Bose L1 Compact Portable Line Array Compact PA System

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    Bose® L1® Compact Portable Line Array PA System
    The L1 Compact is a complete, all-in-one portable PA system that benefits from the deep understanding of acoustics and audio wave propagation that put Bose on the map over a half-century ago. Combining the benefits of a subwoofer-satellite configuration with those of a true line-array speaker structure, the L1 Compact delivers excellent sound coverage across the full audio spectrum. Setting up the L1 Compact is simple: Carry it in and simply snap it together – no speaker wires needed! American Musical Supply is proud to carry the L1 Compact System, a portable PA system based on the legendary Bose Line Array technology.

    Bose L1 Compact Portable Line Array PA System Includes:

    • Power Stand module
    • Loudspeaker Array module
    • Speaker Extension Bar (x2)
    • Power Stand protective cover
    • Carry bag for the speaker extensions
    • Power cable
    Bose L1 Compact Features
    • Power Stand module 
      • Two-channel mixer with individual ToneMatch® presets 
      • Integrated amplifier 
      • 8" bass speaker 
      • Connection panel
    • Loudspeaker Array module 
      • Exclusive Bose Spatial Dispersion™ technology 
      • Six compact speakers in a line array configuration 
      • Each speaker is mounted at a precise angle to ensure optimum coverage 
      • Internal wiring system – no external speaker cables 
      • Mounts to the Power Stand directly or via the two Extension bars
    • Speaker Extension Bar (x2) 
      • Raises the line array loudspeaker module an additional 65 inches 
    • Internal wiring system – no external speaker cables
    One for All
    The Bose L1 Compact truly is an all-in-one PA system. The main Power Stand module is the entire system – the two-channel mixer, the power amplifier, the low-frequency/bass speaker, and the six-speaker Loudspeaker Array module. In the collapsed position, the Power Stand performs perfectly on a table top or platform. Want to stretch out a bit? Use the two Extension bars (included) to set up your system in the extended position, raising the L1 Compact Loudspeaker Array module to a total height of over 78 inches. Plus, the modular L1 Compact can grow with your needs. Add a second system to increase coverage. Equip each on-stage performer with their own L1 Compact system to preserve the personal imaging and separation. Introduce digital mixing and DSP effects to your L1 Compact system with the Bose T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine.

    Assembles in Seconds; No Tools, No Wires
    The complete L1 Compact Line Array System weighs in at under 30 pounds. The Power Stand features an integrated handle and the two Extension bars come in a convenient carry-case with handle and shoulder strap. Simply carry the L1 Compact into the venue, place it in position, and you’re ready to fill the room with sound. The Extension bars and the Loudspeaker Array module just snap into place; all of the wiring is internal, so there is no need for any unsightly or misplaced speaker cables.

    Coherent Sound; Increased Coverage
    Inside the Power Stand module is an 8" bass speaker housed in a custom enclosure to improve fidelity. These low-frequency sound waves propagate in all directions for a smooth, even tone. Unlike a traditional PA system that employs larger speakers utilizing inventive horn flares and wave guides, the L1 Compact system instead relies on multiple smaller drivers – blended with exclusive Bose Spatial Dispersion technology – to create an advanced line array module capable of accurately reproducing the mid and high frequencies. Each of these six compact drivers is mounted at a precise angle to optimize the signal dispersion, providing 180 degrees of coverage. The Loudspeaker Array creates a coherent wave front producing extra clarity and fatigue-free listening. The wide, even dispersion of the line array system allows the L1 Compact to act as both the main and monitor speaker, so the sound on stage is the same sound the audience hears. Using the Extension bars to raise the Loudspeaker Array module increases the separation between the bass speaker and the midrange/high-frequency transducers. This extra height allows the Loudspeaker Array module to broadcast above the audience, minimizing sound absorption while providing enhanced coverage and intelligibility.

    The Ins and Outs
    On the Bose L1 Compact, Mixer Channel 1 is a dedicated microphone channel and comes equipped with an XLR input, a volume knob, plus Bass and Treble EQ controls to shape the tone. The exclusive Bose ToneMatch preset offers enhanced performance to any dynamic vocal mic connected to this input. In addition to the Volume knob, Channel 2 offers a 1/4" instrument input; left and right RCA inputs to accommodate a small mixer, keyboard, DJ mixer, or other source; plus an 1/8" jack for use with a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The Channel 2 instrument input also offers an exclusive ToneMatch setting. This time, the ToneMatch preset is optimized for an acoustic guitar, although that can be switched off to provide compatibility with other instruments. Both 1/4" and RCA style outputs are provided.

    Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
    The portability, simplicity, versatility, and fidelity of the Bose L1 Compact make it the perfect PA system for hundreds of applications. The advanced line array design delivers 180 degrees of smooth coverage for venues of 1 to 100. There is no need to worry about transportation or placement of the system. Use the built-in handle to carry it in the door, set it down, and plug it in. In the collapsed position, you can place the entire system on a desk, dais, lectern, or table top. Plug in a mic and your laptop for a powerful presentation. The L1 Lead a conference, entertain a crowd, or use your headset mic and MP3 player to lead the next Yoga or Aerobics class. Configuring the L1 Compact in the extended position is a snap – well, three snaps, literally. Lead your house of worship in prayer, scripture or song. In concert, the Bose L1 Compact sets the stage for the solo performer, singer/songwriter, acoustic duo, coffee house happenings, impromptu hootenannies, open mic evenings – whatever your musical heart desires.

    Product Specifications
    Bose L1 Compact Power Stand with Loudspeaker Array
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 16.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 inches (41.8 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm)
    • Weight: 24.6 lbs (11.2 kg)
    L1 Compact Loudspeaker Array 
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 16 x 2.75 x 2.75 inches (40.8 x 7 x 7 cm) 
    • Weight: 3.0 lbs (1.35 kg)
    Each L1 Compact Extension 
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 32.5 x 2.75 x 2.75 inches (83 x 7 x 7 cm)
    • Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
    Collapsed Position (assembled) 
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 16.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 inches (41.8 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm) 
    • Weight: 24.6 lbs (11.2 kg)
    Extended position (assembled) 
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 78.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 inches (199.5 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm) 
    • Weight: 29.2 lbs (13.3 kg)


    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  1-800-905-0886 Warranty:  Limited Transferable Warranty; 5 years speakers, 2 years power stand and electronics: Headphones; 1 Year Limited
    Justin Foley
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    Great System
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    This is a perfect system for what I do, just me and an acoustic guitar, takes me 5 minutes to set up and take down.I currently gig about 3 times per week and this thing sounds great. Don't buy if you do not have a good voice because it is crystal clear and there are no effects to hide a bad voice.
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    9 Months and still going strong ! Best Quality & Sound !
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    I bought two of these in April, and have played almost every type of venue since with awesome results, compliments from clients and more. I have owned almost every type of PA under the sun and the quality, simplicity, rugged build and audio clarity is outstanding! Thank you Bose & American Musical!
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    After two and a half years still going strong!
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    Bought this 2 1/2 yrs ago through American Musical. Fastest delivery on the east coast. I was thinking I need a backup. I use this almost every day. I'm older now and do the nursing homes. But still rock on week ends. In and out of car two shows a day four days a week plus the clubs. People are amazed!! I was thinking JBL eon one? My local store had them side by side. Big room with noise. Bose out shined JBl hands down...and I've always used JBLs in the past. Maybe the EON one needs a good mixer but as it stands one on one I could not get a good sound with just a mic through JBL . Had the Volume up full. Bose not even half way.
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    Glad I got this system because I know you can't go wrong with Bose. Superb sound that can be heard throughout the room. Going to pick up another one in a few months to use for small parties so I don't need to bring out my QSC's and Speaker Stands and spend all that time setting up when I can do it in under 5 minutes with this system!
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    Nick
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    Just awesome ! Money well spent !
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    I just bought 2 of these for boutique style Dj gigs, fashion shows, 100-150 people, unique locations Weddings at museums, upscale bars, everything I expected and more and awesome quality and needless to say light! Thank you Bose and as usual incredible fast ship and customer service from American Musical , my second year buying from AMS and several products and systems later it doesn't get any better thank you AMS !
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    I love it !!!
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    Very impressive !!! I love it!!!
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    Darren / Skook Bros. Productions
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    WELL WORTH THE MONEY AND THE SOUND IS OFF THE CHAIN
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    I AM AT AWE AT THE HIGH QUALITY SOUND AND THE COMPACTNESS OF THE UNIT I REALLY MUST SAY THAT I AM TOTALY SATISFIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I love this very much!
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    Awesome...Graet investment!
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    Marty
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    Great sound for small venues
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    Got the product on time and the sound was terrific. Will be using for djing small venues cannot wait to get another one for larger venues. I recoomend this product hands down.
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    Bluesman Sammy Guy
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    From Icky To WOW in 5 Minutes!
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    I've been using BIG Pa systems for more than 40 years of live performances and decided to make things easy on myself. I thought about the Bose Compact for a few years and decided to try one at a local music store. Sounded great in the store so I finally ordered one from AMS. It arrived today and set up was as simple as could be. Plugged in my Taylor T5 and a Shure mic and after the first few notes I thought "This sucks!" I fooled around with it for a few minutes, and in about 5 minutes the sound grew on me. Within the first 1/2 hour I was smiling from ear to ear. It was the first time I could hear everything perfectly clear with no muddiness in the mix. Kinda threw me back a few minutes until I realized what crystal clear sound really sounded like. Have a whole series of concerts coming up over the next two months and this system is a keeper for sure. Give yourself enough time to aclimate to what you really sound like, add a few effects, and a Behringer mixer for depth. GREAT SOUND!
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