Bose F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer

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I stupidly let someone else carry one of the F1 tops on Saturday and now there are dents in the bottom two panels on one of the speakers. The metal is very soft and bends easily. Is it possible to remove these covers and straighten them? They had third party covers on (Bose ones far too expensive) but still got damaged even through the padding.

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Hi kradcliffe,

Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community.  I'm sorry to hear about the dented grilles on your F1 Model 812.

Those grilles are press-fit in place. You may be able to remove them without damaging them further but I suggest you contact Bose Support in the UK before you try.

+44 1634 224 288technical_support_uk@bose.comMon - Fri: 09:00-18:30,
Sat 09:00-17:00 GMT

They may have more information for you.


@kradcliffe , sorry to hear about the mishap. After decades of loading, unloading, setting up, sound checks and tearing down I've learned that no one cares more for your gear than you. Transporting gear could be a whole new topic. Folding platform trucks, dollies, hand trucks, folding wagons and brute strength to name a few. With Bose Portable PA, trips to and from the venue are greatly reduced. I use pick and hook sets successfully with metal mesh, but it takes time and patience. Let us know how it works out for you.

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