Framingham, MA (September 27, 2012)—Bose has expanded its L1 family of line array systems, introducing its new L1 Model 1S system, a portable line array designed for performers playing to audiences up to 300. A Bose B2 bass module is also available for the L1 Model 1S and L1 Model II systems, delivering more low-frequency output for L1 system users who require more bass.
Like the L1 Model II and L1 Compact systems, the L1 Model 1S system uses proprietary technology. Its 12-speaker line array with Articulated Array speaker technology is said to provide 180-degree horizontal coverage with less drop-off in sound level than conventional systems.
The L1 Model 1S system consists of four lightweight, road-ready pieces that don't require speaker stands or wires. It also includes an integrated ToneMatch port that provides a single-cable digital and power connection to the optional T1 ToneMatch audio engine, a multichannel audio device that provides four input channels with independent selection of ToneMatch presets and effects. It gives musicians access to tone-shaping technologies and provides a suite of studio-class effects and processing, as well as additional channels for instruments or microphones when used with Bose L1 portable line array systems.
The B2 bass module is designed for users who require more bass output for a variety of applications. Featuring two 10-inch-high excursion woofers, the B2 module is engineered to work with the L1 Model 1S and Model II systems.
The B2 module includes a rear-panel switch with three output settings, each of which is automatically sensed and equalized by the L1 system. Interlocking end caps enable up to two B2 bass modules to be stacked together.