Bose F1 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker
Bose Professional is expanding the live portable PA category with the introduction of the F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker and F1 Subwoofer. Designed to serve an even broader set of applications than L1 systems, F1 Model 812 is the first powered portable loudspeaker that lets users optimize sound by creating up to four different vertical coverage patterns. Offering exceptional power and clarity, the F1 system provides versatility for a wide range of applications and venues, easy setup, aesthetically pleasing design, and rugged durability. The F1 system is an ideal choice for live music, DJ, corporate AV, house-of-worship, AV rental and general PA applications.
With the F1 system, sound can be optimized for playing at floor level, on stage or facing raked seats or bleachers. To control the vertical coverage pattern, users simply push or pull the array into position to create "Straight" (tightest vertical control, for floor-level audience coverage), "J" (adjust vertical splay down, when PA is placed on stage), "C" (adjust vertical splay up or down, to cover extreme raked seating), or "Reverse-J" (adjust vertical splay up, e.g. for bleacher seating coverage) dispersion patterns. Once set, the system automatically adjusts the EQ to maintain optimum tonal balance for each coverage pattern.
Engineered with an array of eight proprietary 2.25-inch drivers, 100-degree horizontal waveguides, a high-powered 12-inch woofer and a lower crossover point, the F1 Model 812 loudspeaker delivers high SPL performance while maintaining vocal and midrange clarity that's dramatically better than conventional loudspeakers.
For extended bass response, the optional Bose-F1-Subwoofer #92472 packs all the power of a larger bass module into a more compact design. The loudspeaker and subwoofer have a combined 2,000 watts of power (1,000 watts each), able to fill nearly any venue with immersive sound. A proprietary mounting stand for the loudspeaker is integrated right into the body of the subwoofer, making setup fast and easy. The stand even includes cable channels to neatly hide the wires. Additionally, the loudspeaker and subwoofer feature strategically placed handles for easier transportation (the system easily fits in a car), made with highly durable materials to ensure years of reliability.
Inspiration for the F1 system was drawn from extensive research and product offerings designed for theaters, arenas and other large spaces. Like large-scale tour sound arrays, the F1 system allows end users to shape the vertical coverage for the venue that they are performing in, to give audiences outstanding coverage and clarity in nearly any room.
- FLEX array: Bose exclusive flexible baffle can be configured into four unique shapes, allowing you to choose the best possible coverage pattern for the application
- Eight-driver mid/high line array: Eight vertically mounted drivers, each mounted on a custom waveguide, help deliver wide, consistent coverage
- 12-inch LF driver: High-performance woofer provides strong low-frequency output
- 2-channel integrated mixer: 2 inputs with independent level controls accommodate XLR, 0.25-inch and RCA connectors