In need of a lightweight, travel-friendly PA system for your next club or café gig? Look no further than the Bose L1 Pro16 portable line array system. This all-in-one PA is simple to set up, and you don't have to be an audio professional to dial in an excellent sound with its onboard 3-channel mixer. Take advantage of its ToneMatch presets to get a flattering vocal or acoustic guitar tone with the simple press of a button. Gigging musicians at Guitar World appreciate the convenience, portability, and stunning audio quality the Bose L1 Pro16 provides. It's an ideal portable PA for solo artists and small ensembles who are often expected to supply their own sound. With useful features like Bluetooth connectivity, remote control via Bose's free L1 Pro Mix App, and a ToneMatch port for expanding the channel count, the Bose L1 Pro16 offers a hassle-free path to a great-sounding show!
With one trip from the car to the stage, you'll have your full PA system and monitoring system in one hand — all thanks to Bose's line array technology. The Bose L1 Pro16 system has 16 2-inch neodymium drivers inside a vertical enclosure — all positioned at precise angles. The result is nearly 180° of even horizontal sound coverage, so the sound remains the same, even at the extreme sides of the audience or the stage. Instead of dialing in a stage monitor while wondering what the mix sounds like from the crowd, you'll always hear exactly what the audience hears with the Bose L1 Pro16.
Apart from its excellent sound, arguably the best part about the Bose L1 Pro16 system is that it's easy to carry and set up. You won't need to call in help just to get the system into the gig, and you won't have to labor through tons of cable connections and audio-testing steps. Weighing under 55 lbs., the Bose L1 Pro16 is light enough for one musician to carry, and it sets up in minutes flat. You can also choose between two setup positions, depending on the space you're performing in: a collapsed position for smaller spaces and an extended position to fill larger rooms.
One element that makes the L1 Pro16 so highly portable is its 10-inch by 18-inch neodymium Racetrack driver. Often found in small audio systems, Racetrack drivers use an elongated cone shape to match the performance of traditional circular speaker cones in a slimmer format. Bose has enlarged the typical Racetrack driver design to deliver solid, room-filling low end from a slim, travel-friendly footprint.
On the back of the Bose L1 Pro16’s subwoofer, you'll find a convenient 3-channel mixer with two 1/4-inch and XLR combo inputs, each with 48V phantom power for use with condenser mics, active ribbon mics, and mic boosters. For connecting laptops and other audio devices, the L1 Pro16 contains 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch auxiliary inputs, or you can pair any Bluetooth-enabled device for wireless streaming. Illuminated digital rotary encoders for the volume, bass, and treble controls are easy to see in dark venues. Need more inputs? No problem! Simply connect a Bose T4S or T8S Tone Match mixer via ToneMatch cable to the L1 Pro16’s ToneMatch port.
If you sing and play guitar, the Bose L1 Pro16 PA system is perfect for you — although its applications extend far beyond just that. What makes the L1 Pro16 so convenient is that it has two of Bose's elite ToneMatch channels. Bose has preconfigured presets for a vocal microphone and an acoustic guitar, so it'll sound great with no tweaking necessary.
Get true freedom of movement and take wireless control of the L1 system with the Bose L1 Mix App for Android and iOS devices. With this handy app, you can adjust settings, access custom ToneMatch EQ presets, and stream audio right from your phone or tablet. As a solo artist, that means you can tweak a mix on the fly without having to leave your seat or bend down to use the L1 Pro16’s onboard mixer. And, for live sound engineers, the L1 Mix App enables you to roam the room and fine-tune the mix so that it sounds great from wherever you’re listening.