Bose L1 Model I Basic Package

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Bose L1 Model I Basic Package

L1® Model I basic package

* Recommended for higher-range instruments and voices
* Features Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker, available only from Bose
* Four inputs—two with ToneMatch® presets

Unique, all-in-one system delivers clear, powerful sound across the stage and throughout small to medium-sized venues. Hear what your audience hears, and eliminate conventional monitors, mixers and PA systems.

Based on over 10 years of groundbreaking research, the L1 Model I concert sound system features the Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker, available only from Bose. Its proprietary, vertical design helps fill the room with clear sound like no ordinary concert speaker can.

As Guitar World describes it, the "… sound radiates and fills the room in a way far more natural than a typical loudspeaker … it's a real breakthrough in amplified sound. …"

Key benefits of an L1 system:

* Projects clean, detailed sound evenly across the stage and throughout an audience of up to several hundred, with little change in tone or volume
* Produces smooth, consistent tone, whether you're in front of the loudspeaker or off to the side
* Reduces much unwanted room reverberation
* Eliminates conventional monitors, mixers and PA
* Sets up and breaks down quickly; fits easily into a car trunk

Wide, uniform coverage—throughout the room

The innovative Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker has a line array of 24 small drivers mounted into a vertical enclosure for wide, horizontal sound coverage of nearly 180 degrees. In comparison to conventional stage speakers, volume and tone diminish very slowly over distance.

The loudspeaker's wedge-shaped dispersion pattern sends very little audio up or down, preventing much of the room reverberation that can muddy your sound.

Unlike traditional amplification setups, a Bose® L1 system lets you, your fellow musicians and the audience hear the same sound. You don't need any other stage monitors, mixers or PA speakers. Your L1 system replaces them all with one sleek, powerful setup.

Built-in amps, mixer and ToneMatch presets

The Bose L1 Model I power stand includes built-in amplifiers to drive the loudspeaker and up to two B1 bass modules. It also has an integrated four-channel mixer with two XLR and two line-level inputs.

Onboard ToneMatch presets—another Bose exclusive—let you quickly optimize the tone of up to 100 specific instruments and microphones at the touch of a button. For more inputs and a suite of effects and tone-shaping tools, add the optional T1 ToneMatch audio engine.

Small, powerful bass options

B1 bass modules are considerably lighter and smaller than traditional bass bins required for the same performance. The L1 Model I basic package comes without a bass module and is recommended for higher range voices and instruments.

The L1 Model I single bass package is recommended for midrange voices and instruments, including acoustic guitars, keyboards and horns. The double bass package is designed for DJs and bass/baritone instruments like electric bass, organ and kick drum. It produces the same tone as our single bass package, but with much higher output levels. You can add up to two more bass modules to your system with our optional Packlite® extended bass package.

Single and double bass packages can also be used in conjunction with backline electric guitar amplifiers.

Light, easy, fast

L1 systems are noticeably lightweight and compact, fitting easily into the trunk of a small car. And setup and breakdown take just minutes.