The L1 Pro8 is ready whenever you are, enabling easier load-in and faster setup. It offers generous coverage with a C-shaped line array featuring 8 articulated 2" neodymium drivers. This array delivers 180-degree horizontal coverage with wide vertical dispersion, allowing your audience to hear clearly no matter where your show is held. The L1 Pro8 gives singer-songwriters and DJs both setup simplicity and supreme clarity.
180-degree horizontal coverage
Built-in subwoofer and mixer
Get connected with Bluetooth®
Hello
Mixer control via Bose Music app
Ultra-portable, lightweight system
System EQ presets
ToneMatch port

L1 Pro8 Portable Line Array System

3.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
$1,299.00

Order now for delivery as soon as Wednesday, June 26 to

Benefits of buying direct from Bose
90-day risk-free trial
Price match promise
Complimentary shipping & returns
Pay later with   or Afterpay
The L1 Pro8 is ready whenever you are, enabling easier load-in and faster setup. It offers generous coverage with a C-shaped line array featuring 8 articulated 2" neodymium drivers. This array delivers 180-degree horizontal coverage with wide vertical dispersion, allowing your audience to hear clearly no matter where your show is held. The L1 Pro8 gives singer-songwriters and DJs both setup simplicity and supreme clarity.
180-degree horizontal coverage
Built-in subwoofer and mixer
Get connected with Bluetooth®
Hello
Mixer control via Bose Music app
Ultra-portable, lightweight system
System EQ presets
ToneMatch port
product-image
L1 Pro8 Portable Line Array System
$1,299.00

Product details

box content
What’s in the Box
  • Power stand
  • Speaker array
  • Speaker array extension
  • Carry bag for speaker array and extension
  • Power cord
Audio cable included No
Entire Product System 78.94" H x 12.52" W x 17.32" D (38 lb)
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth
Bose App Bose Music App

An L1 Pro System is a Bose portable PA for musicians, DJs, and bands. There are four L1 Pro systems to choose from: the L1 Pro8, L1 Pro16, L1 Pro32 with Sub1, and L1 Pro32 with Sub2.

All L1 Pro Systems have modular designs that are easy to pack, carry, and set up. The L1 Pro8 portable PA is the most portable L1 Pro System. It has an eight-driver articulated C-shape line array and is ideal for shows in small venues like coffee shops and cafes.

Both the L1 Pro8 and L1 Pro16 have built-in subwoofers with unique RaceTrack drivers. These slim drivers mean the power stand (base) of the L1 Pro8 and L1 Pro16 are easier to carry and take up less space in a vehicle and onstage.

All L1 Pro systems have the same built-in mixer, which offers EQ, reverb, and phantom power, plus Bluetooth streaming and access to the full library of ToneMatch presets.

And all L1 Pro Systems are compatible with the Bose Music app, which allows for complete wireless control of the system’s mixer from a phone or tablet.

The L1 Pro8 has generous coverage. It features a C-shaped line array with eight articulated 2"" neodymium drivers delivering 180-degree horizontal coverage with wide vertical dispersion, allowing your audience to hear clearly whether they are seated or standing, even off to the extreme sides in small to medium venues.

A RaceTrack driver is a stadium-shaped transducer with different width and height ratios that offer a different distribution of speaker cone surface area. Its performance rivals that of more cumbersome circular drivers, offering optimized performance, and more portability. This design allows for a slim cabinet with the full impact of a conventional subwoofer without the bulky size. The L1 Pro8 and L1 Pro16 have built-in subwoofers with RaceTrack drivers while the L1 Pro32 combines with either the Bose Sub1 or Sub2 Powered Bass Module, which also feature slim RaceTrack drivers.

The Bose Music app is a purpose-built app for the L1 Pro Portable Line Array family. With the Bose Music app, you can adjust mixer settings instantly from your phone or tablet. This means you can do things like walk the room, hear how the mix sounds, and fine-tune as you go. As you adjust parameters in the app, the LED encoder on your L1 Pro moves to sync, in real time, so the app and the mixer on your L1 Pro always match. The app also provides access to the entire ToneMatch library of custom EQ presets. It’s available for download for free on both the Google Play store and the Apple App Store.

The L1 Pro8 is an ideal system for small venues like coffee shops and cafes.

The L1 Pro8 offers generous coverage. It features a C-shaped line array with eight articulated 2"" neodymium drivers delivering 180-degree horizontal coverage with wide vertical dispersion, allowing your audience to hear clearly whether they are seated or standing, even off to the extreme sides in small to medium venues.

The L1 Pro8 offers generous coverage. It features a C-shaped line array with eight articulated 2"" neodymium drivers delivering 180-degree horizontal coverage with wide vertical dispersion, allowing your audience to hear clearly whether they are seated or standing, even off to the extreme sides in small to medium venues.

L1 Pro Systems are designed for placement behind the artist to function as both their monitor and front-of-house PA. At louder volumes, an L1 Pro System can be placed in front or to the side, depending on ability to control unwanted feedback.

