Bose F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer

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F1 Model 812 Passive

F1 Model 812 Passive Flexible Array Loudspeaker

The Bose® F1 Model 812 Passive Flexible Array Loudspeaker is a small-format full range sound reinforcement loudspeaker with a flexible array that lets you control its vertical coverage pattern. Simply push or pull the flexible array into position to create “Straight,” “C”, “J”, or “Reverse-J” coverage patterns, letting you tailor the loudspeaker’s vertical coverage to a variety of environments and mounting locations. The F1 Model 812 Passive is intended for use in small to medium sized indoor installations and can also be used in portable applications.

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Similar to the active version, the F1 Model 812 Passive loudspeaker also leverages FLEX array technology, featuring four different sound coverage patterns: Straight, C, J and Reverse-J.

Set on site, the flexible array shape is easily snapped into place, allowing installers to direct sound energy to listeners and away from wall and ceiling surfaces. This improved directivity means less reverberation and more SPL in the audience area, especially helpful in live music applications.

For installers, mounting is easier because the loudspeaker is more adaptable to the venue, with less compromise on mounting location or visual appearance.

The new F1 Model 812 Passive loudspeaker connects to an amplifier using a Neutrik® NL4 speakON® connector or four-terminal barrier strip. The 8Ω loudspeaker is rated for 300 watts long-term power handling (1200 W peak) and can be driven from a single PowerMatch® PM8500 or PM4500 amplifier output channel. Loudspeaker EQ is required on the Model 812 Passive model via any Bose ControlSpace® processor or PowerMatch amplifier.

The F1 Model 812 Passive loudspeaker can be mounted using any of the F1 bracket options or using a standard pole-mount tripod stand, however it is not compatible with the F1 Subwoofer stand.
Hi jdbassentertainment.com

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Originally posted by jdbassentertainment.com:
Couple of questions... The picture you show here has a blue light on the speaker??

I've corrected the picture. There's no blue light.
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Also are these speaker "supposed" to be used with a controller along with an amp or just fine with a power amp?


From the announcement.
"Loudspeaker EQ is required on the Model 812 Passive model via any Bose ControlSpace® processor or PowerMatch amplifier."

From the F1 Passive FAQs
"The F1 Passive requires active equalization to achieve the full frequency response and tonal balance. There are four loudspeaker equalization presets available for each of the four array positions. These can be used in both Bose and 3rd Party processors."

The four equalization presets will be available for download under the resources section on this web page.

Bose F1 Model 812 Passive
Hi jdbassentertainment.com

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Originally posted by jdbassentertainment.com:
When will they be available?


These should be available in May.

Is this something you would use? They are intended for installed sound applications.
Just curious.

The active model claims to automatically adjust eq with the different array positions.

I haven't seen the controller settings for this speaker but I wonder if there are 4 different settings, one for each of the array positions.

The information below is included with the promotional material about the active model.

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How it works
The eight drivers on the F1 Model 812 Flexible Array loudspeaker are mounted on a specially designed flexible baffle. Simply push or pull the array into position to create four vertical coverage patterns: “Straight,” ”J,” “Reverse J,” or “C.” Once set, the system automatically changes the EQ to maintain optimum tonal balance for each unique coverage pattern.



In my opinion this passive option only makes sense for permanent installs.

JD, based on what I was able to find, some of the pictures shown are of the active model. The rear panel of the passive model does not have knobs and switches.

And, .... this passive model does require active equalization.

O..

EDIT; ST and I were researching at the same time.
Hi Oldghm,

You are right - we were researching at the same time.

There are four different EQ Presets, one for each of the array positions.

Here's a picture of the F1 Model 812 Passive rear I/O panel.



And I agree, from what I'm seeing the F1 Model 812 Passive is intended for permanent installations.

Hi jdbassentertainment.com

The F1 Model 812 passive intended for permanent installations.  The construction is different from the F1 Model 812 portable version.

The passive version available only through Bose Professional dealers who can assist with installation, active equalization (required) and other considerations.

You can read more here: Bose F1 812 Passive Flexible Array Loudspeaker

If you want to contact a Bose Professional dealer please call Bose Support and they can help you.

Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673
(U.S. and Canada only)
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET
 

ST

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