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.

HI Kasai,

Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community.. Welcome.

Here's an excerpt from the L1 Model II Owners Guide.

Are you trying to figure out how many L1 Model II systems you an connect to a 15 Amp service? You're fine with three, maybe four. It depends on how loud you are running them.

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If you are running near max volume (clip light flickering red), two is all you can do before the system will reset itself, especially on low voltage situations.  I have actually run 3 before, but on medium volume, and it was just fine.

Just don't expect to plug more gear into the circuit.

I have found that each L1 as its max draw can be 6 amps.


What I have found with the L1 is that if you are near the maximum load on a circuit, the L1 will reset itself, even though bigger, louder, more powerful speakers like the BOSE F1 will never do this.  Keep that in mind as it has embarrassed me several times. L1s go out, F1s still play so the amps, even though they are fast switching are not as efficient as what is in the F1 at double the power-- go figure!

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