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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.

S1 Pro Battery included and S1 Pro Backpack for early adopters. May 10 2018

Today I am happy to announce that the UPS notice and delivery of the backpack was fulfilled. I live in the Mid West, WI. Thank you Bose these little things build confidence and loyalty with your company, that being said YEA!

The back back is nicely made, impressive at that, shamming me at my critical first impressions. So I boldly apologize to Bose for my critical nature of this bag and am humbled by the customer service and perks offered to Bose owners. I have learned to love and enjoy this small amp not for volume, output, or fill but for it's clean, quiet nature, and it's build of a solid, quality materials. I beleive S1 was not meant for singer song writers directly but more for a monitor situation but my needs were taken care of by adding a volume pedal, para eq. along with a mic pre.  I am actually considering a second and that says a lot coming from me. Well done Bose!

It arrived!!! It arrived!!! It arrived!!! On the day Bose support phoned me to see if everything was okay with the entering of my serial number in the webform! HAHAHA! But still, excellent customer service and follow up.

Great perk! Quality products! And a happy happy customer! Thanks Bose!

I received an email from UPS...Those who haven't, probably don't have a free UPS MyChoice account. I do, and I get an email whenever they have a package scheduled for my address, even if it's for my wife.

The backpack arrived today, and it looks great. I haven't had a chance to put the S1 Pro in it yet, probably tomorrow. 

 

      It's so rare these days to receive something that far exceeds my expectations....and such is the case with having received the S1 Pro Backpack yesterday.   First being in how fast it arrived after submitting the form.  Far from the 8-12 weeks I was expecting.  

   But the quality is absolutely SUPERB down to the finest details.  Padding is quite sufficient and that the storage in the top is larger than I thought it would be is a real plus.   Little side pockets and the quality of the outside, especially where the pack meets the carrier's back is just outstanding.  They didn't cut corners with either materials, detail, or appearance at all.  Well, well done!  I'm glad I didn't purchase an alternative.   You guys wouldn't want to make me one for my Boss RC300 looper would you?  LOL!    Great product Bose and as always....Great Service! 

   With that said....(here comes the critical thought).....I am one who definitely wanted the Bose Brand backpack.  I had already trusted it's quality from the cases provided with the L1 Model II...so I was already a customer.  I knew it wouldn't be chintzy or cheaply made.    And the corporate choice to sell the S1 and include the battery at the same cost was a wise choice for sure.  And while you can't please the whole Universe....I thought of how someone would feel if they did NOT want the backpack....but had paid an extra $99 bucks to get the battery.  Nobody, personally or business wise wants to withdraw money they already have in their accounts.....but it is my opinion they should have offered an either/or situation.  Take the backpack ($150 worth) or take a refund of the $99 you paid extra.   Of course I realize there are dealers/resellers involved, but it's still just an opinion.  Customers love choices....but then customers love Bose too.  

   But THAT said....the backpack is a very, very sound investment for the S1 Pro regardless.  I would have said "ouch!", but would have also paid the $150 for such a good quality product that will be in and out of many, many venues and locations until I am just too danged old to carry it.  Anyone who does make the purchase will not be sorry.....you'll be out $150 big ones....but you won't be sorry...it's a very well, well, made and attractive product.    

Bose gets a big standing ovation and BRAVO from this musician.   

Archtop Eddy posted:
Dooer posted:

make transporting my S1's better than jus the dust covers.

Speaking of dust covers, it's good to note that the backpack is large enough to fit the S1 Pro with the dust cover on. This, in case you want to take both the dust cover and the backpack.

I’m glad you mentioned this because that’s the first thing I tried when I got my backpacks and I wasn’t successful. There’s a method to it. I don’t know about you but I have to keep a free hand on a cover to kind of press air out of the backpack for it to fit.

Also since I have OCD, I noticed if you’re not careful and not paying attention there MIGHT be a chance you scuff the top of the s1 with the zipper. I’m not 100% sure but I’d rather play it safe and always use the slip cover & the backpack 😅👍🏽

 

Hello Dooer.

I'm so glad you have managed to secure one of these ( Early Adopters S1 Pro Back-Packs) they are much more protective of these lovely little mobile units, should keep your looking good. I also have an S1 Pro, and may get another soon, and although the unit itself is remarkable and worth the quite hefty price tag, I am not to happy about the basic cover that comes with this, and was hoping to get an S1 Pro Back-Pack to keep mine safe when out and about, but as yet no luck.

Do you know who I could contact to get one of these as being an S1 Owner and early Adopter? I need one soon, or my precious little box will suffer no doubt.

This dedicated BOSE Forum is great, as I got the solution to my previous Post about marrying an S1 Pro to an L1 Compact back very quickly, so hopefully I will soon be able to receive a Back-pack, or the very least know where to get one from?

Good Luck and Thanks.

Ron.

Hi Ronnie,

For information about the free backpack offer, please see:

S1 Pro Battery included and S1 Pro Backpack for early adopters. May 10 2018

Did your S1 Pro come with the rechargeable battery installed? If not, then you can probably get the free backpack. If not, you'll have to purchase one when they become available for sale.

