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Bose L1 Compact Portable Line Array System

 
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SKU: BL1COMPXX-P

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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 the smallest, lightest, and easiest-to-set-up L1 system, weighing in at a meager 29 pounds!

At A Glance:
  • Bose Spatial Dispersion loudspeaker technology delivers sound evenly across the stage and throughout the audience—even to the extreme sides
  • Two ToneMatch  channels with fixed presets for a handheld microphone and an acoustic guitar
  • Two setup positions: collapsed for smaller spaces or extended for larger ones
  • Ideal for musical performances, mobile DJs, classrooms, business presentations and other events
  • Integrated bass speaker in power stand

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―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.

Integrated system
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.

The L1 Compact system: audio performance, simplified setup and one-trip portability. Only from Bose.

Features:
•Spatial Dispersion loudspeaker technology features 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 in the power stand 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 in the power stand delivers clean, precise amplification for L1 Compact loudspeaker and bass enclosure.

• PA and monitors are combined into one lightweight, highly portable system. 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 optimize the L1 Compact system for a dynamic handheld microphone (channel 1) or acoustic guitar (channel 2).

• Two unique setup positions, extended (78.5"H) and collapsed (16.5"H), let you 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 make the system 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.

Get your Bose L1 Compact Portable Line Array System today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • L1 Compact power standPower stand/loudspeaker array slip cover •L1 Compact loudspeaker array •L1 Compact extensions •Power stand cord •Extensions carrying bag

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5.0

Portable and great sound!

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from Tampa, FL

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Assemble
  • Great Sound
  • Light
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live shows
    • Medium Venues
    • Small venues

    Super easy setup. Just stack the parts together and you have your PA. Has very low feedback So you can put it behind you as a monitor. Great for any kind of small to medium sized gig and it fits in the back seat easily. Sound quality is hard to beat for the price and the convenience is top notch.

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    5.0

    Great portable PA

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    from Lombard, IL

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy setup
    • Great sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performance
      • Practice

      The amount of sound this amp puts out is incredible. Even with it's small footprint, this amp can fill smaller venues with ease and sounds great. The portability makes it useful for a variety of applications whether it's for an acoustic act, public address, or DJ this system sounds great. High fidelity sound is what Bose has built a reputation for, and this PA system doesn't disappoint.

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      5.0

      Amazing portable system

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      from Edison, NJ

      Staff Reviewer

      Super glad we carry Bose now. There is a reason everyone who is looking for a portable system knows the name Bose. Really clean crisp tone makes this perfect for any solo musician and at under 30lbs this guy can be taken to any gig with great easy. Worth every penny.

       
      5.0

      Great Portable PA!

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      from sam ash nyc

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • great sound
      • light weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • acoustic
        • dj
        • live

        Great portable line array! These are awesome. Who would have thought such a big sound could come from such a small thing!

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        5.0

        Bose L1

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        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        Staff Reviewer

        The bigger systems have always been great and now Sam Ash carries Bose products!!! I tried this out at another store recently and performs MUCH better than the JBL and gives the Fishman a run for its money. Easy to take down and store

         
        5.0

        Impressive PA

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        from Canoga Park, CA

        Staff Reviewer

        Actually, I'm listening to music from a phone via Bluetooth, on this product as I write this. We used to use a very complex speaker system throughout the space to play music, but with just one of these, we found that we don't need it. It really does sound great, and it's incredibly easy to use.

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        1 year from purchase date for electronic products, systems, and powered speaker components, accessories, and other products not listed here unless specified in the Owner's Guide. 5 years for speaker components that are not self-powered (amplified). Powered component speakers have a 1 year Limited Warranty term for the electronics and 5 years for the speakers. The Headset X has a 5 year Limited Warranty. For the Limited Warranty on professional products, please refer to your Owner's Guide for details.