Yes. The system can be used indoors or outside. In fact, the L1 Pro32’s 180-degree horizontal coverage pattern and tight vertical coverage with low drop-off over distance makes it an ideal system for outdoor events. However, L1 Pro Systems should not be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time or to precipitation as these systems are not IPX-rated.

No. L1 Pro Systems are not water resistant or waterproof. They can be used outside but should not be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time or to precipitation as these systems are not IPX-rated.

Yes. Bose T4S and T8S Mixers can be used with L1 Pro Systems and are sold separately. All L1 Pro Systems feature a ToneMatch port, which allows for a single-cable connection that delivers both power and audio between the system and the mixer. The ToneMatch port on all L1 Pro Systems can provide power to a T4S or T8S ToneMatch Mixer.

When connected, the mixer’s ToneMatch settings are optimized for the L1 Pro System.

Based on your audio application, choose one of the System EQ settings to apply to the overall mix and optimize your audio performance.

OFF: System EQ disabled
LIVE: Use for live performances involving microphones and/or instruments
MUSIC: Use for recorded music playback and DJ applications
SPEECH: Use for public speaking events

Yes. The professional sound quality, enhanced portability, and easy setup of the L1 Pro Systems make them suitable for a variety of applications as a smaller PA system for DJs, community and athletic events, or wherever high-performance and easy-to-use sound amplification are needed.

You can use a ToneMatch Mixer and two L1 Pro Systems for a stereo setup. And the System EQ setting “Music” is optimized for DJ applications.

ToneMatch presets are optimized EQ settings — found in our T4S and T8S ToneMatch Mixers — for many popular microphones and instruments, and they take you from sounding good to sounding great instantly. Whether you’re using an acoustic guitar or a handheld dynamic microphone, ToneMatch allows you to match the sound of the source by maximizing the sonic properties through equalization. Use the ToneMatch button to select microphone (MIC), instrument (INST), or off (OFF).

L1 Pro Systems are preloaded with a ToneMatch settings for a handheld dynamic microphone (MIC) and piezo acoustic-electric guitar (INST) setting. Or you can use the Bose Music app to access the entire ToneMatch library and load any one of the existing ToneMatch presets.

L1 Pro Systems have three channels with a total of five inputs. You get two combo XLR-1/4"" phantom-powered inputs, 1/4"" and 1/8"" (3.5 mm) aux inputs, plus Bluetooth streaming capability. Illuminated rotary encoders give you instant access to volume, tone, and reverb settings per channel. When connecting multiple sources to Channel 3, adjust the input source volumes for mixing within that channel, and use Channel 3 volume control for overall volume level. Select between optimized system EQ presets for live music, recorded music, and more. And you can add in even more instruments and other audio sources via the dedicated ToneMatch port — one cable provides both power and digital audio between the system and a Bose T4S or T8S Mixer (optional).

Yes. L1 Pro Systems have an XLR balanced line output to send to another L1 Pro System, audio console, or recording interface.

L1 Pro Systems are monophonic PA systems. In order to achieve stereo output, a user must use two systems and a ToneMatch Mixer. A DJ Controller or other mixing console with dedicated left and right outputs can also be used to run two L1 Pro Systems in stereo.

Compared to legacy L1 Systems, L1 Pro Systems offer enhanced audio performance and even more portability. This is due to smaller mid-high array drivers and slim, powerful subwoofers featuring unique Racetrack drivers which deliver stronger and deeper bass performance. The new and optimized user interface allows a user to plug directly into the system with tone and reverb controls at the push of a button. Combo XLR-1/4"" inputs allow you to plug in both a microphone and guitar without the use of a ToneMatch Mixer. L1 Pro Systems also feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to wirelessly stream high-quality audio from your mobile device and control your mixer using the Bose Music app.

L1 Pro Systems are compatible with ToneMatch Mixers, allowing you to extend inputs beyond the system’s built-in mixer. While L1 Pro Systems offer significant advancements and capabilities compared to the original L1, they carry on the original principals of portability, simplicity, and room-filling sound.

Yes. The Sub1 and Sub2 Bass Modules are powered and can be connected to the line output on any L1 Pro System.

When using two Sub1 or Sub2 Powered Bass Modules, Cardioid Mode allows you to localize your bass directly in front of your L1 System. Cardioid Mode is ideal for outdoor events and keeping the stage and microphones free of low-frequency feedback. Instead of bass invading your space on stage or upsetting the neighbors, Cardioid Mode negates rear-firing bass energy by -10 dB and focuses it out front where you want it.

Yes. L1 Pro Systems have a universal power supply that allows them to operate in regions ranging from 100V–240V. The proper IEC power cord for the specific region in which the system was purchased is included in the product box.

Yes. All systems can share the same stage. However, your L1 Pro System is designed to act both as your monitor and front-of-house PA, eliminating the need for any other system.

To learn more about the L1 Pro systems, please refer to the owner’s guide for the L1 Pro Systems.

Yes. All L1 Pro Systems feature Bluetooth connectivity and can stream high-quality AAC codec from compatible devices, which provides your audience with a better listening experience.

