Discussions about the Bose S1 Pro system

Bose S1 Pro

Designed for musicians, DJs and general PA use, the S1 Pro is the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor and practice amplifier that's ready to be your go-anywhere Bluetooth music system for nearly any occasion. 

This is the place to discuss the S1 Pro system.

Hey There,

I purchased the S1 Bose Pro System and am loving it. I use a head microphone and am getting really bad feedback from the speaker in certain areas of the room. Can anyone pass on any info as to how to eliminate this? Potentially through the set up? I am green to this so any info would be appreciated.


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Hi Jen B,

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

Feedback is never good.  If it occurs in certain areas of the room, it's because in those areas, the sound from the S1 Pro is louder than it is from your voice, or you are standing in a way that the microphone is aimed at the S1 Pro. 

Here's an article that explains the concepts.

Microphone Feedback

You won't be able to do everything in the article because you have head worn microphone. Make sure the microphone is positioned close to your mouth. This may allow you to get the same loudness without having to turn up the S1 Pro so high.

Please give us a link to the owners manual for the head worn microphone. I'd like to understand what we're dealing with.

How large is the room (dimensions please)?

How many people are in the room?

What are people doing when you are performing?



Hi Jen B,

Jen B posted:

Thanks guys.

The room isn’t huge. Varies from about 10ft by 10ft to about 20ft by 20ft or so. Usually about 20 people in the class. We are all moving and dancing together. Moving a lot around the room. Link to manual below.


Thanks for the information and link. I couldn't find any details about the microphone in the manual.  Let's assume it is omni-directional (picks up sound from all directions).  That means you'll need to be careful to avoid letting the microphone see the S1 Pro. If there's line-of-sight between the microphone and the loudspeaker, there's a chance of feedback.

Jen B posted:

I’m thinking I need to turn up the audio at the mic receiver and not have it as high in the bose speaker?

There's no harm in doing this although it may not make much difference.

Have the mic closer to my mouth and speak louder into it perhaps? 

Yes, do both and this should allow you to turn down the volume on the S1 Pro system. Overall, there should be less feedback.

As long as you see a strong green light (not red) on the S1 Pro, all is well. If you see red, turn down the volume

Thanks again.



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