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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... Read More

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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.

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  • Lightweight and portable
  • Professional quality sound
  • Two inputs
  • No need for monitors or amps
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  • W x H x D: 13.25" x 16.5" x 16.75"
    24.6lb (11.2 kg)
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BoseL1 Compact System
 
5.0

(based on 15 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
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5.0

Best portable PA to date - clear sound

By DMJR71

from Ohio

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Karaoke
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

    Been looking at this item for a while and decided to test it at the store and other speakers. I like the sound clarity of this PA. For me it's not how loud it is but how clear it is and that's what made me decide to purchase this item. It is also convenient to carry it. Tested it at a family gathering and everyone can't believe how clear the sound quality of this compact PA is. I matched this up with a Yamaha MG10XU 10-Channel Mixer with Effects which made it a great combo. Bose never fails me at all . You definitely get what you pay for
    ❤️

     
    5.0

    This is a great product

    By aano

    from Bakersfield, CA.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

      I will be using this product for a home recording studio.
      I cant believe the sound this Bose has. Wow, it's great.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Would buy this product again highlyrecommend it

      By Didi

      from Meriden CT

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

        This product is great for a one man show using a microphone guitar iPod wonderful sound. You can also use it as a two person hooking up two microphones in there.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this for small jobs!

        By Mobile DJ

        from Binghamton, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • outdoor wedding ceremony
            • small bar gigs

            Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

            As a mobile DJ, I love this system. It's not for big parties, I just use it for wedding ceremonies, and
            small bar gigs -- but it is SO light, easy to set up, and sounds so crisp and clean -- I wouldn't trade
            it for any other system. (and I own several others!)

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth Every Penny

            By classicalchris

            from Bel Air, MD

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

              I use this system for small rooms to outdoor weddings. Everywhere I have played the sound is clear, rich, and pleasant. I have yet to turn either volume knobs past half-way, as the sound is so clear and pervasive! It also handles pedals very well and my tone is not compromised.

              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              wow what a system

              By Morgan Ministries

              from Dayton Tn.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

                  I do gospel singer songwriter venues for churches and small restaurants and was looking for a easier system than have to pull a music trailer and deal with the hassles of backing and parking a full load of PA equipment.
                  I went to a restaurant of about 400 people where the singer was using one of the bigger L1 series systems for tracks and vocals and was impressed of the clearness and a natural louder sound than the heft of a powered pa so I started to explore the Bose line and looked at the L1 Compact and at all the reviews, that prompted me to go to my local guitar center and try one they had set up on display and see how it would sound with an acoustic and vocal and wow I was impressed after doing a couple songs I had gathered a few spectators and I asked their opinion on sound clarity and received great reviews so I purchased one. after I got it home and read all the instructions I had it unpacked and set up to use in 5min. once unpacked you can set this up in less than a min and to carry it is actually a 1 trip carry. I suggest adding a small mixer as I added the Mackie mix 8 (74.00) and that gave me a whole new system where you can add multiple instruments and mikes and able to give a better mike mix. I sat this system up in my church of 150 people and it would perform for 300 easily don't let the size or other reviews tell you differently the best thing is buy it and try it you have 45 days to return it to guitar center for a refund if it doesn't fit you needs.
                  I have ran 4 wireless mics, 2 guitars and a keyboard and steel guitar and a bass all thru this system and can work a 40x80 room with 125 people with no problems. people cant believe that all that sound comes from 5 small speakers and the small sub.
                  I plan to purchase one more to be able to have a bigger reach and volume for outdoors or bigger venues and to compete with a drummer. all in all I find no where that there are any disadvantage to owning one it is truly Bose at a fair price.

                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome sound

                  By JAMES

                  from Maryland

                  Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

                  Bose is amazing. I was very skeptical, even after talking to a Bose sales rep about the amount of bass this little sub could handle. We use this in our karaoke room. It's truly amazing. We only have one set in a corner. From pop to hardcore rap with serious bass, this system sounds awesome. I'd totally recommend it. We do have the Tone Match mixer which does not attached to the setup (unlike the bigger models) so ours simple sits on a bookshelf next to the speakers. There is a RCA line output for connecting a power sub if you wanted more punch. But you don't really need it. You'll be amazed at the sound that comes out of it.

                  (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing sound and saves our backs

                  By LaDonna

                  from Barberton, OH

                  Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

                  As a gospel group, young at heart but getting up in years, we LOVE the Bose L1 compact system! We sing in mostly smaller churches and we have not had ANY volume problems. We hook up a small mixer board into the L1 compact to run three mics and a laptop for song tracks.We put the speaker behind us as a moniter AND main sound, no feedback problems so this system is all we need. With 180 degree sound coming out of the speaker, my husband, who runs our sound, can sit up on the podium with us and he will hear exactly what everyone else is hearing.Most people are just blown away by the quality of sound that the L1 Compact produces.Even in some of the larger places that we have sang at, we still have not had to turn up the system very much.We used to haul a trailer behind our van to carry our sound equipment.Now the Bose L1 compact system takes up a corner in the back of the van or a car.Thank you, Bose, for making this amazing little sound system!!

                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply Put.

                  By ROBERT WALLACE

                  from Farmington, Utah

                  Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

                  Simply put, it is great. It sounds wonderful on all of my guitars, James Burton Signature Telecaster, Fender Strat with Lace Sensor pickups (Blue, Silver, and Red), my Gibson CS-356, my Taylor NS74ce, and my Kirk Sand Nylon Electric. I purchased the TC-Helicon R1 pedal for some re-verb for the mic channel, and I use my VD400 Behringerr vintage delay pedal on the guitar channel. I couldn't be happier with the setup and the sound. I strongly recommend the Bose L1 Compact. It is well worth the money to provide a professional and quality sound.

                  (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very portable with a good sound

                  By DEBORAH ERENY

                  from texas city

                  Comments about Bose L1 Compact System:

                  I've had mine for about 8 months now. I've learned that to get the best sound from a mixer you need to plug in the mains from the mixer into the RCA jacks of the BOSE. This unit is so easy to use, transport and setup. Very light. It sounds incredibly good, especially considering the size and weight. I will say this does not sound like a PA system though. With a PA system you get much more of a boom/thump/deep bass sound this sound is more crystal clear like a very high end stereo might sound. you don't have any problems hearing the bass but its more of a clear/stereo bass then a PA system bass sound. This unit is incredibly clear and clean, sound transports well through out the venues I've used it; a large cafeteria and home living room duets. The sound dows disperse well. You can hear it just as clear anywhere in the room you are playing. I play with another guitarists and we each have one setup beside up and can hear one another and our selves perfectly. This unit will surprise you with the sound it puts out. We've played for groups of 50+- and haven't had any problems being heard in the back without being so loud to the people that are closer to us. I have tripped over the rca to TS cable and broke the RCA jack inserts inside the BOSE. My friends at Guitar Center were the only ones able to figure out a simple solution, getting them out in 5 minutes. For anyone else having this problem, they used a small, self tapping screw and got it right out. I had taken it to Guitar Center, they tried to no avail, I had called Bose who wanted to charge quite a bit to drive it to Houston to a Bose Service shop.

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