Yes. L1 Pro Systems have 48V phantom power on Channels 1 and 2 for use with condenser microphones.

The USB-C service port is designed for firmware updates.

Each L1 Pro System has a two-year limited warranty in the US. Warranty terms may vary in other countries.

Download your product’s app now

Available on Google Play and the Apple Store

Owner's guide

Get in, set up and simply perform

The most portable L1 Pro system

The L1 Pro8 is ready whenever you are, enabling easier load-in and faster setup. It offers generous coverage with a C-shaped line array featuring 8 articulated 2" neodymium drivers. This array delivers 180-degree horizontal coverage with wide vertical dispersion, allowing your audience to hear clearly whether they are seated or standing, even off to the extreme sides in small to medium venues like coffee shops and cafes.

The L1 Pro8 gives singer-songwriters and DJs both setup simplicity and supreme clarity — the power to sound your best and simply perform.

Racetrack woofer

Bass without the bulk

An integrated subwoofer with a unique RaceTrack driver design gives you powerful bass, has an optimized center of gravity, and saves a lot of space. This slim 10"x 18" neodymium driver gives you performance that rivals a conventional 15" woofer without the cumbersome size, freeing up room in your vehicle and on the stage, and making every carry in between — home to car, vehicle to venue — much easier.

Built-in mixers

Mixer onboard and on your phone

Each L1 Pro system features a built-in mixer, so you can connect various instruments, microphones, and other sources easily. You get two combo XLR-1/4" phantom-powered inputs, 1/4" and 1/8" (3.5 mm) aux inputs, plus Bluetooth streaming capability. Illuminated rotary encoders give you instant access to volume, tone, and reverb settings per channel. Select between optimized system EQ presets for live music, recorded music, and more. And add in even more instruments and other audio sources via dedicated ToneMatch port — one cable provides both power and digital audio between the system and a Bose T4S or T8S mixer (optional).

And with the intuitive Bose Music app, you get complete wireless mixer control from your smartphone or tablet too.

Intuitive and instant wireless control

With the Bose Music app, you can adjust mixer settings instantly from your mobile device or even walk the room, hear how the mix sounds, and fine-tune as you go. Change volume and tone settings in the app and watch the LED encoder on your L1 Pro move to match — the mixer and app are always in sync, in real time. Plus, you have access to the entire ToneMatch library of custom EQ presets. With the Bose Music app, you get the connectivity that empowers your performance, giving you greater flexibility for on-the-fly tweaks via controls that are intuitive and instant.

Features

  • Huge bass packed in tight
    Bump to bold bass, an optimized center of gravity, and lots of saved space.
  • Fine-tune the final mix on the right device
    Mix onboard and from your phone, whichever feels just right.
  • Take control quickly and easily
    Intuitive and instant, this wireless control lets you adjust mixer settings, play back your latest mix, and fine-tune as you go.

Why buy from Bose

Ratings and Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but could be better. So far it's a great sounding means of amplification for my fretless electric guitar, most combo amps add grit whereas I want my tone as clean as possible with the fretless and the Bose provides. It's also quite light weight which is excellent for transporting to shows and practices. My only hardware concern is with the tweeter tower connections, it's only a free-seating fit with no extra fastening, just a tight plastic mold and gravity, which is likely to get sketchy over time since I want to use this for live shows. Also, the upward facing tower connection port on the woofer box should've come with some sort of port cover to keep debris from getting into the connectors when the tower is not attached. My biggest beef is that a Bose online chat representative assured me this system had midrange controls and it does not, that's very disappointing. I'm gonna make it work since it was so expensive, but 5 stars would've been better for such a reputable company. Also, when you click on the terms & conditions link on this review form that you must agree to in order to leave your review, it brings up the product troubleshooting page, no "terms & conditions", come on Bose, get it together!
Date published: 2023-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not quite satusfied I bought this L18 last Month and not satisfied with the array of of speakers, I’ m wondering If I can exchange to 16 speakers and pay the difference.
Date published: 2024-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from just very disappointing Not loud enough I purchase the L1 pro 8 2 weeks ago to Replace my L 1 compact It does have better sound and more power but does not compare to my F1 I wish I would’ve got the L1 pro 16 instead I called Bose to try to return it and purchases The L1 16 But I was told they wouldn’t honor the discount towards the L1 pro 16 if I return the L1 pro 8 So I’m kind of stuck with it or pay full price for the 16 when I had to jump through hoops to get the l1 pro 8 because of the system not recognizing the link to pay for it so it took about 3/4 days for me to be able to process the order and when I called about replacing it and upgrading they told me they’re out of stock and when they do get any of them that I wouldn’t be guaranteed the free bag with it which I don’t think it’s right they should honor that promotion if they’re out of stock just very disappointing
Date published: 2024-02-14
  • y_2024, m_6, d_20, h_6
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.42
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_3
  • loc_en_US, sid_l1_pro8, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bose
  • bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 5ms
  • reviews, product