Bose L1 Compact

Portable Line Array System

  • With "Spatial Dispersion" loudspeaker technology for even sound distribution across the entire stage and everywhere in the auditorium
  • Ideal solution for live music, mobile DJs, speeches and lectures, business presentations, and other occasions
  • Two ToneMatch channels with fixed presets for microphone and acoustic guitar (switchable)
  • Integrated bass speaker in power stand
  • Two setup positions: Low column height for smaller rooms or full column height for larger rooms
  • Assembled weight (without bag): 13.30 kg
  • When using ToneMatch Audio Engine (Article Nr. 235986), a separate T1 power supply is required: Article Nr 347843 (Audio Engine and power supply not included)
  • Suitable protective cover: Article Nr. 506317 (not included)

Contents of the delivery:

  • L1 Compact power stand
  • L1 Compact loudspeaker array
  • L1 Compact extensions
  • Protective cover for power stand / loudspeaker array
  • Bag for the extensions
  • Power cable

Dimensions and weight:

  • L1 Compact loudspeaker array (H x W x D): 40.8 x 7 x 7.1 cm
  • L1 Compact extensions (H x W x D):83 x 7 x 7.1 cm
  • L1 Compact power stand (H x W x D): 41.8 x 33.9 x 42.6 cm

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Bose L1 Compact
57% bought this exact product
Bose L1 Compact
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
£569 Add to Basket
LD Systems Maui 28 G2
10% bought LD Systems Maui 28 G2 £611
Bose L1 Pro8
6% bought Bose L1 Pro8 £925
dB Technologies ES602
5% bought dB Technologies ES602 £229
Yamaha Stagepas 1k
3% bought Yamaha Stagepas 1k £619
Our most popular Acoustic and Entertainer PA Sets
181 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.7 /5
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
Formidable sound and very portable
30.04.2015
We play in a duo (fiddle/accordion/keyboards/guitar) and bought this for use at small gigs like small private parties and restaurants. The Bose L1 Compact has exceeded our expectations!

We hesitated before buying this because of the price. We expected the sound to be good and clear but after looking at the specs thought that the base would be a bit unwieldy and that 11.2 kg would be too heavy for me (small female) to pick up at once. We also expected that the no feedback claim would not work for a fiddle played through a mike. We were wrong on all three counts.

Sound - The first thing you notice of course is the sound. It is not just good, it is amazing! You can hear every note and the quality of the sound is a thrill. It makes you want to keep on playing and never stop.

Portability - The 11.2 kg base is so well designed with its well made handle on top, that I can pick it up with ease. All those videos where people amble in carrying the base in one hand, guitar in the other and extensions bag over one shoulder are true. The slip case for the base is another design triumph - you do just literally slip it on and off.

Setup time - is practically nothing. The extensions are quick and easy to slide in. It's plug in and go because the sound is excellent straight away.

Although it is possible to use the system as either collapsed (just the base) or with either one or two extensions to make the speakers higher, we found that we preferred the system with both extensions even in our rehearsal room which is not huge.

Feedback - I don't know how they've done it, but it's true. There is no feedback even when using a violin through a mike (Shure SM94). What a pleasure to play with the speakers behind you and not worry about extra monitors or feedback! This is an enormous plus.

We had originally intended to augment the system with something a bit cheaper for use with our 4 person band, but we have now fallen in love with the Bose sound so we're saving up for another L1 Compact. Apparently 1 L1 Compact should cope with - 50 people who are talking or up to 100 people who are not making much noise, so it's only for larger gigs that more volume will be needed. Although Bose is expensive we think it's worth every penny for such amazing sound with no feedback and such easy portability.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Love this system !!!
Daz101, 22.04.2020
as a solo artist this is the best system I have purchased! for solo and duo act this system is amazing high quality tone. very portable.
love it so much im going to invest in a second system and link the two
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
A quality PA you can lift with one hand
Lewinski, 01.12.2019
My country band has two of these but for most of our gigs (small bars <100 people) one is sufficient if we only use it for vocals. I own one of them and it works for me when I play solo stuff.

There are two channels, no effects. The mic channel sounds good but obviously dry. The second channel is pre-eq'd for an acoustic guitar (or similar) and that's good enough for a solo gig but for an electric instrument I would advise some kind of buffer (e.g., external pre-amp or mini mixer) to get a good tone. Performance-wise, I can testify that it can handle a bass and vocals together for low-volume gigs.

