Bose Expands Portable P.A. Offerings

Published 8 years ago on May 7, 2015

By Jonathan Graham

Bose expands portable P.A. offerings with F1 model 812 flexible array loudspeaker and F1 subwoofer.

(PRESS RELEASE): Designed to serve live music, DJ and general P.A. applications, the F1 Model 812 is the first powered portable loudspeaker that lets users control its vertical coverage pattern. 

Musikmesse, Frankfurt, April 15, 2015 – Bose® Professional (Halle 5.0, Stand B34) has drawn near-universal acclaim from end users and venue owners for its iconic L1® portable array systems. Bose now expands its portable P.A. offerings with the introduction of the F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker and F1 Subwoofer. Designed to serve an even broader set of applications than L1 systems, F1 Model 812 is the first powered portable loudspeaker that lets users optimise sound by creating up to four different vertical coverage patterns. Offering exceptional power and clarity, the F1 system provides versatility for a wide range of applications and venues, easy setup, aesthetically pleasing design, and rugged durability. The F1 system is an ideal choice for live music, DJ, corporate AV, house-of-worship, AV rental and general P.A. applications.  

With the F1 system sound can be optimised for playing at floor level, on stage or facing tiered or raked seating. To control the vertical coverage pattern, users simply push or pull the array into position to create “Straight” (tightest vertical control, for floor-level audience coverage), “J” (adjust vertical splay down, when P.A. is placed on stage), “C” (adjust vertical splay up and down, to cover extreme raked seating), or

“Reverse J” (adjust vertical splay up, e.g. for tiered seating coverage) dispersion patterns. Once set, the system automatically adjusts the EQ to maintain optimum tonal balance for each coverage pattern.  

Engineered with an array of eight proprietary 2.25-inch drivers, 100-degree horizontal waveguides, a high-powered 12-inch woofer and a lower crossover point, the F1 Model 812 loudspeaker (664.66 x 334.3 x 372.5 mm; 20.2 kg) delivers high SPL performance while maintaining vocal and midrange clarity that’s dramatically better than conventional loudspeakers. For extended bass response, the optional Bose F1 Subwoofer (688 x 410.16 x 448.5 mm; 25.1 kg) packs all the power of a larger bass module into a more compact design. The loudspeaker and subwoofer have a combined 2,000 watts of power (1,000 watts each), able to fill nearly any venue with immersive sound. A proprietary mounting stand for the loudspeaker is integrated right into the body of the subwoofer, making setup fast and easy. The stand even includes cable channels to neatly hide the wires. Additionally, the loudspeaker and subwoofer feature strategically placed handles for stress-free transportation (the system easily fits in a car), made with highly durable materials to ensure years of reliability. 

Craig Jackson, Bose Professional Product Line Manager, Portable Products, stated, “With the F1 series of products, we’ve drawn our inspiration from our extensive research and product offerings designed for theatres, arenas and other large spaces. The F1 system allows end users to tailor their sound for the venue that they are performing in. With the F1, we’ve brought these concepts to a high-performance, small-format portable PA, so now almost any kind of performer, band, DJ etc. can provide their audiences with outstanding coverage and clarity in nearly any room.” 

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