Please the link above for details.

Thank you,

ST

OK!  I guess they DIDN'T forget the little province of New Brunswick in Canada.  No advance news from UPS, no e-mails but a truck backed into my driveway and voilà!  Already had 2 Arriva padded bags for my S1 but this one is better but much more expensive.  Got an afternoon gig and will use my 2 S1's on stands and to bring them - one in the BackPack and the other in the other bag, mixmatched.  Not used to this.  Can someone tell me when they will be available to the poor ****s that bought their S1 Pro WITH the battery included that WANT one...like ME for my second S1 Pro?

Hi and thanks to those who responded to my post re: above.

My take on this , for what its worth is that following BOSE corporate decision to supply fitted Re-chargeable batteries to this unit, we lost our choice, and mine would have been to have had the Back- pack, which I thought I was getting sent. Never mind I am happy with the unit, but its true worth re: quality sound... is through my TS4 Tonematch Mixer bought separately, and it would have been near perfect with just a few more tweakable EQ options on board... hey ho.

Ronnie.

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Hi and thanks to those who responded to my post re: above.

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Hi Ronnie,

Ronnie posted:

Hi and thanks to those who responded to my post re: above.

My take on this , for what its worth is that following BOSE corporate decision to supply fitted Re-chargeable batteries to this unit, we lost our choice, and mine would have been to have had the Back- pack, which I thought I was getting sent. Never mind I am happy with the unit, but its true worth re: quality sound... is through my TS4 Tonematch Mixer bought separately, and it would have been near perfect with just a few more tweakable EQ options on board... hey ho.

Ronnie.

The Bose Backpack will be available for purchase soon. When it is, we'll make an announcement in S1 Pro Backpack announcement!

Bose Pro Community Admin

Just received one of mine (the other is expected today) after entering within a day of notification of the gift. THANKS BOSE for this most generous gift, very much appreciated! The bag appears to be very functional, of high quality and a great solution for gigging musicians to protect the S1 during transport and I love the ability to carry on the back and free up to the hands . I also like the storage compartment as I keep my power cords and PA speakers in my speaker bags for quick set up. Very nice!

jbarner20 posted:
ST posted:

To our valued Bose S1 Pro system customers.

Since the introduction of the S1 Pro multi-position PA system four months ago we heard from you, our customers, on how the S1 Pro was meant to be portable, and truly portable by today's standards is equivalent to "without AC power".  For this reason we made a change to the S1 Pro product.  Starting today (May 10, 2018), the S1 Pro now ships standard with the S1 Battery Pack included and pre-installed.  We heard your feedback and are thrilled to make this change.

Now, we appreciate our early adopters and understand that you are probably wondering, "what about my earlier purchase?".  We are pleased to offer owners of S1 Pro systems purchased May 9, 2018 and earlier, a complimentary S1 Pro Backpack ($149 US value).  We engineered this durable bag so you can carry your Bose S1 Pro System hands-free. Three zippered compartments allow you to store cables and other items safely, while the adjustable shoulder straps, molded foam back panel and convenient handles allow you to carry your S1 Pro System comfortably anywhere you travel.

To redeem your offer, visit https://bosebackpack.com/ and complete the form. You’ll need the serial number from your S1 Pro System.

This offer is valid May 10, 2018 – August 7, 2018. 

I can’t express how happy this makes me! I’ve been wanting the backpacks since day 1 and dreaded what the cost would be. My prediction was right at $150. I haven’t been able to have 100% of my system during my sessions due to too many trips back and forth but that will be solved soon!

 

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ST posted:

I filled in the form and went through the same process as everyone here. My backpack just arrived. No email from UPS.

Take heart Canadians, they get here too.

ST

Yes take heart.  I received both of mine but only one UPS tracking number.  They do arrive.  And they look great. 

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Ronnie posted:

Hi and thanks to those who responded to my post re: above.

My take on this , for what its worth is that following BOSE corporate decision to supply fitted Re-chargeable batteries to this unit, we lost our choice, and mine would have been to have had the Back- pack, which I thought I was getting sent. Never mind I am happy with the unit, but its true worth re: quality sound... is through my TS4 Tonematch Mixer bought separately, and it would have been near perfect with just a few more tweakable EQ options on board... hey ho.

Ronnie.

Hi Ronnie.  Joaquin from Alberta, Canada here.  I intend to buy the Bose S1 Pro and very likely also the TS4 Tonematch Mixer.  I play fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Your post about the TS4 ToneMatch Mixer enhancing the quality of sound of the S1 Pro, helps to convince me... Buying the TS4 ToneMatch Mixer will be worthy of the cost of purchase.

Hi Joaquin, apols for late reply.

Yes I have no hesitation in recommending the BOSE  L1 Compact, & T4S Tonematch Mixer to marry-up with it  ( a must with the L1 ), my choice, and also the new S1 Pro Portable PA System. They have made my years of quest for the best acoustic guitar tone come true at last...very clever little boxes are the Tonematch Series T1, T4S & T8S, especially with their ability to select your particular instrument/mic type...all very easy just needing final tweaks at the instrument or via FX, Para & z EQ setting on all the Tonematch mixers.

