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Engineered to deliver natural sound and high output.

Get the audio quality, versatility, and durability you need and expect from BOSE with the Panaray 802 Series III loudspeaker. BOSE has beefed up their flagship professional loudspeaker to deliver high-output performances for medium-size clubs, large indoor venues, and outdoor spaces. Special drivers and active equalization help reproduce vocals and musical instruments with improved smoothness and warmth-whether it's live or recorded music, and at all volume levels.

High-performance sound
The Bose Panaray 802 III speaker delivers clear, lifelike sound and is designed to avoid acoustical deadspots thanks to its Bose 4.5" drivers and Articulated Array speaker configuration. The Bose Panaray 802 Series III loudspeaker uses 8 proprietary full-range drivers to provide a more consistent sound field than conventional speakers that rely on woofers, tweeters, and crossovers. Its BOSE proprietary speaker configuration uses a baffle array for each driver to provide wide horizontal and vertical dispersion over all bandwidths.

Durability
Need a speaker that works as hard as you do? The Bose Panaray 802 III speakers are part of BOSE's Installed Anywhere speaker line, meeting their strict standards for outdoor use. The transducer has been upgraded to withstand snow, sleet, and rain, severe cold, high heat and humidity-the worst that Mother Nature can dish out. The Bose speaker's input/output connectors are extremely rugged and reliable, and the sturdy yet lightweight mica-reinforced polyethylene speaker cabinet stands up to severe weather and frequent transporting.

Portability
It doesn't matter how great you sound if you can't get your gear to the event. That's why the compact Bose Panaray 802 III speakers was designed for remarkable portability. Set up and teardown are a snap and its sleeker styling conserves space both on stage and in the van. A full line of brackets and stands further accommodates a wide variety of configurations.

FEATURES
  • BOSE flagship loudspeaker
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Speaker ideal for vocals and instruments
  • 240W RMS/480W peak power handling

Be loud. Be heard. Buy today and make the scene!

SPECIFICATIONS

Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker

  • Frequency range: 55Hz to 16kHz ±3dB
    Sensitivity: 91dB-SPL @ 1W, 1m (pink noise)
    Maximum Acoustic Output: 114dB-SPL @ 1m (pink noise), 116dB-SPL @ 1m (IEC3 noise)
    Dispersion (-6dB point, average, 1-4kHz) Horizontal 120, Vertical 100
    Long-Term Power Handling: 240W continuous
    Impedance: 8Î nominal
    Dimensions (HxWxD): 13.0" x 20.5" x 12.5", (33cm x 52cm x 32cm)
    Weight: 31lb. (14kg)
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BosePanaray 802 III Loudspeaker
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great system

After over thirty some years of lifting, loading, unloading, and repairing, large bulky systems, I broke down and spent the money for my 802II's and MB4's --AND Bose processor. I've...Read complete review

After over thirty some years of lifting, loading, unloading, and repairing, large bulky systems, I broke down and spent the money for my 802II's and MB4's --AND Bose processor. I've been using the system for about six years now. Best money I've spent. I've read the reviews that say "no lows" and all the other stuff. I don't claim to be a "sound engineer" but I do know what sounds good. If you can't get these to sound good you are doing something VERY wrong. Most who can't get the Bose system to perform should simply quit griping and go get the Bose processor. You can't blame the speakers for the sound if you don't use the whole system. Maybe it's the fault of the sales persons for not selling the complete system but I doubt that. Everybody wants to get by on the cheap, but in this case the rewards for using the complete system far outweigh the cost. You must also use good quality power amps with output of over 500 watts per channel. You wouldn't try to power your Corvette with a lawn mower engine...........or would you?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Over rated, over priced

Because I design and repair audio equipment for a living, I know what's inside these things. They are junk. You can bench test them yourself as I did. If you don't have the...Read complete review

Because I design and repair audio equipment for a living, I know what's inside these things. They are junk. You can bench test them yourself as I did. If you don't have the equipment or know how to do that, ask any competent audio tech. You will discover that these have terrible frequency response, weak power handling, and need all sorts of electronic trickery to make them work. The reason some people like these things is because they have decent dispersion characteristic and are usually placed above the audience's heads. You can do that with any pole mount speaker. There are many pole-mountable passive loudspeakers on this website that provide MUCH better sound, are far more reliable, handle greater power and have better dispersion, for less than HALF what these over-rated mud-flaps cost.Check out the PDF specs for yourself! You will see that Bose doesn't even publish any real specifications. The so-called "spec-sheet" is just more hype. There are no facts; No dispersion or frequency-response graphs, no driver specifications, ...just some marketing buzz-words and pretty pictures. Check it out for yourself. Use your brains. This "flagship" Bose speaker has been around for over 30 years. It sucked then, it sucks more now at this price.

