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Bose L1/PS1 and B1 Double Bass Package   

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This package combines the L1/PS1 Portable Line Array System„¢ family of products with a pair of B1 Bass Modules for full-spectrum audio excellence.Th...Read More

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Enjoy full, natural sound while breezing through set up and sound checks.

This package combines the L1/PS1 Portable Line Array System„¢ family of products with a pair of B1 Bass Modules for full-spectrum audio excellence.

The PAS puts the musician back in control of the music and eliminates many of the common problems of conventional amplification while delivering uncommonly consistent sound for you and the audience. It brings full, natural sound to your performances. The L1® Cylindrical Radiator® speaker's unique design delivers a wide dispersion pattern with nearly 180 degrees of coverage that offers extended, even sound levels with no need for conventional monitors, amp, PA system, mixing console, or tangle of cables. The PS1 Power Stand takes the place of those components, as well as being the mechanical support for the L1. It has 2 balanced mic/line and 2 unbalanced line inputs. Presets optimize the L1 for use with a variety of instruments and vocal mics. The R1 Remote Control with 3-band EQ/volume control for each of the mic/line inputs and overall volume control for the system (inputs 1-4) makes it easy to tweak your sound on the fly. Includes the L1 Cylindrical Radiator speaker, PS1 Power Stand, and R1 Remote Control.

B1 Bass Modules

Work seamlessly with the Portable Line Array System to deliver the low-frequency impact you want. Each module includes 2 high-output, high-excursion 6-1/2" drivers. They produce deep, strong bass for keyboards, kick drum, bass guitar, and other instruments that play in the baritone/bass range. Light and compact, strong bass is yours without the bulk and weight of traditional subwoofers. Each module connects to the PS1 Power Stand with a single cable.

FEATURES
  • Personalized Amplification System family of products
  • PS1 Power Stand
  • L1 Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker (top and bottom sections)
  • R1 Remote Control
  • Remote Control cable (15')
  • Carrying bag for the PS1 Power Stand
  • 2 carrying bags for the L1 Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker
  • Spare fuse
  • Protective plug
  • Power cord
  • 2 B1 Bass Modules
  • Bass support for L1 Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker
  • Each B1 features 2 high output, high-excursion 6-1/2" drivers
  • Light and compact
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4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Needs some refinements

I purchased the double bass package about a year ago and have used it in small clubs and restaurants for vocals, bass guitar, and acoustic guitar. Most of what you hear in reviews...Read complete review

I purchased the double bass package about a year ago and have used it in small clubs and restaurants for vocals, bass guitar, and acoustic guitar. Most of what you hear in reviews is true. The sound quality is excellent and is very even throughout the room. Acoustic guitar sounds especially good. However be aware of some shortcomings. 1)This system is indeed susceptible to feedback at high volume levels and due to its even sound dispersion it cannot be easily stopped by simply adjusting the mic position as with a traditional system.2) Since the speaker is generally positioned behind the musicians to act as a monitor as well as a main the sound clarity diminishes significantly if a musician is between the speaker column and the listener. Thus there can be dead spots. Note however that these dead spots still sound better than traditional PAs.3) The remote control cord is generally too short since you want to get as far in front of the system as possible because of the effect described in #2. A wireless remote would be much better.4) The small subwoofers are pretty good for bass guitar as long as you don't play notes below low E. The subs start to break up for notes on the low B string at high volume.5) Although there are lots of presets for channels 1 and 2 there are none for channels 3 and 4. In fact channels 3 and 4 have no tone or volume control at all except a trim knob on the base unit. The presets are little more than high pass or low cut settings. There are no effects. So if you want compression, reverb, chorus, etc. you need external effects. 6) Sometimes there is significant time delay between turning a knob on the remote and when the sound changes. Presumably this is because the remote is not a direct control but rather an interface to a microprocessor that controls the actual sound settings.Although the system has 4 channels Bose obviously wants you buy one for each musician which is expensive per system(assuming single bass package). Considering the shortcomings mentioned above the best system would be a pair of double bass packages placed on either side of the stage fed by an external mixing board and use monitors if needed. Let me reiterate that the sound quality is excellent with clarity that you just don't get in traditional PAs in a small setting(big speakers just don't sound good up close). The biggest audience complaint in the past when my band has played is that they couldn't understand the vocals, no matter how we tweaked the EQ or positioned the speakers. We have never gotten that complaint since we started using the Bose system.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Keep it in the house

I was excited to have the chance to use this system at a small outdoor church event to see what the hype was all about. It might work great in a club or other...Read complete review

I was excited to have the chance to use this system at a small outdoor church event to see what the hype was all about. It might work great in a club or other indoor venue, but my experience playing with two acoustic guitarist/vocalists was shockingly horrendous. The sound was flat and dull, like a compressed radio signal and distorted. Maybe the guy who set it up did it incorrectly, I don't know. But for the money Bose wants for this thing, you could get a decent small system with a couple monitors and be way better off. The lack of ant real eq adjustments on this thing is very frustrating. Although promoted as a "plug in and go for it" system, I say plug it in and run away as fast as possible.

