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Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System

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Product Highlights
  • Sleek Line Array Speaker
  • Integrated Mixer & Amplifier Base
  • Compact Speaker with Full Tone
  • Direct & Off-Axis Audio Balance
  • Lightweight Easy Setup
  • Microphone and Line Inputs
  • Adjustable Speaker Positioning

The Bose L1 Compact Audio PA System delivers the audio fidelity expected from Bose in a sleek, lightweight and portable unit that's ideally suited for travelling musicians, presenters, mobile DJs, and for lectures, worship, etc.

The L1 features a 2-channel mixer amplifier that also serves as the speaker's base. The mixer features an XLR microphone input, RCA line input, 1/8" mini line input and 1/4" phone input that may be switched to accept line or instrument signals.

Six small drivers are carefully positioned into the compact speaker to ensure balanced audio signal at the direct and off-axis (sides) of the L1. Setting up the L1 is quick and easy; simply place the speaker extensions into the amplifier base, and slide the speaker on top of the extensions. Two extensions are included, and allow easy height adjustment.

Spatial Dispersion Loudspeaker Technology
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
The power stand / mixer 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 1/4" balanced line output and one RCA stereo output.
Integrated Power Amplifier
The power stand / mixer delivers clean, precise amplification for L1 Compact loudspeaker and bass enclosure.
PA & Monitors are Combined
Proprietary Bose technology enables the system to be positioned directly behind or to the side of a performer, eliminating the need for separate PA speakers, stage monitors and mixers.
Proprietary ToneMatch Presets
ToneMatch presets optimize the L1 Compact system for a dynamic handheld microphone (channel 1) or acoustic guitar (channel 2).
Two Unique Setup Positions
With extended (78.5") and collapsed (16.5") positioning, you can tailor the system's sound coverage for the room or event. For larger audiences, use the included loudspeaker extensions to elevate the array. For smaller gatherings and meetings, leave the array in its slot on the power stand and place the system on a tabletop.
Durable, Lightweight, Interlocking Components
The lightweight interlocking design makes the L1 very easy to transport, set up and break down. The power stand weighs just 25 pounds, and the total system with loudspeaker and extensions weighs 29 pounds. No speaker cables, stands or bass modules required. The entire system can be set up in a minute or less.

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Power AC Power Rating: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 200W Max
Peak Inrush Current: 230V: 18.2 Amps / 120V: 9.7 Amps
Dimensions Extended Position (Assembled)
78.50 x 13.25 x 16.75" (199.5 x 33.9 x 42.6cm)
Collapsed Position (Assembled)
16.50 x 13.25 x 16.75" (41.8 x 33.9 x 42.6cm)
Weight Extended Position (Assembled)
29.2 lbs (13.3 kg)
Collapsed Position (Assembled)
24.6 lbs (11.2 kg)
Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System
  • L1 Compact Power Stand / Mixer
  • Loud Speaker Array
  • 2 x L1 Compact Extensions
  • Extensions Carry Bag
  • AC Power Cord
  • Power Stand Slip Cover
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BoseL1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System
     
    4.8

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (26)
    • Compact (25)
    • Good audio (24)
    • Lightweight (24)
    • Versatile (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (16)
      • Performances (16)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
      • Home studio (6)
      • Amateur recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (18), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

      Reviewed by 29 customers

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      4.0

      Lacks power in mid-vocal range

      By John in Japan

      from Tokyo

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Power Not Listed

      Best Uses

      • Small Quiet Venues

      Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

      We bought one of these for a (10x30) 300 square meter indoor space, for public addresses with audiences of 50-80. It sounds just fine, and I would recommend it for smaller venues. It simply lacks power to fill our space, and lacks clarity and power in the mid-frequencies where voices need the most faithful reproduction. The exaggerated bass makes voices sound muddy and muffled. In the back of the room, we can't hear it above the air conditioning. It doesn't sound bad at all, I just wouldn't use it for a medium to large size venue. Unfortunately, Bose does not advertise the effective wattage of these systems and we should have bought something with more raw power (>500W). I would rate this system at about 50W, comparing to other systems that are rated. Also it is difficult to fill a big room with a single speaker, I would recommend buying 2 or 4 speakers if your venue is similar in size.

