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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.

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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

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)


Customer Reviews

Review: Alex Submitted: 9/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great sound, affordable and the monthly payments worked out really well. But anyways the product great and customer service awesome.

Review: Randolph Teeple Submitted: 7/8/2019

Product Rating3 out of 5 stars.


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Good quality sound

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I love my Bose L1 compact portable line Array compact PA system, I give it a five star rating.

Review: Brian C Submitted: 6/27/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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An Excellent Amp at an Excellent Price. A True Value.

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I'm very pleases with this Bose L1 Compact. It is overall very quiet, only the slightest hiss that can only even be heard in a dead-quiet room. More quiet than any amp I've ever used. The sound is absolutely pristine. In fact, the guitar (piezo pickup) sounds absolutely gorgeous going straight into the amp. If I had a choice I would play directly in, but since I use certain effects, I can't. The build quality is excellent. The way the speakers go, you would be hard-pressed to get feedback. I did my first gig with the Bose a couple weeks ago and I had zero problems with feedback. It wasn't even an issue. And my acoustic guitar normally loves to howl. It's so nice, when you buy something, to discover that it completely surpasses your expectations. From build quality to pristine sound to convenience in setting up, this unit has it all. I am using this to replace my Ultra-heavy Hartke acoustic amp. I had back surgery a few years ago, and I simply can't lift amps anymore. The beauty of the Bose is that it comes in sections and the heaviest part is easily manageable even with my bad back. It has a very convenient handle for carrying, and it has completely removed my concerns about weight. Setup of the entire system literally takes about one minute. Place the base, slide in the first post, slide in the second post, slide in the thirds, plug it in and turn it on and you're ready to go. I want to give a balanced review here. Try as I might, I can't think of any cons. I suppose more inputs would be nice, but that's not a big deal. This is a tool that will serve me for years to come. I will buy another one someday in order to go full stereo. If you're on the fence, don't hesitate. Buy it. You will enter a new world of pristine, clean sound with plenty of volume, and you will be done with lugging around heavy equipment.

Review: Steve M. Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Amazing

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I bought one to use as a side fill monitor for live gigs. After hearing it, I bought a second unit and now use them as the FOH mains!Incredible sound and easy to use.

Review: Andrew Perez Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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This speaker is awesome. I love it

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5 star hands down the best

Review: Matt Keller Submitted: 4/26/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Best sound ever!

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I've ran professional sound and been on the other end as a musician and Bose is the best systems I've ever used!

Review: Adam Submitted: 4/26/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Amazing!

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I have been skeptical about the bose line for years, not quite believing that you could fill a room with sound with such a small unit. Consider myself converted. First thing out of patrons mouths is usually "wow!"

Review: Fernando Sanchez Submitted: 4/19/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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With Bose and AMS payment plan is a win win deal!

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Bose is a top brand product! L1 towers sound great! I love it!

Review: Joe Submitted: 3/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Awesome!

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We have 2 of these that we use as mains along with the T8S mixer. We’ve never played a church too large for these things. They are absolutely awesome!

Review: TJ Murr Submitted: 3/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Should have purchased this years ago!

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I am absolutely overwhelmed by both AMS service and by Bose quality on this purchase. I would recommend both to all the musicians I know.

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