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L1® Model 1S system with B2 bass

  • Recommended for audiences up to 300
  • 12-speaker articulated line array delivers 180-degree horizontal sound coverage
  • Produces the most consistent tonal balance with less volume drop-off over distance
  • System's interconnecting pieces allow for easy transport, setup and breakdown
  • B2 bass module included

Spend less time setting up your gear and more time enjoying it. The new L1 Model 1S portable line array system delivers a potent combination of portability and performance. It's compact and light enough to make setup quick and easy, yet powerful enough to fill a mid-sized venue. Includes one B2 bass module for more flexibility and even greater power at the low end.

Put your PA behind you

The vertical configuration of the system's small, closely spaced drivers allows the L1 Model 1S system to project sound forward and to the sides—delivering 180-degree coverage—but very little up and down, reducing unwanted reverberation. This produces consistent tonal balance as sound spreads more evenly across the stage and into the audience, and the volume level drops off much more slowly than with a conventional speaker.

Unique Bose® technologies enable the system to serve as both PA and monitor. It can be positioned behind or to the side of the performer—and you hear just what the audience hears. You're in control, and there's no need for conventional monitors, mixers and PA systems.

Convenience to go

The three components of the L1 Model 1S system—upper array, lower extension and power stand—connect quickly and easily without the need for separate speaker stands. Setup and breakdown take just minutes. And everything stores neatly into the included carry bags, making transport easy, too.

Full, flexible bass

The high-performance B2 bass module delivers greater low-frequency output when you need more powerful bass for larger audiences. The module includes three settings for increased flexibility. The normal setting is ideal for bass guitar or when miking a kick drum. A higher setting is designed for DJ/music playback applications. And the lower setting works well for acoustic guitar and vocals.

Multichannel flexibility

The optional T1 ToneMatch audio engine adds four more channels, so you can expand the system and connect additional instruments and microphones. You can also use the ToneMatch engine to fine-tune your sound with powerful, proprietary tone-shaping tools.

 

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Features

Spatial Dispersion and Articulated Array speaker technologies, available only from Bose

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 180degrees of horizontal coverage and consistent tonal balance.

Built-in power amps to drive the loudspeaker and up to two B1 or one B2 bass modules

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.

Digital audio and power connection for ToneMatch mixer

ToneMatch® port on power stand for digital audio and power connection to ToneMatch audio engine.

Analog input, trim control and signal/clip LED

Analog input, trim control and signal/clip LED for line-level analog input via ¼" 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 bass module

Bass module out for amplified bass output signal to one or two B1 bass modules or one B2 bass module. L1 system automatically adjusts equalization appropriately when bass modules are connected.

Interlocking design of lightweight components enables quick, easy setup

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 power stands and loudspeakers

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.

Carry bags for loudspeaker, power stand and bass module make it easy to transport the system

Convenient carry bags—one each for the loudspeaker, power stand and bass module—make getting to and from your gig that much easier.

B2 bass module

Compact 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 end caps let you securely stack two modules together on their sides.

Bass module's highly efficient speaker design delivers deep, strong bass from small enclosure

Highly efficient speaker design features two 10" (13.3 cm), high-output, high-excursion drivers that produce deep, strong bass from a small enclosure. Three level settings provide flexibility of output. When connected to power stand, active equalization circuitry automatically adjusts bass signal appropriately.

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Packages

L1® Model 1S system with B1 bass

$1,619.95

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L1® Model 1S system with B1 bass and ToneMatch® audio engine

$2,068.95

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Save $230 when you order by 12/31/14. Regularly $2,298.95. Free ground shipping.

L1® Model 1S system with B2 bass and ToneMatch® audio engine

$2,248.95

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Save $250 when you order by 12/31/14. Regularly $2,498.95. Free ground shipping.

Included items

Components in box

Dimensions

L1 Model 1S top array

43.5"H x 3.5"W x 4"D ( 111 cm x 9 cm x 10.5 cm )

16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)

L1 Model 1S bottom extension

39.63"H x 4.15"W x 4.13"D ( 100.6 cm x 10.6 cm x 10.5 cm )

8.5 lbs (3.8 kg)

L1 Model 1S power stand

5"H x 10"W x 27"D ( 12.8 cm x 26.2 cm x 69.2 cm )

23.7 lbs (10.7 kg)

B2 bass module

23.4"H x 13.31"W x 18.9"D ( 59.4 cm x 33.8 cm x 48 cm )

45 lbs (20.41 kg)

FAQs

  1. Expand/Contract Does every musician need his or her own L1 system?

    No. In some cases—for example, amplifying a larger group on a small stage—two or more musicians standing or sitting next to each other could share one L1 unit without significantly reducing the core benefits of the system.

  2. Expand/Contract Why does the L1 Model 1S power stand have only one analog input?

    The design of the power stand is intended to be clean and compact—not cluttered with connections. Musicians who require more inputs can purchase the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine, which is specifically designed to work with the Model 1S system.

  3. Expand/Contract Can I add more bass modules?

    The system has enough built-in power to handle two B1 bass modules or one B2 bass module.

  4. Expand/Contract Can I connect a passive subwoofer to the system's bass module output?

    We do not recommend that you connect anything other than the Bose® B1 or B2 bass module to this output, because the bass modules and the system's internal amplifier are designed to properly equalize the system when connected.

  5. Expand/Contract Where can I find more technical information and discussions about L1 systems?

    Visit the L1 Systems Users Forum for extensive technical discussions, interactive tools, videos and other helpful resources for L1 systems

Manuals

L1 Model 1S system - English

L1 Model 1S system - Spanish

L1 Model 1S system - French

B2 bass module

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Popular add-ons

T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

The multichannel ToneMatch audio engine is designed to enrich the sound of musicians using any L1® system. It features our largest library of ToneMatch presets, proprietary zEQ and a complete suite of studio-class effects.

Compatible with:

  • L1® Compact system (requires T1 power supply);
  • L1® Model II system;
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  • L1® Model I system (requires T1 power supply)

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Bass expansion

B1/B2 bass module cable - 5.5' (1.7 m)

Heavy-duty, four-pin cable connects bass module to the power stand.

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  • L1® Model II, Model 1S and Model I systems

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B2 bass module

The B2 bass module delivers the most low-frequency output for L1® system users who require more powerful bass for larger audiences. The rugged enclosure encases two 10-inch woofers.

Compatible with:

  • L1® Model II, L1 Model 1S and L1 Model I

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Cables and cords

Power stand power cord - 120V

Power cord designed for the electrical current demands of a 120-volt power stand. Connects power stand to AC outlet.

Compatible with:

  • L1® Compact, Model II, Model 1S and Model I systems

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B1/B2 bass module cable - 5.5' (1.7 m)

Heavy-duty, four-pin cable connects bass module to the power stand.

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Carry bags

Standard B1 slip cover

Standard slip cover for the B1 bass module. Cover is a direct replacement for the cover included with the L1 Model I bass packages.

Compatible with:

  • B1 bass module

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Other

T1 ToneMatch® audio engine power supply

Provides power for the ToneMatch audio engine. Required when using the engine with an L1® Compact or L1® Model I system, or with a computer. Power rating: AC 100-120V~.

Compatible with:

  • T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

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T1 ToneMatch® audio engine microphone stand bracket

Mount your ToneMatch audio engine to a microphone stand securely with this convenient, custom bracket. Fast, easy setup.

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  • T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

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