( Sorry here's a Correction).....When I said that the Tonematch would be perfect if it had a few more tweakable options on board....what that refers to is the S1 Pro. It just has the basic Bass- Teble - & Reverb- Volume --Plus

Master volume... I felt that a few more EQ & FX Options would have been great,  or a more layered Reverb, although to be fair I feel that the Reverb is very usable.

 All success with your search, its a joyous ride.ha.

Regards.

Ronnie.

Thanks Ronnie for all the details about the Bose ToneMatch & Bose S1 Pro.  I understood in your original comment you were talking about the S1 Pro’s ToneMatch controls.  I’ve studied the Bose ToneMatch in great detail watching videos and studying the User Guide.  It certainly seems to be quite an advanced piece of equipment with a huge range of sound adjustments and just many many settings to fine tune whatever you are trying to do.  Thanks.

Ya hice el reclamo, mas precisamente ayer 7/8/2018 a las 20hs de Argentina. Me llego un email (This email confirms you successfully submitted your claim for a free Bose S1 Pro Backpack.You will receive your backpack directly from Bose in approximately 8-12 weeks.) Ahora espero que Bose me envie los Backpack. Estaré comentando cuando reciba el paquete. Paciencia paciencia.... 😞😞😟🙃.

Gracias a la comunidad Bose por los utiles post. 

Purchased the S1 Pro immediately after he 2018 NAMM Show. Had to purchase the Battery separately for an additional $99.95 and the BOSE store didn't have them yet. Purchased it from BOSE (2nd day AIR) and then received a notice from UPS that they sent it back because Lithium batteries  could not be shipped VIA air. Had to cancel that one and order again specifying GROUND shipment. Sheesh!

Sure wish that I knew about the free backpack offer that went out to "early adopters". Just saw it here in he forum. Program closed August 7, 2018.

:-(

On a happier note, the S1 is fantastic. My 4 other bandmates have now purchased the S1 Pro's as well. Battery included with purchase!

 

Hi Alex,

Alex posted:

I’m also still waiting for the backpack since July 17. I sent two mails to Bose beginning of this week, but received no answer !

Please call Bose Support in Belgium and to see if they can follow up on this for you.

Belgium  +32 1225 9898technical_support_be@bose.comMon - Fri: 09:00 - 18:00 CET
Sat: 09:00 - 18:00 CET  

Thank You

ST

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PS....Back in February, as an "early adopter" of the then new S1, (battery extra) I applied (successfully I was informed), for the "free backpack" offer. That was I seem to remember about four/five months ago...still no sign of it! To be truthful, I'm not really very hopeful of ever seeing it!

theonemanband posted:
PS....Back in February, as an "early adopter" of the then new S1, (battery extra) I applied (successfully I was informed), for the "free backpack" offer. That was I seem to remember about four/five months ago...still no sign of it! To be truthful, I'm not really very hopeful of ever seeing it!

 

Hi Brian,

Please call Bose support in the UK to see if they can follow up on this for you.

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

Thank You

ST

Hola ST.

Yo tambien hice el reclamo por la mochila y recibí un correo que decía que, el reclamo se había efectuado con éxito. Esto fue el 7 de Agosto de 2018, se que aun estoy dentro de el tiempo estimado, hago el reclamo igual? sigo esperando? 

Muchas Gracias por tu tiempo.

Saludos.

Andres.

Hi Andres,

Hello ST.

I also made the claim for the backpack and received an email stating that the claim had been successful. This was on August 7, 2018, I know that I am still within the estimated time, do I make the same claim? I'm still waiting?



I believe the email you received said the backpack would be shipped withing 8-12 weeks.  It's been about 10 weeks since August 7. Please give them a couple more weeks.


Thanks for your time.

Greetings.

Andres

Thank you for your patience.

ST

Hi Everyone,

Here's the latest news. For All Regions:

If you have placed your claim for the backpack, you haven't received it, and it's been more than 12 weeks please send an email to support@bose.com with the following information.

Subject: Bose S1 Pro Backpack Claim

Your full name

Email Address where you received the acknowledgment of the claim

Address

Phone number

S1 Pro System serial number(s) from the bottom of your S1 Pro system(s)

Please attach the email you received acknowledging your claim.

Thank you!

ST

@onemanband@Julian8023@onemanband
@Andiviedo

Hi MJG,

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

It seems to be taking longer than expected for the backpacks to get to Australia.

If you have placed your claim for the backpack, you haven't received it, and it's been more than 12 weeks please send an email to support@bose.com with the following information.

Subject: Bose S1 Pro Backpack Claim

Your full name

Email Address where you received the acknowledgment of the claim

Address

Phone number

S1 Pro System serial number(s) from the bottom of your S1 Pro system(s)

Please attach the email you received acknowledging your claim.

Thank you!

ST

@MJG

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