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      5.0

      Highly recommend

      By oz

      from ga

      Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

      Great solution to small audience (100-150) applications. Works nicely with ToneMatch. Highly recommend this quality build and sound. And B&H is the place to buy duty to knowledgable sales team and responsive service.

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      4.0

      Compact Audio Solution!

      By AcapulcoKid

      from SC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • EXPENSIVE

      Best Uses

      • Church audio
      • Conference Audio
      • Events
      • Performances
      • Small Worship Team

      Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

      I use the Bose L1-Compact as the main audio for family conferences and training seminars. It does a superb job for speaking and preaching, movies and video, and a simple worship team (keyboard, guitar, and two mics).The simple setup is phenomenal. Our most common audio setup is a microphone and audio for the video projector. Setup takes a couple of minutes at most.The wide, even sound dispersion is excellent. Indoors it will easily cover 300 people in a 4,500 square foot auditorium. this is for speaking, preaching and performance settings. If you add enthusiastic congregational singing, this system will excel with crowds up to 120 people. It would probably do fine with 200 people if they are moderate singers.The instrument/iPod channel seems to overemphasize the bass, so I select "Bass Reducer" from the iPod EQ settings and it sounds just fine. It would be nice if that channel had Treble/Bass controls like the Mic channel.

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      5.0

      EXCELLENT !!

      By Junior1

      from Miami

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

        I use at My 1300 sqfeet living room, sound great for DJ ing or just listem Music. Just had a party with 60 ppl great sound

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        4.0

        Hmmmmm - not sure

        By Disaster Cameraman

        from Chicago

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

          I'm not sure about this system yet. I have not had it out in a performance setting yet. I was surprised that there is only a bass and treble adjustment for the mic input and not the stereo and 1/4 input. Also the bass is unimpressive. In saying that,it is compact and a nice design and the mids and highs are good. May update later after more use. At this point I'm not sure if I would recommend it.

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          5.0

          Easy to set up and I love it

          By Jade

          from Sugar Land, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

            We use it for our group performance

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super bang for the buck

            By Jr

            from Columbia, KY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

              Great product so far. Haven't had a chance to use it in a public venue but from practice sessions I can tell it will be exactly what my wife and I need for our performances in smaller churches. We have an L1 Model II to use in larger venues but the compact will serve better in smaller ones. A whole lot lighter and the sound is terrific. Great for practice too.

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              5.0

              Fantastic product for youth ministry use

              By Telecomtodd

              from Lake Zurich, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events

                Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                We use this for youth ministry. Sometimes we will be speaking to groups of up to 160 people in a large room, or will have someone play a guitar, or more often to provide sound for a big screen TV or projector. This product works great - no feedback, easy to hook up, and reliable!

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                5.0

                Super slick system

                By Kalākora

                from Mount Rainier, Washington

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                  I use this in an art gallery for solo performances. Groups up to about 50 people. Nice looking, great sounding, super simple to use.
                  Get it!

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                  5.0

                  One Word - AMAZING!

                  By BRIGHTER

                  from LOS ANGELES

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                      My business is in a 15,000 sqft helicopter hangar and we wanted to be able to play music and after hours and on weekends. We haven't even turned the volume above the 1/4 of the way up and its already loud enough for the space. When we turn it up 1/2 of the way (which is rediculously loud) the sound is perfection. The bass moves your skin and the highs are perfect. The mids are as deistinguishable as when the volume as at 1/4. It looks great. It assembles in seconds. Its more expensive...but I already know I got my money's worth.

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                      5.0

                      Just as expected-awesome

                      By Busy Body running a School

                      from Bronx, NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • School Functions

                      Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                      great sound system. loud!

