Bose F1 Model 812

1,000W Array Loudspeaker with Adjustable Coverage Pattern 731419-1110
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Take Control of Your Sound!

A portable PA with line-array precision

Sweetwater live sound engineers know too well that no two gigs — and no two venues — are created equal. From elevated stages and bandstands to floor-level "cafegymatoriums," every new room presents a PA coverage challenge. But the Bose F1 Model 812 flexible-array loudspeaker offers you a way to shape your speakers' vertical output line-array style, so you can match your system to the needs of the venue. That means you get big-system performance from a portable PA! Bose revolutionized live sound with its L1 Series speakers, and the F1 system delivers a new level of easy setup, rugged durability, and outstanding sound.

Hover over features below for a detailed description

8 x 2.25" drivers
12" low-frequency driver
Mic, line, and RCA inputs
Selectable full-range or subwoofer modes

Adjustable Sound Coverage Pattern

Tailor your speaker's performance to your situation

When you're onstage and ready to deliver your performance, you need your PA system to focus sound directly to your audience's ears — not over their heads. The Bose F1 Model 812 uses Flex technology, letting you manually change the coverage pattern on the F1. By easily molding the speaker array into C, J, Reverse J, or a straight-on pattern, you can control your coverage pattern.

  • Adjustable coverage pattern tailors to different situations
  • Flexible baffle is configurable into four unique shapes
  • Straight, C, J, and Reverse J pattern options
  • Automatically changes the EQ for each coverage pattern
Shape the coverage to your room

Compact, Easy-to-transport Design

Large-system sound that fits in the back of your car

Bose engineering offers you both great sound performance and amazing portability with their F1 series PA products. The Bose F1 Model 812 has a huge sound coverage pattern and 1,000 watts of power, ensuring your audio will reach the back of whatever venue you're in. And it does this in a package that can be easily broken down and carried. Even when you pair it with the optional F1 subwoofer, the system remains portable.

  • Portable design for mobile applications
  • Easy setup and tear-down with simple I/O
  • 26.1" H x 13.1" W x 14.6" D
  • 44.5 lbs.

Bose Quality and Reliability

Get the peace of mind that can only come from Bose

Bose can always be relied on to deliver a crystal-clear sonic experience. And they've brought that same quality to pro-audio market with products such as their L1 portable PA systems. With their history of supplying immaculate sound to any format, you know their F1 Model 812 flexible array will give you great performance, night after night.

Bose can always be relied on to deliver a crystal-clear sonic experience.

All the Benefits of a Line-array System

A 9-speaker array that's about the size of a suitcase

There are many benefits to using a line-array system for your PA setup. For example, you get to control frequency separation on a far greater level. But until now, getting that performance has meant large fly rigs or installations — not exactly convenient for a club band or a touring company with limited cargo space. Luckily, Bose found a way to get everything you love about a professional array in a system that's no larger than your current PA speakers. Their F1 812 flexible-array loudspeaker packs eight 2.25" vertically oriented high/mid drivers and a 12" low-frequency driver. You'll be amazed by how much sound and how much control you have.

  • Vertically oriented 8-driver line array
  • Custom 100-degree waveguide delivers consistent coverage
  • 12" low-frequency driver

Bi-amped for Maximum Efficiency

Separate amps for your high/mid- and low-frequency drivers

To get the most out of the nine separate drivers in the F1 812, you get a 1,000-watt bi-amplified design with two high-output Class D amplifiers. One focuses directly on the Flex array speakers, while the other powers the 12" low-frequency driver to ensure a perfect blend across the whole frequency range. The bi-amped design offers a lower crossover point, ensuring the clarity of the high/mid drivers is never compromised. And for even more sonic punch and separation, pair your F1 812 with the matching Bose F1 subwoofer.

  • Two high-output Class D amplifiers
  • Pairs with F1 subwoofer for a wider frequency range
  • Lower crossover point for better frequency separation
  • Frequency range is 43Hz–20kHz
  • Rated power is 1,000 watts

F1 812 and F1 Subwoofer — a Full System

The F1 subwoofer is purpose-built for the F1 system. This compact, 1,000-watt platform with two 10" drivers makes sure your low end stays punchy. Best of all, the whole subwoofer package weighs under 60 lbs, making it your mobile rig's dream sub. And there's no more carrying around pesky speaker stands since the F1 sub comes with a built-in bracket for mounting Bose's F1 812 array speaker. Learn more »

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Tech Specs

Number of Speakers 1
Speaker Drivers 1 x 12" LF, 8 x 2.25" (Mid/HF)
Number of Mixer Channels 2
Number of Mic Preamps 1
Inputs 1 x XLR/TRS Combo, 1 x 1/4", 1 x stereo RCA
Outputs 1 x XLR
Power Amp 1000W
Frequency Response 48Hz-16kHz (-10dB)
Enclosure Material Composite
Height 26.1"
Width 13.1"
Depth 14.6"
Weight 44.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 731419-1110

Customer Reviews

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98% Perfect! Best Bang for your Buck.

