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Bose L1 Compact PA System 

portable line array PA system

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with Integrated 2-Channel Mixer

The Bose L1® Compact Portable Line Array System provides quality sound for almost any occasion. L1 Compact system fits in your trunk or back seat, and its innovative modular design makes set-up easy. Collapsable configuration for smaller spaces, or extended configuration for larger ones. Slim loudspeaker distributes sound clearly and evenly throughout room, while speaker's vertical shape improves sound coverage. Even audience and band members off to extreme sides hear the same clear, tonally balanced sound as those in front. The L1 Compact loudspeaker array is smaller than those in L1 Model I and II systems, but produces comparable horizontal sound coverage for longer distances with less volume dropoff. No need for a separate amplifier, mixer or bass cabinet because the L1 System includes integrated bass speaker and amplifier, plus a built-in mixer with four inputs and two outputs. Channel 1 is a microphone input with customized ToneMatch preset for a handheld dynamic microphone. The preset automatically optimizes a handheld microphone's tone when used with the L1 Compact system. Channel 2 accepts up to three inputs at once and features a customized ToneMatch preset to optimize the sound of an acoustic guitar.


  • Spatial Dispersion™ loudspeaker technology features six small drivers mounted at precise angles inside a slim, vertical enclosure. This proprietary Bose technology delivers nearly 180 degrees of horizontal sound coverage. Sound remains consistent even at extreme sides of the system
  • Integrated mixer in the power stand provides one microphone XLR input on channel 1; channel 2 has one instrument input, one RCA stereo input and one 1/8" stereo input. Both channels have two-stage clip lights, volume controls and a customized ToneMatch preset
  • Rear panel has one ¼ balanced line output and one RCA stereo output
  • Integrated power amplifier in stand delivers clean, precise amplification for L1 Compact loudspeaker and bass enclosure
  • PA and monitors are combined into one lightweight, highly portable system. Proprietary Bose technology enables the system to be positioned directly behind or to side of performer, eliminating need for separate PA speakers, stage monitors and mixers
  • Proprietary ToneMatch presets optimize the L1 Compact system for a dynamic handheld microphone (channel 1) or acoustic guitar (channel 2)
  • Two unique setup positions, extended (78.5"H) and collapsed (16.5"H), let you tailor the system's sound coverage to room or event
  • Durable, lightweight, interlocking components make the system easy to transport, and set up/break down takes one minute or less. Total system weighs 29 pounds. No speaker cables, stands or bass modules required
Specifications for the Bose L1 Compact PA System
{ "System Performance" : [ "System Type: Self powered, two-way", "Frequency Response (±3 dB): 65 Hz - 14 kHz", "Frequency Response (-10 dB): 50 Hz - 16 kHz", "Nominal Dispersion: 180° H x 40° V", "Maximum SPL @ 1 sq. m: 106 dB SPL (112 dB SPL peak)", "Crossover Frequency: 400 Hz 4th order Butterworth" ], "Amplification" : [ "System Power Rating: 130 W", "Distortion at Rated Power: 0.1% Max (30 Hz - 15 kHz)", "System Limiter: Dynamic limiter", "Overload Protection: Fuse\/NTC", "Power Indicator: Blue LED - system on" ], "Transducers" : { "Driver Complement" : [ "Array: Six (6) 2.00" (51 mm) HF drivers", "Power Stand: 8" (203 mm) LF driver" ] }, "Channel" : { "Signal Indicators" : { "Channel 1: Signal\/clip LED" : [ "Green = Signal present", "Red = Clip (limiter active)" ] }, "Channel 2: Signal\/clip LED" : [ "Green = Signal present", "Red = Clip (limiter active)" ], "ToneMatch Presets" : [ "Channel 1: ToneMatch microphone equalization is always engaged on Channel 1 and cannot be bypassed", "Channel 2: Switch provides ToneMatch equalization only to the 1\/4" input. This preset is designed for an acoutsic guitar with a piezo pickup." ], "Input" : [ "Channel 1: XLR Balanced, Pin 1 GND, Pin 2 (+), Pin 3 (-)", "Channel 2: 1\/4" TS\/TRS, 1\/8" (3.5 mm) TS\/TRS, (2) RCA" ], "Channel Gain" : { "Channel 1: " : "XLR Input: -Infinity to +50 dB", "Channel 2" : [ "1\/4" Input: -Infinity to +40 dB", "1\/8" Input: -Infinity to +24 dB", "RCA Input: -Infinity to +24 dB" ] }, "Maximum Input Signal: " : [ "Channel 1: +8 dBu", "Channel 2: +12 dBu (each: 1\/4", 1\/8", RCA)" ] }, "Input Impedance" : { "Channel 1" : "2.4 kOhms", "Channel 2" : [ "1\/4": 800 kOhms", "1\/8": 14 kOhms", "RCA: 12.5 kOhms" ] }, "Controls" : [ "Channel 1: Volume, Treble (±5 dB shelving filter @ 4 kHz), Bass (±5 dB shelving filter @ 120 Hz)", "Channel 2: Volume" ], "Additional Connections" : [ "Master Line Output: 1\/4" balanced TRS or unbalanced TS, nominal +2.2 dBu, Max +20 dBu", "Record Out: (2) RCA unbalanced, nominal -3.8 dBu, Max +14 dBu", "AC Mains: IEC Connector" ], "Physical" : { "Enclosure" : [ "Power Stand: Polypropylene", "Extensions and Array: ABS" ], "Grille" : "Powder-coated perforated steel grille", "Dimensions (Enclosure only):" : [ "Assembled Height - Collapsed Position: 16.5" (418 mm)", "Assembled Height - Extended Position: 78.5" (1995 mm)" ], "Net Weight: " : [ "Power Stand: 24.6 lbs (11.2 kg)", "Extensions (each): 2.3 lbs (1.1 kg)" ], "Shipping Weight" : [ "Power Stand: 30.0 lbs (13.8 kg)", "Extensions: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)" ] }, "Voltages: Universal" : "AC Power Rating: 100 - 240 V, 50\/60 Hz ±20%, 200 W max" }

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