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Bose launches L1 Pro portable line array series

Bose launches L1 Pro portable line array series

Bose launches L1 Pro portable line array series

Bose has embraced the online format to host a slick press launch for its latest product release: the L1 Pro family of portable line array systems.

Drawing on technology developed 17 years ago with the release of the original L1 system, the L1 Pro series consists of the L1 Pro8, the L1 Pro16, and L1 Pro32 with a choice of two modular subwoofers, the Bose Sub1 and Sub2. Features include 180° horizontal coverage and RaceTrack woofer integrated into the Pro8, Pro16, Sub1 and Sub2. According to Bose, the slimline design of the RaceTrack driver provides extended base response and less bulk, making the subwoofers easier to transport, carry and fit onstage. Built-in multichannel mixers provide EQ, reverb and phantom power, and Bluetooth connectivity allows streaming and access to the Bose library of ToneMatch custom EQ presets.

The systems are designed to offer flexibility to artists and venues alike, with the ultra-portable Pro8 suited to intimate rooms, the Pro16 for small-to-medium spaces and the peak-performance Pro32 for large audiences. A modular design facilitates packing, carrying and system set up, while the L1 Mix app allows users to adjust mixer settings via phone or tablet from the stage, with the ability to change volume and tone settings in the app.

“The new L1 Pro family gives users an ideal balance of performance and control on stage and portability everywhere else,” commented Craig Jackson, portable PA category manager for Bose Professional. “We took what our customers loved about the original L1 systems and focused on making improvements in almost every dimension. The L1 Pro family delivers more output and bass extension than ever before and doesn’t compromise on portability. We’ve expanded the I/O and integrated ToneMatch technology allowing users to quickly optimise the sound of their instruments and microphones. And with our new L1 Mix app complete control of all mixing functionality is available from your mobile device.”

The L1 Pro8 C-shaped line array weighs 17.7kg and features eight articulated 2-inch neodymium drivers and integrated 7-inch × 13-inch subwoofer with RaceTrack driver. The 24.4kg Pro16 has 16 drivers and 10-inch x 8-inch subwoofer with RaceTrack, while the 32-driver, 13kg Pro32 can connect via a single-cable to the Sub1 or Sub2 modular subwoofer, both of which feature RaceTrack drivers and SubMatch connectivity for power and audio. Two subwoofers can be combined, and cardioid mode deployed for directional performance.

The L1 Pro8 and Pro16 will ship in the coming weeks, while the L32, Sub 1 and Sub 2 will be available from mid-January.

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