Bose F1 sound systems
The Bose F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker is the first powered portable loudspeaker that lets you control its vertical coverage pattern. Simply push or pull the array into position to create “Straight,” “C,” “J” or “Reverse J” coverage patterns. And once set, the system automatically changes the EQ to maintain optimum tonal balance for each coverage pattern. So whether you’re playing at floor level, on a stage, or facing raked seats or bleachers, you can now adapt your PA to match the room.
For extended bass response, the Bose F1 Subwoofer packs all the power of a larger bass box into a more compact design that’s easier to carry and fits in a car. A mounting stand for the loudspeaker is integrated right into the body of the subwoofer, so you always know where it is, making set-up fast and easy. The stand even includes cable channels to neatly hide the wires.
The loudspeaker and subwoofer each have 1,000 watts of power, so you can fill nearly any venue with sound.
And now getting it there is easier, too. The loudspeaker and subwoofer feature strategically placed handles for easy transportation and highly durable, lightweight composite enclosures to ensure easy transport and years of reliability.
For the first time, the F1 Model 812 Loudspeaker allows you to focus the sound where it’s needed. So no matter where you perform, your PA has you covered.
Engineered with a flexible array of eight high-output mid/high drivers, a high-powered 12-inch woofer, a lower crossover point and 1,000-watt amplifier, the loudspeaker delivers high SPL performance while maintaining vocal and midrange clarity that’s dramatically better than conventional loudspeakers.
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 easier to carry and fits in a car. A mounting stand for the Bose F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker is integrated right into the body of the subwoofer, so you always know where it is, making setup fast and easy. The stand even includes cable channels to neatly hide the wires, giving your system a clean, professional look. And now getting your unit to the venue is easier, too. The F1 Subwoofer features strategically placed handles for easy transport.
Note from Nick Logan at RichAudio about the Bose F1 systems for live performers:
“I’ve got two Bose F1 Stacks (F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer).
The F1 Model 812 (mid-high units) are far from thin. They go down to 55 Hz and that’s more than low enough for vocals and guitar as the feature. And they sound great. I mean – really great. Very clear in the vocal/guitar ranges, smooth, and never strident or harsh.
A colleague has run his guitar through the F1s in stereo and the imaging is good and the effect is glorious. He rarely does that live though, but he does different kinds of shows.
You’ll have a wider coverage area for big spaces with two.
If your backing tracks have giant rhythm sections (big drums, big bass) then at some point you’ll want to add an F1 Subwoofer.
Really minor point. If you get two F1 Model 812s you’ll need two tripod stands to hold them up. If you get one F1 Model 812 and one F1 Subwoofer you won’t need a stand. If you’ve already got the stands that this doesn’t really matter.”
How is the F1® Model 812 different from a conventional PA?
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.
How does the flexible array work?
Does the F1® Model 812 have a woofer?
Can I use the F1® Model 812 with a standard speaker stand?
What is the recommended subwoofer?
What is the F1® Subwoofer?
The F1® Subwoofer features:
- 2 X 25.4 cm high-excursion drivers
- 1,000 watts
- 2 x input channel with XLR, 0.63 cm combo connector
- 2 x XLR balanced line out
- Polarity reverse switch
- HPF enable
How many F1® Subwoofers can you connect to an F1® Model 812 loudspeaker?
Can the F1® systems be used with Bose® L1® systems?
Can it be used with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine?
What sources can I plug into the mid/high?
- A dynamic microphone
- An acoustic instrument with a pick-up system
- Electronic keyboard
- Electric bass guitar
- CD or MP3 player
Is the system delivered with carrying bags/covers?
Are hard shell cases available for the products?
What is included in the F1® Model 812 box?
- F1® Model 812 loudspeaker
- AC power cable
- F1® Model 812 Owner’s Guide
What accessories are available?
- Bags and covers (Full-range padded bag with zip; Subwoofer padded bag with zip; Subwoofer slipcover)
Can the F1® Model 812 system be used outdoors?
The system has been tested to operate in temperatures from 0° – 50° C (32° – 122° F), and be stored in temperatures from -30° – 70° C (-22° – 158° F).
Where can the F1® Model 812 system be used?
What kinds of musical performers (singers, bands, DJs, etc.) can use the new technology?
Can DJs use this system?
Can acoustic instruments be amplified with the F1® Model 812 system?
What is the warranty period on the F1® Model 812 system?
Where can I collaborate with Bose® staff and existing owners to learn more about how the F1® Model 812 system can work for my specific application?
You may also contact our product support team and speak with our knowledgeable staff of musicians. They may be reached on 001-877-335-2673.