Boston Acoustics Horizon i-DS2 User Manual

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Horizon i-DS2

Speaker System for iPod

Makes your iPod sound great – out loud!




Horizon i-DS2

Horizon i-DS2

Horizon i-DS2

Sistema de parlantes para iPod

Sistema di altoparlanti per iPod


¡Libera el sonido de tu iPod!

Fai sentire il tuo iPod forte e chiaro!

Für den hervorragenden Klang Ihres



iPods im Raum!




Horizon i-DS2

Horizon i-DS2


Système de haut-parleurspour iPod

Högtalarsystem for iPod


Faites résonner votre iPod!

Får din iPod att låta bra – högt!


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hazards arising from dangerous voltages.








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user should read all safety statements found in the




user manual.




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Keep these instructions.



Heed all warnings.



Follow all instructions.



Do not use this apparatus near water.



Clean only with dry cloth.



Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in




accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.



Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,




heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including




amplifiers) that produce heat.



Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or




grounding type plug. A polarized plug has two blades




with one wider than the other. A grounding-typeplug




has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide




blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If




the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult




an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.



Protect the power cord from being walked on or




pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,




and the point where they exit from the apparatus.



Only use attachments/accessories specified by the







Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when




unused for long periods of time.



Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.




Servicing is required when the apparatus has been




damaged in any way, such as power-supplycord or




plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects




have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been




exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,




or has been dropped.



Maintain a minimum distance of 2” (50mm) around




the front, rear, and sides of the apparatus for sufficient




ventilation. The ventilation should not be impeded




by covering the ventilation openings or placing on or




around the apparatus items such as newspapers, table-




cloths, curtains, etc.



No open flame sources, such as lighted candles, should




be placed on the apparatus.



The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or




splashing. No objects filled with liquids, such as vases,




shall be placed on the apparatus.

Warning! To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

This symbol found on the apparatus indicates that the apparatus must be placed in a separate collection facility for electronic waste and not disposed with household waste.

17.Either the power inlet connector on the rear of the apparatus or the power plug at the wall must remain accessible, to be able to disconnect power from the apparatus.

18.To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC Mains, disconnect the power supply cord plug from the AC receptacle.

19.The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain readily operable.

American Users:

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Caution: Unauthorized changes or modifications to the receiver could void user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Canadian Users

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003du Canada.



Thank you for choosing Boston Acoustics and congratulations on your purchase of the i-DS2 Speaker System for iPod. If you own other Boston products, the outstanding audio performance andease-of-useof thei-DS2 should come as no surprise. If you’re new to Boston, welcome – we think you’ve made a great choice. Thei-DS2 is a high performance amplified speaker system – perfect for when you want to use your iPod at home or share your music with others. In addition thei-DS2 serves as a charging station for your iPod. There is also a USB port so you can connect it to your computer and sync your iPod while it is docked. Read through this manual to learn about all the capabilities of thei-DS2.We know you’ll enjoy it for years to come.


Outstanding audio performance from dual 31/2-inchspeakers in separate acoustic chambers, vented for extended bass response

BassTrac® audio processing for satisfying bass at any volume

Intuitive, easy to use controls

Remote control to operate your iPod while it is docked

Make it your own! Customize your i-DS2 with optional grilles available at

USB port for connecting with iTunes

Auxiliary input lets you connect other portable media players

Composite video output lets you play videos stored on your iPod through a television

iPod is charged while placed in the dock

Internal power supply - no bulky external adapter needed

© 2008. All rights reserved. Boston, Boston Acoustics and BassTrac are registered trademarks, and the

B/A ellipse symbol, make it your own, and play smart are trademarks of Boston Acoustics, Inc.


Unpacking and Setting Up Your i-DS2

Carefully unpack the i-DS2.If there is any sign of damage from transit, report it immediately to your dealer and/or delivery service. Keep the shipping carton and packing materials for future use. Be sure to keep your purchase receipt in a safe place, as it may be required for warranty purposes.

In the box you should find the i-DS2,the remote control, power cord, and seven iPod dock adapters.


Your Horizon i-DS2 will sound great just about anywhere. But if you put it near a wall or corner the bass response will be enhanced. Don’t block the bass port on the rear of the cabinet. Avoid placing thei-DS2 where it will be in direct sunlight.

Power Connection

Just connect the power cord to the back of the Horizon i-DS2 and plug it into the wall power outlet.

