Bose L1 Model 1S with B1 Bass and ToneMatch Audio Engine

Bose L1 Model 1S with B1 Bass and ToneMatch Audio Engine

Bose L1 Model 1S with B1 Bass and ToneMatch Audio Engine

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Product Highlights

  • Sleek 12-Speaker Line Array
  • Integrated Amplifier Base
  • ToneMatch Audio Engine w/ Studio Effects
  • Four-Channel Mixer
  • B1 Bass Module Included
  • Cylindrical Radiator Loudspeaker
  • Direct & Off-Axis Audio Balance
  • Lightweight Easy Setup
  • Microphone and Line Inputs
  • Adjustable Speaker Positioning
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Bose L1 overview

  • 1Description

The Bose L1 Model 1S with B1 Bass and ToneMatch Audio Engine delivers the audio fidelity expected from Bose in a sleek, lightweight and portable unit that's ideally suited for musicians, mobile DJs, and performances, and other sound reinforcement applications. The ToneMatch audio engine features a 5-channel mixer that connects to the speaker's base. The mixer features three mic/line input channels 1, 2, and 3 that accept XLR and 1/4" TRS connections, while channels 4 and 5 are a paired 1/4" TRS input.

The ultra-low noise preamps provide high signal to noise ratio, and Bose's Proprietary ToneMatch presets optimize the L1 system to match the intended natural sound of specific instruments and microphones. Also included is the Bose B1 Bass module for reinforcing low-end frequencies and enhancing the sound of a bass guitar, DJ rigs and more. The speaker features 12 small drivers, carefully positioned to ensure balanced audio signal at the direct and off-axis (sides) of the system. Setting up the L1 Model 1S 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.

General Features
  • Spatial Dispersion and Articulated Array speaker technologies in the loudspeaker produce wide, uniform sound coverage. The 12 small drivers are arranged using Articulated Array speaker technology in a slim, vertical enclosure—creating nearly 180 degrees of horizontal coverage and consistent tonal balance
  • Integrated power amplifiers in the power stand provide clean, precise amplification for L1 Model 1S system with up to two B1 bass modules or one B2 bass module
  • ToneMatch port on power stand for digital audio and power connection to ToneMatch audio engine
  • Analog input, trim control and signal/clip LED for line-level analog input via 1/4" TRS phone cable. Can be used for instruments or other audio sources like DJ mixers, MP3 players, computers or DVD systems
  • Bass module out for amplified bass output signal to the bass module. L1 system automatically adjusts equalization appropriately when bass modules are connected
  • Interlocking design of the four lightweight components eliminates the need for speaker stands and speaker wires. Setup takes only minutes
  • Retractable legs provide stability for streamlined power stands and loudspeakers. Four retractable legs fold out of power stand simultaneously for quick setup and compact transport
  • Convenient carry bags—one each for the loudspeaker, power stand and bass module—make getting to and from your gig that much easier
B1 Bass Module
  • Highly efficient speaker design features two 5.25" (13.3 cm), high-output, high-excursion drivers that produce deep, strong bass from a small enclosure. When connected to the power stand, active equalization circuitry automatically adjusts bass signal appropriately
  • Compact, lightweight enclosure is easy to transport, set up and break down. Small footprint takes up considerably less space than traditional bass cabs required for same performance. Interlocking feet let you securely stack up to four modules together on their sides
Tone Match Audio Engine
  • Integrated ToneMatch audio engine and audio technologies provide four independent channels featuring a library of ToneMatch instrument and microphone presets, proprietary zEQ and a complete suite of studio-class effects and sound processors
  • Proprietary ToneMatch presets optimize the L1 system to match the intended natural sound of specific instruments and vocal mics. More than 100 presets are organized into quick-access banks and can be independently assigned to each channel. Free ongoing updates via USB connection between your computer and the ToneMatch audio engine
  • Proprietary zEQ automatically adjusts the range of tone controls to match your voice or instrument, making it easier to fine-tune your sound. Conventional mixers may have fixed EQ ranges that don't accurately affect desired frequencies when adjusted. But zEQ appropriately redefines low, mid and high frequency ranges of specified sources
  • Single-band ParaEQ centers on frequency you specify for each independent channel. Valuable tool for reshaping problematic frequencies in certain venues
  • Five reverb types (small, medium, large, plate and cavern) available for global assignment, with individual channel controls for decay time, mix level and brightness
  • Three delay types (analog, digital and tape) can be independently assigned to selected channels, with control over feedback time and mix level for each channel. For example, you can select tape delay for your vocal on channel 1 and analog delay for your guitar on channel 2
  • Ten modulation effects (three chorus types, two flange types, four phaser types and one vintage tremolo effect) can be independently assigned to selected channels, with control over designated parameters for each channel
  • Seven dynamics processing types (three compressors, limiter, de-esser, kick gate and noise gate) can be assigned to independent channels
  • Scenes allow you to store, recall and edit "snapshots" of all key ToneMatch audio engine settings at any given time. This feature helps simplify setup when you're using an L1 system repeatedly in different venues. The engine includes five predefined Bose scenes, five My scenes and five Shared scenes you can give to other L1 owners
  • Chromatic tuner for convenient tuning of instruments
  • Large backlit display with intuitive layout and easy-to-read text for modes and settings
  • Rotary encoder for quick access to modes, effects and parameters, including ToneMatch presets, zEQ, ParaEQ, reverbs, delays, modulators, dynamics processing, scenes and tuner. Features clean, circular layout
  • Aux mode (channels 1 – 3) send channels' dry, pre-fader or post-fader audio to aux output for connection to additional L1 systems or recording devices. Independent level controls for optimal signal output
  • Channel volume, mute and FX mute (1 – 4/5) for adjusting individual channel volume, muting individual channels and muting all effects on selected channels
  • Master volume adjusts overall level of master output
  • Phantom power applies +48V power to input channels 1 – 3 to drive specific microphones
  • ToneMatch cable transfers audio signals and provides power to ToneMatch audio engine from L1 power stand
  • Mounting bar and carriage securely attaches ToneMatch audio engine to L1 loudspeaker
  • Cover and carrying case help protect engine when storing and transporting
In the Box
Bose L1 Model 1S with B1 Bass and ToneMatch Audio Engine
  • L1 Model 1S Power Stand and Cord
  • L1 Model 1S Top Array and Bottom Extension
  • Loudspeaker Carrying Bag
  • Power Stand Carry Bag
  • B1 Bass Module and Cable
  • B1 Slip Cover
  • T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine and Cable
  • ToneMatch Engine Protective Cover and Carrying Bag
  • ToneMatch Engine Mounting Bar and Carriage
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Bose L1 specs

