Product Comparison: Bose L1 Model 1S vs Bose L1 Model 2


General Specifications
Brand
Bose
Bose
Model
L1 Model 1S
L1 Model II
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Our L1 system offering a unique combination of performance and portability for an audience of up to 300. With a 12-speaker articulated line array providing 180 degrees of clear, even, sound, the system is also designed to work with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine as well as a choice in bass modules. Easy to transport, and set up in minutes.
Our most advanced L1 system for an audience of up to 500. With a 24-speaker articulated line array providing 180 degrees clear, even coverage, it combines our best sound reproduction with easy transport and setup. Designed to work with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine, which provides four additional inputs, our largest library of ToneMatch presets and a complete suite of studio-class effects and processing.
Key Specs
Bluetooth Enabled
No
No
Number Of Speakers
3
3
Minimum Frequency Response
40 Hz
40 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
12 kHz
12 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Bose L1 Model 1S Single B2 Bass Portable Line Array System
  • When the L1 came out (with the round base) I used it for several years as my PA system. Then I scaled down and got the L1 Compact, good enough for my Lounge gigs and much lighter to carry around.
  • Sure I was skeptical because I love my Meyers speakers but for the corporate events I produce the L1 is a great product.
  • UNBELIEVABLE sound that splits your hair. The L1 replaced a much larger complex system for my DJ and small room band/acoustic gigs. I couldn't believe how much headroom there was.
  • The sound is full and clear. The small foot print helps in some of the smaller venues. We set it up behind us and it works great as both PA and monitor. Very pleased!
  • I am trying to determine which one of these to purchase and Bows looks good however I am always skeptical when they don't publish the power in Watts with the specifications.
Bose L1 Model 2 Speaker System with B1 Bass
  • Vocals are clear, acoustic guitar sounds amazing, conga drums are punchy, and the overal control of each individual channel having a variety of effect choices from reverb, to delay, to compressor controlled digitally is amazing.
  • My wife was listening to me practice and commented, it just sounds so pleasant to the ear.
  • The sound is so clear and perfec. We play Bluegrass Music with all acoustic instruments.
  • This system sounds great everywhere I set it up. I'm running a 6 string bass with Digital Performer controlling a Korg Keyboard. I have 2 B1 bass cabs.
  • The room was filled but not overpowered by the sound system. The L1 Model II offered up very natural-sounding reproductions of all the instruments (even the banjo!), and we received several compliments on the sound after the show.
Size & Weight
Height
79.4 in.
84 in.
Width
26 in.
26 in.
Depth
27.2 in.
27.2 in.
Weight
75.1 lbs.
84 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bose L1 Model 1S Single B2 Bass Portable Line Array System
  • Summary: portability and sound are worth the investment.
  • Three pieces to carry in and out - the base, the speaker tower, and subwoofer. Quick to set up, too.
  • The sound quality is the best and the system is very compact. It fits in the trunk of my car with room to spare.
Bose L1 Model 2 Speaker System with B1 Bass
  • Overall, for a small band in clubs where you're looking at 100-250 listeners, the L1 will blow you away in how quick, easy, and customizable it is to setup.
  • It is great for indoor OR outdoor events, and setup takes just a few minutes. I highly recommend this for any one looking for a great portable system.
  • I love that fact that I can set up in minutes, I don't have to lug heavy speakers around and the sound is better than any other that I have heard from a PA.
  • In addition it is very easy to setup and take down if you need it to be mobile.
Features
Extras
12-driver articulated line array, Consistent front-to-back coverage, Retractable folding leg mechanism for easy transport, Lightweight, interlocking components, Expandable bass design
24-driver articulated line array, Consistent front-to-back coverage, Retractable folding leg mechanism for easy transport, Lightweight, interlocking components, Expandable bass design
HF Driver Size
12 x 2.25 in.
24 x 2.25 in.
LF Driver Size
10 in.
5.25 in.
Number Of Channels
3
3
MP3 Player Compatible
No
No
MP3 Player Dock Included
No
No
Microphone Included
No
No
Speaker Stand(s) Included
No
No
Input(s)
NL4 connector, RJ45, 1/4" - TS unbalanced or TRS balanced
1/4" - TS unbalanced or TRS balanced, NL4 connector, RJ45
On/Off Switch
Yes
Yes
Power Source
Plug-in
Plug-in
What customers say about "Features"
Bose L1 Model 1S Single B2 Bass Portable Line Array System
  • Of course it is still critical to balance your console gain and mic output gain but that is common with all speaker systems. Get the bass unit even if your only doing talking head gigs.
  • I also like the fact the Bose L1S is very easy to set up or tear down and I don’t have to lift heavy speakers on to poles.
  • For uses requiring 4 channels or less, the Tonematch mixer is a must addition. I set up in 5 minutes. FIVE minutes and I'm rockin. Best MF purchase yet!
  • The mid-level system has a lot of positives...most importantly the ease of set up for the amount of sound it produces and I'm happy with my purchase overall.
  • You need a mixer or some sort of eq to tone down the base and shape the sound depending on what instrument is input. Hence I use a small 8 channel mixer and separate eg on the guitars. This works pretty good.
Bose L1 Model 2 Speaker System with B1 Bass
  • The mixer also has phantom power so you can use a condenser mic if needed, which is useful for a variety of miking conditions.
  • Clear natural sound. Now my bass player and guitar player want to plug in because sound is so acoustically pure and natural. I also use it for small settings with just lower half of tower setup
  • I have to adjust EQ slightly to compensate but have gotten used to the settings and can do it quickly. It works great.
  • It takes all the setup and take-down headaches out of the picture. Ten minutes max.o No monitors, big speakers or boards, everything fits on the back seat.
  • The tone match also makes my voice sound much better than it is, and for that alone I'm very grateful.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, RoHS
CE, RoHS
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