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Bose L1 Compact System
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Easy-to-set-up, lightweight, professional PA system.

The Bose L1 Compact system combines conventional PA and monitors into one sleek unit. Positioned behind or to the side of a performer, DJ or presenter, it delivers wide, even sound coverage throughout the stage area and audience, even off to the extreme sides. It's Bose's smallest, lightest, easiest-to-set-up L1 system, weighing just 29 pounds.

The L1 Compact system's slim loudspeaker distributes sound clearly and evenly throughout the room, thanks to Bose Spatial Dispersion technology. The speaker's unusual vertical shape makes it distinctly different from conventional PA speakers?and has a very positive effect on sound coverage. Even audience and band members off to the 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 it produces comparable horizontal sound coverage. L1 Model I and Model II loudspeakers project sound further with less dropoff of volume than the L1 Compact array.

With the L1 Compact system, you don't have to carry a separate amplifier, mixer or bass cabinet: They're already built in. The system's power stand includes an integrated bass speaker and amplifier, plus a built-in mixer providing a total of four inputs and two outputs.

Channel 1 is a microphone input with a 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, including a guitar, keyboard or other instrument, DJ mixer, MP3 player, laptop or projector. It features a customized ToneMatch preset to optimize the sound of an acoustic guitar.

Bose L1 Compact System Features:

  • Lightweight and portable
    Professional quality sound
    Two inputs
    No need for monitors or amps

Bose L1 Compact System Specifications:

  • W x H x D: 13.25" x 16.5" x 16.75"
    24.6lb (11.2 kg)

Bose L1 Compact System

5 year warranty on all pro gear (speakers and amps).
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  • Sensational For an Acoustic Act

    As reviewed by Doug Bell on 7/9/2013

    I've used my L1 Compact system now for about two years, averaging about 40 gigs a year. I'm a solo acoustic guitar/singer act performing at wineries both indoors and outdoors for roughly 40 people. I use a Tonematch T1 with the Compact system and a really good Shure mike. I routinely get compliments on how great the Bose L1 Compact system sounds. It has more than enough power for these types of venues and it always sounds crystal clear. With as many times as I've moved it over the past two years I'd say the durability is top notch, provided you use some very reasonable care. I was using a Bose L1 Classic system that I purchased around six years ago. This system obviously has a LOT more power and punch ... but ... if you're an older guy like me the weight and lifting involved in moving the larger Bose system are a big consideration. I perform in venues that don't accommodate a dolly/cart or require a bit of a hike to get where I'm performing. I was starting to have back and shoulder problems from moving the larger Bose system. The Compact is SUPER PORTABLE and does exactly what I need it to in a package I can easily move by myself over a distance. I've also used it in a bar with perhaps 75 noisy patrons and it worked *just fine*. I highly recommended for a solo performer. For me, having a light-weight PA that sounds fantastic and can extend the years I can perform by lightening my load is worth every dime.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Got it figured out...

    As reviewed by Bob Conner on 9/16/2013

    I used it for an informal jam session last night. It was approximately an 80x50 ft room. The sound was unbelievable. I used a Mackie FXpro board. We had 2 Alesis mics, 3 guitars, and a fiddle. We had WAY more volume than we needed. A room twice that size would have been no problem. I could hear every voice and every instrument. The sound was very sharp and crisp. One guy that I always have trouble hearing came through very crisp and clear. I love it and recommend it highly...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great 2 ways

    As reviewed by DAVID BRANIGAN on 12/27/2013

    I have used this straight with a mike in the mike channel and an electric guitar in the guitar channel. Sounds great. I now plug the mike and guitar into a marshall amp made for an acoustic act then run the output from the marshall into the guitar channel of the BOSE. This way I can add reverb and/or chorus to the voice and guitar separately . I then use the Marshall much like a monitor with the BOSE pointed at the audience. I can also play music during my breaks by routing the earphone output of a computer into the BOSE. There are so many ways to use this it is amazing. AND it only weighs 25 pounds. No big speakers to lug around.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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