L1 Model II

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Using proprietary Bose® technology, L1 systems combine  PA and monitors into a single, highly portable unit. The  loudspeaker can be positioned behind or to the side —and you hear what the audience hears.

Highly portable PA and monitor combined for solo performers, DJs and general-purpose use. Fixed vertical control with 180° horizontal coverage Reduced vulnerability to feedback.

Three systems to choose from (Compact, Model 1S, Model II)
Two passive bass module options (B1 or B2)
Consistent coverage and tonal balance, portability and easy setup.

I would like to see a new Bose system designed that fit a slot between the L1 Compact and the L1 Model II. The [selfish] reason I would like to see this is I would like to go back to stereo and still have a lightweight system that would cover the crowds in my venues.

Although I really like the weight and bulk of the Compact, I feel like something in between such as one stick on each side with 12 to 16 speakers and a B1 on each with the power coming in between the compact and the L1 mod II would be a killer. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Thanks
Jay
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All The Compact needs is 2 more top speakers, make it a few inches taller, and add an additional 50 watts of power. Making something in-between the The Compact and Model II isn't really necessary. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Compact. I just perform in a lot of noisy environments and wish it had a little more power. In quiet environments, The Compact is perfect just the way it is. Unfortunately, most gigs are noisy rooms and I think most musicians would agree with that.
Kova

You are saying basically the same thing I was saying.....a few more speakers and some more power. Isn't something in between the L1 Model II and the compact the same thing you are promoting. I'm not sure 2 extra small speakers would be much of an advantage though..... But I am sure Bose could figure it out.

Jay
Bose could make a new speaker system that worked on the Model II that would have a redesigned top half with an "extension" to hold it to the right height.

That way the Model II could serve two different sized venues.

I would love to see a Model II with the addition of the same two channel mixer as the Compact, and an optional speaker arrangement as mentioned above.

O..
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Originally posted by Oldghm:
Bose could make a new speaker system that worked on the Model II that would have a redesigned top half with an "extension" to hold it to the right height.

That way the Model II could serve two different sized venues.

I would love to see a Model II with the addition of the same two channel mixer as the Compact, and an optional speaker arrangement as mentioned above.

O..


They could also offer articulated speakers for Classic and Model I owners.

That way owners of older units wouldn't need to "throw the baby out with the bath water" to get some of the features of the newer models (like articulated speakers).

Tom
Hi Jay,

My suggestion was more of a modified version of The Compact rather than Bose having 4 L1 models. To me that's overkill. They just need to "beef up" The Compact a little more unless they feel it would cannibalize the sales of the Model 2, in which case leaving The Compact the way it is makes sense. At least from a corporate point of view.

If you're looking for more options, may I suggest looking into an HK or K Array system. It's what I'm looking into for more power and versatility. Especially the HK system. I'm very impressed with their design. They allow you to build onto your initial purchase with more speakers and more subs as you need them instead of guessing what you'll need.

As of now, I'm juggling between my Compacts and my JBL's for certain gigs. Buying the HK system would eliminate all that by giving me the best of both worlds. Lots of power in a compact design.

However, I'd still be hard pressed to give up my Compact altogether because of how light and convenient it is. The HK system is not light, but really shines in a lot of other areas.
Yah! I am only interested in a system that is light in weight... That's why I would like a little more power and more speakers that would fit a slot between an L1 compact and a L1 MOD 2. I would love to use 2 of these for stereo synths and other applications. BOSE is what I want...... Two Bose
L1 MOD 2's would be a little overkill for my single venues.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Jay
To me the Compact is the most amazing product of the L1 line.
All non compacts are competing to much with other systems i have and have used in regards of weight and single parts to be assembled. The compact is really unique!!

Therefore a product i would like to see (and to buy) would be a more powerful Compact.

To me the woofer can be as high as an extention (you will still get it in the trunk!). That makes place for doubling up the number of woofers and power, while the weight will be less than doubled. Because of the woofer array we would get another 3 DB for free (which is an equivalent to doubling up the power)! The lowest frequency should also move down a little.

The extentions can then be filled with all those little speakers and voila: more of the line array effect, more coverage, less stage volume but still "compact" in regards of size and weight and still just 3 pieces to carry (or 2 if you have the extentions in a bag)!

Of course this product would attac the bigger L1 products. So it would be a Modell 3 or something.

I woudn't mind if the low end stay around 65 Hz. At least for live music.
If you need that an external sub will be the right solution.

BTW, a self powered (compact) Bose sub with internal x-over optimized for the compact is another product i would like to see. I now use EV SbA750 for this duty - but this is an overkill in power, size and weight (45kb) - it works great thou!
I think the L1 model 1&2 are the step above that most seem to want. Going from 130 watt to 500 is a little less than 6db increase and than you won't have to push it as hard.In the real world having clean headroom is a +. Besides the Model1 can be had for a nice price if you can find one at a GTR Ctr.

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