Bose F1 Model 812

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Take Control of Your Sound!

A portable PA with line-array precision

Guitar World live sound engineers know too well that no two gigs — and no two venues — are created equal. From elevated stages and bandstands to floor-level "cafegymatoriums," every new room presents a PA coverage challenge. But the Bose F1 Model 812 flexible-array loudspeaker offers you a way to shape your speakers' vertical output line-array style, so you can match your system to the needs of the venue. That means you get big-system performance from a portable PA! Bose revolutionized live sound with its L1 Series speakers, and the F1 system delivers a new level of easy setup, rugged durability, and outstanding sound.

Adjustable Sound Coverage Pattern

Tailor your speaker's performance to your situation

When you're onstage and ready to deliver your performance, you need your PA system to focus sound directly to your audience's ears — not over their heads. The Bose F1 Model 812 uses Flex technology, letting you manually change the coverage pattern on the F1. By easily molding the speaker array into C, J, Reverse J, or a straight-on pattern, you can control your coverage pattern.

  • Adjustable coverage pattern tailors to different situations
  • Flexible baffle is configurable into four unique shapes
  • Straight, C, J, and Reverse J pattern options
  • Automatically changes the EQ for each coverage pattern

Compact, Easy-to-transport Design

Large-system sound that fits in the back of your car

Bose engineering offers you both great sound performance and amazing portability with their F1 series PA products. The Bose F1 Model 812 has a huge sound coverage pattern and 1,000 watts of power, ensuring your audio will reach the back of whatever venue you're in. And it does this in a package that can be easily broken down and carried. Even when you pair it with the optional F1 subwoofer, the system remains portable.

  • Portable design for mobile applications
  • Easy setup and tear-down with simple I/O
  • 26.1" H x 13.1" W x 14.6" D
  • 44.5 lbs.

Bose Quality and Reliability

Get the peace of mind that can only come from Bose

Bose can always be relied on to deliver a crystal-clear sonic experience. And they've brought that same quality to pro-audio market with products such as their L1 portable PA systems. With their history of supplying immaculate sound to any format, you know their F1 Model 812 flexible array will give you great performance, night after night.

Bose can always be relied on to deliver a crystal-clear sonic experience.


All the Benefits of a Line-array System

A 9-speaker array that's about the size of a suitcase

There are many benefits to using a line-array system for your PA setup. For example, you get to control frequency separation on a far greater level. But until now, getting that performance has meant large fly rigs or installations — not exactly convenient for a club band or a touring company with limited cargo space. Luckily, Bose found a way to get everything you love about a professional array in a system that's no larger than your current PA speakers. Their F1 812 flexible-array loudspeaker packs eight 2.25" vertically oriented high/mid drivers and a 12" low-frequency driver. You'll be amazed by how much sound and how much control you have.

  • Vertically oriented 8-driver line array
  • Custom 100-degree waveguide delivers consistent coverage
  • 12" low-frequency driver

Bi-amped for Maximum Efficiency

Separate amps for your high/mid- and low-frequency drivers

To get the most out of the nine separate drivers in the F1 812, you get a 1,000-watt bi-amplified design with two high-output Class D amplifiers. One focuses directly on the Flex array speakers, while the other powers the 12" low-frequency driver to ensure a perfect blend across the whole frequency range. The bi-amped design offers a lower crossover point, ensuring the clarity of the high/mid drivers is never compromised. And for even more sonic punch and separation, pair your F1 812 with the matching Bose F1 subwoofer.

  • Two high-output Class D amplifiers
  • Pairs with F1 subwoofer for a wider frequency range
  • Lower crossover point for better frequency separation
  • Frequency range is 43Hz–20kHz
  • Rated power is 1,000 watts

F1 812 and F1 Subwoofer — a Full System

The F1 subwoofer is purpose-built for the F1 system. This compact, 1,000-watt platform with two 10" drivers makes sure your low end stays punchy. Best of all, the whole subwoofer package weighs under 60 lbs, making it your mobile rig's dream sub. And there's no more carrying around pesky speaker stands since the F1 sub comes with a built-in bracket for mounting Bose's F1 812 array speaker.

Tech Specs

Number of Speakers 1
Speaker Drivers 1 x 12" LF, 8 x 2.25" (Mid/HF)
Number of Mixer Channels 2
Number of Mic Preamps 1
Inputs 1 x XLR/TRS Combo, 1 x 1/4", 1 x stereo RCA
Outputs 1 x XLR
Power Amp 1000W
Frequency Response 48Hz-16kHz (-10dB)
Enclosure Material Composite
Height 26.1"
Width 13.1"
Depth 14.6"
Weight 44.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 731419-1110