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Microphone Month 5

The Bose L1 Story

Bose L1 PA systems are modular, portable, convenient — and great sounding! They set up in minutes and deliver crisp, balanced sound to audiences of up to 500. Bose’s articulated line array exhibits less SPL drop-off over distance than conventional speakers, eliminating the need for onstage monitors.

Whether you’re a public speaker, a DJ, or a band member, there’s a Bose L1 system that’s perfect for your needs!

  • Complete, portable PA systems that deliver clear, balanced sound and set up in minutes.
  • Proprietary articulated line array delivers 180-degree coverage.
  • Consistent tonal balance and less SPL drop-off than conventional systems.
  • Models available for audiences from 100 to 500.
  • The line array gives you wide coverage and high feedback resistance.
  • Position the system behind you and hear what your audience hears.
  • Lightweight components connect easily without the need for speaker stands.
  • Optional ToneMatch audio engine acts as a mixer and lets you save the sound of specific instruments and mics.
  • B1 and B2 bass modules provide a choice of bass performance.
Find Your Ideal Bose L1 System
Audiences up to 100 Audiences up to 300 Audiences up to 500
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L1® Portable Line Array Systems

Quick Comparison Guide

L1 Model II system L1 Model 1S system L1 Compact system
Positioning Bose’s most advanced system featuring a 24-speaker articulated line array providing the best tonal balance, coverage, and highest output. A unique combination of performance and portability that includes a 12-speaker articulated line array providing smooth tonal balance, coverage, and high output. The smallest, lightest, and easiest-to-set-up L1 system featuring a 6-speaker curved articulated line array providing smooth tonal balance and coverage, weighing just 29 pounds.
Audience Size Up to 500 Up to 300 Up to 100
Applications
  • Musicians
  • Mobile DJs
  • Public Speaking
  • Professional A/V Applications
  • Acoustic Musicians
  • Secondary PA for Mobile DJs
  • Public Speaking
  • Business Presentations/Classrooms
Array Performance The articulated 24-speaker line array provides 180 degrees of horizontal sound coverage, while at the same time offering extremely tight vertical control resulting in less drop-off in volume over distance than conventional loudspeakers. The 12-speaker articulated line array provides 180 degrees of horizontal sound coverage, while at the same time offering tight vertical control resulting in less drop-off in volume over distance than conventional loudspeakers. The L1 Compact loudspeaker array is smaller than those in the L1 Model 1S and Model II systems, yet produces comparable horizontal sound coverage. The L1 Model 1S and Model II systems project sound farther and with less volume drop-off than the L1 Compact system.
Coverage 180° Hx0° V 180° Hx0° V 180° Hx0° V
Max SPL 115dB (Continuous), 121dB (Peak) 112dB (Continuous), 118dB (Peak) 106dB (Continuous), 112dB (Peak)
Low-Frequency(-3dB) 40Hz (with B1 or B2) 65Hz
Bass The Model II power stand can drive 2 B1s or a single B2 bass loudspeaker.

It also features a dedicated bass line-out, allowing it to be used with the A1 Packlite® amplifier to add two additional B1 bass modules or an additional B2 bass module.

The Model 1S power stand can drive 2 B1s or a single B2 bass module. The L1 Compact system features an integrated bass speaker in the power stand

Not compatible with the B1 or B2 bass modules.

I/O
  • 1 x 1/4″ analog input
  • 1 NL4 bass module out
  • 1 x 1/4″ bass line-out
  • 1 ToneMatch® port
  • 1 trim control
  • 1 power switch
  • 1 x 1/4″ analog input
  • 1 NL4 bass module out
  • 1 ToneMatch® port
  • 1 trim control
  • 1 power switch
  • 1 microphone input
  • 1 x 1/8″ balanced analog input
  • 1 RCA stereo input
  • 1 x 1/4″ analog output
  • 1 x 1/4″ mono analog output
  • 1 RCA output
System Includes
  • L1 Model II top and bottom loudspeaker arrays
  • L1 Model II system power stand
  • AC power cord
  • Protective carrying bag/covers
  • B1 or B2 bass module with cable and slipcover
  • L1 Model 1S top array and bottom extension
  • L1 Model 1S power stand
  • AC power cord
  • Protective carrying bag/covers
  • B1 or B2 bass module with cable and slipcover
  • L1 Compact loudspeaker array
  • L1 Compact system power stand with slipcover
  • L1 Compact system extension with protective carrying bag
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The Bose L1 Compact System

