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Bose L1 Compact Portable Line Array System

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


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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.

•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

I have wanted a bose for many years.


I need 1 unit for Karaoke and for large dances I need 2 units. I love the convenience of the compact size and weight and the quality of the sound from Bose.



I'd definitely buy another and highly recommend


I use the Bose Compact with a string jazz/swing trio and quartet and it's fabulous. Bass and both guitars use amps and vocals and violin go through Bose. Sometimes we use condenser mics (Ear trumpets) and that works great. Have used with mixer and played bass though it was well. It's an amazing system that's so small and light but delivers a loud enough sound for most small venues. The clarity is amazing!



Won't need to buy it again .


Yes at first wasn't very convinced then at home I tried it with my phone and it is actually pretty good.



Surprisingly it went out, and very clear


Surprisingly it went out, and very clear



Perfect for the weekend warrior


This unit is perfect for the weekend warrior or private parties.



Very satisfied with the product and delivery


The Bose L1 Compact came on the day promised and it was exactly as described.



Great product. Great service.


Love the system. Super portable and sounds great. Had the system ordered in 10 minutes over the phone and arrived 3 days later.




Thanks SamAsh for fast free shipping and a great product!


This is a great speaker and too loud to turn it up all the way without getting my neighbors alert and the base knocks! I also did it for the sake of my ears as I controlled the volume. I used the L1 for a DJ gig I did for an intimate 50th Birthday Party. It was great sound and it didn't take up much space in the small room and was set up in 30 seconds max. I was able to carry it all in one trip. So it's great for DJs who don't have extra help carrying things and only wants to take one or very few trips to the car for equipment. Sam Ash also called and left a voicemail to see if I had any questions or concerns about the Bose L1 Speakers. I didn't answer the call, I'm sorry I missed it! But I can say no other company (at least not that I know of or remember) I've ordered from through eBay has CALLED to check in on me with the product they sold. I was needing the speaker on a Friday. Every store with the same price said it'll arrive by Friday, and I really wanted to have time to test it out before that day. Sam Ash had estimated delivery set for Thursday, the only one I found with a soonest arrival day. I praise God it actually came on that Wednesday and I ordered on a Sunday. So it took only 3 days for my speaker to arrive! I really love my speaker and I can't say it enough! Thank you!!!! I RECOMMEND SAM ASH TO EVERYONE!


Huntsville AL


Portable and great sound!


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.


Tampa, FL


Great portable PA


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.

Maximus Bassimus

Lombard, IL


L1 Compact Portable Line Array System

5.0 14


Warranty Info:

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.

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