nightstand. The gradually increasing volume of the alarm tone or music gently awakens a sleeper - you can even connect your iPod or music player to the AUX input and awaken to your favorite tunes (be sure to set the iPod alarm for the same wake-up time). Grab an extra ten minutes of sleep by gently touching the '360-degree snooze bar', a metal rim around the Solo's speaker grille.
The radio's controls are somewhat confusing at first, but easier if you adhere to one of my basic credos: If all else fails, read the instruction manual. I applied this principle and consulted the manual once or twice to get the hang of alarm times and settings; you'll find it easy after you try it a few times.
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The built-in AM/FM tuner performed well, even pulling in a few hard-to-get stations and my iPod sounded great when connected to the Solo's AUX input.
The Boston Acoustics Solo is a great choice anywhere you need a tabletop radio or clock radio. It's a handsome piece with surprisingly robust sound quality and it won't bust your wallet. Check out the Boston Acoustics website or click Compare Prices link.
Features & Specifications
- AM/FM tuner with 20 station presets
- 3 1/2” full-range speaker
- BassTrac® audio processing for rich, clean bass
- Auxiliary input for portable devices
- Stereo headphone jack
- High contrast LCD display automatically adjusts to ambient light
- Dual independent alarm clock with sleep timer
- 360-degree snooze bar (touch-sensitive outer trim)
- Time and settings are saved (no battery required)
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 8-1/4" x 5-1/4" x 6-1/4”
- Weight: 4 lbs.
- Optional interchangeable grilles
- Price: $99.99
- Contact: bostonacoustics.com