More bass. Less space. With 1,000 watts of power, the Bose F1 Subwoofer packs all the performance of a larger bass box into a more compact design that’s easy to carry and simple to setup.
1,000 watts of power
Two 10-inch high excursion drivers
Reverse polarity
Line output EQ
Easy transportation

F1 Subwoofer

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More bass. Less space. With 1,000 watts of power, the Bose F1 Subwoofer packs all the performance of a larger bass box into a more compact design that’s easy to carry and simple to setup.
1,000 watts of power
Two 10-inch high excursion drivers
Reverse polarity
Line output EQ
Easy transportation
F1 Subwoofer

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • F1 Subwoofer
  • F1 Subwoofer stand
  • IEC line cord
  • Owner's guide
Sound Options Audiences up to 1000
Audio cable included No
Entire Product System 69.3 lb

Current popular powered loudspeakers are standard two-way designs consisting of a single horn-loaded compression driver for high-frequency reproduction and a single woofer for mid- and low-mid-frequency output.

Since the Bose F1 Model 812 loudspeaker has an array of eight high-output drivers, mid/high-frequency response is much cleaner, and less harsh sounding when compared to a traditional horn.

Characteristically, horns have a fixed output pattern that isn’t adaptable to typical performance spaces. These fixed-pattern loudspeakers are commonly positioned on pole mount stands where high-frequency content is projected over listeners’ heads, making vocal intelligibility difficult.

The Bose F1 Model 812 flexible array is quite useful for quickly and easily adjusting the loudspeaker’s coverage for a variety of performance and listening spaces, ensuring quality reproduction without the need for complex placement.

The eight drivers on the F1 Model 812 flexible array are mounted on a specially designed flexible baffle that is hinged in two locations. When the array position is changed, the loudspeaker’s internal EQ automatically changes according to the array’s position: “Straight,” “C,” “J” or “Reverse J.” This allows the loudspeaker to maintain tonal balance no matter which position is used.

Yes. The high-output 12-inch woofer is mounted behind the flexible array.

Yes, there is a pole cup on the bottom of the enclosure that accepts common tripod speaker stands.

For best performance, we recommend using the Bose F1 Subwoofer. However, other powered subs can be connected to the F1 Model 812 loudspeaker.

The F1 Subwoofer is a compact bass module designed for use with the F1 Model 812 loudspeaker. Its powerful amplifier and dual drivers produce bass as much as subs nearly double its size.

The F1 Subwoofer features:

2 X 10-inch high-excursion drivers
1,000 watts
2 x input channel with XLR, 0.25-inch combo connector
2 x XLR balanced line out
Polarity reverse switch
HPF enable

We recommend one sub per F1 Model 812 loudspeaker. However, you can connect as many as needed.

Yes. Bose L1 systems can be used in conjunction with the F1 Model 812 loudspeaker as a supplemental fill or stage monitor.

Yes. The F1 system is compatible with the ToneMatch audio engine. The T1 engine is a powerful multichannel audio device designed for musicians to use Bose portable pro loudspeaker systems. It includes our largest library of ToneMatch presets, proprietary EQ, a complete suite of studio-class effects and processing, and five channel inputs.

The rear panel of the F1 Model 812 loudspeaker is equipped with XLR/TS combo jacks, a 0.25-inch instrument jack and stereo RCA inputs. When an external mixer is not used, a wide variety of instruments or sources can be connected directly. Common sources include:

A dynamic microphone
An acoustic instrument with a pickup system
Electronic keyboard
Electric bass guitar
CD or MP3 player

Bags and covers are available as optional accessories.

Bose does not offer any hard shell cases.

F1 Model 812 loudspeaker
AC power cord
F1 Model 812 Owner’s Guide

Bags and covers (Full-range padded bag with zipper; Subwoofer padded bag with zipper; Subwoofer slipcover)

Yes. The system can be used inside or outside. However, it must never be exposed to precipitation or extended periods of direct sunlight. In cases of light rain, take precautions to cover the back panel of the loudspeaker. Water must not get into the air inlet slits inside the back I/O panel, handle recess or front grille.

The system has been tested to operate in temperatures from 32°–122° (0° – 50° C), and be stored in temperatures from -22°–158° F (-30°–70° C).

Due to the versatility of the flexible array, the system can be used in a wide range of locations.

Any single voice, instrument and group size will benefit from both the audience and themselves hearing better, being in complete control of their performance, and setting up in just minutes.

Yes. The F1 Model 812 loudspeaker and F1 sub are ideal for DJs that want high power and sonic clarity in a portable system. The F1 Subwoofer’s compact design and high capability eliminate the need for transporting subwoofers twice its size. Plus, the integrated stand eliminates ugly tripod bases that expose hanging wires and create tripping hazards.

Yes. When an external mixer is not in use, an acoustic instrument equipped with a pickup system may connect directly into the F1 Model 812 system.

The F1 Model 812 and F1 sub both carry a two-year limited warranty on electronics and a five-year warranty on transducers. Both warranties are transferable with the product even if the ownership changes.

We run a public forum where our helpful user community can share their experiences and collaborate on important topics in real-time. Here you will find detailed and application-specific documentation as well as useful tips.

To interact with other F1 Model 812 system users and members of the product team, obtain more in-depth product support, or share your experiences, please visit the Bose Professional Forum. You may also contact our product support team and speak with our knowledgeable staff of musicians. They may be reached at 877-335-2673.

Yes. Certain products are replaceable or repairable to an extent. U.S. customers may call 877-335-2673 or email for further details. Customers outside of the U.S. should refer to their local Bose website.

Why buy from Bose


  • Simple to setup
    Integrated mounting stand makes setup fast and easy.
  • Made to carry anwyhere
    Strategically placed handles and lightweight composite enclosures ensure easy transport.
  • More power, smaller package
    All the performance of a larger bass box in a more compact, portable design.

Ratings and Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Believe the hype. I have had my F1's (mains and subs) out for almost 2 years now. These are rock solid speakers. Great design, great sound quality, lightweight, durable, and dependable. Best sound purchase I've made in years. When I bought these, I was dealing with some serious back problems, and their light weight/output level was a real selling point. What has impressed me, since buying them is how dependable and versatile they are. I mixed a seven piece soul band last Saturday for a wedding with 150 people with no issues. Plenty of headroom, solid lows all night long. The internal cross-over is really well designed. I never need external processing with these. Anyway- thanks for the great product.
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BOOM!!! Awesome bass for any genre of music loud and powerful
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Integrates Beautifully with 251 & 151SE indoors I had to return the Acoutimass 300 Bass Module because the Sub In is not yet enabled by Bose. So this F1 is the only way to integrate a Bose Subwoofer from the Sub Out of your AVR (mine is a Marantz SR5011) or AVR Preamp.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, high output I've been using this for a few months and continue to be satisfied by the "body shaking" low notes coming out of it. Plenty of power for medium size events (500 guests) but for larger productions I enjoy coupling subs together, for a heart stopping effect
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get ready to be blown away... Bought it just two weeks ago...used it three times already and I'm loving the low frequency...amazing how you get that much out of this little light weight box.
Date published: 2015-12-29
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