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(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Over rated, over priced

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

Because I design and repair audio equipment for a living, I know what's inside these things. They are junk. You can bench test them yourself as I did. If you don't have the equipment or know how to do that, ask any competent audio tech. You will discover that these have terrible frequency response, weak power handling, and need all sorts of electronic trickery to make them work. The reason some people like these things is because they have decent dispersion characteristic and are usually placed above the audience's heads. You can do that with any pole mount speaker. There are many pole-mountable passive loudspeakers on this website that provide MUCH better sound, are far more reliable, handle greater power and have better dispersion, for less than HALF what these over-rated mud-flaps cost.Check out the PDF specs for yourself! You will see that Bose doesn't even publish any real specifications. The so-called "spec-sheet" is just more hype. There are no facts; No dispersion or frequency-response graphs, no driver specifications, ...just some marketing buzz-words and pretty pictures. Check it out for yourself. Use your brains. This "flagship" Bose speaker has been around for over 30 years. It sucked then, it sucks more now at this price.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

The work ok but are over price

By Mark-YMY2e

from San Francisco

Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

I own and have the Bose 802 for a number of years. The speakers sound great for the spoken word. Don't even think about using these for a full band without subs. Even with subs I have not been happy with a full band playing. I'm in the process of replacing the speaker. Overall the speakers work well for a small band or the spoken word but are over price.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Decent at Best

By Audiobyrne

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

I've used these speakers every weekend for the past three years in a pub setting, and they've been installed for around five years. They sound DECENT...not great. They're not very clear or balanced, and add lots of color to the sound.They are also REALLY expensive/tough to repair. I'm running Yorkvilles that sound better than these until I get my Yamaha C115Vs.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for Public Address/Speeches

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

These are nice for small venues. Kind of overrated. They sound great at low volume levels. The big boys throw a better show. Similar money buys better sound and performance.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Smoke and Mirrors except the price

By Al Varez

from Germany

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Limited With Eq
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Sound Very Colored
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Mobile DJ

Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

I really like the Bose idea of doing something different and I lived near the Bose factory in Germany. But these are the same speakers from thirty years ago and lots of things have changed in music. I also find Bose over-priced across the board and nearly impossible to get a flat or true uncolored sound. they are made to please the ear and I understand why people like them. But they areno onger cutting edge...simply over-priced

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bose 802

By DJ Flex

from Cincinnati OH

Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

I bought these because they are small and I am getting tired of carrying heavy speakers. The sound is good not great. Somehow one of the speakers is blown and I mostly used them with a sub. . I almost want to trade them in.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great system

By wolfman63

from Dayton Ohio

Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

After over thirty some years of lifting, loading, unloading, and repairing, large bulky systems, I broke down and spent the money for my 802II's and MB4's --AND Bose processor. I've been using the system for about six years now. Best money I've spent. I've read the reviews that say "no lows" and all the other stuff. I don't claim to be a "sound engineer" but I do know what sounds good. If you can't get these to sound good you are doing something VERY wrong. Most who can't get the Bose system to perform should simply quit griping and go get the Bose processor. You can't blame the speakers for the sound if you don't use the whole system. Maybe it's the fault of the sales persons for not selling the complete system but I doubt that. Everybody wants to get by on the cheap, but in this case the rewards for using the complete system far outweigh the cost. You must also use good quality power amps with output of over 500 watts per channel. You wouldn't try to power your Corvette with a lawn mower engine...........or would you?

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply the Best

By Green Stratman

from Prudenville, Michigan

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Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

I'm a one man band using midi sequences for my backgrond sounds (bass and drums). I've used the 802's lll for around 6 or 7 years. They are one of the best speakers I've ever used. There crisp, clear, and full. You need (must) use the the panaray controller to get the proper sound. I get tons of bass sound out of just the 802's. I also own the MB4 cabinets. Using the MB4's I've been asked to please turn down my bass sound by bar owners. They kick big time. While in Florida I saw a DJ using 2 802's with Peavey bass bins spread out over 3 blocks. You could hear him crystal clear up and down the street. I also hook up a couple of extra peavey speakers(Sp5) with my 802's using the Boss controller. The controller also works great with these cabinets. My only concern is that the 802's are so light weight that I'm afraid of them getting ripped off if there left in a bar. You could carry these cabs for a mile without getting tired. They are pretty high priced, but worth the money for there sound. I get great comments all the time how great my sound is. I didn;t get those comments when using other brand speakers.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

paranay 802III loudspeaker

By d'legend

from Maui, Hawaii

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

    I've been using the Bose Paranay 802III for nine years and I've been loving it. They're the best speakers ever. I also have two 502B subs and 2 MB4's subs to match the 802's

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By God Rocks!!!

    from southwest Missouri

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    Comments about Bose Panaray 802 III Loudspeaker:

    Amazing. By far better than any speaker Ive ever heard. Ive ran JBL, Yamaha, Electro Voice, peavey, mackie, Nothing compares! You definitely need a bose controller to go with it. If you want quality and a solid, powerful yet lightweight speaker... Then this is the way to go. These have crystal clear highs and punchy lows and if you want some more bass then get a sub. I would highly recommend the bose 502b for a sub to go with these. Overall, stick with bose when it comes to speakers!

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