The Bose L1 Pro16 portable PA system is the ideal proportion of power and portability. It’s designed to fill a room with sound, then fold down easily for travel or storage. Guitar Center recommends the Pro16 for gigging DJs, musicians and small-to-medium clubs, bars and other venues. It’s also an excellent karaoke setup that takes up m... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Bose L1 Pro16 portable PA system is the ideal proportion of power and portability. It’s designed to fill a room with sound, then fold down easily for travel or storage. Guitar Center recommends the Pro16 for gigging DJs, musicians and small-to-medium clubs, bars and other venues. It’s also an excellent karaoke setup that takes up minimal space. Despite the small footprint, this portable line array outputs a surprisingly wide spectrum, with an extended low frequency down to 42Hz. No matter how the audience is placed, the L1 Pro16 offers a wide 180-degree range, so everyone can enjoy the same experience. And because it’s Bose, you can trust that it’s built to exacting standards, using cutting-edge audio technology.
Using their proprietary RaceTrack drivers, Bose optimized the woofer in the Pro16 to do three things: give you some serious bass, optimize the center of gravity for easier travel, and save as much space as possible, both on stage and in your trunk. Even at a slim 10x18" size, the RaceTrack driver rivals a conventional 15” woofer in performance, while far surpassing it in convenience. And, of course, the bass is dialed in to match the output from the 16-driver, J-shaped column array. Together, the slim column and compact woofer combine for a peak sound pressure level of 124dB. It’s the next generation of portable live sound.
Bose equipped the L1 Pro16 with a built-in mixer, making it easy to balance multiple microphones, instruments and other sound sources. The mixer features two phantom-powered combo inputs that accommodate both XLR and 1/4", plus 1/4" and 1/8" (3.5 mm) AUX inputs. And for streaming music or backing tracks for karaoke, the Pro16 has Bluetooth streaming. The rotary encoders are illuminated for easy adjustment of volume, tone and reverb, even on a dark stage. Or, to make mixing easy, just select an EQ preset. Bose has dialed-in presets for live music, recorded music and more. If there’s need for expansion later, it’s easy to add even more inputs via the dedicated ToneMatch port, which provides both power and digital audio to a Bose T4S or T8S mixer (sold separately). And this is all just the hardware controls—every mixer setting is also available wirelessly via the Bose L1 Mix app.
In addition to the drivers, the other major innovation in the Pro16 is the L1 Mix app. Just download the free app on a smartphone and adjust mixer settings instantly, with a minimal, intuitive interface. L1 Mix lets users avoid the awkwardness of bending down to adjust the settings on stage. During soundcheck, the app makes it possible to adjust the mix live from anywhere in the room. And it’s not an either/or situation—the controls on the app and unit are always in sync, in real time. Change the settings on either and watch the other move to match. When you tap your phone and see the LED encoders shift, it’s impressive. Plus, the app gives instant access to the entire ToneMatch library of custom EQ presets.
When the show starts, all that matters is the sound on stage. First and foremost, Bose built the L1 Pro16 for premium live audio that the audience will hear and feel. The rest is about making that experience more accessible than ever, thanks to the small footprint and portable design. The L1 Pro16 portable column array lets DJs, singer-songwriters and bands get from the parking lot to the stage with ease, leaving room to focus on what matters most—the performance.
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