For Audiences of Up to 100

For smaller venues and audiences of up to 100, go with the Bose L1 Compact. Giving you extreme portability and crystal clear sound, the L1 Compact is an all-in-one monitoring system and a small to medium-sized venue PA that weighs in at just 29 pounds and even includes an onboard 2-channel microphone/instrument mixer. Bose’s 6-speaker curved articulated line array and built-in bass speaker deliver sound evenly across the stage and throughout the audience, even to the extreme sides.

  • Ideal for acoustic musical performances, classrooms, business presentations, and other events
  • All-in-one mixer, PA system, and stage monitoring system
  • Bose Spatial Dispersion loudspeaker technology delivers smooth tonal balance and even coverage
  • 6-speaker curved articulated line array and integrated bass speaker in power stand
  • Max SPL: 106dB (continuous), 112dB (peak)
  • Integrated 2-channel ToneMatch microphone/instrument mixer

Bose L1 Compact

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The Bose L1 Model 1S System

For Audiences of Up to 300

For medium-sized rooms and audiences of up to 300, choose the Bose L1 Model 1S system. Bose’s proprietary 12-speaker articulated line array gives you 180 degrees of horizontal coverage with tight vertical control, resulting in less drop-off in volume over distance than conventional loudspeakers. With the L1 Model 1S, you get a choice of bass modules: one or two B1 modules, or a single B2 module. To expand your Bose L1 Model 1S system, you can add the optional T1 ToneMatch audio engine, which gives you additional I/O — and the ability to save the sounds of particular instruments and mics as handy presets.

  • Ideal for music performances, mobile DJs, worship, speeches, and AV sound reproduction
  • 12-speaker articulated line array delivers smooth tonal balance, even coverage, and high output
  • Flexible configuration with choice of bass modules: B1 for portability; B2 for greater bass output
  • Max SPL: 112dB (continuous), 118dB (peak)
  • Onboard ToneMatch port for adding optional T1 ToneMatch audio engine

L1 Model 1S
Single B1 System

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Comes with:
One B1 Bass Module

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Dual B1 System

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Two B1 Bass Modules

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L1 Model 1S
Single B2 System

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Comes with:
One B2 Bass Module

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Single B1 System with
ToneMatch Engine

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Comes with:
One B1 Bass Module
T1 ToneMatch Engine

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Dual B1 System with
ToneMatch Engine

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Comes with:
Two B1 Bass Modules
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Single B2 System with
ToneMatch Engine

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Comes with:
One B2 Bass Module
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The Bose L1 Model II System

For Audiences of Up to 500

The L1 Model II system’s 24-speaker articulated line array gives you optimal tonal balance, coverage, and output for audiences up to 500. You get 180 degrees of horizontal coverage with extremely tight vertical control, so there’s less drop-off in volume over distance than with conventional loudspeakers. With the L1 Model II, you have a choice of bass modules — one or two B1 modules, or a single B2. You also have the option of adding an A1 PackLite amplifier, which will accommodate two additional B1 bass modules or an additional B2 bass module. Lastly, you can add the optional T1 ToneMatch audio engine, for additional I/O, plus the ability to save the sounds of specific instruments and microphones as convenient presets.