Been slinging guitar for 40 years and gigging for 35. Played in empty bars, fairs, weddings and occasionally at 5000+ Venues using everything from POS Franken PA's to Top shelf stuff. I can say with conviction this by far the finest sounding package I have ever played through. Imagine vintage tube HiFi and new vinyl on a large scale. Have been using the Bose L II w/B2 and 2 Tonematch as a stage monitor/Practice room PA and Main PA/mixer for small gigs for quite a while and just love it. This is the exact same quality with power that will move your body but at the same time not give you any ear fatigue even at substantial volumes. Crystal clear LEGIBLE vocals with both guitars, drums, bass and hand instrument all sitting perfect in the mix with wonderful definition and separation. We just played a 1,500 seat theater with balcony and using the L II system on stage and just ! 812 with F1 sub and the sound was fantastic and venue filling. Yes I said just one. There was a slight drop off on the far outer aisles but the L II did an admirable job aiding with dispersion to those areas just at about -10db. Color me impressed. I will NEVER go back to standard PA gear. BTW Set-up and teardown have been shaved by nearly 2 hours plus we no longer need a sound engineer. Saving us significant $$$ not to mention chiropractor visits and working all night to try and get a good mix. Just five bags now for our entire Sound System compared to mixer. snakes, endless cables 3 monitors, powered 15" mains, Subs and stands Do yourself and your audience a huge favor and just get one. You'll soon be telling this same story to someone else. BTW The club owners just love it because of the sound quality and lack of headaches the following day fro being pounded with VOLUME and bookings have increased. My only complaint is the lack of wheel for transport with their case hence 98% perfect.

Bose F1 Model 812 w/subwoofers

I've had the L1 Model ll system for many years &... somewhat pleased with them, until I got these. Much more compact to carry around on a cart & much more bang for the buck. Don't seem to get the overload & feedback problems I had with the L1 systems. Thanks again Nick for answering all my not so intelligent questions sometimes.
Music background: Worship leader

Bose F1

Been a big Bose fan for years and a long time user of the L1 system. We do some gigs where the L1 is just not loud enough. I usually use a pair of QSC K8s in those places, but wanted to try the new F1 so I bought one (couldn't afford two). Used it this past weekend instead of the K8s and it blew us all away! Sounded great! It is big compared to what I've been using, and pretty heavy, but once we heard it, we forgot all about that. This thing is awesome and I would highly recommend it! Can't wait to another one and the sub!
Music background: Pro

Bose F1 Model 812

I have used Bose products for years. I'm a singer / acoustic guitarist as well as DJ (mainly at weddings). I've used the L1 with Tonematch for many years for my solo act and have used 802's with 502BP bass bins and then later switched to MB4's for easier transport, for my DJ gigs. I've never liked the L1's for DJing because they put universal volume throughout the room and for weddings, I want it loud on the dance floor and softer at the tables (where people are talking). I tried the F1 because I've never been thrilled with the low end the MB4's gave me and was tired of carrying the 80lb 502BP's. The F1's have exceeded my expectations in so many ways. Along with the F1 subwoofer, you can't beat the overall sound quality, volume and thump (I never got with the MB4's)! I've used them at 8 weddings so far and they're awesome! This past weekend, I did a wedding with 100 guests and decided to just use the F1/812 in full range mode using the built-in tripod mount without the F1 Bass speaker (and their built-in stand) and again, they amazed me at how loud they could get and still sound great with plenty of low end even without the F1 bass speaker! I'm picking up a 2nd set very soon!
Music background: Singer / acoustic guitarist / DJ

Bose F1 Model 812

Used in outdoor setting, major upgrade from what we thought was a fairly good JBL system.Combined with the subwoofer, great clarity for the vocals. The dispersion is amazing. Looking forward to our 2016 concert season.
Music background: Recording Artist

Sweetwater Advice

Mike Picotte

The Bose F1 system gives me the definition and coverage I need for midsize live-sound gigs. These PA speakers lets me get great separation of all the parts. It also responds really well to EQ and has plenty of punch. Best of all, the whole compact system packs down small and is easy to transport.
See also: Bose, Bose PA Speakers