AC Input

Composite Video Output

USB Port

Aux Input

Docking Your iPod

The Horizon i-DS2 is supplied with seven docking adapters. These fit in the docking well in the top of thei-DS2 to support various iPod models. The table below lists the iPod models and the docking adapters to use with them. The number of the docking adapter is molded into the back of the part. Place the appropriate adapter in the docking well and plug your iPod into the dock.

iPod Model (Capacity)

adapter Number

iPod photo (40 / 60GB), iPod with color display (60GB)


iPod nano (2 / 4GB)



5G and U2 iPod (30 GB with video), iPod classic (80GB)


5G iPod with video (60GB / 80GB), iPod classic (160GB)


iPod nano - 2nd generation (2 / 4 / 8GB)



iPod nano - 3rd generation (4 / 8GB)



iPod touch 8GB, 16GB and 32 GB



Docking Adapter


The i-DS2 Controls

Turns the Horizon i-DS2 on and off. The button is lit when thei-DS2 is on. The button blinks when the sound is muted.

–/+ Increases or decrease the volume level.

When your iPod is docked in the i-DS2 the jog wheel does not change the volume. The iPod navigation controls –>,,,{ and} work as they normally do.

About the Remote Control

The supplied remote control is usually the most convenient way to operate the i-DS2.

Press to turn the i-DS2 on or off.

Press to start play or pause play.

Press to increase sound volume. Press and hold for faster adjustment.

Press to decrease sound volume. Press and hold for faster adjustment.

Press to mute, or un-mute,the sound. When the sound is muted the light in the main power button blinks.

Press once to skip to the next track. Press and hold to scan forward within a track.

Press once to return to the beginning of the current track. Press twice to skip to the beginning of the previous track. Press and hold to scan backward within a track.

Note: When you unpack your remote control there will be a plastic insulation tab extending from the battery compartment. Pull out this tab before using the remote control.

There must be an unobstructed line of sight to the front of the i-DS2 when using the remote control. Point the remote control at the front panel of thei-DS2.when pressing the buttons. For best results you should be within 20 feet of the unit and no more than 45° off axis. Being in a brightly lit room can reduce the sensitivity of thei-DS2 to remote control commands.

Note: Eventually you’ll need to replace the remote battery. If the remote doesn’t reliably operate thei-DS2,put in a new CR2025 3V lithium coin type battery.


Connecting Other Equipment

USB Port Connection

The USB port lets you sync your iPod with iTune while it is docked in the i-DS2.Connect thei-DS2 to the USB port on your computer. Typically this is done with aUSB-AtoUSB-Btype cable, the kind used to connect most printers.

Using Aux Inputs

Other audio equipment, such as a portable CD player or older iPod models that do not have the universal docking adapter, can be connected to the i-DS2 through the rear panel Aux input.You’ll need a cable that has a stereo1/8-inchplug on one end to connect to thei-DS2 Aux input. The other end of the cable sould have another stereo1/8-inchplug or two RCA plugs depending on the type of output jacks on the other unit.

Using the Video Output

If your iPod can store video or photos you can view them on an external television when it is docked to the i-DS2.Connect a standard RCA plug cable between the Video output of thei-DS2 and the composite video input of your television. Typically the composite video input of a television is color coded yellow. Refer to the manual for your television for information on this input and how to use it.

Maintenance and Service

The i-DS2 enclosures may be cleaned using a soft cloth to remove fingerprints or to wipe off dust. All wiring connections should be inspected and remade at least once a year.

In the event that your speakers ever need service, contact your local Boston Acoustics dealer or visit for a list of dealers in your area.


Limited Warranty

Boston Acoustics warrants to the original purchaser of the Horizon i-DS2 that it will be free of defects in materials and workmanship in its mechanical parts for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

Your responsibilities are to install and use the i-DS2 according to the instructions supplied, to provide safe and secure transportation to an authorized Boston Acoustics service representative, and to present proof of purchase in the form of your sales slip when requesting service.

Excluded from this warranty is damage that results from abuse, misuse, improper installation, accidents, shipping, or repairs/modifications by anyone other than an authorized Boston Acoustics service representative.

This warranty is limited to the Boston Acoustics product and does not cover damage to any associated equipment. This warranty does not cover the cost of removal or reinstallation. This warranty is void if the serial number has been removed or defaced. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

If Service Seems Necessary

First, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the product. If that is not possible, write to: Boston Acoustics, Inc.

