Discussions about the new Bose S1 Pro

Bose S1 Pro

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.

Flying with the S1

Hi ST,

In researching flying with carry on baggage, it appears the S1 is too large to fit inside a bag designed for overhead bins. Not sure if it will travel under the seat, but I don't think so.

The battery is another issue. I wonder if Bose has any information on the subject.

O..

 

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Hi Oldghm,

Here's some information about Flying with Lithium Ion batteries from the FAA

https://www.faa.gov/about/init.../more_info/?hazmat=7

Size limits: Lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries are limited to 2 grams of lithium per battery. Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries are limited to a rating of 100 watt hours (Wh) per battery. These limits allow for nearly all types of lithium batteries used by the average person in their electronic devices. With airline approval, passengers may also carry up to two spare larger lithium ion batteries (101-160 watt hours). This size covers the larger after-market extended-life laptop computer batteries and some larger batteries used in professional audio/visual equipment.

The battery in the S1 Pro is rated at 79.20 Wh. That's not in the documentation, but it is on the label on the battery.

Back with more soon.

ST

Hi, again Oldghm,

Here's what I found.

What size is carry on luggage?

This isn’t always an easy question to answer because carry-on luggage size varies from airline to airline. So if you’re trying to determine what size luggage is carry on, you’ll need to look at the airline you’re flying with. Lucky for you, we’ve put together the most comprehensive carry-on size chart on the internet with over 170 airlines from around the world. Check it out below!

What is TSA carry-on size?

Just as there is no one standard carry-on luggage size, there is no TSA carry-on size. Your carry-on bags must fit through the X-ray machines, although the exact size of the machines may vary from one airport to another. Follow your airline’s rules about what size carry-on luggage they allow, including other airline carry on luggage rules such as luggage weight and number of items allowed. Check out our carry-on luggage size chart below for more info.

Source: https://travel-made-simple.com/carry-on-size-chart/

Without a case, the S1 Pro with battery is about 16 pounds, and the dimensions are 13" H x 9.5" W x 11.2" D.

From what I've read here and there, the S1 Pro is probably too big (9.5" dimension) to fit under the seat on most planes.

As for carry on, it really depends on the airline. Some go by the total number of inches of the baggage (e.g. 45" linear) The S1 Pro comes up to 13 + 9.5 + 11.2 = 33.7 (without a case).   If measured that way, you're probably fine. I fly with my Composite Acoustic Cargo and it exceeds most of the measurements in the chart on the linked page. The linear size is close to 65" in the case, and I've never been asked to check it as baggage.

Here's another take on this. If you are only allowed one piece of carry-on luggage and a personal bag, if you're travelling with a guitar as your carry-on, you'd have to treat the S1 Pro as checked baggage.

If you're planning to fly with your S1 Pro, I'd call the airline before going to the airport. The airline has the final say in this.

I'll do some more digging and let you know if I come up with anything interesting.

ST

This post was super useful. I am from New Delhi, India and visited Bay Area last month. I wanted to buy the S1 Pro because it was cheaper in Bay Area than in New Delhi. My worry was whether I will be able to carry the system in the flight. I did not want to put this in check-in luggage. This post convinced me that it could be carried in hand luggage.

I unpacked the system from the package with a sweet surprise that the battery was included but a bit upset that Bose excluded the cover. Then i took some foam and cloth, wrapped the system and placed it inside a hand strolley. That's it. It weighed slightly above 7 kg which was the limit for hand luggage in Air India. But the spread is marginal and airlines does not complain.

I was a bit nervous how i will manage to quickly pull out the system during security check at sfo airport which is super crowded. But it was pretty smooth. Bose has got the weight just right and with the convenient handle it was easy for me to pull out the system and put it in the scanner tray. TSA did not complain during the check. Ahh what a relief.

As a Bengali i feel proud of Bose and am loving this product too. They have simplified and  brought a ptofessional gadget in the hand of masses. 

Without reviewing this thread i could not decide whether to buy thia product during the trip. Thanks all.

Hi  rahul bhattacharyya,

Thank you for joining our community. I'm glad you are here.

Congratulations on getting you Bose S1 Pro system.

rahul bhattacharyya posted:

This post was super useful. I am from New Delhi, India and visited Bay Area last month. I wanted to buy the S1 Pro because it was cheaper in Bay Area than in New Delhi. My worry was whether I will be able to carry the system in the flight. I did not want to put this in check-in luggage. This post convinced me that it could be carried in hand luggage.

How wonderful that conversation was useful for you.

I unpacked the system from the package with a sweet surprise that the battery was included but a bit upset that Bose excluded the cover. Then i took some foam and cloth, wrapped the system and placed it inside a hand strolley. That's it. It weighed slightly above 7 kg which was the limit for hand luggage in Air India. But the spread is marginal and airlines does not complain.

I hope you find the battery useful. While it's unfortunate you didn't get the slip cover, the battery will let you use the S1 Pro system in all kinds of situations that otherwise wouldn't be available to you.

As of May 10, 2018 Bose included the battery and no longer included the slip-cover in the price.  The date varies by region.  See: S1 Pro system, battery included, slip cover not (May 2018)

I was a bit nervous how i will manage to quickly pull out the system during security check at sfo airport which is super crowded. But it was pretty smooth. Bose has got the weight just right and with the convenient handle it was easy for me to pull out the system and put it in the scanner tray. TSA did not complain during the check. Ahh what a relief.

That's great information for others here.

As a Bengali i feel proud of Bose and am loving this product too. They have simplified and  brought a professional gadget in the hand of masses. 

Without reviewing this thread i could not decide whether to buy this product during the trip. Thanks all.

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the airport.

All the best!

ST

Hi Maya,



Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community.   Welcome! I'm glad you're here.

Except for spare (uninstalled) lithium metal and lithium-ion batteries, all the batteries allowed in carry-on baggage are also
allowed in checked baggage

You should be fine, but if in doubt, you should call ahead and ask your airline.

Does that help?

ST

Security checks are going crazy the more politics gets aggressive. Be aware that you can take out the battery before security check. A few days ago they had me take out the tiny battery of compact camera. At least not the one of the iPad.

Hard to understand the logic behind this. I just wanted to mention it.

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