    Inputs Mic/Line 1-3: 3x Combination XLR-1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Line 4-5: 2x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Outputs Preamp 1-3: 3x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Aux: 1x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Master: 1x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    ToneMatch Port: Digital output RJ45 connector Bass Module: Neutrik NL4 SpeakOn
    USB 1.1 protocol, Type A to Type B cable
    AD/DA Conversion 24-bit / 48 kHz
    PC Requirements Microsoft Windows 2000, 2000 Pro, XP
    Impedance L1 Model 1S Loudspeaker: 4 Ohms
    B1 Bass Module: 8 Ohms
    Power AC Power Rating: 100-120 VAC, 50/69 Hz, 500 W
    Peak Inrush Current: 32 A at 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Dimensions (H x W x D) Power Stand: 5.0 x 10.0 x 27.0" / 12.7 x 25.4 x 68.6 cm
    Top Array: 43.5 x 3.5 x 4.0" / 110.5 x 8.9 x 10.2 cm
    Bottom Extension: 39.6 x 4.2 x 4.1" / 100.7 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm
    B1 Bass Module: 15.0 x 10.3 x 17.8" / 38.1 x 26.0 x 45.1 cm
    T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine: 2.7 x 6.5 x 8.3" / 6.8 x 16.5 x 21.0 cm
    Weight Power Stand: 23.7 lb / 10.8 kg
    Top Array: 16.3 lb / 7.4 kg
    Bottom Extension: 8.5 lb / 3.9 kg
    B1 Bass Module: 25.1 lb / 11.4 kg
    T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine: 2.1 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 120.0 x 66.0 x 50.0"

    Bose L1 reviews

    L1 Model 1S with B1 Bass and ToneMatch Audio Engine is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly simple, I've played through all kinds of bose speakers, 301's were my first experience. I recently upgraded from the compact ,that I never took out of my car, because it was so reliable and living in the land of aloha, our power comes from diesel generators, which can spike or brown out at any given time. My new L1 bass 1 is a great upgrade. I'm so happy with the sound and durability, and ease of operation. I gig over 300 days a year, so I never count on the house system to always be up to my standards. So when it's not, I just go to the car get my bose and go to work. I have never had a break down issue with my bose equipment. That is a small miracle over here. Thanks so much for creating the perfect system for me. Scotty rotten
    Date published: 2016-01-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fills the Room Our church has been using this the L1 for over a year. Fills the room that seats 200. Easy to transport, quick to set-up and tear down. Amazing product!
    Date published: 2017-04-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good but fails. Well we buy this one for personal use them i take to the chuch for some services and suddenly the power go off you can ear only the speaker tower but no the bass. and i call the Bose company but they told me i can buy only the base for the sistem or send the old one and they going to send me a new one and i pay like $ and i said is to much i use the system only a few times and now i have to pay more i dont recomend to any body buy this system.
    Date published: 2015-11-26
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