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Bose S1 Pro System

Introducing the Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System




Sound like a Pro. Anywhere. Anytime.




Sound great anywhere with the Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA system. Designed for musicians, DJs, and general PA use, the S1 Pro is the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor, practice amplifier and primary music system.

At 15 lbs (6.8 kg), the ultra-portable and rugged S1 Pro is lightweight and designed to transport effortlessly using the convenient carry-handle. Perform anywhere for hours with the S1 Pro using the optional lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

The system features multiple positions that are designed to ensure that you always sound your best.  So, whether you place the S1 Pro on the floor, on a table, or even mounted on a speaker stand, the system’s coverage matches your specific playing application. Additionally, Auto EQ maintains optimum sound in any orientation.

The S1 Pro comes with a full-featured, 3-channel mixer with reverb, tone controls, and line-outs for connecting to other systems. Play music from your mobile device easily using Bluetooth® streaming and get great sound quickly using integrated ToneMatch® processing for microphones and acoustic guitars.

Finally, a small system that delivers on the combination of performance, portability and versatility. The Bose S1 Pro system: a true companion for nearly any event, ready to perform whenever and wherever you need it.

Key features of the S1 Pro system:

  • Lightweight & Portable: Weighing about 15 lbs (6.8 kg), the rugged S1 Pro is designed to transport effortlessly from the car to the event. 
  • Versatility meets Simplicity: The S1 Pro comes with a full-featured, 3-channel mixer with reverb and Bluetooth® streaming. Sound great quickly with ToneMatch® processing for microphones and acoustic guitars, while playing music wirelessly using your mobile device. Perform nearly anywhere with the optional rechargeable lithium-ion battery for the ultimate portability.
  • Adaptable: Multiple positions give you the best coverage option for your application, while Auto EQ maintains optimum sound in any orientation.
  • Impressive size-to-performance ratio: The S1 Pro delivers high-output in a small package, ready to serve as your ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor, practice amplifier or primary music system.


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More information on the Bose Pro website.

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Can't wait to get mine! 

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Any info on how this unit performs volume wise in comparison with the Compact? Will it handle an audience size up to 100?

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Hi MCG,

The Bose S1 Pro is more portable than the L1® Compact. It has three channels, reverb, and Bluetooth connectivity for backing tracks. It also functions in three different positions.

The L1 Compact is louder and will project farther than the Bose S1 Pro.  This is partly because the L1® Compact has a built-in stand (the extensions), and more drivers in the articulated array.

The L1® Compact is likely a better choice for an audience of 100 people. That's not to say that S1 Pro couldn't do the job for an quiet, attentive audience of 100 people. You would want to put it on a speaker stand. But having said that, I think the L1® Compact would be a better choice.

Does that help?

ST

Bose S1 Pro compared to Bose L1® Compact

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Yes! As always ST you're a treasure trove of information. Thank you!

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Bose aren't very helpful when giving specs on how loud their products are. I have an L1 +B2 & people always ask me, how many watts is your PA? I can only reply 'hopefully loud enough'. I suspect that the S1 Pro will struggle outside, volume wise.

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I was apparently pretty close with my assumption in the "A new Bose coming?" thread where I wrote

"If this is really an official Bose Picture/Teaser (I've not seen it in this entirety before) I would guess that Bose is introducing a self/battery powered loudspeaker/monitor for buskers etc."

Unless it's an absolute give-away however I can't see me getting this one past my wife as I bought the new Hughes + Kettner Era1 just before Christmas. Mind you, they're probably not comparable anyway as the Era1 has 250W RMS (but no Bluetooth ... sooo ... you never know.)

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Watching a YouTube on tying multiple S1s together.  You could buy 2 S1s for not too much more than a Compact.

 

https://youtu.be/ZpouUFz0seg

ST, your opinion?

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Well this is not what I thought might be coming, but very close to something I have been saying Bose needed for some time. This combines some of the best features of the small Bose monitors with a mixer and battery power, I think that is a winner.

I was hoping for a bit more powerful Compact with better mixer / connectivity.

I sold A Marshall AS50 a while back because it didn't get any use, but I think if it had sounded as good as the Compact I would have used it.

I take a guitar nearly every place I go, I can imagine this might be something I could make room for as well.

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This is going to be a very interesting research of reviews and conversations here, and I too guessed and was anticipating the "power anywhere" dream system...and this may COULD do the trick...depending of course on lots of things.  So many questions...but will wait upon the threads and the YouTube and other reviews. My first impression is not as good as I anticipated.  The first disappointment is that it's promoted as the go anywhere, anytime, battery powered small PA....but only if you pay an additional $100 for the battery...so now the 599.00 is no longer so attractive.  I could not find tech specs for wattage, but a corner view on Sweetwater's site shows at the plug receptacle to be 150W.  I'm assuming this is the wattage of the system itself.  If I could find a "reasonable" way to battery power my voicelive 3 extreme, my infinity looper, and a couple other small pedals I could be in business here.  I've always been afraid to use a power generator with my full system....so....we'll see as it all unfolds.  I did take a look at that H&Kettner Era 1 which looks sweet, but I don't see that it has "powered portability".  I'm all open mind and ears now!   Thanks ST for always keeping on the very top of everything around here!