300 Jubilee Drive Peabody, MA 01960 USA

Or contact us via e-mailat:



Asia Pacific:

We will promptly advise you of what action to take. If it is necessary to return your Horizon i-DS2 to the factory, please ship it prepaid. After it has been repaired, we will return it freight prepaid in the United States and Canada.

For EU Customers Only

This symbol found on the product indicates that the product must not be disposed of with household waste. Instead, it may be placed in a separate collection facility for electronic waste or returned to a retailer when purchasing similar product. The producer paid to recycle this product. Doing this contributes to reuse and recycling, minimizes adverse effects on the environment and human health and avoids any fines for incorrect disposal.











































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Lea estas instrucciones.

16. El aparato no se debe exponer a goteras ni a



Conserve estas instrucciones.




salpicaduras. No se deben colocar sobre el aparato



Respete todas las advertencias.




objetos que contengan líquidos, tales como floreros o



Siga todas las instrucciones.







No utilice este aparato cerca del agua.

17. Tanto el conector para el cable de alimentación que



Limpie el aparato sólo con un trapo seco.




se encuentra en la parte trasera del aparato como



No bloquee ninguno de los orificios de ventilación. Instale




el enchufe que se conecta al tomacorriente deben




el aparato de acuerdo con las instrucciones del fabricante.




permanecer accesibles para poder desconectar la



No instale el aparato cerca de fuentes de calor tales como




energía eléctrica del aparato.




radiadores, rejillas de calefacción, estufas u otros aparatos

18. Para desconectar completamente este aparato de




que produzcan calor (incluidos amplificadores).




la red de CA, desconecte el enchufe del cable de



No anule el propósito de seguridad del enchufe




alimentación del tomacorriente.




polarizado o de tipo puesta a tierra. Un enchufe

19. El tomacorriente donde enchufa el cable de




polarizado tiene dos patas, una más ancha que la otra.




alimentación debe permanecer fácilmente accesible.




Un enchufe de tipo puesta a tierra tiene dos patas más












una tercera pata de puesta a tierra. La pata ancha o la

Usuarios Estadounidenses:




tercera pata se proveen para su seguridad. Si el enchufe

Nota: Este equipo ha sido sometido a pruebas y ha




provisto no se puede utilizar en su tomacorriente,

demostrado cumplir los límites de un dispositivo digital




consulte a un electricista para que reemplace el

Clase B, de acuerdo con el apartado 15 de las Normas de




tomacorriente obsoleto.

la FCC. Estos límites han sido diseñados para proporcionar



Proteja el cable de alimentación para evitar que sea

una protección razonable contra interferencias nocivas




pisado o quede pinzado, particularmente en los

en instalaciones residenciales. Este equipo genera, utiliza




enchufes, los tomacorrientes y el punto en el cual sale

y puede emitir energía de radiofrecuencia y, si no se




del aparato.

instala y utiliza de acuerdo con las instrucciones, puede



Utilice sólo las conexiones/accesorios especificados por

causar interferencias nocivas a las radiocomunicaciones.




el fabricante.

Sin embargo, no hay garantía de que no se producirá



Desenchufe este aparato durante las tormentas

interferencia en una instalación en particular. Si este




eléctricas o cuando no vaya a utilizarlo por un período

equipo provoca interferencias nocivas a la recepción de




de tiempo prolongado.

radio o televisión, lo cual puede determinarse apagando



Todo servicio técnico debe ser realizado por personal

y encendiendo el equipo, se aconseja que el usuario




calificado. Se requiere servicio técnico cuando el aparato

intente corregir la interferencia mediante una o más de las




ha sido dañado de algún modo, por ejemplo si el cable

siguientes medidas:




de alimentación o el enchufe están dañados, si se ha


• Cambie la orientación o la ubicación de la antena




vertido líquido o han caído objetos dentro del aparato, si








el aparato ha sido expuesto a la lluvia o a la humedad, si no


• Aumente la separación entre el equipo y el receptor.




funciona normalmente, o si ha sufrido una caída.


• Conecte el equipo en un tomacorriente que esté en un



Mantenga como mínimo una distancia de 2” (50mm)




circuito diferente al cual está conectado el receptor.




alrededor de la parte delantera, trasera y laterales del


• Consulte con el vendedor o con un técnico de radio/TV




aparato para asegurar que la ventilación sea suficiente.




experimentado para obtener ayuda.




