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Bose L1 Compact Portable Line Array System

Fill the room with clear, even sound with the Bose L1 Compact PA system. The lightest, most affordable Bose L1 available, it covers audiences of up to 100. (46) Read 21 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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With the L1 Compact Portable Line Array System, Bose appears to have completely redefined the meaning of the word "portable." You've probably heard this word applied to other PA systems before, only to find your back and knees protesting to the contrary. But at just 29 pounds, the Bose L1 Compact system truly reclaims the word. This is really an amazing step forward for compact PA design, and it will easily fill a room with sound for up to 100 listeners.

The Bose L1 Compact is the smallest, lightest, and most affordable system in Bose's series of L1 portable line array systems -- and it's the most popular, too.

See how portable the L1 Compact is with this video from Bose:


Learn about the versatility of the Bose L1 Compact with this video:


Ingenious Integration

The Bose engineers have totally rethought the entire concept of live sound to bring this the L1 Compact system into existence. By eliminating the need for separate front-of-house speakers and the performer's monitors, they've also managed to solve the age-old discrepancy between what people are hearing on different sides of the array. Intimate venues and spaces used to be a challenge for anyone carrying separate speakers and monitors. Now small spaces can actually be an advantage!

Six Small Speakers, One Subwoofer

Bose achieved this miraculous design with their Spatial Dispersion technology. Six independent mid/high-frequency drivers are precisely balanced and mounted within the L1 Compact's slender profile. This allows the L1 Compact to deliver nearly 180 degrees of coverage. Dynamic levels remain consistent, even when you're standing flush with the system itself. This is why you'll hear as clearly on stage as the person in the first row of the audience.

Two Versatile Setup Options

The Bose L1 Compact can either be used in a Collapsed mode or in an Extended setup. In Collapsed mode, the mids and highs play from below, just above the integrated bass driver in the L1 Compact's base. When you want to fill more space and achieve greater frequency distribution, simply insert the extension unit to raise the mid-to-high drivers at a natural, standing ear level.

Two Channels -- Great for Guitar and Vocals

The L1 Compact features an onboard mixing console with two channels, bridged by Bose's ToneMatch technology. The ToneMatch system allows you to adjust EQ and tonal settings quickly and easily. A single balanced XLR input on Channel 1 is ready for you to drop in a vocal microphone, while the Channel 2 is pre-optimized for any 1/4-inch, 1/8-inch, or RCA input. Your guitar and your iPod will sound equally clear piped through the 1/4" and 1/8" jacks, respectively, while your turntable rig takes advantage of those RCA inputs. And did we mention how great this system is for a singer/songwriter with one guitar and one vocal mic?

Awesome for Anyone On-The-Go

The entire L1 Compact system breaks down into three pieces -- one base, one extension, and one speaker array -- and fits neatly inside the two included carrying bags. All told, the L1 is a brilliantly designed and great-sounding small scale PA system. It will be ideal for your musical performances, your DJ gigs, or for use in a classrooms, lecture hall, or business presentation.

Features:

- Totally complete PA system at less than 29 pounds
- Simple, portable design with included carry bags
- Covers an audience of up to 100
- Bose Spatial Dispersion: Vertical array of 6 speakers plus bass driver deliver 180 degrees of balanced sound
- Built-in Bose ToneMatch presets for your dynamic vocal mic and acoustic-electric guitar
- 2-channel mixer for one XLR source, and one 1/4", 1/8" or RCA line/instrument source
- Two-stage clip lights on both channels for monitoring levels
- No need for a separate monitor with the L1 Compact behind you on stage zZounds is an authorized dealer of Bose products.
Specifications

Bose L1 Compact Power Stand with Loudspeaker Array:
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 16.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 in. (41.8 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm)
- Weight: 24.6 lbs (11.2 kg)

L1 Compact Loudspeaker Array:
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 16 x 2.75 x 2.75 in. (40.8 x 7 x 7 cm)
- Weight: 3.0 lbs (1.35 kg)

Each L1 Compact Extension:
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 32.5 x 2.75 x 2.75 in. (83 x 7 x 7 cm)
- Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.5 kg)

Collapsed Position (assembled):
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 16.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 in. (41.8 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm)
- Weight: 24.6 lbs (11.2 kg)

Extended position (assembled):
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 78.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 in. (199.5 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm)
- Weight: 29.2 lbs (13.3 kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 27 lbs

Product Description

Introducing the L1 Compact portable line array system. Carry it in one trip. Set it up in one minute. Fill the room with Bose sound.

The 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 our smallest, lightest, easiest-to-set-up L1 system, weighing just 29 pounds.

Big sound. Small package.

Now you can have quality Bose sound for almost any gig, event or occasion. The L1 Compact system is small enough to fit in your trunk or back seat, and its innovative modular design makes setup easy and fast. You can arrange it in either a collapsed configuration for smaller spaces or a taller, extended configuration for larger ones. No extra gear to haul. No heavy speakers to hoist onto stands. No speaker cables.

A different loudspeaker

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,

What's in the Box?

- L1 Compact Power Stand
- L1 Compact Loudspeaker Array
- Power Stand Cord
- Power Stand/Loudspeaker Array Slip Cover
- L1 Compact Extensions
- Extensions Carry Bag
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Overall: The Bose L1 Compact was purchased as a backup to my Bose L1 Model 1's I use for professional Dj use. It is lightweight and blends in with the decor. It has ample power to keep up with it's big brother and is an awesome addition to my already amazing setup! Extremely portable and can be run off a A/C powerpack for remote sound. I have been a professional mobile Dj for 20+ years and this is the most clear and lightweight speaker in it's class! I really like it!!
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Overall: Having used this product with the L1 and B2 bass module I was already familiar with the product. I needed one for our Karoake group that I could carry to the member performers' homes. I got this system and it sounds fantastic!!!! It is worth every penny and more! The staff at ZZounds is just excellent. Very professional to deal with, courteous and knowledgeable. They even got me the 4 pay credit arrangement that I was not aware of and the entire transaction was smooth. You even get a monthly reminder for the payment being taken from the credit card so there are no surprises!!!! Just overall an A+ company, product and staff!!! I have also recommended this product to any of our Karaoke group members who is interested in owning and they are all sold on the idea after listening to the sound!!!
Style of Music: Oldies, Jazz, Blues
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