A DJ performs outdoors at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, using L1 loudspeaker systems from Bose Professional.
Boston, MA (March 26, 2015)—Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was modeled after a 15th century Venetian palazzo, so in keeping with the refined visual sense around the facility, the museum has opted to use a low-profile audio system for its events, in the form of a Bose L1 system.
Program production manager, Aaron Mack, puts four L1 systems to work for activities at the museum, ranging from classical and jazz concerts and art openings to lectures, private functions and corporate events. By combining the L1 systems with a wireless setup, Mack aims to provide nearly invisible wireless sound for events.
Mack explains, “We do quite a few events at The Gardner, both in the original ‘Palace’ and our beautiful new wing, which houses a concert hall, exhibition space and studio. In the original building, per Mrs. Gardner’s instructions, nothing is allowed to be changed and we adhere to, and are respectful of her wishes. Hanging a big PA system would be inappropriate, but incorporating something like the L1 system fit our needs perfectly.”
Mack recommended the L1 system based on the success he had with the product in a previous position at a different venue, and everyone was on board right away. “From the moment I brought out the L1 systems, event managers appreciated the visual presentation of the system,” he recalls. “I was prepared to find ways to hide it, but in many cases, the L1 system adds something visually that people really like, depending on what room we are using. In other cases, I connect the L1 systems to wireless receivers and place them in the corners of the rooms, allowing them to be a bit more hidden. When we do something in our beautiful courtyard, the L1 systems provide the right solution, and everyone can hear the audio without even really noticing the system at all. These units have changed the game for sound reinforcement at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.”
Bose Professional Systems Division