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3.0

Not Ideal For Those Who Want Good Sound

By LASoundman

from Los Angeles, California

The bose system boasts a lot of things. It claims to eliminate monitors with the fact that you put the speakers behind you, and you hear them as well. Unfortunately this is not ideal in any situation. You have no clue how well people at the back of the venue are hearing your sound. What about individual monitor mixes? Feedback is also a problem on this PA. I would not recommend to those who want their audience to hear a good show. If you only care about what you hear, then by all means buy this system, because YOU will be satisfied.

 
5.0

Clear as crystal .... WOW!

By Dr. Bottom

from Moscow, Id.

After playing live with Yamaha gear our band leader came back with a pair of Bose L1/PS1 and B1 Double Bass Packages, also a Makie Onyx 1601 mixer and an aural enhancer. After having years of troubles with the soundmen in my local church (we have a killer Mackie system) I did not want to plug into the Bose system and loose control. I reluctantly plugged in, but intensionally cranked my sound. It did not bode well, the subs farted and sounded like they were going to rattle apart, Yeh Me. In all fairness to the Bose they could probebly be dialed in just fine. I play with a $3,500 amp and like thunderous lows I can FEEL. The Bose produces vocals that are as clear as a bell. I have finally talk our two guitar players into useing their amps instead of the bose. The Bose did not sound bad at all with the guitars, but they also have killer amps and I'm a tone snob. We now use the Bose for vocals and drums which I can't say enough about how clean it is. This system all alone will work great for small and large bands in midsize venues 0-350 seats maybe more. We have played outside, but under a guzebo. It was alittle ringy, our lead has modified the positioning of speaker and different mikes and say we can crank it now.This system packs up nice, easy to hall, sounds as clean as anything can get. You could start a fine sounding band or church service with these (in fact I hope the band will allow me to use them in the church service one weekend), however if you want to ride the lightening (db's you can feel) you're going to use amps

 
5.0

I'll Never Go Back to Component PA

By Brother Burr

from Hilton Head, SC

I've owned this thing for the past 18 months, played 100's of shows with it, and with each show, I'm more & more convinced that this is the BEST overall live-sound reproduction solution for the solo/duo to small band money can buy. And the Bose customer support is second to none. Have a "glitch" ... they overnight you a replacement, no questions asked. Anyway, I highly recommend this. If you run an external mixer for EFX, then also consider the PackLite amp booster. It really "beefs up" the low end, whether you are a bass player or an electric drum kit player. For me, it's just nice having that low end "headroom" ... it really BOOMS the larger venues I play. Kudos to all the great folks at Bose for keeping hope alive for the working musician.

 
5.0

clean, clean, clean

By debo

from MI

I play in a three piece acoustic/semi electric band, as well as some solo acoustic gigs and am absolutely in love with this system. My goal was only two trips from the car to cart in all my gear - goal accomplished. The guys I'm playing with are used to all the giant size rigs with subs, monitors, pas, amps, and etc - usually took hours to set up not to mention more real estate than a small country. We can show up a half hour before a scheduled gig and still start before our alotted time. As for the features - please make sure you know the purpose of this system -- it's clean. If you don't like the way you sound through this pa, then do not blame the pa. Those dependant on a ton of effects will not like this, but those of us who want an honest reproduction of the sound/tone appreciate this thing to no end. Although I started with the single bass package, I have recently added another bass module due to the fact that it projects a more smooth tone that I love - especially the percussive side of an acoustic. We constantly have people approach us about the sound and how the hell can we completely fill the room without making people's ears bleed due to exessive volume. Comments like: I have never heard anything so clear, I could understand every word of the vocals, the guitar sounded like it was in front of a condenser mic, and where's the rest of the speakers (we use 2 double bass units).

 
5.0

Loving It!

By Rick Weaver

from Rainbow City, AL

I bought the PAS dual sub system 10 months ago. I use it as the only system for a Duo using Acoustic and Electric Guitar, 2 vocals, with midi trax. We submix using a behringer mixer into 2 channels. We have used this in small clubs, outdoors and in a fairly large concert hall with crowds ranging from 60 to over 400 people. It's amazing!I use an in-ear monitor but my patner sings without a monitor (I just prefer to hear my vocal above the mix).We play a broad range of music from Buffett to Pink Floyd and we can set up and sound check in less than an hour plus all of our gear fits in the back of an Isuzu Trooper.Best money I've ever spent. Now what do I do with the 2 sound systems and 4 monitors we used to use for different situations???