CON (minor): The extensions that raise the tweeter box have to be used together; one cannot use just one. I am sure there is a valid technical reason for this and if I am honest it hasn't been a show-stopper, just that I play a gig where using both extensions makes it too tall and using it in compact mode means I have to stand it on a stool.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
Bose L1 Compact :::: It needs no praise ::::
23.10.2014
It has taken me several years to afford the Bose L1 Compact. Two things I can say: 1. Thank you Thomann for making it possible with your great offer (and 3 year warranty ?) and 2. It was worth the wait, sounds fantastic and brings the online videos to life - I just died and went to heaven. Oh and by the way, what a superb delivery service, and did I say it was free!!!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
£569
Free shipping and excluding VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-35
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Choosing a PA System
Choosing a PA System
Whether you’re a fan, a promoter or a performer, the refined craft of live sound is vitally important.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in GBP.
Recently Viewed
iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle

iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle (ESD); plug-in bundle; contains 11 essential tools for audio editing and creative music production; consists of Nectar Elements, Neutron Elements, Ozone Elements, RX Elements, BreakTweaker, Stutter Edit 2, Iris 2, Trash 2 as well as Exponential…

3
(3)
Recently Viewed
DSM & Humboldt Simplifier DLX Amp/Cab Sim

DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Deluxe Amp/Cab Simulator; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Pre-Amp, Power-Amp and Cab-Simulator; all Analog 0 Watt Dual Channel Amp, with Cab Simulator, multistage Reverb, and versatile connectivity options; All, in an extremely small format; 2 Studio…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Quilter Superblock US

Quilter Superblock US, Solid State Pedalboard Amplifier for Electric Guitar; Three Classic US Amplifier voicings: 60 Tweed, 62 Blonde & 65 Black; comparable power to a 25-Watt Tube Amp when powered by the supplied PS-24 Power Supply or 1 Watt…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S1WE

Casio CT-S1WE Keyboard with Piano-Look - 61 touch-responsive keys, 64-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 61 sounds, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard App, Midi, transpose, metronome, midi record, headphone/line stereo…

Recently Viewed
Polyend Tracker AE Legowelt

Polyend Tracker AE Legowelt; Limited Artist Edition; individual design; incl. orig. project files and sample packs;, Stand Alone Hardware Tracker; Step Sequencer & Song Arranger; Sampler (Forward, 1 Shot, Backward, Ping-Pong); Granular Synthesizer; Wavetable Synthesizer (compatible with Ableton Wave and…

Recently Viewed
Zhiyun WEEBILL-S Gimbal

Zhiyun WEEBILL-S Gimbal; Three-axis gimbal for DSLR and mirrorless system cameras; simple and safe handling thanks to new algorithms and stronger motors even for fast movements; compact dimensions make the gimbal the perfect companion for reportage and action shots; ergonomically…

Recently Viewed
Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Black

Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Black; Plug 'n Play USB microphone for recording and podcasting; USB condenser microphone; polar pattern: cardioid; perfect for vocal and music recordings as well as podcasts; frequency response: 40 Hz - 18 kHz; sample rate:…

Recently Viewed
Behringer MIC300 Tube Ultragain

Behringer MIC300 Tube Ultragain; 1-channel tube preamp for Mic and Instrument; hand-selected 12AX7 tube; built-in limiter; 20dB pad; phase reverse switch; +48V phantom power; gain and output volume controls; LED meter; connections: XLR Mic-Input, Instrument-Input 6.3 mm jack balanced, XLR…

Recently Viewed
RAV Vast B/H Kurd red

RAV Vast2 B Kurd red edition, B2/ F#3, G3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4, A4, Handpans-inspired steel tongue instrument, 2mm Steel, diameter 51cm, hight 17cm, weight 5,9kg, incl. bag

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Line6 HX Stomp XL

Line 6 HX Stomp XL; Multi Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Exceptional sound quality with 123 dB dynamic range, features the same SHARC DSP chip and HX models as the Helix, eight capacitive touch footswitches with colour-coded LED rings, 300+…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S1RD

Casio CT-S1RD Keyboard with Piano-Look - 61 touch-responsive keys, 64-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 61 sounds, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard App, Midi, transpose, metronome, midi record, headphone/line stereo…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Elektron Power Handle

Elektron Power Handle; battery adapter for Elektron Model:Samples and Model:Cycles; easy mounting; requires 4x AA batteries (not included); also works as tilt stand; system requirements for Elektron Model units: firmware 1.13 or newer; incl. connection cable, connection screw and manual;…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.