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F1 - Questions for Bose

This discussion started 2015/4/15 for early questions just after the F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer were announced. This was before they started shipping in fall 2015.  We're closing this discussion but keeping it available so you can read through and enjoy the historical perspective.

If you have questions or comments about the F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer, please start a new discussion topic.

Thank you.

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Original post follows below.



Please post your questions to Bose about the F1 Model 812 Flexible Array, and the F1 Subwoofer here.

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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

Will we be able to use our T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine to drive a pair of these in Stereo? Mono?

Many of us DJs find the T1 more than adequate for our needs and it is a very fine "sound card" for output from our Macs (or PCs).

If so, please add instructions for this to the Wiki!
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

What are the advantages of this system, compared to the L1? What is the price for this new system?
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

Also, what is the room coverage? Would it be higher than the 500 of the L1 system? Would you need to have 2 arrays and/or subwoofers to cover larger halls.
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

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Originally posted by StuartD:
Hello,

How well is the F1 speaker secured to the stand that's built in to the sub-woofer. The video showed the guy just resting it on the stand. Didn't look like there were any securing clasps or anything similar.

Thank you.

Stu

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Sorry, this was meant to go in the 'F-1 Questions for Bose' section. Not sure how it ended up here.
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

It appears that I need to clarify my question. Unfortunately the conversation has taken an unfortunate turn.

I'll restate the question more clearly below.
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

Hi All,

Thank you for posting questions. Now that I am back from the Messe show, I am trying to adjust to my regular time zone and catch up at the office. I'll drop some replies here this week.

Thanks for your patience.

PG
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

If I remember right, the vertical dispersion varied with frequency on the other systems - the higher frequencies were closer to 0°.
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

Yes, this has always been an "issue" of mine... Bose purports "0 degree vertical dispersion", but when I look at the "Technical Specifications", it seems to actually depend upon the frequency. For example, at the low frequencies, of course, the dispersion is very wide (not "zero degrees" as stated).
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

Hi ST,

Yes in the 'Straight' position, the beam width will likely be narrow enough to avoid reflections from the ceiling and floor.

PG


Restating my question posted above to exclude surprisingly controversial references that as it turns out were not germane to the question.



For me, the full sized L1 systems have been really well behaved in large reverberant spaces. There seems to be very little sound going up to bounce around and come back down. There's been far less unwanted reverberation.

It looks like the F1 should be able to do the same thing when the flexible array is set to straight. Is that a reasonable assumption?




Thanks,

ST