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic product

                      By Andy

                      from Hernando, MS

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                        I work at a church and picked up 2 of these babies to use in a smaller worship service and on mission trips. I had my hesitations about spending this much money on a system when I could get something else for much cheaper. However, I know now that this was the right decision. Church staff members... this is a great sound system to get! Easy for your volunteers to set up, and the sound the comes from it is clear and plenty loud enough.

                        Great product.

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                        5.0

                        Best PA for the price!

                        By Justin

                        from Santa Barbara, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                          We use one or two of those for stand up comedy shows. They are fantastic. Sound is amazing we get complements from the comics all the time especially the musical comics who enjoy having nice sound for a change. You can't beat there portability and easy setup. Putting on the shows is stressful enough, these take a lot of the stress off.

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                          5.0

                          Best Portable/Permanent Solution EVER!!

                          By The Sound Guy in the Back

                          from Charlotte, NC

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Price Point

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                          Our church was modifying some space for use as a Student classroom and warehouse style worship space. This single system is so powerful and the sound great that we are going to use it on retreats and other venues where we need the added 'umph' of powered sound. It our permanent system in the room and is fine for speaking and music engagements of a hundred or more. And at 27 lbs without extra poles to lug around, this is the best actually portable system on the market. I've used the dual 35lb portable systems before and this is much louder, much higher quality, & lighter. It's more expensive but will pay for itself in ease, quality, and lack of chiropractic visits in no time. One Caveat, it does not use XLR to connect to a sound mixer so plan on 1/4 jacks and they do the job great.

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                            5.0

                            UNBELIEVABLE

                            By louis

                            from melbourne australia

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • No comments

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                            first of all the delivery time was accurate and the packing was professional.I am very satisfied with the l1 line array.i did not expect it was that good.i have already refer to ither friends.i use it with my tyros 2 and do some dj thing.i would like in the future to invest for two more plus a mixer or get a bigger one like the l11 model.i was wandering if u got second one a little cheaper let me know.thanks for all.louis

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                            5.0

                            Great sound - easy to use!

                            By Cheryl

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events

                              Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                              Very easy to set up and use - took only a couple of minutes. Sound was great.

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                              4.0

                              nice portable system

                              By ABC

                              from MIAMI, FL

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                                  The good:
                                  Great! Easy to transport.
                                  Clear Sound!
                                  The bad:
                                  You will need 2 of them for medium events

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                                  5.0

                                  Incredible Sound

                                  By treutvid

                                  from New Jersey

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                                    It's easy to carry, easy to set up, and sounds great. What more cold you want?

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                                    5.0

                                    love this product

                                    By love your dj

                                    from jacksonville florida

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Mobile DJ

                                      Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                                      I am a mobile dis jockey and I use this for my cocktail hours and weddings as a portable set up. I have been using the bose l 1 for 2 years now and absolutely love the bose professional line of products

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                                      4.0

                                      Impressed but with a few reservations

                                      By beatntrack

                                      from Fallbrook, CA

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clarity portability
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Excellent Sound
                                      • Portable
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                      • Scooped out low mids

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Bose L1 Portable Line Array PA Speaker and Mixer System:

                                      I bought two L1 compact systems to use as a stereo pair for small gigs. I plug in a mixer to the instrument channel (Tonematch off) so I can get several vocalists, guitars and keyboards into them.

                                      They are impressively loud and their coverage is as advertised. Their setup time and portability is amazing and the look of the stage is greatly improved now that wedges and big mains on stands are not needed.

                                      After a week of gigs with them my only gripe is their heavily "scooped" sound. The sub pumps out enough lows to make plosives apparent and acoustic guitar resonance an issue and the top end is clear and bright, but there is not much "body" to the sound ie the low mids are under-represented in favor of high mid and treble punch. I think I'll end up pre-eq-ing the sound at my mixer to compensate so that may help. Maybe it's years of playing through muddy systems where low mids are about all that's there that these seem so scooped but the evenness of frequency response of the Bose towers is not really ideal.

                                      Of course I'm not really using them for what they were designed for: acoustic guitar and one vocal mic, no effects.

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