jerjack1
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BOSE L1 Pro 8

I don't really have any technical issues right now. I've been a BOSE L1 Compact owner since about 2009. I have used it A LOT and I can't tell you how invaluable it has been for my set up. I purchased the L1 Pro 8 last Friday and used it that evening for a show. The sound is phenomenal and I can't wait to get it dialed in. My only complaint..... no cover for the power stand! Come on BOSE! $1200 and you can't include the cover? It won't stop me from buying another system when I need to, but you guys need to seriously take a step back on that decision. 

Thanks,

Jeremy Jackson

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Jay_55
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Re: BOSE L1 Pro 8

Hey Jeremy,

You sound just like me.  I've used my L1 Compact for a long time and transported it weekly for almost two years.  I ALWAYS used the cover.  Then I purchased the Pro8 and brought it to a couple of rehearsals and I was very careful with it but I still eventually spent the $39 for the slip cover.  Could they have included it -- sure.  But for what the cover cost it wasn't that big of a deal to protect my investment.  I recently purchased a fairly expensive Zoom portable recorder that did not come with any cover or case.  I picked up a third party case for it.  Actually I hope that some other company begins to offer padded/quilted covers for the Pro8 and Pro16 power stand.  There's a business opportunity somewhere out there to produce those.  Enjoy the Pro8!

Jay_55
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Re: BOSE L1 Pro 8

I looked around a little and found a company that makes a padded cover for the Pro8.  The company is Tuki Covers (www.tukicovers.com). It turns out I purchased a cover for a Roland keyboard amp from them a couple of years ago.  This company has another site (www.amplifiercovers.com) that offers custom covers.  You just provide the dimensions and you can get a fully customized cover for your gear.

Chriscom
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Re: BOSE L1 Pro 8

Another source I've seen with positive reviews is Connie's Covers, just search for it on Facebook or eBay. Heavy fabric type cover, never bought from her myself.

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Re: BOSE L1 Pro 8

Studio Slips makes a great "clamshell" case that covers the bottom as well, with a very generous back pocket.  I'm so happy with mine.  https://studioslips.com

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Re: BOSE L1 Pro 8

I've ordered the official "Bose Pro8 System Bag".  Fits everything into one easier to carry package.  Hoping I won't still need the slip cover as well with that.

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Re: BOSE L1 Pro 8

That one actually looks like it's well designed and has some nice padding.  When you get it I would be interested in knowing what transporting it is like.  It looks like there is a handle and a shoulder strap.

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Re: BOSE L1 Pro 8

I bought the $39 Slip cover and I was appalled at the flimsy build quality. It is a dust cover at best. And NO pocket? Come on Bose. The L1 Compact had a sturdier cover with a pocket that you could put the power cable in. There is nowhere for the power cable in the array extension. The Tower extension bag is much better built and sturdier than the pathetic slip cover. When I buy a Fender Princeton Reverb amp for $899, I get a slip cover included for free. COME on Bose! I've been a faithful and loyal customer for years and years. I even did some YouTube Video demo's that have over 10K - 20K views for my new Bose L1 Pro8.  Incredibly weak effort. Bose dropped the ball in this regard and they are losing money. Why? We are buying better covers from Studio Slips and Tuki Covers! Somebody needs to tell Bose Marketing they screwed up in this regard. I am a gigging professional and rely on Bose several times weekly. I need to keep it in good shape. I prefer modular cases instead of the larger heavier case bag they are selling for $199.