La ventilación no se debe obstruir cubriendo los












orificios de ventilación ni por la presencia de objetos

Usuarios Canadienses:













tales como diarios, manteles, cortinas, etc.. sobre o

Este aparato digital clase B cumple con la norma




alrededor del aparato.

Canadiense ICES-003.


15. No coloque sobre el aparato fuentes de llamas abiertas,

Este aparato digital clase B cumple con la norma NMB-003




tales como velas encendidas.

de Canadá.



Gracias por elegir Boston Acoustics y felicitaciones por la compra del Sistema de Parlantes para iPod i-DS2.Si ya tiene otros productos Boston, la excelente calidad de sonido y facilidad de uso deli-DS2 no lo sorprenderá. Si es su primer producto Boston, bienvenido – creemos que ha realizado una excelente elección. Eli-DS2

es un sistema de parlantes amplificado de alto rendimiento – perfecto cuando desea usar su iPod en casa o compartir su música. Además, el i-DS2 sirve como cargador para el iPod. También tiene un puerto USB, por lo que puede conectarlo a su ordenador y sincronizar el iPod mientras éste se encuentra en la base.

Lea cuidadosamente este manual para conocer todas las capacidades del i-DS2.Estamos seguros que lo disfrutará por muchos años.


Calidad de sonido sobresaliente a través de dos altavoces de 3 1/2 in. en cámaras acústicas separadas, con ventilación para mayor respuesta de bajos

Procesamiento de sonido BassTrac® para lograr bajos satisfactorios a cualquier volumen

Controles intuitivos y fáciles de usasr

Control remoto para operar el iPod mientras se encuentra en la base

¡Hágalo suyo! Personalice su i-DS2 usando las grillas opcionales disponibles en

Puerto USB para conexión con iTunes

Entrada auxiliar para conectar otros reproductores portátiles

Salida de video compuesto para reproducir videos almacenados en el iPod en un televisor externo

El iPod se carga mientras permanece en la base

Fuente de alimentación interna - no requiere voluminosos adaptadores externos

© 2008. Todos los derechos reservados. Boston, Boston Acoustics y BassTrac son marcas comerciales registradas, y el símbolo elíptico de B/A y play smart son marcas comerciales de Boston Acoustics, Inc.


Desembalaje y preparación del i-DS2

Desembale el i-DS2 cuidadosamente. Si observa algún daño que haya ocurrido durante el transporte, infórmelo inmediatamente a su vendedor y/o servicio de entrega. Conserve la caja y los materiales de embalaje para uso futuro. Conserve el recibo de compra en un lugar seguro, ya que podría necesitarlo para los fines de la garantía.

En la caja encontrará el i-DS2,el control remoto, el cable de alimentación y siete adaptadores para diferentes modelos de iPod.

Opciones de colocación

El i-DS2 tendrá un excelente sonido prácticamente en cualquier ubicación. Sin embargo, si lo coloca cerca de un muro o una esquina mejorará la respuesta de bajos. No bloquee el puerto de bajos que se encuentra en la parte posterior de la unidad. Evite colocar eli-DS2 donde quede expuesto a la luz solar directa.

Conexión a la red eléctrica

Simplemente conecte el cable de alimentación a la parte posterior del Horizon i-DS2 y enchúfelo en un tomacorriente.

Instalación de su iPod

Entrada AC Salida video compuesto Puerto USB Entrada Aux

El Horizon i-DS2 viene con siete adaptadores. Estos adaptadores se colocan en el orificio de conexión que se encuentra en la parte superior deli-DS2 y permiten soportar diferentes modelos de iPod. La tabla siguiente lista los modelos de iPod y los adaptadores que deberá utilizar con cada uno de ellos. El número del adaptador está impreso en la parte trasera de cada pieza. Instale en el orificio de conexión el adaptador que corresponda y coloque su iPod en la base.

Modelo iPod (Capacidad)

no. Adaptador

iPod photo (40 / 60GB), iPod con pantalla color (60GB)


iPod nano (2 / 4GB)


iPod 5G y U2 (30 GB con video), iPod classic (80GB)


iPod 5G con video (60GB / 80GB), iPod classic (160GB)


iPod nano - 2da generación (2 / 4 / 8GB)


iPod nano - 3ra generación (4 / 8GB)


iPod touch 8GB, 16GB y 32 GB