 
4.0

Perfect for steel drummers

By Jeff Cavallo

from North Royalton, Ohio

I've had my Bose PAS with 2 bass modules for several years, and it has cleaned up the sound I put out tremendously. For close quarters staging, I place it beside me & still hear clearly for monitoring. I velcroed a MicroVerb on the side of the column for my voice, and my mixer runs into channel 3, which carries my digital back track (I do a one-man steel drum show)and a Kurzweil PC2 for my MalletKat. This year I will be adding another PAS & double bass, and return to playing in stereo. This should enhance the sound field, and cover both inside and outside venues.On large concert venues(500+), I also add a pair of JBL Eons on stands, to keep the SPL to the back of the crowd. The sound is SO clear!

 
5.0

Unbelievable

By Bob Buntin

from Findlay, OH

I have used Bose 802 Series II's and the Bose Acoustimas Sub for several years in all types of venues. Both as a DJ and in my LIVE band. Most clubs 200 - 350 in audience size. Classic rock, blues and progressive country. They have done a great job. Recently I sat in with a band using the new Bose L1 system and was blown away. Made a believer out of me. Small in weight and handling BIG ! ! in sound performance, a real shocker.

 
2.0

Bose L1/PS1 and B1 Double Bass Package

By Old Man-yH061

from Erie, PA

A Bose rep showcased these at a local gig that some friends of ours were playing. It was a club that seated approx. 500 people. What a fiasco. The only way it could have been worse would be if they blew up. He kept on trying to dial in the sound all night. Sometimes it got worse, sometimes a little better but the sound NEVER got right. The buzz is they don't even show up in a large or open area.

 
4.0

Needs some refinements

By BassinLynch

from Lynchburg, VA

I purchased the double bass package about a year ago and have used it in small clubs and restaurants for vocals, bass guitar, and acoustic guitar. Most of what you hear in reviews is true. The sound quality is excellent and is very even throughout the room. Acoustic guitar sounds especially good. However be aware of some shortcomings. 1)This system is indeed susceptible to feedback at high volume levels and due to its even sound dispersion it cannot be easily stopped by simply adjusting the mic position as with a traditional system.2) Since the speaker is generally positioned behind the musicians to act as a monitor as well as a main the sound clarity diminishes significantly if a musician is between the speaker column and the listener. Thus there can be dead spots. Note however that these dead spots still sound better than traditional PAs.3) The remote control cord is generally too short since you want to get as far in front of the system as possible because of the effect described in #2. A wireless remote would be much better.4) The small subwoofers are pretty good for bass guitar as long as you don't play notes below low E. The subs start to break up for notes on the low B string at high volume.5) Although there are lots of presets for channels 1 and 2 there are none for channels 3 and 4. In fact channels 3 and 4 have no tone or volume control at all except a trim knob on the base unit. The presets are little more than high pass or low cut settings. There are no effects. So if you want compression, reverb, chorus, etc. you need external effects. 6) Sometimes there is significant time delay between turning a knob on the remote and when the sound changes. Presumably this is because the remote is not a direct control but rather an interface to a microprocessor that controls the actual sound settings.Although the system has 4 channels Bose obviously wants you buy one for each musician which is expensive per system(assuming single bass package). Considering the shortcomings mentioned above the best system would be a pair of double bass packages placed on either side of the stage fed by an external mixing board and use monitors if needed. Let me reiterate that the sound quality is excellent with clarity that you just don't get in traditional PAs in a small setting(big speakers just don't sound good up close). The biggest audience complaint in the past when my band has played is that they couldn't understand the vocals, no matter how we tweaked the EQ or positioned the speakers. We have never gotten that complaint since we started using the Bose system.

 
2.0

Keep it in the house

By J. Michael B.

from Nebraska

I was excited to have the chance to use this system at a small outdoor church event to see what the hype was all about. It might work great in a club or other indoor venue, but my experience playing with two acoustic guitarist/vocalists was shockingly horrendous. The sound was flat and dull, like a compressed radio signal and distorted. Maybe the guy who set it up did it incorrectly, I don't know. But for the money Bose wants for this thing, you could get a decent small system with a couple monitors and be way better off. The lack of ant real eq adjustments on this thing is very frustrating. Although promoted as a "plug in and go for it" system, I say plug it in and run away as fast as possible.

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