  • Ideal for music performances, DJs, worship, theater, outdoor events, and AV sound reproduction
  • 24-speaker articulated line array delivers optimum tonal balance, coverage, and output
  • Flexible configuration with choice of bass modules: B1 for portability; B2 for greater bass output
  • Optional A1 PackLite amplifier accommodates two additional B1 bass modules or one additional B2
  • Max SPL: 115dB (continuous), 121dB (peak)
  • Onboard ToneMatch port for adding optional T1 ToneMatch audio engine

L1 Model II
Single B1 System

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Comes with:
One B1 Bass Module

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L1 Model II
Dual B1 System

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Comes with:
Two B1 Bass Modules

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L1 Model II
Single B2 System

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Comes with:
One B2 Bass Module

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Single B1 System with
ToneMatch Engine

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Comes with:
One B1 Bass Module
T1 ToneMatch Engine

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Dual B1 System with
ToneMatch Engine

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Comes with:
Two B1 Bass Modules
T1 ToneMatch Engine

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Single B2 System with
ToneMatch Engine

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Comes with:
One B2 Bass Module
T1 ToneMatch Engine

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Components and Accessories

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B2 Bass Module

If Powerful Bass Is What You Need…

The Bose B2 bass module is a high-performance, flexible bass module purpose-built for your L1 Model 1S or Model II system. Packing two 10″ high-excursion woofers in a compact, roadworthy enclosure, the B2 features a rear panel switch that lets you select higher or lower bass levels to suit your particular application. Proprietary technology in your L1 system automatically senses the switch position and provides correct equalization and power. If you require maximum bass impact from your L1 PA system, the Bose B2 bass module is what you need.

Bose B2 Bass Module Features:
  • Features two 10″ high-excursion woofers mounted in a rugged enclosure
  • Designed expressly for Bose L1 Model 1S and Model II systems
  • Selectable bass output gives you setup flexibility

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B1 Bass Module

A Compact Bass Powerhouse!

Pair the Bose B1 bass module with your L1 Model 1S or L1 Model II system to fill out the low end. You’ll find that the B1’s compact yet powerful design enhances the sound of low-pitched instruments, such as bass guitars, drums, and male vocalists. What’s more, the B1 bass module subwoofer will add dimension to guitar and keyboard sources. Included with the Bose B1 bass module are a 4-pin SpeakON cable and a convenient slipcover. A top-mounted handle makes it easy to travel with the Bose B1 bass module.

Bose B1 Bass Module Subwoofer Features:
  • Subwoofer designed to pair with Bose L1 Systems
  • Includes a SpeakON cable to connect the module to the power stand
  • Protective slipcover is included

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T1 ToneMatch

Your Secret to Instant, Exceptional Sound!

Why adapt to your mixer, when the T1 ToneMatch adapts to you? Designed for use with Bose’s L1 sound systems, the T1 ToneMatch pairs you up with a 4-channel mixer plus a wealth of presets for instant, amazing sound. The magic behind the T1 ToneMatch system is in its suite of ToneMatch presets. You can tell the T1 ToneMatch exactly which microphone you’re using or what kind of guitar you have plugged into it, and it’ll instantly respond with an optimized sound and a customized EQ.

Bose T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine Features:
  • Hundreds of sonic refinements — instantly
  • Intelligent equalization: zEQ
  • Suite of effects and dynamics processing

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Packlite Model A1

Connect B1 Bass Modules for Serious Low End!

The Bose PackLite Model A1 gets your L1 system ready for deep, thumping bass. This power amplifier lets you connect up to two additional B1 bass modules, so you can really get that low end moving — it’ll work alongside up to two B1 bass modules you have connected to your L1 already. So if you’re amplifying instruments with a lot of bass, or DJing dance music all night long, you’ll be glad you have the Bose PackLite Model A1 in your rig.

Bose Packlite Model A1 Power Amplifier Features:
  • Works with the Bose L1 system (Model 1S or Model II)
  • Connects to up to 2 Bose B1 bass modules
  • Can daisy-chain multiple units together, to give your L1 as much bass as you need

Buy a Packlite Model A1 for your L1 Model 1S or Model II system
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