Bose Introduces L1 Compact Portable Line Array Loudspeaker System

Bose Professional Sound has introduced the new L1 Compact portable line array system, the latest addition to the Bose L1 product line. It will be on display at the Bose booth (number 6185) at the upcoming 2009 InfoComm show in Orlando.

The new L1 Compact system features an integrated low-frequency enclosure and combines the amplifier, monitor, PA, mixer and EQ into a complete audio system ready for simple connection to an instrument, microphone, MP3 player, computer or other audio device. It continues the legacy of the original Bose Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker—the product to first introduce the company’s unique approach to live music amplification.

The L1 Compact system features a 14-inch line array and offers two setup configurations: extended (68 inches tall) for larger venues or collapsed (17 inches tall) for smaller venues, where it can be placed on a table or other elevated surface.

Proprietary Bose Spatial Dispersion loudspeaker technology helps foster wide, uniform sound coverage across the stage and throughout the audience, even at the extreme sides, while built-in Bose ToneMatch signal processing can be used to optimize the sound of an instrument or microphone.

Two ToneMatch circuits are included: channel one is designed for a dynamic handheld microphone, and channel two includes a ToneMatch preset designed for an acoustic guitar. Other instruments and audio devices also can be used simultaneously via channel two, through a line-level audio output.

Extended configuration of the new Bose L1 Compact portable line array (Click to enlarge)

The L1 Compact system is fully compatible with the separately available Bose T1 ToneMatch audio engine, which provides an extensive library of ToneMatch presets, custom EQ capability with proprietary Bose zEQ, and a suite of effects and processing.


Along with the XLR microphone and 1/4-inch instrument inputs, the L1 Compact system offers two inputs. The 1/8-inch stereo input allows for connection to MP3 players, computers, satellite radios or any device with a line-level audio output. The RCA stereo input accommodates DVD/CD players, VCRs and DJ mixers.

The L1 Compact portable line array system carries a list price of $999 and is available direct from Bose and through Guitar Center retail stores, Musician’s Friend online and select
independent retailers nationwide.

Bose Professional Sound Website


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